Can be completed with a single fielder or in a group up to 5. Set cones at a challenging distance - 10-15m Cones to be set in a square slightly skewed from the line of the white cone and the stump to ensure angles and distances change with each phase. Players must cut the angle of the ball from varying angles and both sides of their body, with balls moving toward, away and across them. Player starts on blue cone, coach hits ground ball toward white cone. Player collects the ball and throws back to keeper, moving to the white cone. Coach hits second ball toward yellow cone. Player moves off white cone, picks up and throws back to keeper. Coach hits third ball toward orange cone. Player moves off yellow cone, picks up and throws back to keeper. Drill continues in reverse until back at the blue cone.
Ensure players "cut" the angle. Do not run "around" the ball. Focus on clean pick up and smooth, fast release of the throw. A batsman will be inclined to not start a run if the ball has been thrown. Ensure balls are hit at a pace and in an area that makes this challenging. The skewed square shape of this drill ensures angles change - the line which worked with the first diagonal run, may not work on the second. force the players to make this decision by varying the pace and line of the ball.
This practice has no coaching points
This practice has no progressions
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