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


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.


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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