Stuart Broad consulting psychologist
England cricket team is all set to take on West Indies in the next month on the English soil and the upcoming series will be played without any spectators because of coronavirus. Ahead of the series England Stuart Broad has expressed his worry as he’s concerned about the new normal.
“It is a worry for me because I know that I perform at my best as a player when the game is at its most exciting and when the game needs changing. I also know that there are certain scenarios that bring the worst out of me as a cricketer and that is when I feel the game is just floating along and there is nothing on it,” Broad was quoted as saying by BBC Sport.
Meanwhile, the 34-year old cricketer revealed that he already had spoken to a psychologist regarding how to cope with such situation on the field. “International cricket certainly will be more of a mental test to make sure each player is right up for the battle. And I’m very aware of that. I’ve already spoken to our sports psychologist about creating a bit of a mindset around making sure I can get my emotions up to where they need to be at my best,” he added.
He vowed to train his brain properly before the series begins and he is currently working on that in training. He said, “I have got to make sure that I train my brain to not get into that mindset of, ‘nothing is happening here, I can’t see anyone. I have got to be able to make sure my brain is in Test match mode. I’m not saying I’ve got that right yet, I’m still working on that in training. Training has been intense as it always is but that is because this is how we always train, without crowds.”