The reverse sweep has lengthy been a high-yield shot in Eoin Morgan’s batting repertoire and England’s limited-overs captain says having Lord’s as his house floor early on in his profession helped him develop the talent.
“I began enjoying reverse sweep after I first got here to London as a 16-year-old and signed up at Middlesex,” Morgan mentioned in a video posted on the web site of the Kolkata Knight Riders, his Indian Premier League crew.
“Taking part in at Lord’s, the boundaries had been very quick sq. of the wicket and they’re actually lengthy straight.
“Once I performed within the first crew as a 17, 18-year-old, attempting to clear the lengthy straight boundary at Lord’s was very tough for me.
“So I began enjoying much more sweeps than in all probability your common participant simply because they had been simpler at our house floor,” mentioned the versatile batsman.
Typically employed in opposition to spinners, the unorthodox reverse sweep is an efficient shot to negate area placings however the World Cup-winning captain mentioned he was not utilizing it as usually lately as opponents had grow to be smart to it.
“The reverse sweep has been certainly one of my favorite pictures as a result of it has been so efficient through the years,” added the 33-year-old.
“I in all probability play it much less and fewer now as a result of issues have modified and folks have began setting fields for that.”