Shayamal Vallabhjee

Coaching Philosophy

The science of cricket is forever changing and the one who thinks laterally first will dominate the sport for years to come. I believe in utilizing the latest scientific research and technology to improve ones performance. In addition,  the development of the complete professional cricketer requires a very holistic approach. My philosophy is to leave no stone unturned in the strive for perfection. As O.W. Holmes once said,  "The greatest thing on earth is not so much where we are,  but in what direction we are moving."


  • BA (Sports Science)
  • Hons (Exercise Science) Coursework
  • Dip: Sports and Swedish Massage
  • Dip: Sports Management
  • Speed,  power and stability systems training
  • Advanced First Aid
  • Sports Biomechnanics
  • Strapping and Kinsio-Taping
  • Physio Ball and Dynamic Medicine Ball Trainiing
  • Pilates
  • CSA Accredited Coach


  • Nashua Dolphins Cricket Team with coaches Phil Russell,  Eldine Baptiste, Graham Ford.
  • High Performance Cricket South Africa Squad with Gary Kirsten (current indian coach)
  • South African Womens Cricket Team in 2003
  • Technical Analyst: Indian Cricket Team World Cup 2003 with John Wright
  • Griqua Diamonds Cricket Team with Mickey Arthur
  • Published two books: Cricket IQ, The Handbook of Cricket Drills
  • Speed, Power and Stability systems accredited lecturer

Current Projects

  • Director: Digi Sports. An organisation geared towards performance enhancement in athletes.
  • Strength and Conditioning Specialist: ATP World Tennis Tour
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach: Indian Davis Cup Team
  • Brand Ambassador for Suunto
  • Cricket Consultant: Biomechanics and Conditioning