Shayamal Vallabhjee

As a sports scientist, EQ Consultant and cricket expert, Shayamal has authored the following books:


Over the years, Shayamal has been an active contributor to established and prestigious publications like GQ, Men's Health and Sports Illustrated.

The Handbook of Cricket Drills - Revised Edition - (Coming Soon)

The revised edition of the book is a bumper collection of drills, exercises and games to enhance the performance of a cricketer at any level. In addition to all the exercises and drills, it contains a special chapter titled "Lessons from Legends" which takes the reader on a journey through Shayamal's life in cricket and the lessons he has learnt from stalwarts of the game who stand tall in the hallways of cricketing fame.

Lessons from the Wild (2011)

This is a simple yet powerful read that draws inspiration from an inconspicuous group of wild animals. This motivational book contains a heartwarming collection of factual stories that draw a parallel between the animals’ struggles and the hardships we face on a day- to-day basis. Lessons from the Wild has a foreword by Mahesh Bhupathi (former US Open and Wimbledon doubles champion) and is endorsed by ATP Tour legends Max Mirnyi, Leander Paes and Aisam Qureshi.

Now or Never

The Story of the Indian Cricket Team at the 2003 Cricket World Cup

This ebook is the complete story of the Indian Cricket Teams journey at the 2003 Cricket World Cup. It contains insights, game plans, strategies and interviews that depict the hard work, meticulous preparation, struggle, passion and courage it took to get to the final at the 2003 CWC. Available online at

The Handbook of Cricket Drills (2006)

This easy to read book is a collection of the best fielding and fitness drills for cricket. It is a collection that Shayamal put together from his experiences with the world’s best teams, players and coaches. The book has a foreword by Gary Kirsten (former coach of the 2011 World Cup winning Indian Cricket Team) and is endorsed by numerous players and coaches like Graham Ford (Sri Lankan Cricket Team coach), Shaun Pollock & Lance Klusener (Mumbai Indians) and Doug Watson

Cricket IQ (2003)
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This is a complete handbook on the science of cricket. The book details information on conditioning a cricketer, fitness testing in cricket with norms (from under 10 - professional
cricketers), musculo-skeletal ultrasonography on the most common cricket related injuries, sports vision training, diet, doping, fast bowling biomechanics, first aid and much more.

The book was launched at the 2003 World Congress on Science and Medicine in Cricket.