What constitutes pressure? How does a batsman maintain concentration while batting? How does one define being in-form and out-of-form? How do cricketers prepare for different formats of the game? And how is it that certain teams revel under pressure while others choke? In the first-ever book on the craft, both psychological and physical of cricket, former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra lays bare every thought inside a cricketers head and brings alive what he thinks, how hes likely to react to certain situations in the game, and above all, why he reacts the way he does.From reading the bowler to reading the batsman, from playing the bouncer to fielding at short-leg, from technical aspects of the game to the mental, from the tangible to the abstract,The Insider is an important book that shuts out the noise and hysteria and lets every fan of the game understand what matters most: The game itself.