I am a very part time spinner. Yet I've claimed the wicket of many a first-class batsman in the nets following an ill advised premeditated advance towards one of my oh-so-friendly off breaks. Lets be honest, we haven't just heard about this, we've all been there ourselves.
You have skied the ball into the air, or the bails are off, and despite your best intentions you are trudging back to the pavilion. Even best best are reduced to average when they premeditate shots.
It's a little like playing a hand of poker without looking at your cards; you may know the situation of the game, you may even know your opponents mentality and style of play, but playing without looking at the cards is a decision shrouded in doubt.
the most important piece of information is the location of the ball. So if you make the decision of which shot you're going to play before you have any clues as to the location and style of delivery being bowled, your chance of executing the shot is reduced.
So if we shouldn't premeditate, what should we do?