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Benefits of Indoor Cricket

THE BEST TEST PLAYERS LEARNT THEIR SKILLS PLAYING INDOOR CRICKET

  • Improves Fielding
  • Sharpens Reflexes
  • Maximises Skills Quickly
  • Enhances Batting & Bowling
  • Boosts Hand Eye Coordination

 

ryan-harris-211210For those who think that indoor cricket is a world apart from the outdoor version – think again.

Numerous Australian representatives in both the men’s and women’s cricket teams have either gotten their start with indoor cricket or have participated at some point; with many crediting indoor cricket with improving their reflexes and mobility as well as honing both batting and bowling skills.

One such cricketer is former Australian and Queensland Pace bowler Ryan Harris. Harris played indoor cricket in the early stages of his career with the South Australian Redbacks and still very much believes in the benefits of playing both forms of the game. “I found it really helped me, my accuracy in hitting the stumps, my reflexes and the like. There are a few little minor points that are different, but in general it’s pretty good for the outdoor game.” Harris said.

Current Perth Scorchers quick Nathan Rimmington is another prime example of a cricketer who began his career with the indoor format and says the skills he learnt early on have contributed to his success in the outdoor form of the game. “Playing indoor cricket for me was great, it taught me a lot about how to control the ball when I was bowling and it definitely improved my agility and reflexes. It’s also a very social game and a great way to meet people which I really enjoyed”. Rimmington also credits indoor cricket, which he played solely until he was 15, for nurturing his bowling variety. It’s this variety which has proven to be one of Rimmington’s greatest weapons when playing the increasingly popular format of Twenty20 cricket.

Former Australian Test batsman Justin Langer is another who says indoor cricket has “huge benefits” for players wanting to hone their skills for the traditional game. In particular, Langer credits indoor

cricket for developing the freakish and outstanding fielding abilities of Mark and Steve Waugh. “The three best fielders I have ever seen are the Waugh brothers and former Australian Captain Michael Clarke – and they were all brought up playing indoor cricket,” Langer said.

Langer, who is the current Western Warriors and Perth Scorchers Coach and previously batting coach for the Australian Cricket Team, played indoor cricket as a youngster and said it played a major role in the success he experienced during his outdoor career.

CONTACT HIGH PERFORMANCE CRICKET TASMANIA FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED

Dynamic Sports Holdings Pty Ltd
trading as
High Performance Cricket Tasmania

Kingborough Indoor Cricket Centre
Kingston View Drive
Kingston, Tasmania,
Australia 7050

T. (03) 6229 7863

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