Towards an Understanding of Mental Toughness in Elite English Cricketers

  title={Towards an Understanding of Mental Toughness in Elite English Cricketers},
  author={Stephen J. Bull and Christopher J. Shambrook and Wil James and J E Brooks},
  journal={Journal of Applied Sport Psychology},
  pages={209 - 227}
Abstract Mental toughness is a critical element in contemporary international cricket. However, little is known beyond the obvious basics of what constitutes mental toughness in an English cricketer. This study addressed two main objectives: 1) develop a greater understanding of what mental toughness is within cricket, and 2) identify how existing mentally tough English cricketers developed their mental toughness. Twelve English cricketers identified as being among the mentally toughest during… 
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