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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?

Chance to Play: Working with Parents who Don't Want you to be a Cricketer

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The nightmare has happened: Despite your boundless passion for cricket, you have been told you have no future in the game.

Most likely it is your parents who have put up the barrier.

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?

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.

Khyati Gulani: Listening is a Vital Skill

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

A good listener is always successful in life because they never repeat what they know, rather they learn new things every time. Yet, We have often seen players going to their coaches and keep talking rather than listening.

Four Ways to Connect With Your Cricketers During Reviews

I have become increasingly aware of different learning styles and preferences within teams over the years and have been trying to find different review methods that connect with those different styles.

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?

How to Stop Rain Getting You Down

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How true does this situation sound?

You are ready for a game. You have prepared hard and long. You are keen to put yourself to the test, have some fun and enjoy the challenge. The anticipation is wonderful.

Then it rains.

10,000 Toughness: What Alistair Cook and Steve Waugh Teach Us About Mental Strength

Back in 2006, England coach at the time Duncan Fletcher asked me if we should select the 21 year old, Alistair Cook to open the batting in the first Test Match. I had worked with Cooky with England U15s and despite not being able to hit the ball particularly hard in those days, myself and another coach at the time pushed for his selection amongst physically stronger players who could beat the field with power.

The 15 year old Cook had something that was different. As coaches, we wanted to give that talent the opportunity as it may grow into something special. So, My response to Fletcher in 2006 went a little bit like this,