Coaching

How To Move From Cricket Apprentice To Master

How long does it take to serve your apprenticeship? Cricket is frustrating. You want to achieve the mastery that your talent allows but you need to go through a long and difficult apprenticeship.
29 January 2014

Cricket Is About World-Class Basics

Cheteshwar Pujara is a throwback, but he proves beyond doubt that cricket is about a relentless thrust towards doing the basics at a world-class level.
21 January 2014

The Zaheer Khan Guide To Building Bowling Stamina

It's well documented that Zaheer Khan returned to fitness in 2013 by attending a "performance camp" in France.
17 January 2014

Don't Panic: The Cricket Captain's Emergency Guide to Desperate Tactics

We have all been there: You stand in the field as everything falls apart around you. Your well laid plan is being laid to waste by rampaging batsmen.
7 January 2014

7 Cricket Uses For The iPad Air

When Apple announces a new version of its iconic tablet, the world goes crazy and millions are sold. The same thing happened when the new super light and thin iPad Air hit the streets recently.
18 December 2013

Train Your Mind For Cricket With The 4C Method

Most of us know what to do with a technical issue: Get in the nets and fix it. We also know that to get fit you train with cricket specific fitness work. But what if you want to improve the mental side of your game?
11 December 2013

How To Maintain Pressure On Batsmen In Limited Overs Cricket

It's common in cricket journalism to say that an inexperienced bowling attack cannot maintain pressure.
3 December 2013

How To Be A Nasty Fast Bowler (When You Are A Nice Guy)

Picture the typical fast bowler personality. You are probably thinking of an angry, red-faced man with a face full of bristling moustache. He is bent on everything short of murder and not short of a few choice words or a bouncer aimed straight at your teeth.
26 November 2013

How To Stay In Form

We have all had a purple patch. The runs and wickets flow effortlessly. You wonder how it could all be so easy.
13 November 2013

Cricket Training Idea: Half-Time Bowling

Pre-match warm ups at the grass-roots level have transformed in recent years, but how would you like an often missed yet simple upgrade to get you more wickets?
6 November 2013

Cricket Training Ideas: Baseball Mitts

It's rare to see a coach these days without a fielding bat and a baseball catching mitt in the kitbag. But the mitt is a tool that can be used by all players.
30 October 2013

The R Ashwin School Of Modern Off Spin

Say what you like about Ravichandran Ashwin's Test credentials, but as a modern limited over bowler he has few peers.
23 October 2013

The #1 Factor in Tendulkar's Batting Success

So Sachin has finally called it a day. What was the secret of his success?
15 October 2013

What Type of Fast Bowler Are You?

As you already know, there is no one type of fast bowler, but they all have one thing in common: all fast bowlers want to bowl faster.
1 October 2013

Are You Sabotaging Your Chances Of Getting Swing?

The sun beats down on a warm afternoon and you are in the middle of an opening spell. The ball is new, the pitch is firm and the batters have set their jaws to dig in hard.
24 September 2013

Limited Over Tips: When to Use Aggressive Field Settings

In a low scoring one day game, India's stand-in captain Virat Kohli, was unusually aggressive with his field settings. Is this a method you should copy?
18 September 2013

How To Improve Your Stamina For Longer Matches

This year I am coaching a group of talented 11 year old players: The kind of guys who one day hope to play professional cricket over 4 or 5 days.
10 September 2013

Video - 'Just Get Out There And Work Hard'

Former Australian international fast bowler Jeff Thomson gives us his his own take on coaching fast bowlers: keep it simple, get out there and keep bowling.
8 September 2013

Play Twenty20: Play Like Water

If there is one thing you cannot accuse of Twenty20 cricket, it's of the quiet calmness of a cup of water.
3 September 2013

Is There Any Reason To Bowl No Balls?

Long jumpers don't overstep the foul line to get more distance. Dart players don't stand closer to the board to get more accuracy.
27 August 2013

 
 
 

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