Batting can be a tricky business, as every amateur knows. At the elite level, it is almost impossible. At 90mph it takes a cricket ball around 500 milliseconds to travel from one end of the wicket to the other. That, the physiologist Benjamin Libet proved, is almost exactly as long as it takes the human mind to complete all the processes needed to produce what he called “a settled field of awareness”. To put it another way, a cricket ball moves as quickly as human consciousness. Which doesn’t give you much time to think about a cover drive, much less play it.
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Posted on 11/10/2013