What Tendulkar's Reaction to Getting Out Teaches You About Batting

When Sachin Tendulkar was bowled for 17 in the 2nd Test against New Zealand he did something unusual.

Normally the Little Master walks off quietly, thoughtfully and focused.

This time he swung his bat in frustration.

Sounds like a tiny change?

Yes, but it shows something from which we can all learn as batters.

Only he can know what made the difference, but it showed a crack in the temperament of one of the greatest batsmen of all time.

Indian Cricket Fitness Gym Workout

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This series is part of the Cricket Fitness Workouts monthly series. For the full list, click here.

Everyone knows how important it is to be fit as a cricketer. Modern Indian professionals now train in the gym 3-4 times a week regularly. Even the old school stalwart Rahul Dravid once said "It's important to stay and look fit to be able to play for the country."

And The Wall is absolutely right.

How to Bowl at 161kph

This is a guest article from Tom Matcham

No country can consistently produce fast bowlers.

Why?

It’s clearly desirable and clearly possible: the West Indies proved this in the 1980s. With all the science and coaching effort being put into understanding cricket, why do we understand bowling so poorly?

We are not training our bowlers correctly. We have not learnt enough from older, wiser sports, and this is evident in our variable results.

In fact, bowling over 161kph should not be a particularly exceptional achievement.

Lateral Lunge: Ideal for Fielders, Ideal for All

The lateral lunge works similar muscle groups as the anterior lunge in last weeks’ article.

Lunge Your Way to Cricketing Success

Last week we discussed the power of the lunge pattern in improving cricket performance. This week we look at the technique for good lunging.

The forward lunge simulates movements that we make in cricket when we bat, bowl, field and keep wicket as well as being the starting point for the development of speed and stability: two vital components within any athletic performance.

 

 

The Single Best Exercise for Cricket

I was asked an interesting question the other day;

“What is the one best physical exercise for cricket?”

Now, fitness is more than one exercise.

A programme would incorporate numerous drills, exercises, aerobic training, anaerobic training, strength, power, core, weights and many other elements to boot.

Fitness Toolkit: How to Coach Strength into Cricketers

Good cricketers are strong.

They may not look like big chested hulks (although some like Kallis, Flintoff and Irfan Pathan come close) but to bowl quick, put revs on the ball or hit the ball hard you need to have strength.

The pros have strength coaches to plan their every gym visit. Grass-roots coaches and their players may not even have access to a gym.

But that doesn't mean you need to ignore the usefulness of strength training in your sessions.

Fitness Toolkit: How to Stop Injuries Before They Happen

In the old days if you got an injury you just shrugged, put it down to bad luck and waited for it to heal up.

Some people still do that.

But the clever guys (that's you, because you are reading this) know some things can be headed off at the pass.

You can stop an injury before it happens.

We know this because researchers have looked into the influence of posture on rate of injury. They found that certain postural triggers - the way you hold yourself when moving and still - lead to more injuries.

Cricket Fitness Workout: Warm Up

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In this series, we give you a sample workout you can use from the extensive database of cricket fitness programmes at PitchVision Academy. To see the full list, click here.

As this is a new series, we will start with the warm up. That’s because - for most cricketers - the warm up is the last thing on the list when it comes to improving skill or fitness.

Cricket Fitness Workouts: Introduction

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 This is a series where we reveal some real workouts you can do to improve your cricket fitness.

Here we will delve into a plan that gives you exercises, sets, reps and rest for every type of player from the beginner to those hoping to become a professional.

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