counseling young cricketers in the academy one of the biggest
reasons for fatigue that I see is poor water intake. A normal
person requires 8-10 glasses or 2-2 and a half-liters water
daily. If you are training and playing daily then you are
sweating more than normal people do and you have to drink
more water or you will be like a plant that is not watered
sufficiently. It does not die but is drooping and withered.
You will be tired and exhausted easily.
Research has also shown that
a person's mental capacity to calculate numbers is lower if
the body is not fully hydrated. As a cricketer you are always
making mental calculations and you have to be properly hydrated
if your brain wants to perform at its highest level.
So your body and brain need the water, 3-4 liters is minimum.
You need to consciously drink water, even above your thirst
signals. Don't gulp it down, keep sipping half glasses at
frequent intervals so you don't feel heavy when you run.