Become a Boost Cricket Hero
The ‘Gentleman’s Game’, this classic sport is played in three formats: Five Day Test Matches, One Day Internationals & Twenty20.
While mastering the skills can help you become a champion, your performance on the pitch need to be backed up with dedication and stamina to guarantee success!
The Forward Defence Stroke
What do you do when the ball is pitched up? Well, getting forward and defending it is one way of playing it. Watch and learn!
The On Drive
Sachin Tendulkar has virtually made this shot his own. Now, you too can master it by following the steps mentioned below:
- Lead with head and front shoulder onto line of ball
- Dip front shoulder while taking a shorter stride
- Throw hands and arms out along the line the ball is intended to be struck
- Keep head close to shoulder with the top hand in control all the time
You bowl a length ball and it gets smacked for a six. What will you do? For starters, avoid bowling another length delivery. Instead, try hitting the base of the stumps, i.e. bowl a Yorker. Although very few bowlers in the world can bowl a Yorker at will, it's certainly a difficult ball for the batsman to keep out if pitched in the correct spot. Here's how you can bowl a lethal and accurate Yorker:
Out-swing and In-swing
The art of swing bowling entails getting the ball to deviate sideways. By aligning the seam towards the left, you can get the ball to swing away from the batsman (Outswinger); while aligning the seam to the right can get the ball to come in to the right hander (Inswinger). But getting the bowl to swing is no easy task. Watch this video to learn how to become an expert at swing bowling.
Keeping wickets to fast bowlers
Imagine a fast bowler running in and bowling at 150 mph. While it won't be easy for the batsman on strike, it will be equally difficult for the wicket keeper to collect the ball cleanly. But there's nothing that can't be learned. If you aspire to become a wicket keeper like Dhoni, do watch this video: