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What Makes a Good Cricket Captain

What makes a good cricket captain
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A cricket captain should have many qualities to be successful. A good cricket captain is the one who knows his teammates well, can handle pressure and has leadership qualities to lead the team.

A good cricket captain has to know his teammates. He must know the weaknesses and strengths of each and every player on the team. The captain is the one responsible for allocating the positions during the cricket match. The captain should have the ability to choose the best possible opening bowlers, and the best possible opening batsmen in the beginning of the game. In addition, the captain also needs to decide whether he wants to bat or bowl, and this decision should also depend on how his teammates will play on the pitch that is given. There are other hundreds of decisions during the match that the captain has to take. These decisions will be based on how each team member plays. Many cricket matches have been won because of the decisions made by the captains, during the match.

A good cricket captain also knows how to handle pressure. The captain is one player that will be under pressure most of the times. The captain is the one who takes the responsibility for the win/loss. There are also situations where the captain needs to make critical decisions. If the captain gets nervous, he will get confused. This is why the captain must be able to play under pressure. The captain is also the player that has to motivate his teammates. He has to maintain a positive environment, even when the match is not going their way. The captain has to set the example for his teammates by playing his best under pressure.

A captain needs leadership qualities to lead the team. The captain is the one that is in charge of the team. He must know how to get the players to perform their best. He must also understand the needs of all his teammates. Good leaders are also good listeners. The captain should listen to the needs and wants of his players. He should be able to keep every single member of his team satisfied. He must also be able to make all players play for the team, and not individually. All these things can only be done when the captain of the team has leadership qualities.

In conclusion, successful cricket captains are the ones that know their teammates, don’t get nervous during tough situations and have leadership qualities to control the team and keep all teammates satisfied.


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