"Cutting Edge Cricket" brings together unrivalled advice on playing and coaching cricket from 38 of Australia's most legendary players and coaches. Covering every aspect of cricket, you will learn and appreciate how the greatest players in Australia's cricket history reached the pinnacle of their game. From reading "Cutting Edge Cricket", you will be able to provide ways and means of enhancing your team's daily training and match play. "Cutting Edge Cricket" not only contains the best drills for batting, bowling, fielding and wicketkeeping, it also offers best practice strategies for captains and coaches to lead their team to success. The illustrious list of contributors includes the following: Captains - Greg Chappell, Mark Taylor, Belinda Clark and Bob Simpson; National Coaches - John Buchanan, Tim Nielsen and Tom Moody; and, Players - Justin Langer (batsman), Merv Hughes (fast bowler), Ashley Mallett (spin bowler) and Ian Healy (wicketkeeper). Soak up the stories and benefit from the wisdom of the great players and coaches from this most successful cricket nation.
Frank Pyke has been at the forefront of sport science, sports administration and elite athlete development in Australia for more than thirty years. Following a professional sporting career playing both football and cricket, he pursued an academic path helping to develop sport, sport science and physical education. Dr Ken Davis has played cricket at the top level, coached players in the Australian's women team and provided assistance to players as a sport psychologist.
Chapter 1. Physical Preparation; Chapter 2. Mental Preparation; Chapter 3. Batting; Chapter 4. Bowling; Chapter 5. Fielding; Chapter 6. Wicketkeeping; Chapter 7. Skill Practice Principles and Formats; Chapter 8. Team Leadership and Management; Chapter 9. Team Culture; Chapter 10. Science and Technology; Chapter 11. Cricket in the Future.