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What is trigger movement of a batsman?When a bowler is going to bowl a ball?

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Any movement a batsman makes just prior to the bowler releasing the ball is known to cricket coaches as a pre-delivery movement, or to players more commonly as trigger movements.

Throughout history many top class players have had trigger movements as part of their pre-delivery routine and some have been very indifferent. Many players utilise the back and across trigger movement whilst others take a small step forward with their front foot, others may merely crouch (as was the case with Brian Lara).

Here and also here are some video examples.

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Trigger movement means that the batsman is in ready position with either weight on the front foot and/or back foot. The trigger is repeatable ball after ball, so the batsman is in the right mental and physical space.

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