Back foot

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Back foot

Footwork is important in all sports. Back foot plays a special role in cricket. In this sport, back foot contact is the moment when the foot steps on the ground before throwing. Also, active attention should be paid to the back foot shot. This is true for batsmen, who most often beat aiming behind square.

Back foot: during batting

The batsman’s back foot is closest to the stumps. For a right-handed player, this is the right leg; for a left-handed player, it is the left.

Back foot: during bowling

In this case, the back foot is the foot that touches the ground earlier than the front foot. In some cases, this algorithm is used by cricketers and in attack if they use a non-standard technique.

Nisha Bhavani
Author: Nisha Bhavani Position: Cricket Expert

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