With a tentative return to 1-to-1 practice in the nets, announced last week, cricket in England is at last beginning the slow march back, post-lockdown.
But no amount of nets, or online video drills or S&C, nor even SSGs and conditioned games as the lockdown loosens further, will make up for not playing much (any) actual cricket in 2020.
For the younger players (for all players, probably), the greatest loss will be game time, experience gained by simply playing the game.
Is there anything coaches can do to make up this deficit, whilst coaching remotely?
How about asking the players to just watch some cricket?