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

PitchVision Academy - Coaches

PitchVision Academy - Coaches
30 July 2013

Psychology Of Cricket - Self-Confidence

If confidence could be packed into a pill it would be the most widely prescribed psychological pill on the market.
25 July 2013

Psychology Of Cricket: Choking Under Pressure

In the first of a series of articles concentrating on the psychology of cricket, a closer look at choking. In all sports, a player’s performance will fluctuate. Sometimes we perform a bit better than normal, and sometimes a bit worse.
17 July 2013

Can You Emulate MS Dhoni's Finishing Method?

In a recent article, MS Dhoni's method of finishing one day games was put under the microscope.
16 July 2013

Finisher: How To Score At The Death

In an exclusive excerpt from his batting coaching course, Michael Bevan talks us through the pressure of the last few overs.
9 July 2013

The Dhoni-Fletcher Guide To Getting Out Of A Slump

Does it sometimes feel like you are cursed to make no progess with your cricket? Take heart from the recent turnaround seen by India. Post-2011 World Cup, the side were in a slump of Test hammerings and World Twenty20 failure.
25 June 2013

5 Golden Rules Of Success From Professional Cricket

Whether you aspire to play at professional level or not, there are many things you can learn from first class players.
19 June 2013

The Great Batting Hoax

Cricket has advanced in so many ways in the last 60 years. So why do we still hold onto the same ideas when it comes to classical batting technique? Coaches and players have always called batting a side on game. But I have learned that batting is more front on than side on.
4 June 2013

Seven Ways To Train Under Stress

Whatever level of cricket you play, you will recognise the pressure faced by cricketers playing professionally. Tournaments are typified by many games wedged into a short period, but as a player you are expected to be at your peak the whole time.
28 May 2013

How To Bowl Well On A Green Top

As a fast bowler it's not all milk and honey in the land of the favourable pitch. The expectation is that you will slice through the top order in no time.
21 May 2013

Throw Away The Textbook: How Batsmen Really Develop Technique

Here is an over-rated phrase: "That shot is straight out of the textbook!" The truth is that in the modern era of cricket we hear it less and less. It's no longer relevant, if it ever was.
14 May 2013

How To Bowl At 100 Miles Per Hour

No country can consistently produce fast bowlers. Why? It's clearly desirable and clearly possible: the West Indies proved this in the 1980s.
1 May 2013

How To Coach Strength Into Cricketers

Good cricketers are strong. They may not look like big chested hulks (although some like Kallis, Flintoff and Irfan Pathan come close) but to bowl quick, put revs on the ball or hit the ball hard you need to have strength.
23 April 2013


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