Credit: "Do it at home" Cricket Batting Drills - Ben Williams - My Cricket Coach
We’ve put together a combination of the best videos of batting tutorials specific to staying at home. For some, having a garden is pretty essential (either that or be very careful knocking the ball around your living room or kitchen), but we have also included drills that require little to no hitting of the ball. Enjoy!
Ben Williams has been running his youtube coaching tutorial channel since 2014, and looks at everything from drills you can perform at home with just a bat and ball, to move advanced advice that would usually take place in the nets. Although we’ve picked a couple of the ‘do it at home’ videos, it certainly worth checking out some of his other content.
Controlled One-Handed Driving on the Front Foot
Top hand Controlled Driving
Bottom Hand controlled Driving
Driving with both Hands
Standing side on, combine the two hand positions as demonstrated above, with your bat raised behind you
Front Foot Drive
Back Foot Drive
Training time: 50 to 100 attempts per session.
Hand Speed Drill
Great for - Shot power, along with hand strength and wrist flexibility.
What you need - Cricket Bat with light weight strapped to the bottom with elastic.
Resistance Band Batting
Great for: Batting power and muscle endurance.
What you need - Cricket bat and elastic resistance bands (if you don’t have a resistance band, try using either tying up a piece of elastic or a bike tyre).
Great for: Developing agility and shot placement.
What you need - Cricket bat, individual Strapped ankle weights and three circular place mats (if you do not have place mats, you can use beer mats or any other type of place mat).
Great for: arm movement, opening your body up and timing
What you need. A cricket bat and tennis ball.
Great for: Shot placement, batting stance and timing.
What you need: Cricket bat and half a cricket stump (if you don't have this, you can use a straight stick or any other straight wooden device) and a mirror
Great for: Timing and shot selection.
What you will need: Cricket bat, tennis ball(for fast bowling), wind ball (for spin), stumps (or a bag) for a wicket, and buckets for fielders, and wall for your invisible bowler.
Once you get used to this, try out for following different variations of bowling.
Fast bowling with a tennis ball
Spin bowling with a tennis ball with a wind ball.
If you want to add another dimension to the game, place the buckets around you, and treat them as fielders. With each shot, work on placing them between the fielders, and with a shot control that means you don’t get caught by the buckets/fielders!