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

1

Stand erect with hands on hips.

2

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

3

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

4

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.

5

Jump and return to the erect standing position.

6

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.

1

Get a friend, teammate or a family member

2

Put your gloves on, grab your bat and take stance

3

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

4

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