Menno Gazendam is author of the popular Spin Bowling Project online coaching course. This week he discusses how to captain spinners.
The best players have always been the brave players.
Just think of Marshall batting with a broken hand, Graeme Smith a broken finger, Murali with a problem hamstring bowling his heart out at the World Cup, Kumble with bandages around his head still fizzing down top spinners: all great players, all brave.
But, there is a different type of bravery in cricket, one that is often overlooked. One that you will rarely hear mentioned in any commentary.