The national cricket team is no stranger to the familiar script of losing flurry of wickets in the earlier stage of the game leading to collapses. Not only Bangladesh but recently Sri Lanka was bowled out for 82 in the first Test against England. What causes these pressure? Our Albab Masud probes further into the common motif of collapses and pressure cooker situations.
The main reason behind this is, in football, rugby or any other intense sports within five minutes of the game your body is warmed up and the initial nerves you have are overtaken by an extremely high heart rate. The same can be said about bowlers in cricket, after the initial Harmison delivery, most bowlers find their rhythm and hardly ever falls victim to pressure, most likely due to the superior heart rate.
May be something for the coaches to take note? Our players are too often seen frolicking in the dressing room instead of warming-up with light cardio before walking to the crease.