New South Wales batsman Nic Maddinson says a 'clear mind' has helped him turn his form around.
The 21-year-old hit a blistering 85, which included seven sixes, to guide the Blues to a 56-run victory over South Australia in the Ryobi Cup on Thursday.
It was his first one-day half-century of the year, but came after a brilliant century in the Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania last week.
Speaking to reporters after Thursday's match at the SCG, Maddinson said his mental approach had changed.
"I guess I've gone back to having a clear mind and trying to be confident again in my batting," he said.
"I was probably over-thinking the game a little bit and had gone away from what I did do well in my first season, so it was just getting back to that for me."
Maddinson has sought advice from team-mate and former Test wicketkeeper Brad Haddin, as well as NSW assistant coach Trent Woodhill.
"Brad Haddin's been a big one for me," Maddinson said.
"Getting to play most of the season with him has been a big learning curve and having him in my corner talking to me about batting and the game is a massive step.
"And Trent Woodhill, who's just come back from New Zealand Cricket and joined our coaching panel for the second half of the year.
"I like having him around. I've known him since I was about 15 years old - so to have him here and working closely with my batting has benefitted me a lot."
Maddinson, whose side can still reach the final but need a big win over the Redbacks and several other results to go their way, said there was a new-found confidence in the Blues.
"There's a good vibe - we've got a lot of young guys coming through," he said.
"(We've) seen Adam Zampa and Gurinder Sandhu take wickets tonight, so I think the group we've got going now is a very good group and hopefully they can move forward and we can get a few more wins in the back half of the season."