Im no sportsman and picked cricket this season. Even if its a sport which "doesnt require being fit" and we dont get much cricket here (nets once a week + played a few matches on weekends) my body aches from it a lot. So I want to do something about me being horrible unfit for the new season which starts in april. Apart from general fitness which is much about running and lifting stuff Id like to ask about this:
1. Foremost question. At the level at which we play cricket here (the lowest thinkable I assume) is it more important to be fit or to be skilled? That is being overall fit makes up for lack of skill or skill makes up for lack of fitness?
2. I bowl right-arm and bat left-hand. I feel that only the right side of my body gets the load which is not good because my back is ****ed enough as it is. Lets say I excercise 40% right side and 60% left side to compensate? Good thinking or not?
3. Is there anything I should avoid or pay extra attention to while working on my fitness/skill? Developing a bad habit is the last thing I want.
4. Is there some sort of "cricket fitness bible" ? I googled a lot and got the obvious result - loads of information with no or little feedback so not quite sure what to pick. No coaches here.