Alignment

Make sure your toes are in a straight line from the middle stump to your dominant feet. The bowler tries to aim at your wickets and so stand in front of them while covering half of the wicket to protect it from falling.

Feet should be at a comfortable distance

Placing your feet 1-foot separate from one another gives stability to your batting. Bend your knees a bit so that you can run after hitting the ball. Distribute your weight equally on both your legs and look directly at the ball.

Practice batting with a tennis ball

If you want to practice your swing, pitch a tennis ball right in front of you and hit it with full swings. This will make your swings better. Doing the swing will make your bottom hand grip better as your dominant hand will be on the bat.

Stay calm

Being nervous during the game can throw you out of focus and off your game. You will tend to make mistakes while nervous. Always practice regulating your breathing and visualize the trajectory of the ball. Try to block out all the excitement and nervousness coming from others and concentrate on the ball.

Follow-through

You can refine your skills by following through with your swing. A good follow-through is critical. Make sure you follow through your bat for the whole swing even if you miss the ball. This is done to hit the ball as far as possible. Keep practicing so that even if you miss the ball, you do not pop the ball in the air and get out easily.

If the ball is aimed at the wicket

Make contact with the ball if it is aimed at the wicket. If the ball is fast and low, this means that it is mainly to hit your wicket and get you out. When this happens, you have to hit a straight drive as a defensive shot. But, this shot is not to make runs or score high, but to protect your wickets. Make sure that you hit your ball short by concentrating on the ball.