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How to Play a Reverse Sweep

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Prepare yourself to play the Reverse Sweep.

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In this video, you will learn how to play the reverse sweep.

The reverse sweep is a cross-batted shot played to create space behind square on the off side.

It is usually played to a full-pitched delivery in line with the off stump.

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

Aligning your head, front shoulder and front foot with the ball, take a comfortable step forward and bend both knees.

Bring your bat out in front, across and over your front knee as you shift the grip of your bottom hand around the handle just enough so the blade is facing off side.

With your head above your front knee, swing the bat from the leg-side to the off-side, slightly closing the face of the bat to keep the ball grounded.

Play the reverse sweep to throw a predictable bowler off from a consistent line and length.

Time your shot well to avoid getting into trouble with a leg before wicket or getting bowled out.

Keep practicing the stroke to perfect your reverse sweep.

Enjoy your game.


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