How to Play an Off Drive

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Watch and learn the Off Drive.

This video is aimed at newcomers to the sport who want to familiarize themselves with the basic rules before starting to play.
In the next video, you will learn to play the Cover Drive.

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In this video, you will learn how to play an Off Drive.

An off drive is a vertical stroke played on the front foot to hit the ball wide of mid-off.

The right ball to play the off drive is an over-pitched delivery falling on or outside of off stump.

The three key steps are: getting into position, hitting the shot and following through.

Relax your body and assume a balanced stance.

Raise your bat with a high backswing towards fine leg to gain momentum for your shot.

Leading with your head and front shoulder, place your front foot forward, towards where the ball is pitching.

Swing the bat vertically with its face forward and play the shot close to your front foot.

Break the position of your wrist to let the bat continue in an arc over your front shoulder.

Keep practicing the stroke to perfect your off drive.

Enjoy your game.

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