2 But without the nuts and bolts grammar you won’t know where to start” “If you want to write a good novel, you need a good vocabulary and a firm grasp of grammar.A Test Match innings is a cricketer’s novel, created slowly and carefully for his own pleasure and that of his team mates and supporters; and in this instance, shots are his grammar and vocabulary.Without a cricketing vocabulary, you simply can’t craft an innings: like many people who are not good writers, you might have a splendid idea, a match saving innings, a match-winning century.But without the nuts and bolts grammar you won’t know where to start”Bob WoolmerArt and Science of Cricket 2008
4 Key Reasons For Adjusting Technique Has the ball been hit towards the correct target areaHas the ball been hit CleanlyHave you missed the ballDo you keep getting out a particular wayAre you finding it difficult to hit a certain target areaIs you performance inconsistent
5 Tips for correcting technique. Have a reason for changing it.Know what you need to change.Identify the source of the technical fault.Adjust Technique in order of priorityDemonstrate and explain correct Technical changeExplain the benefits of technical correction.Finally correct the technique and let the player feel and see the improvement in his/her shots.
8 We need to analyze Balance and Alignment at the key 5 stages well balancedperfectly Alignedexaggerated completion of shotSet Up ( Aligned to Bowler)BackswingLeaning in and stepping forward or BackContact with ballCompletion of ShotTo play the perfect shot you must maintain Alignment and Balance throughout the above 5 key stages .Always analyze technique in the above sequence
10 exaggerated completion of shot well balancedperfectly Alignedexaggerated completion of shotBALANCEWhat do we mean by Balance?Good Balance allows you to control your shots so they are more effective and consistentWhen do we analyze Balance?- Balance in Stance- Balance during Backswing- Balance Stepping Forward or Backward- Balance on Contact with Ball- Balance on Completion of ShotGood Balance = Control of Shots
12 What do we Align to ? The Bowler Ball Target Area What do we Align ? Head & Shoulder ( Head being the Cross Hair)Feet & HipsForearms ( Especially Leading elbow)Bat Path (Straight line from Backswing to Target)Maintain Balance throughout and Finish shot with toe of bat at target area.
15 Technical components of Balance Front foot Shoots in the VHead Always leans to ball forward of bodyHead always forward of front foot on contactHead Always above and in line with bodyWeight over front foot with back heel raised.Back foot Shots in the V .Head forward of body when stepping backweight on back foot with head over front footHead Always above and in line body
16 COMPLETION OF SHOT What do we mean by Completion of Shot? well balancedperfectly Alignedexaggerated completion of shotCOMPLETION OF SHOTWhat do we mean by Completion of Shot?Technically correct exaggerated shape of ShotsWhat do we analyze on Completion of Shot?Balance, Alignment and good exaggerated shapeComponents of Alignment to CheckHead/Shoulders/Feet/Leading elbow & Forearms/Toe of bat to target.Check for Good Balance.Good Completion of Shot = Consistency of Shot
17 Question -Why is it important to have good completion of shot. This allows you good contact with the ball, and also makes hitting the target area easy.Good completion of shot lengthens your hitting zone which leads to consistency of hitting the ball cleanly.Completion of Shot = Consistency
18 There is only one way to play a technically perfect shot. This means…..no mixed messagescoaches and players all have the same information to work with.SimplicityLets make Robots of correct technique so batting looks and becomes more natural and efficient.Robots give the correct information perform efficiently and this equates to good performances.
19 Once players have the tools of good technique they can begin to express themselves within their game plans.The Coaches job is to lead the process of Constructing a players technique.The players job is to lead the development of their game plans with input from the coach.Through experiences of success and failure in pressurised match situations the player will work out what game plans he or she is most comfortable with.
20 TECHNIQUE IS THE KEY TO DELIVERING A WIDE VARIETY OF GAME PLANS SUCCESSFULLY -Technique gives you a wide variety of game plan options. -Technique is the key to surviving challenging spells of bowling. - Technique helps you play the swinging and turning delivery effectively - Technique is the key to consistency - Technique is the key to a match winning innings - Technique gives you confidence and self-belief
21 CORRECT TECHNIQUE OF THE BASIC SHOTS NEEDS TO BE ACHIEVED TO ENJOY CONSISTANT AND POSITIVE PERFORMANCES.-Once the above is achieved it must be regularly serviced and maintained. -Only when this is done does the mental side of batting become of paramount importance, the mentally strong players who can handle pressure will become the best players.