Backhand Push

The backhand push is a defensive stroke used against short, low balls.



  • Start in the ready position.


  • Bring the bat backwards, towards your chest.

  • Create a slightly open bat angle.

  • Keep your wrist straight.


  • This shot is played directly in front of your body.

  • Arm moves forwards to meet the ball.

  • Movement comes mostly from the elbow.

  • Bat angle stays open throughout the shot.

  • Hit the ball at the peak of the bounce (or slightly earlier) and out in front of your body.


  • Follow through forwards, and slightly downwards.

  • The bat finishes pointing in the direction the ball has travelled.

  • Return to the ready position.


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