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Two Different Ways to Play Spinners from the Back Foot

The best batters in the world have excellent back foot games when playing on spinning tracks. AB de Villiers, Yonus Khan, Rahul Dravid and Joe Root all get as far away from ball bounce when the bowler misses his length on the short side. This depth of crease gives the player more time and creates different options to access with scoring shots. These players are masters of manoeuvring the ball, even on the driest pitches at the end of a five day Test match.
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