mental disintegration

Definition

Cricket

  • noun the strategy of keeping one’s opponents under relentless pressure throughout a game or series, with the aim of wearing down their self-confidence
    Citation ‘The batting, bowling and fielding of his [Waugh’s] teams have all had the aim of causing mental disintegration: a moment of uncertainty that leads to self-doubt that leads to defeat’ (Simon Barnes, Wisden 2003)
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