Molly Strano | Finding Enjoyment in High Performance

The Inside Edge

11-09-2020 • 49 mins

Molly Strano is an Australian off-spinner and well known as one of the great characters of the game. She is the reigning domestic player of the year & leading all-time wicket-taker in WBBL.
A Self-described raging extrovert, she genuinely believes she was born in the wrong era and has been best on ground at numerous mad-mondays. Behind all the shenanigans off the field, she is a big cricket badger, lover of the game and I hope you enjoy hearing her story.

4:09 - Making her Debut in a star-studded Victorian side as a 16 year old
5:30 - Dealing with the pressures of fitness tests and professionalism
6:15 - How she learned about work ethic and enjoyment from leaders in the Victorian team such as Kristen Beams, Kelly Applebee, Catherine Fitzpatrick and Elyse Villani,
10:00 - How comparing yourself to others can be so detrimental
12:00 - Experiencing the 'second-year blues' and falling out of love for the game before going to England to play for Staffordshire
16:00 - The keys to dealing with the pressure she puts on herself
17:50 - Developing from bowling very slow and loopy to flat and into the wicket and one of the best at opening the bowling in t20
18:40 - What makes Kristen Beams a great mentor
21:10 - How embracing her natural strengths ended up completely changing the direction of her career
25:20 - The keys to preparing to play at her best
29:36 - Molly talks us through conceding 17 runs in an over as the Renegades lost a close battle with the Scorchers
33:45 - What the best captains do to help Molly perform
35:50 - Dealing with injury setbacks including a stress fracture that kept her out of an entire WNCL season
39:50 - Going from club cricket to opening the bowling in the t20 world cup
41:30 - How the Australian leadership group dealt with being under pressure in the t20 world cup
46:00 - How Molly's definition of success has shifted through her career
48:00 - Who is Molly at her best

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