Practising your swing in front of a mirror before practising with a ball will make you perfect. This is known as shadow cricket. This will help you see your swing and help to make adjustments to your stance accordingly.
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.
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.
Draw a line in your turf from the middle wicket. This will help you to make sure where your wickets are while batting. Draw the line using your bat’s end and make sure that the line is parallel to the middle wicket. This line is called a guard line. If you are practicing indoors, use tape to draw the guard line.