How to Improve Footwork in Cricket

by Siraj

Two Methods:

  • Exercise 1
  • Exercise 2

Cricket is mainly about scoring runs. Runs are scored by batsmen. Batting requires coordination between eyes, hand, legs and the rest of the body. This how-to manual will hopefully help you to improve that coordination, especially the eye, hand and leg combination.

Method 1 of 2: Exercise 1


Stand erect with hands on hips.


Jump, spread legs wide apart landing with the feet apart.


Jump again and return to start position, i.e body erect and feet together.


Jump again with right leg forward and left leg backward landing with one foot in front and the other behind, as though you took a step forward.


Jump and return to the erect standing position.


Repeat 2-5 ensuring at Step 4 you alternate left and right legs movements.

Method 2 of 2: Exercise 2

You will need a few cricket balls, your bat and gloves.


Get a friend, teammate or a family member


Put your gloves on, grab your bat and take stance


Get the other person to under arm balls to an outside off-stump line, concentrate on your foot movement, stride forward as if playing an offside drive/ defensive shot and play at the ball


Make sure you pay attention at getting you front foot to the line of the ball and play through it as you would on match day