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    Increasing hand speed for batting

    Hi any advice or drills to make my hands faster through the ball.

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    post a grainy iphone video of you throwing your hands through a wide one.

    generally i would advise against looking to increase hand speed. it's usually either a natural thing or it'll hurt.
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    Will work now

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    Always hard to tell what's going on when you're throwing, hitting and filming yourself, but good effort.

    Your hand speed looks fine, the only thing is the back lift looks quite short, and not much of a wrist-cock. Coming a little higher, so that they start their down swing a bit above halfway between your waist and shoulders should give you a bit more length of swing which should give you a bit extra speed. Cocking your wrists back lets you throw your hands through the ball a bit more which generates a bit of speed on impact, try and keep them cocked for as long as you can and really explode them on impact.

    The other thing which good players do which gives the illusion of faster hands is hitting the ball later. It also (usually) results in hitting the ball a bit more downwards, which can generate a bit of over spin or just get it straight into the harder wicket and race away.

    **If you're looking to add more of a wrist cock/higher backswing just be aware that it will take time to adjust to, the bat often comes through earlier (even though its longer distance) which means you start hitting balls catch high at the start. With practice you should adjust to this pretty quickly, but just be aware it's not necessarily a problem if it happens at the start. (Don't do it for the first time in a game)

    Slips catching drills where you are the hitter and lassoo balls to gully is a good way to practice throwing your hands nice and late. (Fast throws, try and really nail the catches)

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    I usually have my back lift up round my ears, but I kept catching stick from coaches telling me I'm late on my shots because my back lift is to high. I dropped it and ended up being early on shots I used to be good at and losing all the power in the shots

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    You can have a back lift as high as the moon as long as you have the wrist cock which counteracts it. Watch some footage of Brian Lara who has a massive back lift but a pronounced wrist cock. That's what generates your speed.
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