How should a batsman leave the ball?
This is one of the oldest, yet the most important skill for a batsman. In last few years lot of batsmen are getting out trying to leave the ball, either caught in slips, caught by keepers, or getting bowled, and this is happening in all formats. I believe this consistent error is due to indecision made by batsmen when they are leaving the ball.In today’s time players constantly are involved in various format, either at Int. level, or domestic. They have very little time to train/practice their basic batting skills. Here are certain facts and method on how to leave the ball.
Technique and method of leaving
Here are few graphics explaining the direction and angles. A) the bat goes in opposite direction and under the length of the ball.
B) The axis - The ball can go either way(in or out)
C) Trajectory and range: A Spinner get more bounce than fast bowlers, but the speed is 40 % less than a bowler bowling >135 kmp. Therefore batsmen have more time to leave the ball.
D) Leaving a ball on the front foot is much difficult. To be safe onne has to wait for the ball to go past the back leg, or need to have fast reflex to leave after it passes the front foot.
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I am Krishna Tunga, a cricket analyst, living in Mumbai, India. I am the founder and creator of www.allthatcricket.com. I have worked for international cricket teams, and also with the media to analyse performance and explore winning behaviours. I have spent the last fifteen years developing my skills as an observer and analyst of performance. During this time I have directed my own learning and acquired expertise in data acquisition, management and analysis. Here on Coach Tube i would teach the basics of cricket. All 3 skills, batting, bowling and fielding. I would be more than happy to coach a team, or even one on one basis. I am honored to get this opportunity on Coach tube.
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