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Cricket Lockdown Workout with Chinmoy Roy

Joe Root at the moment can not practice his running mechanics drills in the Leeds cricket ground, training with his Yorkshire team mates.

The pandemic has put life into standstill, sports included. But it can’t stop Root from working on the same drills inside the home. Like the many formats of cricket are sheer innovations, a Stokes or Woaks can bring the same innovation into play when it comes to training at home. We have already seen how Steve Smith is hitting the soft balls against the wall. It is simply using one’s imagination.

Plastic stumps inside water bottles turns into hurdles. That serves the purpose for practicing running mechanics drills. For quick feet drills not having the agility hoops can’t be a hindrance. Just use chalk marks. Make circles which would be your hoop. Times are such that Covid 19 has taught us to think differently.

Set up- Drill 1 (Running drives)

Create four hurdles by putting four stumps or sticks inside the four empty bottles
The distance is one stride length between the hurdles.

Technical cue

Keep tall hip position.
Maintain rhythm with bounds.
Ensure the feet pass over the hurdles.

Reps/sets

Total 10 times up and down
2-3 sets

Set up- Drill 2 (Agility)

Place three hoops in the shape of a triangle or use chalk marks to make circles.
The distance between the hoops is half a stride length.
Distance from the hoop to wall is according to space available, may be 15 metres.

Technical cue

Ensure keeping the centre of gravity (balancing point) in the line of base of support.
Base of support is the gap between the feet which is little more than hip width.
Weight on the ball of the feet

Reps/sets

Total 10 times up and down
2-3 sets