I was batting in the nets the other day, and I had three reasonably quick bowlers bowling at me. Two of them had new balls one of them did not.
Against the old ball bowler I was on the defensive and from a block, the ball moved away about three metres.
But against the new ball bowlers, the ball really 'pinged' off, especially when I was cutting. Even with fuller deliveries, the ball seemed to race away with little effort from myself.
How do you guys find facing a new ball?