The next phase to follow the recently published T20 Game Plan for Batting is the Bowling component.
A previous post on the T20 master of control – Yasir Arafat -gives a close insight to the preparation and thinking involved along with perfection in the action needs little tinkering or alteration. His point of difference being able to introduce subtle changes of angle or pace that deceive the willow wielder into error.
BOWLING: “STAY IN CONTROL”
Strategy – dot ball pressure, plan before start over, close each over out, zero extras
• First over bowled into the wind, last over they have to hit into wind
• First ball best ball, ready to start well (rehearse as needed – use mid on / off for 6 balls)
• Execute delivery variations with supported field placement – “think before begin”
• Close the over out if on top to maintain pressure – 5th and 6th ball awareness
• No Balls & Wides – ZERO, NIL, NOTHING
• No consecutive boundaries
• Dot balls target = 60 total
• Take the 10 – all wickets available
• BOWL DRY = READY TO ATTACK
Lasith Malinga v Mahendra Dhoni, T20 World Cup Final – does not get much better than this.