With every ball of every cricket match on video these days, how do you avoid overload?
Good batting sides build innings. And that means having nous.
Most people think you need a demon pace bowler with pace or a wily spinner to run through a team. The real way to destroy things is to use the wrecking ball in the opposition's head. Batting collapses are mental.
When you hit nets you often feel no pressure. When you bat in a game you feel all the pressure.
Taking wickets is about more than just good bowling and fielding.
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?
Holding the ball cross seam is horrifying to swing bowlers, but vital on good batting days.
I would not call myself particularly old fashioned in my approach to coaching batting yet I have really enjoyed the purist first week of the ICC Champions Trophy.
Our captain, the canny character, has a saying. "Just bowl dots". Does this tactic really work?
Every bowler, whether they admit it or not, knows how many wickets they have taken.