Mahmood has quietly constructed up an outstanding training profession, with global revel in with Pakistan burnished by way of stints within the Pakistan Tremendous League – maximum just lately as head trainer at Islamabad United. As an intervening time assistant trainer at Surrey, he has taken on Overton as a non-public challenge and early effects, after a little bit technical tweaking, were impressive.
“The very first thing we did with him used to be to scale back his run-up,” Mahmood says. “We decreased it from 24 yards or in order that it used to be prior to to round 18 now. He used to be shedding momentum when he used to be operating in for the ones remaining strides to the popping crease, the place you in truth need to construct that momentum up.”
On account of that loss in momentum, Mahmood explains, he wasn’t following by way of against his goal correctly. “While you force your hip by way of within the motion, you switch weight and convey your hip ahead, for the follow-through. He used to be preventing a little bit however for those who watch now, he will get nearer to the batsman. He’s taller on the crease now.”
Mahmood is meticulous relating to considering by way of bowling movements, despite the fact that he is cautious not to tinker an excessive amount of. His telephone is a video treasure trove of bowlers and bowling movements from his paintings all over the world; little guidelines that he is given them, minor tweaks he is made, hours he is spent simply observing and logging.
He recognized Overton’s run-up as a chief reason for the inconsistency in his liberate and motion, which might lead to him incessantly straying down legside. However pre-season paintings introduced some speedy effects. After shortening the run-up, Mahmood requested Overton to notice what number of balls he bowls down the legside. Overton bowled to Hashim Amla within the nets sooner or later for part an hour and Mahmood recalls handiest two balls that Amla may just play during the legside. Amla used to be inspired and questioned whether or not Overton may just maintain that consistency.
“Now you’ll see, it is part a season long past and he is been maintaining it,” Mahmood stated. “On account of his tempo that inconsistency can creep in. At that tempo, a excellent day is usually a nice day, however a foul day an overly deficient one. In case you are somewhat off line at that tempo, you opt for runs. Jamie’s getting that consistency now. He is nonetheless a piece in growth. That may stay going. However this season I feel folks have observed the most productive of him.”
“I spoke to him about his batting,” he says. “I stated you ring a bell in me of myself, you may have precisely the position I used to have. To assist construct an innings decrease down within the order. I stated to him that is the position. With that batting this man may also be one of the vital easiest allrounders on the planet.
“I actually have not executed that a lot with him. Jamie Overton is particular. He’s a diamond. All we now have executed is to chop and varnish him a little bit.”