What does a batsman see?

Posted on March 12, 2018


By SB Tang

I wrote a reported feature for The Cricket Monthly about how Test batsmen watch the ball and what they see when they’re batting. My article incorporates the latest sports science research as well as the thoughts of Greg Chappell, Chris Lynn, Greg Blewett, Brad Hodge, Will Pucovski, Kurtis Patterson, Joe Burns and Ed Cowan.

This article is the final part of my trilogy about modern batsmanship for The Cricket Monthly. Part One examined why, after 128 years of gently and rhythmically tapping their bats on the ground as the bowler ran in, and keeping their bats grounded until around the time the bowler jumped into his delivery stride, Australian batsmen started holding their bats up in the air like baseballers. Part Two examined whether batsmen should hold their bat with their naturally dominant hand as their top- or bottom-hand.