BATTING DRILLS & GAMES

 

Batting Basics 

Cricket Batting Stance

If you are not comfortable with your cricket batting stance and are seeking a few coaching tips, this video is for you!

Grip the Bat - Cricket Coaching Tips

The most common grip that proves successful for the majority of cricketers. Remember, cricket is a unique sport with no “one size fits all” coaching method and on the odd occasion there is a player who may make an unorthodox technique work well for them.

Batting Backlift & Downswing - Cricket Tips

Here is a fun drill that will assist you with your batting backlift and downswing if your current technique is feeling uncomfortable and you need to get back to doing the basics.

Watch The Ball

A small video of AB de Villiers talking about the importance of keeping your eye on the ball

 

Front Foot Shots

Straight drive

Steve Smith talks us through how he goes about executing the straight drive

Cover Drive

Want to start blazing those cover drives? Try these cricket batting drills next time you're in the nets to improve your cover drive.

Front Foot Defence

In this video, the Front Foot Defence is broken down into stages so that you can take video footage of your own technique and compare. Remember, cricket is a unique sport where there is no “one size fits all” coaching method and on the odd occasion there is a player who may make an unorthodox technique work well for them. This video concentrates on the key technical aspects which work for the vast majority of cricketers.

Square Drive

Joe Root and Simon Hughes discuss the Square Drive technique.

Sweep Shot

Ian Bell talks us through the mindset, thought process and execution of 3 variations of the Sweep shot.

Reverse Sweep

Eoin Morgan talks us through the Reverse Sweep. This video covers how to self-organize when playing the shot.

The Front Foot Leg Glance

A video tutorial on How To Learn To Play The Front Foot Leg Glance that will improve your cricket skills. Learn how to get good at cricket from Videojug's hand-picked professional experts.

Front Foot Slog/Pull

Get on the front foot and pump those short balls with your front foot pull/slog shot

Basic Front Foot Batting Drill

A good drill for players who're still learning the game. The focus is on execution and movement of the bod here

 

Back Foot Shots

Back foot drive

Steve Smith has scored plenty of runs playing the back-foot punch, and here he explains how to execute the stroke

The Back Foot Defensive

Sometimes a bowler will force you back with a shorter delivery, so here's how to handle playing defensively on your back foot.

Pull Shot - Cricket Batting Tips

In this video, the pullshot is broken down into stages so that you can take video footage of your own technique and compare. Remember, cricket is a unique sport where there is no “one size fits all” coaching method and on the odd occasion there is a player who may make an unorthodox technique work well for them. This video concentrates on the key technical aspects which work for the vast majority of cricketers.

Please click on the following link so see a two person Pull Shot Drill before they bat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sq6VRtdtRTg

Cut Shot - Batting Tips

This instructional video is a invaluable time-saver that will enable you to get good at cricket. Watch our bite-size tutorial on How To Do The Square Cut from one of Videojug's professional experts.

Hook Shot - Batting Tips

In this video, the Hook shot is broken down into stages so that you can take video footage of your own technique and compare. Remember, cricket is a unique sport where there is no “one size fits all” coaching method and on the odd occasion there is a player who may make an unorthodox technique work well for them. This video concentrates on the key technical aspects which work for the vast majority of cricketers.

Back Foot Glance - Batting Tips

In this video, the Glance shot is broken down into stages so that you can take video footage of your own technique and compare. Remember, cricket is a unique sport where there is no “one size fits all” coaching method and on the odd occasion there is a player who may make an unorthodox technique work well for them. This video concentrates on the key technical aspects which work for the vast majority of cricketers.

Lofted Cut Shot - Cricket Batting Tips

In this video, the Upper Cut is broken down into stages so that you can take video footage of your own technique and compare. Remember, cricket is a unique sport where there is no “one size fits all” coaching method and on the odd occasion there is a player who may make an unorthodox technique work well for them. This video concentrates on the key technical aspects which work for the vast majority of cricketers.

 

Other Shots and Approaches

Playing Spin

Learn to take the attack to the spinners. Peter Handscomb illustrates how to play spin bowling, focussing on foot movement and quick decision making.

Switch Hit - Batting Tips

David Warner talks us through the execution of the Switch hit.

Ramp Shot - Batting Tips

In this video, former Middlesex CCC cricketer Tom Scollay shows you one technique how to play the scoop (ramp) shot off fast bowlers. Like every new shot you need to start with the basics and master them before moving onto the next phase of the shot.

How to Play Swing Bowlers?

In this video we give you some of our thoughts on how to play swing bowling effectively.

 

Helpful Drills to Try

Drop Drives

Helpful drills to do on your own, Have a look

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Move those Feet

Cricket Batting Warm Up - Footwork.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Batting Drills at Home

Here are some ideas for cricket batting drills that you can do at home by yourself to develop muscle memory and your technique. You can get creative and use alternative equipment to achieve the same results as shown in this video. Good luck!

 

 

 

 

 

Improving Reactions to Fast Bowling

Here are some tips on how to improve your reactions against fast bowling.

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