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Hit Under the Eyes: Upgrade Your Batting Coaching Advice

One early season challenge is the adaptation from indoor surfaces to slow and two paced grass pitches.

The Art of the Target: How to Target Bowlers to Improve Your Scoring Rate

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Can club and school cricketers use the fashionable tactic of targeting certain bowlers?

It’s possible.

The Total Guide to Preparing for Different Pitch Conditions

Do you worry that batting indoors will ruin your outdoor form? Have you got a game coming up on a different type of wicket from your home pitch?

This is the guide for you.

Why You're Getting Out LBW

LBW always seems a bit unfair. You are sure it was sliding down the leg side, but when you look up the umpire's finger is slowly raising.

You Can Bat With Hard Hands (If You Do It Right)

You go hard at the perfect away swinging delivery and edge it to second slip.

You get forward to the spinner and push his length ball into the off side, calling quickly you take off for a single, making it easily.

Both of these moments are examples of playing with “hard hands”: Playing a defensive shot but pushing into the ball.

How Brain Training Lead to 17 Hundreds Last Cricket Season

Duncan Fletcher had lots of “Fletchisms”. One of my favourite Fletcherisms is “train the brain!”.

 

How to Finish a Twenty20 Game Like Kohli

Virat Kohli is an astonishing Twenty20 finisher. How does he do it?

What better way to find out that to examine one of his great innings in detail? Here is his brilliant 82 in the World T20 analysed. You can take the lessons from his method into your game.

Use PGS Zoning to Improve Your Batting and Bowling in Nets

Sam Lavery is Cricket Professional at Portsmouth Grammar School in England. He is a co-host of the PitchVision Cricket Show. In this column he has a drill to make nets better.

One of the regular net drills Portsmouth Grammar School is the “zonal” net.

Video: Batting Drill to Improve Footwork

Good batsmen have a powerful front foot drive. This video is a drill for batsmen to improve their footwork in shots on the front foot, and help you get your weight into the ball.


Improve Your Batting Shot Selection by Knowing Your Zones

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This is a guest article from Fish Hoek Cricket Club Head Coach, Jamie Rood

We’ve all heard it before: A wild selection of meaningless shots played during a net simply because there is no consequence, resulting in the coach shouting from 25 yards away,

"What’s your game plan?"