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Cricket Basics: Cricket Shots

Written by Simon. Posted in:Basics

Leave and block – A simple defensive stroke where the batsman believes the ball is clearly missing the stumps. No stroke is played, and a defensive stance is taken normally aiming the bat downward. Drive – A drive is when the batsman plays through the line of the ball with a horizontal bat. Cut – A cut is a cross batted shot at a short ball aiming it into the offside. Pull – A pull is a horizontal bat shot at a short ball, pulling the ball leg side in the direction of square leg. Hook – A hook is […]