Hey guys. I've been facing some difficulty getting some power in my pulls and hooks.
My leg side play is considerably weaker than my offside play. I'm a right hander. Short balls are usually dealt with a slight shifting of the weight to the backfoot and slight movement across. My front leg then raises in the air, bent at the knees as I swivel, pivoting on the toes of my backfoot. I play the ball when it is near my left shoulder. The ball strikes the top of the bat rather than the middle. All this results in me merely being able to guide the ball, usually fine. It rarely provides the the power needed to smash the ball square to the boundary.
What do you think could help me get more power?
- Playing the ball earlier?
- Keeping the front foot on the ground, standing on my toes?
- Holding the bat with a firmer grip?
- Taking a longer backfoot stride?
I might come up with some videos over the weekend, but any advice till then is appreciated!