Josh Poysden has used Joe Root’s return to Yorkshire colours as an example of how constant knowledge sharing will be vital to the county’s progression in all formats during the next few years.
Leg-spinner Poysden is back in action after 13 months away from the Yorkshire first team having suffered, and recovered from, a fractured skull last summer.
Poysden had a mixed Bank Holiday weekend, taking two wickets in the Vitality Blast victory over Derbyshire at Emerald Headingley on Sunday before being expensive in defeat against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge on Monday.
He will obviously be hoping for more of the former when Leicestershire visit Headingley for the fourth North Group fixture tomorrow evening (6.30pm), which Root will be available for.
“For me, I played one game last year and missed the rest of the campaign,” said Poysden. “But I like to think I’ve been around a bit now, even though I haven’t played recently.
“But you can really add to your experience with the conversations you have.
“As an example, on Thursday night when we were rained off against Notts, I bowled to Rooty indoors for about half an hour to 45 minutes. And that’s where you can really learn, talking to him about different things.
“That’s something really important within a squad, how people learn – not just on the field.
“I’m very clear on how I want to go about bowling, especially in the middle overs in T20.
“But, on Thursday, bowling indoors where it doesn’t spin, we spoke about bowling when it’s not really spinning.
“In T20 I like to attack the stumps, but maybe when it doesn’t spin and batsmen are coming hard at you, maybe going wider is an option, bowling at that wide line.
“That’s actually something I’ve been working on in the last six months, when I went to New Zealand and stuff. But to get that reinforcement from him was valuable.
“On Sunday, my last ball, I tried to hit the wide line, did and got a wicket caught extra cover.
“Just those little conversations (are vital). That’s not just been happening with Rooty, it’s everyone from Andrew Gale down.