Batsman looks for patience
Yorkshire batsman Harry Brook will learn to control his natural aggression when it comes to his batting next season.
The England Under-19 skipper was playing grade cricket in Australia over the winter and the purpose was for him to work on the patient side of his game, rather than his usual swashbuckling style.
On the eve of a new county season with the White Rose, he is hoping to break through the 1,00-run barrier in the championship and believes his time Down Under has served him well.
“I loved every minute of it (in Sydney),” he said. “To be able to play through the winter and get more experience out there on different pitches and against different players was really good.
“We did well up until Christmas, my team, but then we struggled afterwards a bit. In fact, they haven’t won a game since Christmas. I felt good at the crease. I felt I batted really well.
“The whole point of going out there was to try and improve and get better as a cricketer and a bloke as well. One of my main aims going out to Australia was to improve my patience."
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