Tahlia McGrath’s amazing rise as an all rounder for Australia is all because of her psychologist according to her. The Women of the series against India earlier this month, is now playing for the Adelaide Strikers in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL). Her team remains unbeaten so far, and the 25 year old seems to be in great form.
She described the pressure that’s put on by others and yourself when you’re so young and playing for your country and one of the best clubs in the WBBL.
Debuting at the young age of 21, McGrath recently put her average up to 79 runs, and also took 4 wickets against India, proving her importance in that middle order.
“It’s taken me a while and it’s been a frustrating journey with lots of little glimpses and starts, but not consistent enough,” McGrath said. “But it’s just been simplifying how I go about my cricket.
“I’ve matured a lot as a batter and learned how to construct my innings a lot better, especially in T20 cricket. That’s literally keeping it as simple as possible, playing to my strengths and not over-complicating things which I have fallen into the trap of before.”
“Initially I was a bit hesitant, thinking I’m not sure how much I can get a benefit out of that,” McGrath said. “But he did a few group sessions with us, I liked what he said and had a few one-on-one sessions and it’s gone from there.”