Team forming practices of cricket

We love cricket and enjoy watching it on TV or live on the field. We talk about it frequently. Cricket has become an elevating and passionate game. But, the Cricket is more than just the sport. Like any other sports cricket offers notable lessons for team forming, even for leadership also.  We can make use of these lessons in our lives also.

Here is a list of experiential lessons from Cricket that we can become skilled at and put into practice in our lives:

All are one, and one is all

Yeah, all eleven players need to fire in as one to win the game. The individual brilliancy doesn’t work, but it is the team that wins the match. Imagine yourself  taking a run with no  partner moving out of the crease. Or imagine taking wickets without fielders. It’s the same with your work teams. No person can gain the match a super achievement. It is the team forming that wins.

Cover weakness and exhibit strength

Each person of the team carries strength as well as  weak points. A great team or any member of the team tries to exhibit their strengths concealing their weak areas. This is the reason that the sluggish fielders are placed in the third-man position or the fine leg to make sure that their flaws are not out in the open.  A good team knows their strengths and positions in the accurate part.

Let the expert take over

It is often noticed that in the terminated overs, some players never risks to take a single as it would depict the non-striker, especially if he is not a standard batsman. Now, this does not suggest that the chance is not being given and that any player hogs all the attention. It only indicates  that in desperate situations, the expert assumes and finishes. Good teams let the expert take over and do not desire for own acclamation. It is the team that comes first.

Watch each other’s back

There are more than a few examples where the players need to watch out and support of the other team member. When the batsman hits the ball behind the wicket, the running call is made by the non-striker. The batsman just trusts the call and starts running.

There are lots of other examples where it can be said that team is the spirit of the game, not the individual.

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