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How to Play a Square Cut

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This video will help you grasp all you need to keep in mind when playing a Square Cut.

This video is designed for Cricket players who want to improve or brush up their skills and techniques.
Keep watching to learn the Late Cut.

The square cut is a useful batting technique to master in your game. Learn how and when to play it by watching this simple tutorial video

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In this video, you will learn how to play a square cut.

A square cut is a a cross-batted stroke played off the back foot to place the ball square of the wicket or slightly backward of point.

The perfect delivery for a square cut is a short pitched ball travelling wide of off stump, allowing free movement of the arm.

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

Relax your body and get into a balanced, side-on stance gaining enough backlift to feed power to your the shot.

Get behind and over the ball by taking a step towards off stump with your toe facing point.

Transfer your bodyweight onto the ball of your back foot, and lean your head towards the line of the ball.

Swing the bat across from a higher to a lower plane with extended arms as the ball draws to your side and roll your wrists to hit it along the ground.

Complete the stroke, bringing the bat over your shoulder, maintaining a balanced stance.

Keep practicing the stroke to perfect your square cut.

Enjoy your game.


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