Batting Basics

This section covers the basics of batting, including how to grip the bat and stand at the wicket. You will also learn how to prepare to play a shot, how to defend your wicket and play a front drive as well as tips on running between the wickets and avoiding run outs.

Successful batting is all about timing and technique. Standing correctly helps you get into the right position to select and play the most appropriate shot. Batting is easy to learn and difficult to master - practise as much as you can to play straight shots that send the ball in the direction you intend. This will help you defend your wicket and exploit gaps in the field and score more runs in matches.