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Thread: The Sweep Shot

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    The Sweep Shot

    Maybe it's just me, but something I have noticed with the sweep shot is that the edges can go anywhere. Including straight into a batsman's head.

    I have a mate who bowls off-breaks and has had this happen whilst he was bowling numerous times, only to bring it up next conversation with a wry grin on his face .

    I must admit I find it quite funny to see a batsman cop one in the head from a top-edge.

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    You are very cruel Andre, very cruel.
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    20...that's a rather big number :(:(:(

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    ive done this to batsmen quite a few times actually (dont know why they always try to sweep me!)
    i was thinking how it might one day pop up off their face and into the hands of one of the close-in fielders for a catch...that'd be my dream dismissal!

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    a guy from my school plays the slog sweep alot and wears a helmet piticularly flor this, cause he either hits ity to or over the boundary on into his head
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    i cant say ive ever played a sweep shot in a game. but i might try one if i face a spinner today.

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    In that case Andre I can just see you fell about laughing when H.Singh did it to that Dutch batsman a few days ago in the India v Holland match.

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    I hit a few people when they try to sweep me, i get a lot of bounce, especially on artificials. havent hit anyone on the head but the chest area gets a working over- quite a tender area too...
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    A while ago the sweep was my strongest shot, I scored most of my runs against Spinners with it, but it was also quite often my downfall along with the pull when the ball doesn't get up. So for now I'm keeping to playing straight and working on the flick off my legs. I sometimes pull out the sweep against quickies when they stray down leg though, a little paddle to help the ball on it's way. I play the sweep and pull so well in the nets and in practises that I might bring them back, but the pitch has to have some bounce 1st

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    Originally posted by Neil Pickup
    I once played a hook shot off a medium pacer in nets, top edged it and removed my front tooth...
    You hit the ball?!!!!!
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    I sometimes pull out the sweep against quickies when they stray down leg though, a little paddle to help the ball on it's way.
    I don't think they would actually be called 'quickies' if you are able to sweep them now would they..... so there:P
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    Originally posted by marc71178
    You hit the ball?!!!!!
    My career batting average is 2.36 thank you very much... :P

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    So you're the perfect no. 11? :saint:

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    I have opened :P

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    So has Shahid Afridi, and NDG!

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