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 started playing reverse sweep when I first came to London as a 16-year-old and signed up at Middlesex,” Morgan stated in a video posted on the web site of the Kolkata Knight Riders, his Indian Premier League staff.
“Playing at Lord’s, the boundaries have been very quick sq. of the wicket and they’re actually lengthy straight.
“When I performed within the first staff as a 17, 18-year-old, making an attempt to clear the lengthy straight boundary at Lord’s was very troublesome for me.
“So I started playing a lot more sweeps than probably your average player just because they were more effective at our home ground,” stated the versatile batsman.
Often employed in opposition to spinners, the unorthodox reverse sweep is an efficient shot to negate discipline placings however the World Cup-winning captain stated he was not utilizing it as typically as of late as opponents had turn out to be sensible to it.
“The reverse sweep has been one of my favourite shots because it’s been so effective over the years,” added the 33-year-old.
“I probably play it less and less now because things have changed and people have started setting fields for that.”