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    Help! I can't play leg side.

    Hello, I am new to this forum.

    I am a 20yr old who bowls Left handed, but I bat Right handed. I am focusing on my batting but realised I cannot play leg side shots, as my upper hand wrist comes in the way. Any offside shots I play with a lot of bottom hand, but if the ball comes leg side, my bottom and goes through with the shot, but my upper wrist restricts me from hitting it cleanly. Therefore there is lack of power and elavation when I play leg side. Even when I clear my front leg and have a big swing, my wrist comes in the way.

    However if I bat left handed, any leg side shot I can play very clean with no restriction. It does feel more natural playing left handed but I have batted right handed all my life, so will take some time getting used to.

    Is there any way to improve my leg-side play when I bat Right handed?

    I appreciate you're time and any questions/suggestions are welcome.

    Thank You

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    It seems to me that you are not using enough of your left hand when batting. The left hand is the key arm for a right handed batsman. I would advice to practice without using your right (your bottom) hand. As you get used to using your left hand more, it should get easier. As you can play it when batting left handed, this may be the primary issue. If possible, take a few videos and link them so we can more inputs.

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    Assuming when you play legside shots your left wrist is currently objecting a part of the bat handle from rotating, it'll be a good idea to position your left grip closer to the handle-end than you are doing currently.
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    Not sure why the wrist is coming in the way, is the elbow not high enough? Sorry if that is no help.

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    Hi, thanks for the advice. How do I upload a video to this post?

    Thanks

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    Think the first step would be to post a pic of your grip. Any relevant advice can only come forth after that.
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    Just add one on YouTube and link it here..

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    Here is the link to the video. Thanks

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vArFmBLPs0c

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    Yeah the left elbow is the problem there. Get it much higher up.

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    also typically when you play a leg side shot you bend down slightly , pull in your left leg(for a RH-er), slightly open up not too much and hit the ball...try this

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    That video is creepy.

    Try getting your hands closer together on the handle.



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