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Bat Against Spin with Confidence: Sweeping and Hitting Over the Top

Unless you plan to only face bad spinners, there will come a time when you need to get fancy with your spin game.

This second part of the guide to playing spin gives you more options to use to both rotate the strike and score more boundaries against spinners.

How to Play Spin with Skill and Confidence

Do you struggle with an effective way to bat against spin?

There’s hope because - despite it’s difficulty - there have never been more options. Once you find an approach that works for you, your fear of spin vanishes forever.

Tactics You Should be Using: Pre Death Batting

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What if I told you you can add 50 runs to your first inning score with one tactical change?

It’s possible, because I have seen it happen.

Bounce: The Forgotten Part of Fast Bowling

How much bounce a bowler gets is often ignored in cricket, but it is a crucial factor to how you bowl and how you face different types of bowlers.

In this article Waqas Zafar - cricket analyst - looks at one particular club batsman against two bowlers, who have quite a difference between the bounce they extract from the same surface.

Selecting a Cricket Team is Hard and Thankless: Here is How to Get it Right (Mostly)

Being a selector is difficult whether you are picking the India team or your local club cricket XI. Is there a way to make it easier?

Chase Totals with the Skill of Eion Morgan's England ODI Team

If chasing totals is an art then setting totals is a skill.

Proven Ways to Win More One Day Cricket Games

The limited over shoot out is simple: Most runs win. But as the game has changed so much in recent years, should you revise your team's tactics in the format?

Case Study: Can You Use Control Statistics to Improve Club Cricket Performance?

This season, I have been conducting an experiment with a new way to measure cricket performance: "Batting Control". I have spent a whole club cricket season tracking and reviewing.

So, is control worth adding to your club and school reviews or is it one piece of data too many? Read on to find out.

How to Outthink a Batsman's Strength and Turn it to a Weakness

I watched a fascinating period of play in the 3rd England vs Pakistan Test Match from Headingley. James Vince was being forensically investigated by the excellent Panistani left arm seamers.

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?