How to Play the Forward Defensive Cricket Shot

A defensive stroke played to a ball of good length or slightly fuller that would otherwise hit, or pass close to the stumps

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How to Play the Forward Defensive Cricket Shot
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Relaxed, balanced stance, head still, eyes level (Front View)

Relaxed, balanced stance, head still, eyes level (Front View)

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Phase one Side View

Phase one Side View

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3
Backswing & step forward, eyes fixed on ball throughout

Backswing & step forward, eyes fixed on ball throughout

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Phase Two Side View

Phase Two Side View

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Base established, front knee bent, comfortable stride

Base established, front knee bent, comfortable stride

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Shoulders rotate vertically to begin downswing, bat decelerates to contact

Shoulders rotate vertically to begin downswing, bat decelerates to contact

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Contact under eyes, full face of bat

Contact under eyes, full face of bat

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Back heel raised, relaxed bottom hand, balance maintained

Back heel raised, relaxed bottom hand, balance maintained

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The Forward Defensive

The Forward Defensive

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Set Up - Practice, underarm low serve to just in front of batter, batter to play with soft hands so ball trickles back to server

Set Up - Practice, underarm low serve to just in front of batter, batter to play with soft hands so ball trickles back to server

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Batter to say ready, 4/5 goes each then rotate. Progression - "play or leave"

Batter to say ready, 4/5 goes each then rotate. Progression - "play or leave"

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