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Section - What 's front-on and side-on batting?

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What 's open and closed stance?

  Contributor(s): brangas.
  Cricket is a side-on game. You do not directly face the ball
  when you bat. Ideally, one bats with one's leading shoulder
  pointing to the wicket at the non- striker's end. A batsman
  (usually to counter short-pitched bowling) 'opens' his stance by
  standing at a slight angle such that his leading shoulder is
  pointing more towards mid-on.

  The stances differ in the feet positions relative to
  the crease as shown below.

                 / 
               /    / 
            \/    /<---- Open stance 
               \/       (front-on) 


                 | 
              |  `------- 
              `------- 
                 \ 
                  \ 
                   \ Closed stance 
                     (side-on stance) 

    Other aliases
    front-on = square-on, two eyed/open stance
    side-on = closed, 

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