Last updated on 22-Feb-2012 05:53:46 AM
i would like to know in details the difference between open and close bat especially while using flick.
it is the key to playing flick i believe especially while countering backspin, it would be great if you can shine some light on this.
i read somewhere that Alois had a coach who explained him the difference and it stayed with him till date.
a video on this would be great.
Yes the first coaching session I ever went to this was explained to me.
An open bat is when the face of the bat is facing towards the roof. A closed bat is when it is facing to the floor.
When flicking, the more backspin that is on the ball the more open you have your bat to counteract the backspin. This is only small degrees when changing between the amount of backspin on the ball. It requires a great deal of practice to get the angle just right.
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