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"He talked it up and so he got met"

England were getting hammered in Australia in 2013-14. Brett Lee, the retired Australian fast bowler who hadn't bowled more than 4 overs in a match since the middle of 2012, took up Piers Morgan's bravado on social media and a battle...Show More Summary

How to Build Resilient Cricketers

7 hours agoSports / Cricket : Harrowdrive

The final piece in the mental toughness jigsaw is resilience. Players scoring high in resilience have a great ability to bounce back strongly after any disappointment. Their confidence remains bulletproof for a long period of time, which protects them from the ups and downs of self-belief. These players have a positive attitude towards the future. Show More Summary

Play Better Cricket by Simplifying, Not Reducing

Simplicity is good, but you can over-simplify and that's a barrier to your best performance. Take the example of the advice to "just watch the ball". This gives you the freedom to stop worrying about technique and play on your instincts. Show More Summary

The Fourth Spinner

You can never have enough tweakers when playing in Sharjah.

How to Reach Your Genetic Potential for Cricket

2 days agoSports / Cricket : Harrowdrive

Is there anything more tragic than the talented player who wastes his ability? This person plays effortlessly when everything is working, but too many days on the pitch are missed with low scores or average bowling spells. If you can...Show More Summary

Cricket Show 287: Competition Winner

3 days agoSports / Cricket : Harrowdrive

This week's winner of the Cricket Show podcast question competition is Wilson. He wins a free coaching course from PitchVision Academy. The winning question was, "I want to know when to bowl variations during an over." Listen to theShow More Summary

Make Cricket Practice Constructive with this Boxing Drill

3 days agoSports / Cricket : Harrowdrive

This is a guest article from Matt Thompson, Cricket Performance Director at Cardiff Metropolitan University. For more of Matt's work, find him on twitter and read his blog. Picture the scene. It's time for training. You, as a batsman, have your regular opportunity for a constructive practice session with your coach or fellow team mates. Show More Summary

Sri Lanka vs England 2014 Live Streaming Online

Sri Lanka vs England 2014 LIVE STREAMING: Watch Cricket Online Sri Lanka vs England (SL vs Eng) Live Cricket Streaming Watch Online Sri Lanka vs England Live Streaming here. Sri Lanka has a busy time in the forthcoming month. It had a tour of England already planned from before which is due to take place between […]

On The Mysterious Impact Index

The Impact Index is one or many or all (since this is a post about a system of cricket stats) of the following:1. It is an "organic and holistic analytics system in cricket."2. It is an "analytics system used in the game of cricket to determine the accurate worth of a player's performance, in a match, team and career context."3. Show More Summary

Cricket Show S5 Episode 44: When to Bowl Variations

6 days agoSports / Cricket : Harrowdrive

The headlines are often grabbed by bowler's with great variations, yet it's easy to get confused about when to best use the variations you have, be they bouncer, yorker, arm ball or googly. Mark Garaway, Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe...Show More Summary

PV/VIDEO Weekly Highlights: Pressure? What Pressure?

6 days agoSports / Cricket : Harrowdrive

Welcome to the PV/VIDEO Digest, your highlights summary of the weeks best videos from PitchVision Interactive You can share these videos by email or onto facebook, and post your comments right here: From serious analysis to Friday fun. Show More Summary

Heart in the Oven, Head in the Fridge: Coaching Control in Critical Game Moments

The next element in our guide to recognising and developing mental toughness in our players relates to "Critical Moment Control" (CMC). What is CMC? It's often described by the quote "heart in the oven and head in the fridge". Players high in CMC always make the right judgements under pressure. Show More Summary

Tossing It Up

Ish Sodhi gives it some air, and just a little bit of tongue.

Golden Haired Wonder

Ellyse Perry puts her back (and head) into it.

Is it Time to Stop This Dangerous Bowling Machine Drill?

Coach Gary Palmer wants to know your opinion on how to train playing the short ball. Are we pushing the boundaries of safety? The bowling machine is one of the best coaching tools. These machines are ideal constructing, enhancing, maintaining...Show More Summary

What to do at Open Cricket Nets

How do you train when the coach or captain says "do what you like, just get something meaningful done"? Modern coaches are all about giving players freedom to train. This means you need to be self-reliant as a player and work out your own training, even at group sessions. Show More Summary

Creating New Pontings: Coaching Inner Drive

2 weeks agoSports / Cricket : Harrowdrive

Last week I introduced the 4 elements that define mental toughness. Today we move on to understanding and developing "Inner Drive". Players scoring high on inner drive are completely self-motivated individuals in any given situation. They...Show More Summary

Simple Target Setting for Cricket Teams

2 weeks agoSports / Cricket : Harrowdrive

We know the importance of targets in winning games of cricket these days. Breaking things down to make them feel easier is a proven step to success. So, what are some good targets to set for teams? I'd like to get your feedback on what you feel has worked for you in the past, so please leave a comment below. Show More Summary

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