Everything is now less and less generalized, but a lot more specialized. Not just specialized by sport, but by individual athlete. That is how they are managing to extend an athlete’s career.
Prasanna Lara: “People must trust the person before they can trust the numbers.” [The Idea-Sharing Project Ep. 05]
A conversation that touches on the days he used to be looked at weirdly, climbing trees in an attempt to get a good shot of the pitch and capture valuable data, to the days when his value began to be appreciated and respected by teams and fans. His relationship with Proteas players both from the
Sports are a complex system that need competition and cooperation to exist hand-in-hand for survival of leagues and sporting codes.
Allan Donald’s focus as a coach is to use all tools available to him to help make others better, to add value to players on all levels.
Certain things happen because of luck. A batter who miscues a shot only for a normally reliable fielder to fumble and drop the catch. A top edge that goes for a four or six. The ball hitting the stumps but failing to dislodge the bails. Or a bowler bowling a poor full-toss that the batter
Good decisions do not guarantee success, all they do is to give us the best possible chance for it. Therefore, judging decisions by their outcome does them a disservice.
More successful teams are more likely to be bold and adventurous. They are more likely to make risky decisions and adopt unconventional tactics because they will get the benefit of the doubt much more often than less successful teams.
Wiggo, as Tim Wigmore is known by a lot of people within the sports-writing community, and cricket circles, is one of those guys you can just down with for a chat. Knowledgeable, easy to chat with and always ready to share what he has learnt along the way.
Very few people can claim to have had a decade similar to Tim Wigmore’s in terms of honours and achievements. In a period replete with honours, Tim has written for ESPNCricinfo, New Statesman, The Economist, The New York Times and FiveThirtyEight. He has also written books, Cricket 2.0: Inside The T20 Revolution and Second XI:
Without a doubt, all professional athletes have the temperament for competing against other extremely talented athletes. But not all of them possess the ability to not only perform at their best but to exceed what many thought possible when confronted by extreme pressure.