Cap­tain­likeJoe

Use Root’s wis­dom to steady your club side on a sticky wicket

Men's Fitness - - Features | Joe Root -

Sce­nario #1 Your star bats­man is in a ter­ri­ble run. You’re stand­ing at the other end – what do you say to him to get him out of his rut? ROOT’S AD­VICE

I’d say, “Good luck mate”, then I’d tell him to swing as hard as he can and just try and get to 20 and take it from there.

Sce­nario #2

You’re in the mid­dle with a new guy and can see he’s a bit ner­vous. How do you set­tle him down and help get his game go­ing?

ROOT’S AD­VICE

I’d tell him to take a cou­ple of balls and get used to it – don’t worry about scor­ing straight away. Just re­lax into it.

Sce­nario #3

You lose three wick­ets in your first three overs of a Twenty20 match. What do you say to the num­ber five as he goes out to bat?

ROOT’S AD­VICE

“Just play your nat­u­ral game. You’ll be fine.”

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