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Improve Your Fast Bowling Run Up Speed with These Drills

What do we want a fast bowler’s run up to achieve?

We already know from my last article that run up speed is a great way to bowl faster. So let’s look in more detail at the run up.

The Inside Track on Cricket Shoes

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You under-appreciate your feet.

Reduce Injury in Fast Bowlers by Managing Workload

The Easy Guide to Strength and Conditioning for Cricket

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Fear.

It’s a natural reaction to the unknown and a way of protecting yourself. But your job isn’t to live in fear of negative results, it’s to improve.

And that means learning some of the basics of general fitness alongside cricket skills.

Cricket Catching Agility Drill

This is a useful cricket catching drill for smaller spaces where you also want to improve athletic ability. 
 
The sideways shuffling allows you to develop speed and mobility, useful in a number of cricket situations. The catching just makes it fun!
 

How to Warm Up for Cricket

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How to Warm Up for CricketBy now we know that cricket warm ups are a great way to prepare your body for play and reduce the chance of injury.

Khyati Gulani: Preventing Injuries in Women's Cricket

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This is a guest article from new contributor, Khyati Gulani. Khyati is an ex-cricketer now coaching state and academy cricket in Delhi.

Women cricketers are more prone to injury than men.

Improve Your Throwing Power with the Med Ball Push

The second ball throwing drill in this series is the med ball push. Catch up with previous articles on throwing drills here and here.

This is drill to the drills often used by fast bowling coaches. Yet it used used to develop an understanding of how the body generates speed through the body and into our hands for many of the other disciplines.

Two Essential Wicketkeeping Drills for Powerful Posture

“Stay down!”

It’s the age old call of the coach; often used as a go-to phrase when something has gone wrong and they’re not entirely sure what.

Maintaining a body position that keeps the keepers head close to the height and line of the ball is important, so how can we help?

Does Being Muscle Bound Really Kill Your Cricket Technique?

I used to play cricket with a bodybuilder. He was a huge guy with muscles like Volkswagen Beatles trying to park. He was a good club batsman and accurate medium pace bowler too. Could he have been better if he spent less time in the gym and more time in the nets?

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