How to Play a Square Drive

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Learn to play a Square Drive by watching this video.

Know the rules and techniques before playing with this series specially designed to teach you all about the basics of cricket.
In the next video, you will learn to play the Lofted Drive.

A square drive is a useful skill to master in your cricket game. Learn how and when to play it by watching this short tutorial video.

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

The square drive is a front foot stroke played by hitting the ball 'square' of the wicket towards backward point or cover.

An overpitched ball outide the off stump is the perfect opportunity to play the square drive.

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.

Lead your weight towards the shot with your head, turning your front shoulder so your back is slightly visible to the bowler.

Take your front foot towards the pitch of the ball and bend your front knee to play the shot close to your body.

Drive the ball with a slightly horizontal arc and open face, making contact at shin level.

Complete the stroke letting your bat continue in an arc over your shoulder.

Keep practicing the stroke to perfect your square drive.

Enjoy your game.

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