Australian captain Meg Lanning offers virtual hitting class for Ireland team

DUBLIN: World-winning Australian captain Meg Lanning has used overtime in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic to provide a virtual batting class to the Irish women's cricket team.

Lanning joined former Ireland captain Isobel Joyce on the initiative that took place this week to help players keep their skills sharp during the forced break of cricket.

The duo touched on various topics, including mental preparation for a great game, selection of shots, and a T20I century analysis of the Australian captain against England last year.

The session was chaired by the head coach of the Irish women's team Ed Joyce and also featured Australia Chief Matthew Mott.

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Every time you get to pick the brains of seasoned cricketers like Meg and Isobel it's valuable, and I know our entire team enjoyed this unique opportunity, said Ireland Captain Laura Delany.

People often underestimate the mental aspect of the game, and both players discussed the importance of mental preparation before a game and how to keep a clear mind and focus on the field, said in a statement from Cricket Ireland.

It was exceptionally generous of Meg to contribute her time to the session, particularly given that it was the evening in Australia when she joined the masterclass, said coach Ed Joyce.

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