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    Front Foot defence

The forward defensive shot is the most basic of all shots played in front of the wicket. It is played to a delivery which is pitched short of good length.(This particular delivery is risky to pull and not of drivable length.) The left foot should take you as near the pitch of the ball as possible. The left knee must bend just a bit so that there is no gap between bat and pad.

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