I’m on a crusade!
A batting longer crusade.
Times have changed.
Remember Josh, the little fella from last week who was working on hitting the ball harder with more control using a shallow rather than steep batswing?
My little mate Josh, is a 14 year old batter. Josh loves the game and is has one of the best practice ethics in the whole school. A top boy.
MS Dhoni first impressed me on my first India tour back in 2006.
For me, the start of any season brings a huge levels of anticipation, excitement and is also tinged with a few butterflies.
In 2002, I predicted that a 12 year old was, one day, going to play International cricket for England.
He was incredibly skilful with the bat, a fantastic athlete even at that age and had the ability to dominate the game against his peers.
At training it’s easy to “just bowl” for long periods. This is useful for batsmen, but not good for you as a bowler.
Since Twenty20 began, the rate of six hitting has risen by 20%.The trend for power hitting in unmistakable.
How do you get in on this rope clearing action?