Watch this video to hone your Late Cut.
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Don't miss the previous video on how to play a Square Cut.
If you're looking to improve your batting technique, check it this short tutorial video! It will teach you everything you need to know to master the late cut so you can play this skill in your game.
In this video, you will learn how to play a late cut.
A late cut is a cross-batted stroke typically played off the back foot by slicing the ball towards third man.
The perfect delivery for a late cut is a short pitched ball travelling wide of off stump.
The three key steps are: the position, the shot and the follow through.
Relax your body and get into a balanced, side-on stance and raise the bat over your back shoulder.
Step towards the off stump with a slightly bent back leg and apply your weight on the ball of your back foot.
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.
Roll your wrists gently following through with the slicing movement.
Keep practicing the stroke to perfect your cut shot.
Enjoy your game.