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Re: Steve Smith treats his bats with contempt
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2017, 09:05:53 PM »

People assume that because his technique is different that it is flawed and that he is ultimately relying on hand-eye coordination.

Not entirely true. He has a good trigger movement that gets him into a strong, balanced position as the ball leaves the hand. It allows him to come forward and go back with ease and he is also a 360 player with no discernible weakness. He drives, cuts, pulls and glances extremely well.

The text-book technique isn't the only way to bat. Ultimately it's about being comfortable, balanced at the crease and knowing your game.

And his head and weight go into the ball...even on back foot drives and even though he has a rigid front knee
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Re: Steve Smith treats his bats with contempt
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2017, 09:11:42 PM »

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Re: Steve Smith treats his bats with contempt
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2017, 10:22:14 PM »

Just on his technique, sure there was at least 3/4 nick behind that were wide outside off in that video?
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Re: Steve Smith treats his bats with contempt
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2017, 10:24:35 PM »

Im sure there wasnt any shots which looked technically correct either

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Re: Steve Smith treats his bats with contempt
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2017, 10:45:36 PM »

I have watched loads of steve smith batting on YouTube.

All I see is him smashing the ball around.

I have no idea how he does it

What I would say is that he plays a lot on flat pitches. But he has scored runs all round the world.

To say he has no technical flaws is a little disingenuous, he really stuggles when the ball moves sideways.
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Re: Steve Smith treats his bats with contempt
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2017, 11:08:57 PM »

Which batsmen doesn't struggle with the moving ball?
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Re: Steve Smith treats his bats with contempt
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2017, 11:10:45 PM »

Which batsmen doesn't struggle with the moving ball?

Chris Martin, he played the exact same way be it seaming, swinging, turning square or just going straight!
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Re: Steve Smith treats his bats with contempt
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2017, 11:39:26 PM »

Looks like Gav had to give them a tidy up.


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Re: Steve Smith treats his bats with contempt
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2017, 01:18:40 AM »

I have watched loads of steve smith batting on YouTube.

All I see is him smashing the ball around.

I have no idea how he does it

What I would say is that he plays a lot on flat pitches. But he has scored runs all round the world.

To say he has no technical flaws is a little disingenuous, he really stuggles when the ball moves sideways.

Secrets to his success  (imo)..

1. Still head
2. Contact mostly under his eyes - this is why his timing is good and why he can cream "front foot" drives even if his weight appears to be on his back foot
3. Head generally goes through the ball
4. Knows his off stump
5. Keeps his head still enough and going forward enough to never miss anything on his pads
6. Made a deal with the devil - was promised loads of runs for the small price of looking absolutely atrocious while batting
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Re: Steve Smith treats his bats with contempt
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2017, 02:49:54 AM »

I think more of us should adopt his approach, I mean it seems to work pretty well. Both him and Warner don't have the greatest of techniques, but what they have is very effective.
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Re: Steve Smith treats his bats with contempt
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2017, 04:49:28 AM »

The english said Bradmans technique wasn't good enough to get runs on english wickets but we all know what happened when he landed on there shores.
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Re: Steve Smith treats his bats with contempt
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2017, 06:42:14 AM »

Secrets to his success  (imo)..

1. Still head
2. Contact mostly under his eyes - this is why his timing is good and why he can cream "front foot" drives even if his weight appears to be on his back foot
3. Head generally goes through the ball
4. Knows his off stump
5. Keeps his head still enough and going forward enough to never miss anything on his pads
6. Made a deal with the devil - was promised loads of runs for the small price of looking absolutely atrocious while batting

1. Not that still, he moves all over the place, but his eyes are level
2. Absolutely. And this is vital
3. Yes too.
4. He must do!
5. Same as 2 and 3
6. Not sure, he works very hard at his game.

My view is he knows his game really well and is mentally in a good place with his batting.

Which batsmen doesn't struggle with the moving ball?
Loads play it well. It isn't that hard!
Might be a bit different at 90 + mph mind!
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Re: Steve Smith treats his bats with contempt
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2017, 12:57:48 PM »

The english said Bradmans technique wasn't good enough to get runs on english wickets but we all know what happened when he landed on there shores.

Is that before or after no one was allowed to bowl short at him?
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