#67 - How can I be more consistent with my line and length?

QUESTION

How can I be more consistent with my line and length?


ANSWER

Hey,

You can achieve greater consistency in a few ways such as having a strong wrist position, a repeatable action and bowling enough. But I’d like to focus on something which I believe a lot of bowlers subconsciously struggle with; keeping it simple.

As bowlers, we have an aggressive mindset and want to get batsmen out with every ball that we bowl. In doing so, we complicate things for ourselves. Remember, cricket is about simplicity and the simpler our process, the easier our execution becomes.

We asked Tino Best if he could go back in time, what one thing would he add to his game: his response was, “consistency”. He said that most times he allowed his emotions to take over and he mixed his bowling up a lot but looking back, he would just be more consistent at bowling outside that off stump channel. Please listen to that podcast on our website or look out for the Pace Bite in the near future.

So my advice to you would be to have a clear mind and be patient and consistent.

I hope that helps.

All the best.


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