- Always play straight with the full face of the bat.
- Look to place the ball in the gaps.
- Always keep your head down - this will help you keep the ball on the ground.
- You must be relaxed when batting.
- Play the simple game - do the basics correctly (correct grip, stance, backlift).
- Your top hand on the bat must always be in control.
- Before you play an attacking shot, make sure you know what the bowler is doing with the ball, e.g. swing, seam or pace.
- "Wait", "yes" and "no" are the only three calls when batting.
- Always run the first run hard. This puts pressure on the fielder.
- The bowler will bowl at least one bad ball per over, so be patient.
- Correct grip is important. Do not hold the ball too tight.
- A long run-up is not important. Your run-up must be comfortable and economical.
- Aim to pitch the ball on / outside offstump, just short of a length.
- Keep your front arm high up when delivering the ball, do not forget to follow through.
- If you are bowling out-swing you must aim to pitch the ball on middle.
- If you are bowling inswing you must aim to pitch the ball outside the off-stump.
- Aim to bowl at the batsman's weaknesses - do not bowl at his strengths.
- Always shine the ball - without any shine the ball will not swing.
- Always keep your eye on the ball.
- Always walk in with the bowler, expect the ball every delivery.
- Always focus on the batsman.
- Encourage the bowler.
- Always back the bowler / the wicketkeeper when the ball is being thrown in, give yourself 10 - 12 meters.
- Always get your body behind the ball.