I have been chronicling my progress for the past 5 months . I feel like im improving each day. Unfortunately the season has ended.
Aside from that i just came here to get some pointers on how i can tighten up my technique and play straighter. I play the "flick" shot well but i want to minimize it and play alot straighter as i believe at club level, at least for me my wicket has most of the times been gifted away not taken.
Here are my three videos in order
Cricket nets - YouTube (may 2012)
Cricket Practice - YouTube (july ish)
Cricket Nets Batting - YouTube (october 2012) This actually was one of my worst net session in some time as i got wrapped up on pads once , and misread the flight a couple of times. But it was the only recent one i recorded so ya
As you might notice i have changed my stance and i am alot more relaxed. In the earlier videos,as evident i was also scared of the short ball hence backing away while playing backfoot shots.I have mostly gotten rid of that habbit(fingers crossed that it keeps out even in indoor nets) and hence my backfoot game is coming along. My goals are to add more power in my drive and develop a solid defense and just play straight. Hence for that im thinking of getting a friend and just working on just one shot every month, 2 sessions a week. So like backfoot defense(extension into the drive), off-cover drive,pull shot etc.
p.s i gotta learn how to play the on the up drives.Those are the best (like 1:13 oct video, gotta step to the ball just a little bit more though)