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Unconventional Shots?
« on: April 09, 2019, 09:48:54 AM »

Wasting time at work, I have been watching a few creative shots on youtube. I would love to see any other suggestions you may have.
Reverse Sweep (pretty standard now really, but in my boyhood absolute rogue)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TesPaaZs2hg
Dilscoop (anyone been brave enough?)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dm-aWD-Euw&t=40s
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Re: Unconventional Shots?
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2019, 09:58:47 AM »

The forward defensive shot.
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Re: Unconventional Shots?
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2019, 10:08:22 AM »

Quite of few of those Maxwell ones are switch hits so you can add that to the list

KP and Warner have hit some monster switch slog sweeps which I just can't get my head around

Love the style of a Safraz's Dilscoops... maybe even better than Dilshan :) Certainly better looking than BMac's roll out of the way scoop!

I also love an uppercut over the keeper to a short straight ball, just leaning back and leaving the bat there

I don't know what you'd call it but the tennis overhead smash Buttler and Smith amongst others play straight down the ground is certainly unconventional

Perhaps one of the rarest and hardest is the Natmeg  :) Sure Smith has done it on occasion but no-one seems to have the consistency of Sciver

https://youtu.be/alVWZUr0bjA?t=6
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Re: Unconventional Shots?
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2019, 10:18:51 AM »

All of my shots are unconventional.

In my head they are conventional, but there seems to be some disconnect once the bat starts moving...............
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Re: Unconventional Shots?
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2019, 11:16:49 AM »

The one that Ive been loving in the IPL is the Pant leg glance - mainly because he appears to stand on tiptoe and stick his backside up as far as possible; minimal swing of the arms but still flies to the boundary/fielders welcoming hands.
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Re: Unconventional Shots?
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2019, 12:01:25 PM »

The forward defensive shot.
Hahahahaha  :D
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Re: Unconventional Shots?
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2019, 12:08:00 PM »

Cool replies, thanks
Here's my expanding list:
1) Reverse Sweep
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TesPaaZs2hg
2) Dilscoop
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dm-aWD-Euw&t=40s
3) Natmeg
https://youtu.be/alVWZUr0bjA?t=6

That "Natmeg" awesome. Pretty risky LBW wise though  :)

DorsetDan - do you have any clips of the other examples you list? can't find them by searching sorry.

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Re: Unconventional Shots?
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2019, 12:21:05 PM »

I was a bit lazy on the first post :D

Uppercut
https://youtu.be/Dz0Gq1in8Nc?t=276

Switch slog sweep
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoFmI2bxpfs

"Normal" ramp
https://youtu.be/P-SO3T51YAc?t=90

Overhead smash (didn't connect well but gives the gist)
https://youtu.be/arSKrzTAGyY?t=70
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Re: Unconventional Shots?
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2019, 01:09:18 PM »

KP flamingo
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Re: Unconventional Shots?
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2019, 08:57:30 AM »

Trying to get my head round a flamingo - it's a leg glance but played to a ball outside off stump? You step out onto the off and still clip it like it's bowled onto your legs?
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Re: Unconventional Shots?
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2019, 09:09:23 AM »

It's really a variation on the helicopter shot. Veeery free arms to generate a lot of bat speed and get under the ball in a variety of situations. The ones hit for straight sixes are the ones that really mess with my brain!

https://youtu.be/7cLGM3fc8XU
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Re: Unconventional Shots?
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2019, 09:18:24 AM »

Ramps shots made easy (yeah right!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJgTna1L6t8
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Re: Unconventional Shots?
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2019, 09:03:06 PM »

Trying to get my head round a flamingo - it's a leg glance but played to a ball outside off stump? You step out onto the off and still clip it like it's bowled onto your legs?
Pretty much, yep.
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