Does batting on off stump help?

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75% (27 votes)
Total votes: 36


N.M.M's picture
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8 May 2016
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17 weeks 10 hours

I can't understand why in the world our batsmen are opting for an off stump guard!! it clearly didn't help in England and isn't helping here in SA.. In aussie tour batsmen went back to normal stance and played much better... Is this another one of Mathews inexplicable "tactics"??? He seems the worst of the lot.. Playing balls that a schoolboy would leave and missing embarrassingly straight balls... I feel like he is influencing this stupid tactic on all the batsmen... better stick to what they know best, what get them into the team...

Sakala Bujang's picture
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8 April 2011
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27 weeks 3 days

Batting on off allows you to cover the out-swinging ball better and get on top of it, especially if you bat out of your crease as well. It's a good tactic overall; in England it did help them bat better in the second test, but it should be used depending on the type of bowler, not just for everything. Plus you have to account for the change in line as a batsman.

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