The two V's of the grip pointing down the shoulder of the bat.
Top (lead hand) tight grip on the bat and the bottom hand lightly placed on the bat to guide the bat rather than force. Bottom hand will come into play slightly more when playing cross bat shots (Hook, cut and sweep).
The bat should be placed directly between two feet.
Ask players now to pick their bat up and set up in their stance, facing you.
1. Move both feet back towards the stumps, opening your body out towards the ball, but make sure that you keep your leg stump covered.
Keep your head forward and in line with the ball.
2. Bring the bat through on as straight a path as possible, turning the bat face slightly towards the leg side and making contact with the ball in front of the front pad.
3. Control the shot with the top hand, glancing the ball away.
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