For years I have been holding the bat with what I thought was a classical grip, that is with the V's of the hand pointing straight down the back of the bat.
Recently, I was told to hold them slightly at an angle so that on the back lift, the bat is held tilted at a 45 degree angle.
eg: Form a "V" by pointing your thumb and forefinger down between outside edge and centre of back of bat.
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Now, what this grip has done is help me hold the bat in such a way that when it comes down, on striking the ball, the bat face is perfectly square for on drives, defence, and off drives. However, last weekend in a T20 I faced a wide ball that bounced higher. Normally I wouldn't have hit the ball but in a T20 I went for it What I notice was that I got a massive edge on the ball which tipped it up in the air and backwards. I am absolutely certain this is because with this new grip on swinging sideways and out (for a cut) instead of down, the bat is angled slightly backwards instead of flat. Any thoughts?
Seems like I need to relearn the cut to bring my wrists over more than before.