You may recall a post-tour review undertaken by our U14 Keeper Batter, Jamie. Well, Jamie is back and he is the focus of a drill that I do to test a players psychological attributes as well as their technique.
Cricket has changed. Coaching needs to change with it.
When a bowler is in rhythm they are in control, so it’s your job as a batsman to find ways to disrupt that balance.
Imagine batting against a paceman who can get the ball up to 150kph. No one is comfortable, not even the best.
If you get it wrong at that speed, it’s going to hurt.
I once asked Michael Vaughan who was opposition batter who posed the most challenge to him as a captain? The resounding answer that came back was Brian Lara.
Last night I had a session with a batsman that revealed something exciting about modern technical batting coaching and got an instant result.
How do you feel about your place in the batting order?
Use this drill to combine low tech mats and smart nets to improve your batting against spin. Footwork is essential, this drill forces fast feet.
Next time you need to get focused on your batting, try this ridiculously simple trick.
Middle - or centre wicket - practice is a powerful, realistic way to train to improve your game. Now we can make it even better.