Jayawardene and Dilshan in the nets

Jayawardene and Dilshan in the nets

Mahela Jayawardene and Captain of Sri Lanka Tillakaratne Dilshan at the nets during a training session at Swalec Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, on May 25, 2011, on the eve of their first Test cricket match against England. AFP PHOTO/IAN KINGTON.

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Doesn't mahela's stance seem pretty long for such a short guy?

Hilal's picture
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Mahela's isn't too bad but Samaraweera's stance is really too wide, which is probably why he looks like he has weights in his shoes when he bats. Samaraweera looks unbalanced and has poor footwork perhaps as a result of such a wide stance.

Look at Sachin's stance, he's feet aren't wide apart: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_IkjK42C4DSE/SE...

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Also, Lara and Ponting have a pretty compact stance as well. It allows you to be on your toes and move more efficiently.

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