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Use This Practice to Get Closer to Steve Waugh's Best Innings

Steve Waugh spoke to me once about his greatest ever Test Match innings.

Batting Against Spin: The Magnificent Seven Drill

“The Magnificent Seven” is a drill that you can do with a variety of feed options dependent on the level of experience and skill of the cricketer that you are working with at the time.

Case Study: Scoring More Runs by Breaking Down Bowling Length Tactics

How do you improve your batting?

Two Different Ways to Play Spinners from the Back Foot

The best batters in the world have excellent back foot games when playing on spinning tracks.

AB de Villiers, Yonus Khan, Rahul Dravid and Joe Root all get as far away from ball bounce when the bowler misses his length on the short side.

Khyati Gulani: Learn to Shift Focus to Become an Incredible Cricketer

In cricket, it’s very important to shift you focus at the right time to be successful.

What are the keys areas of focus for a batsman?

Use the Two Ball Drop Drill to Improve Footwork Against Spinners

49 Millfield cricketers are heading to Mumbai this December to play 18 fixtures on spinning surfaces against lots of spin bowlers.

Prepare for the Unexpected Ball with a Safe Zone

Establishing a “safe zone” is a fresh look at to avoiding the ultimate batting disaster: getting out to an awful delivery.

There’s danger in the unexpected.

Bat Against Spin with Confidence: Sweeping and Hitting Over the Top

Unless you plan to only face bad spinners, there will come a time when you need to get fancy with your spin game.

This second part of the guide to playing spin gives you more options to use to both rotate the strike and score more boundaries against spinners.

How to Play Spin with Skill and Confidence

Do you struggle with an effective way to bat against spin?

There’s hope because - despite it’s difficulty - there have never been more options. Once you find an approach that works for you, your fear of spin vanishes forever.

Tactics You Should be Using: Pre Death Batting

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What if I told you you can add 50 runs to your first inning score with one tactical change?

It’s possible, because I have seen it happen.