Shots

Defence

The forward defence is the one of the most important shots in cricket. Without a solid defence any batsman will struggle to score runs consistently. Bowlers generally look to get batsman out by bowling at the top of off stump. The key points to the forward defense are: Get your head in line with the ball. Get your weight right into the ball. Don’t push at the ball, let the ball hit the bat, not the bat hit the ball. Angle the bat towards the ground so the ball doesn’t go in the air. Rahul Dravid is a famous player for this shot

Straight Drive

Straight drive is one of the most classic shots in cricket. If the bowlers bowls the ball in the batsman’s foot range he can easily step forward and hit it with straight bat towards the boundary and the bowler stands there watching. Sachin Tendulkar is one of the famous players for this shot.

Off Drive

Off drive is a very useful and aggressive shot in cricket. In order to hit this shot the ball should be bowled full length on the off stump and then the batsman needs to place and time the ball nicely and the ball will easily run away for a four. Steve Smith is one famous player for this shot.

Cover Drive

Cover drive is a shot which when played perfectly can be a very disruptive shot. The perfect way to hit a cover drive is -your foot goes across the line of the ball and you need to keep your head straight, make sure your foot is not in the air and then you play it finely between the cover fielders. Virat Kolhi is one of the famous players for this shot

On Drive

On drive is a very useful and aggressive shot in cricket. In order to hit this shot the ball should be bowled full length on the leg stump and then the batsman needs to place and time the ball nicely and the ball will easily run away for a four. Faf Du Plessis is a famous player for this shot.

Square Cut

If bowlers give most batsmen a short and wide delivery outside off stump, chances are they’ll be hit for four square of the wicket. The square cut allows batsmen to free their arms and hit the ball with a cross bat, enabling them to get plenty of power on the shot. AB de Villiers is a famous player for this shot.

Sweep Shot

The sweep shot is a great shot to play against spin. You can manipulate a spinners line and length by playing the sweep shot. Keep your head forward on the line of the ball. Keep your shoulders square on to the bowler and extend your arms right out in front of you to keep power and control. Glenn Maxwell is one of the famous player for this shot.

Upper Cut

This is the cut shot played in the air over the slips or backward point with the intention of getting under the bounce of the ball. This shot can often be seen played to bouncers from the fast bowlers. Virender Sehwag is a famous player for this shot.

Pull Shot

Played at its best, the pull shot is one of cricket’s finest sights. It’s an aggressive, cross-batted shot played off the back foot towards the leg side off a short pitched delivery. It’s different to a hook shot because it’s played on or around waist high and is easier to control. Rohit Sharma is one of the famous players for this shot.

Hook Shot

The term hook shot is used when the shot is played against a ball bouncing at or above chest high to the batsman, the batsman thus “hooking” the ball around behind square leg, either along the ground or in the air. Adam Gilchrist is a famous player for this shot.

Flick

A flick shot is also a straight-batted shot executed by flicking a complete-length delivery using the wrists. The shot is played with the bat coming through straight as for the on drive, but the bat face is angled towards the leg side. It can be played both off the front foot or the back foot, whether it’s from the toes or from the hips.KL Rahul is one of the famous players for this shot.

Helicopter Shot

Helicopter shot is a very difficult shot to master but if played perfectly it can be a very dangerous shot for the opponent team. In this shot when a yorker ball is bowled on the leg it can easily put away by a flick of the bat. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is one famous player for this shot.

Late Cut

late cut is a cross-batted stroke typically played off the back foot by slicing the ball towards third man. … Lean your head towards the line of the ball to play the shot close to your body and cut the ball at the very last moment to deflect it wide of the keeper’s reach. Joe Root is one of the famous players for this shot.

Switch Hit

switch hit is a modern cricket shot. A switch hit involves effectively changing from a right-hander to a left-hander just before the ball is delivered by the bowler for the purpose of executing the shot. It is a variation of the reverse sweep, in which the stance is changed during the bowler’s delivery action, and has been compared to switch-hitting in baseball. Rishabh Pant is a famous player for this shot

Leg Glance

A delicate shot played at a ball aimed slightly on the leg side, using the bat to flick the ball as it passes the batsman, deflecting towards the square leg or fine leg area. Involves deflecting the bat-face towards the leg side at the last moment, head and body moving inside the line of the ball. This shot is played ‘off the hip’ and is sometimes called the hip glance. Ricky Ponting is a famous player for this shot.

Scoop Shot

paddle scoopMarillier shot or ramp shot is a modern cricketing shot. Players use it more and more often in One Day International and T20 matches, since it appeared in the early 21st century. The player makes the shot by positioning the body square-on with the ball, both feet pointing towards the bowler at a perpendicular angle. The player uses the bat to deflect the ball over the batsman’s leg side shoulder, thus guiding the ball towards the fine leg region. Jos Buttler is a famous player for this shot.