How to Play a Cover Drive

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This video covers the basic technique required to play a successful Cover Drive.

This video is designed for beginners who wish to get acquainted with the game of Cricket.
In the next video, you will learn to play the Square Drive.

Use this video to learn how and when to play a perfect cover drive. It's not as hard as you think!

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In this video, you will learn how to play a cover drive.

The cover drive is a stroke played off the front foot by hitting the ball with a near-vertical arc and driving it along the ground towards the gap between cover and extra cover.

The perfect opportunity to play the cover drive is an overpitched delivery headed outside off stump.

The three key steps are: the position, the shot and the follow through.

Relax your body and assume a balanced stance.

Raise your bat with a high back swing to gain enough momentum to play the shot.

Maintan a straight bat and strike the ball below your head with a high front elbow.

Avoid hitting the ball too soon or it may loft up in the air to be caught by the fielder.

Complete the shot with your weight moving behind it and the face of the bat reaching skyward along the line of the shot.

Keep practicing to perfect your cover drive.

Enjoy your game.

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