SHES PhD supports England U-19 Cricket Team on Bangladesh Tour

ECB funded PhD student, James Bell, will be travelling with the England U-19 cricket team on their upcoming tour of Bangladesh. This is a crucial part of the U-19's preparation for next year's World Cup in Brisbane, Australia. The team will be playing seven One Day Internationals in three different venues.

During the tour James will be working with the players on their mental preparation strategies to develop their ability to perform under the intense pressure of international competition. Bangladesh has been specifically chosen as a venue because of the many challenges it will provide for the players on and off the pitch. As a result James will work closely with the coaches to ensure that opportunities are taken to enhance the player's mental toughness.

Publication date: 16 January 2012