Cricket is a deceivingly demanding sport; players spend a long day on their feet, there are periodic fast sprints when batting, chasing down a ball, and bowling, plus various dynamic movements such as leaping, throwing, and turning quickly. Plus, you don't want to be tired when facing a fast bowler!!
CRICKET FITNESS IN THE NEWS....
ICC High Performance Manager Richard Done has stressed Associate countries must make fitness a top priority if they want to be competitive. Done was echoing the comments of Scotland coach Andy Moles, currently working as head coach at the ICC's Winter Training Camp (WTC) in Pretoria, who said that players have to become fit to play cricket rather than getting fit by playing cricket.
"It really is vital that all players with aspirations to play in the ICC Cricket World Cup increase their base levels of fitness because that will allow them to realise their potential. It will allow them to maintain their level of performance for longer, increasing their concentration and endurance, and that is something each player will have to do if they want to do themselves justice on the world's biggest cricketing stage."