Skip to main content

5 Renewed Aspects On View For Pandemic Hit International Cricket

MPL [CPD] IN

CRICKET CAPER | INDIA V ENGLAND

Two teams, one representing the home of cricket where the rules were formalised and the other -- characterising the modern, richest board in the world -- are set for a face-off starting February 5.

MPL [CPD] INBoth teams are riding on the back of similar highs - away victories. England have thrashed Sri Lanka 2-0 in a Test series using a strategised mix of rookies and experience. India, forced to push inexperienced youngsters onto the field to face a world famed bowling attack, returned 2-1 series winners. 

Both teams set several records during their respective series triumphs. And both had youngsters and seniors who wore resilience on their sleeves that broke the opposition's resolve.


Here are 5 renewed aspects the current England and India teams are playing their sport with:

1. Playing With Templates

Firstcry [CPS] IN

England have shown that short preparation time, missing first-choice players and losing tosses are not deterrents for this Joe Root-led team. Their focus and template instead is to deal with pressure by showing resilience, be calm and poised.

Their head coach, captain and bowling, batting coaches then chart out strategies that'll suit the conditions they are facing. The final act is to galvanise the entire team, especially the youngsters to step out on the field and express their skills.

Team India, with head coach Ravi Shastri, have had strategies against Australia worked on since July 2020 as revealed by bowling coach Bharat Arun in an interview. They did not seem to be working initially.

A shaming defeat at Adelaide and injuries to preferred Test players triggered them to follow a template. Drinks carrying players on the tour joined few seniors in embracing the CIA (Character, Intent, Attitude) qualities guided by a calm and composed stand-in skipper, Ajinkya Rahane. 

The 2-1 series win prompted a section of the media and a couple of corporate head honchos to use this experience down under as templates for the corporate world to emulate from.

2. Player Rotation, planned and forced?

JOCKEY [CPS] IN

England's thinktank have embarked on a planned player rotation programme, primarily to help their players, especially those figuring in all formats to manage their workload and mental health without any breakdown.

On their part, India were forced to rotate players owing to injury to those from the preferred 11.

Such accidental developments are now sure to make the India cricket board and thinktank work on preparing a suitable rotation plan, especially for their key players, batsmen and bowlers, who also play most of their Indian Premier League (IPL) matches.

3. Virtual Audience And Fans

The pandemic, due to Covid-19 and social distancing norms have initiated a new era - play cricket with little or no in-person attendance at the stadiums.

Teams have accepted the virtual world starting the IPL 2020 played in the United Arab Emirates. Players are content with claps and few shouts of encouragement from teammates in the dugout.

The captains and star performers seem a little happy having to respond to the media using the digital platform.

4. Social Following And Interaction

England, Australia and India have players who are robustly active on the social media. 

A few senior players or the previous school of thought continue to be cautious and formal with their social media accounts and handles.

However, the younger lot are comfortable seeing their fanbase shoot up at a frenetic pace with every headline-worthy performance on the field. 

They probably also realise that this popularity is likely to attract bigger brand endorsement deals.

Couple of senior players, such as Ravichandran Ashwin and Australian David Warner have chosen contrasting paths. 

Ashwin has decided to stick to cricket on his YoutTuve channel. His channel's USP is to invite former greats such as Sunil Gavaskar for a chat. 

Warner is happy creating and posting dance videos that also feature his wife and daughters, shaking legs to songs in Telugu. His strategy seems to be working, drawing fans from Andhra Pradesh, where he is the skipper of the Sunrisers Hyderabad. 

5. WTC A New Goal To Aim For

Their respective series wins have placed both England and India into strong contention for the final of the World Test Championship to be played in England, now deferred from June 10 to June 18.

The WTC has instilled in these two teams and New Zealand an additional zeal to play and aim for. The biggest positive for the sport is that despite all the setback thrown at by the pandemic, the final that'll be the ICC's inaugural event, is likely to be played.

First two attempts in 2013 and 2017 failed to materialise.

Times Prime [CPA] IN


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Where To Buy Home Furniture And More? [Coupon Code]

UNITED STATES   Sprucing up your home at a comfortable price has got easier! Click on pic and Save $60 for 3 Piece Outdoor Sofa Set with code: Save60 👆 Getting the right furniture pieces that look good for the price compared to others can be tough. You want to invest in furniture that is exactly what you want and how you imagined it'll look. You also desire them to be comparatively cheaper and have excellent quality. And if you are ordering them online, you are concerned about the satisfactory packaging and shipment for the $ you spend. The Alphamarts is on a mission to satisfy you with all things home, patio and more, all in one place at affordable options. Your BIGGEST BENEFITS apart from great quality and an amazing deal on price are: free shipping for all orders, friendly and expert customer satisfaction team that's on hand 7 days a week and secure processing of your payment information. If you have your eye on clearance, they have it here: Up to 40% o

ICC Cricket World Cup Schedule and Ticket prices

Image and content credit:   https://tickets.cricketworldcup.com/ticketingInfo.html and  https://www.icc-cricket.com To convert £ into INR click here

Know How! noho Earth-Friendly, Planet-Kind Revolutionary Furniture For You With Best Deal

EARTH-FRIENDLY, PLANET-KIND Do you sit healthier? Not bodily healthier. Or posture healthier. Furniture healthier? Have you looked at and sat in a chair that doesn't cost our Earth? If you feel discomfort at the thought that you are right now sitting in a non-eco-friendly chair, you are not alone. noho, a company b orn in Aotearoa New Zealand, felt this discomfort. So they set out researching, creating earth-friendly, planet-kind furniture, especially chairs that have your back! noho, in New Zealand's indigenous Māori means to sit, stay, dwell, live.  The company says "It embodies a fundamental belief in kinship and connection between humans and the natural world (kaitiakitanga)." Purpose Primary, Profit Secondary Their research led them to partner with eco-innovators Aquafil, whose ECONYL regeneration process turns recovered fishing nets and end-of-use carpets into regenerated nylon. noho then uses this material to create life-enriching furniture, thereby, repurposi