Mental preparation is often overlooked in cricket. We all say how important it is, then go back to the nets for another hit. But it's simple to improve your mental game without ever having to see a shrink. You simply need to be aware of how to do it.
However, "knowing yourself" is also one of the harder skills to develop as both a player and a person. It can take decades of work. It's about far more than just practicing and hoping you will get spotted the day you score a hundred.
Some people scoff at the idea that the head has anything to do with the physical skills of the game. Yet, these same people are also the ones who applaud the tougness of batsmen who see of a barrage of bouncers, or the determination of a spinner who is under attack from a flashing blade.
The fact is, everyone uses their mind, the only difference is how much you control it or how much it controls you.
So, below is the always updated guide to preparing your mind for cricket, whatever level you play.
Introduction to Mental Game
Having Mental Nets
Ambition and Goal Setting
Other Mental Training Tips
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