Category Archives: Skills

Spin Bowling Strategy #1

Being asked to deliver a class on spin bowling to an attentive and enthusiastic audience of students in Bangalore presented some initial daunting concerns. What would be possible that a cricket coach from outside of India teach the locals? Particularly … Continue reading

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Does The Bat Hit The Ball Or Does The Ball Hit The Bat?

Does the bat hit the ball or does the ball hit the bat? Where does the intent and ascendancy in this contest originate? The question arose during a conversation with a fast bowler (clocked at 144+ kmh) at first class … Continue reading

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Batting Ugly

Invariably over the course of a season, conditions shall emerge from the unknown that inhibit logical and established batting methods. Skills honed by countless hours of hitting balls from machine, bowler, throw downs, drop balls, under arms and “Amla drills” … Continue reading

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The Left Arm Orthodox Spinner – What Else Can He Bring?

An essential part of many a bowling structure is the left arm orthodox spinner to provide variation in angle and ability to turn the ball away from right hand batsmen. Personally, childhood memories invoke the mysterious wizardry of the turban … Continue reading

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Skills Bank #1 – Touch

A “Skills Bank” can be defined as an ongoing active investment in the basic technical principles to establish a foundation of skill. This can apply to any of the skill aspects involved in cricket to form the basis of training … Continue reading

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