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Preparation is key to good captaincy – Jayawardene

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By Ryan Francis | May 3, 2012

Mahela JayawardenaSri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene believes the job of a captain is made a lot easier when the team does its homework off the field and prepares tactically in advance to meet on-field challenges.

At the Indian Premier League (IPL), Jayawardene said, his team the Delhi Daredevils devoted time to tactical planning during team meetings with the Daredevils’ supports staff and analyst.

"Leading a side might look complex but once you have done your homework it’s not that difficult a job," Jayawardene told PTI.

"If you are not prepared well enough, then your on-field options become lesser and you will have trouble.

"At Daredevils, we have had some very good team meetings where we have analysed the strengths and weaknesses of other sides along with our support staff."

The Daredevils have an eight-man support crew that consists of a team mentor, head coach, batting and fielding coach, strength and conditioning trainer, physiotherapist, yoga trainer and a performance analyst.

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