BackLift direction is the direction of the bat at the start of the backLift or when a shot is triggered. It is the angle (measured in degrees) between the stumps and the bat.
There are two techniques followed by the professionals called Straight BackLift Technique and Lateral BackLift Technique.
Straight BackLift Technique – The technique emphasized taking the bat directly over the middle stump.
Lateral BackLift Angle – The lateral batting BackLift technique is one in which the bat is lifted laterally in the direction of second slip. Using this technique, both the toe of the bat and face of the bat point directly towards the off-side (usually between slips and point).