How To Use Effective Foot Work To Score More Runs


From: Ian Canaway
www.CricketSecrets.com

Recently I was asked, “is ‘foot work’ really that important?”

Great footwork when batting will help you get in the correct position to deal with any delivery which gets bowled to you.

When batting in cricket it is essential to have excellent footwork. As good foot work is the basis for achieving excellence in cricket and is the foundation for good batting technique.

Foot work is absolutely necessary as all successful strokes start with effective footwork.

If you watch Brian Lara, Michael Vaughn, Ricky Ponting, Sachin Tendulkar, all of these amazing batsmen have outstanding footwork, often when these types of players don’t perform it is simply due to lack of footwork.

Good footwork allows you to time the ball well and place the ball in gaps. It gets you in the optimum position to hit the ball, so you can hit it where you want and with ease.

If you have been struggling to play a particular shot for some reason it could be due to poor footwork causing bad timing and body positioning.

With faster bowlers it is even more essential to have excellent fast and precise footwork, so that you can get into a balanced position, in-line with the ball, so you can play the ball with control.

Getting quickly into position through footwork therefore is very important.

The more you practice your footwork against both fast and slow bowlers the easier you will gradually find it. Many players do what we call trigger movements just before the bowler releases the ball, this helps get the feet moving into position and into line much quicker and easier, especially against faster bowlers.

Next time you watch a game on TV watch the batsmen’s feet really closely as the bowler is about to deliver you’ll see these small ‘trigger movements’; small foot movements, which help the batsmen get in position and inline early.

As a batsman it is absolutely necessary to develop your foot work and foot movement, as all excellent strokes start with effective and efficient footwork.

All the best,


Ian Canaway
www.CricketSecrets.com

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Comments

  1. Navdeep singh says:

    very good tips. it help me lot to time the ball.

  2. John says:

    Could you help me in fast bowling and swing bowling movements and facts and how to work it?

  3. Rohit Gopalan says:

    Good tips, but will it help to develop great footwork if I bend my knees?

  4. riley p says:

    Thank you so much, am somehow benefiting however I also need to know how to play different shots. Mostly my shots are straight back to the bowler or slightly away from him but indeed with too much power and too grounded to be caught. WheneverIi try to change direction, I lose my line and get bowled. What should i do?

  5. Ajay says:

    It is actually much easier to time the ball with good foot work. Thanks a lot Ian

  6. Chiranjeevi says:

    Hi Ian, thank you for giving Effective & Efficient Footwork Tips, I think it helps me a lot.

  7. Asif says:

    Thanks Ian your foot work’s trigger moments tips really helped me. Thanks

  8. Vk says:

    Thnx….

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