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Use the "Just in Time" Trick to be a Focused, Confident and Disciplined Cricketer

Have you ever wondered how you can turn a slump in form into feeling on top of the world in one ball?

The Cricket Shot I Hate Most... And How to Play It!

I don't have many 'pet-hates' but remarkably my biggest one concerns a cricket shot that gets warm applause when executed well

I hate this shot with a passion!

What is it? Read on.

Case Study: Easy Analysis in Club and School Cricket

This is a guest article from Waqas Zafar: video analyst, cricket enthusiast and computer scienctist based in Lahore. Read more of his work by clicking here.

Here's an example of some of the help an analyst can give to cricketers when they have access to the right information.

How to Be a Better Opening Batsman

How to Be a Better Opening Batsman at CricketAsk most people about opening the batting and they will tell you about batsmen who can block. Occasionally you get a big hitter. But, what really makes a good opening batsman?

The Shoebox Approach to Spectacular Off Side Hitting

When a player moves slightly legside and eases the ball over extra cover for four or six it makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. It looks great.

But it's often messed up through ignorance. So let's put that right.

Playing as a Unit: How to Use a Cricket Cliche to Improve your Cricket Team

International players and coached these days are always going on about how they “performed as a unit” – fielded, batted, bowled.

Lurking in the depths of this moribund press talk is a grain of truth we can use at any level.

40 Ways to Bat at Nets Instead of Just Hitting Balls. Now You Have No Excuse.

One of the worst things I can hear at cricket training is the dreaded phrase "I just want to hit balls".

Why is this so bad?

How to Become a Consistent Batsman

Are you driven enough to be consistent batsmen?

Use Geometry to Deal with the Silver Fox Conundrum

I received a cry for help on Facebook the other night from a dear friend of mine who plays village cricket in the heart of Somerset.

Use Your Honours Board to Score More Runs in Less Time

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Rotating the strike is the most unglamorous and under-appreciated skill in batting. You know you need to improve it but you never work on it. How do you solve the problem?