Backhand Drive

The backhand drive is an attacking stroke played against long or medium length balls.

 

Stance

  • Start in the ready position.

Backswing

  • Bring the bat backwards and down just in front of your waist.

  • Slightly closed bat angle.

  • Keep your wrist straight.

  • Bat face points in direction of play.

Strike

  • Arm moves forward to meet ball, and slightly up.

  • Movement comes mostly from elbow and forearm.

  • Bat angle remains closed throughout the shot.

  • Hit the ball at the peak of the bounce and out in front of your body.

  • Keep a small gap between your elbow and your body.

Finish

  • Follow through, forward and upward.

  • The bat should finish at about chin level and pointing where the ball has travelled.

  • Return to the ready position.

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