#29 - I’m struggling with my run up. As I approach the crease, I adjust my run up speed to avoid no balls. How can I overcome this?

QUESTION FROM VISWA

I’m struggling with my run up. As I approach the crease, I adjust my run up speed to avoid no balls. How can I overcome this?


ANSWER

Hey Viswa,

This is very common with bowlers who don’t have confidence in their run up. My advice to you would be to work on your run up in practice; mark it and then bowl 4-5 overs with someone standing as an umpire. Once you know that your run-up is fine and you’re not overstepping, you need to remind yourself that IT IS FINE.

The adjustment you’re making at the end of your run-up is a mental block. Do enough work away from the middle to give you the confidence to not worry about it when you are in the middle!

I hope that helps my friend.

All the best.


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