The defensive stroke should be played to a ball of good line and length.
Players stand in a relaxed and balanced stance, head and eyes level.
Back swing and step forward to meet the ball.
As they prepare to strike the ball the front shoulder dips and the front knee bends.
Shoulders rotate vertically and the bat decelerates on contact. The back heel should be raised to help get above the ball and players' bottom hand should be relaxed to avoid over hitting the ball.
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