(Video) Marcus Harris’ hop-skip trigger movement is weird yet effective

Marcus Harris seems to have made an unconventional adjustment to his trigger movement, with the newfangled back-and-across maneuver featuring a tiny hop. Generally speaking, a balanced trigger movement allows the batter to keep his eyes in line with the ball, but Harris has looked a lot more compact in Australia’s second innings as compared to the first, when he was strangled down the leg off Stuart Broad. Hence, the weird tweak seems to be working well for the opener, even if it doesn’t allow Harris to be perfectly steady as he shapes up to meet the ball.