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Score Runs More Quickly with One Simple Change

We have all heard good old coaching advice: Wait for the bad ball and put it away. But there is another way.

How to Bat Against a Ring Field

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Picture the scene: You walk in to bat. A medium pace bowler stands at his mark while you take guard. You look around and see the classic ring field: everyone saving the single.

The Total Guide to Preparing for Different Pitch Conditions

Do you worry that batting indoors will ruin your outdoor form? Have you got a game coming up on a different type of wicket from your home pitch?

This is the guide for you.

More Sixes Are Raining Down Than Ever: Here's How to Join the Cricket Revolution

Since Twenty20 began, the rate of six hitting has risen by 20%.The trend for power hitting in unmistakable.

How do you get in on this rope clearing action?

Can You Grow a Will to Win in Your Cricket Team?

I’m sure you have heard the phrase “wanted it more”.

It pops up in cricket post-match interviews when a result is unexpected. Ireland beating Pakistan in 2007 is one example.

Is it a meaningless cliché or truth?

Play the Forward Defence to Improve Batting Strike Rate

We are all well drilled in playing the forward defence, playing it to prevent the bowler from taking a wicket. In fact, it's a lot more useful than that.

Playing defensively spans everything from "none shall pass" drop to the feet, through to a defensive push that is designed to score runs. It's a shot with nuance that requires skill and practice to get right. ANd if you do it will increase your strike rate!

So, it's time to give the forward defence the time and respect it deserves and learn to play with both soft and hard hards to make more of those balls you can't smash.

Four Ways to Use Your Crease to Upset Bowlers

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When a bowler is in rhythm they are in control, so it’s your job as a batsman to find ways to disrupt that balance.

 

Cricket Tactics You Should be Using: Fluid Batting Order

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 How do you feel about your place in the batting order?

Does the Way You Play Cricket Make You A River or A Frozen Rope?

There are two types of cricketers: rivers and frozen rope. Which are you?

 

Lessons from Perth Scorchers Big Bash Triumph

Perth Scorchers are the most successful Big Bash team. They won the 2016–17 tournament with a canter in the final.

Is there anything we can take from their approach?

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