International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 6, Part I (2017)
A study on front foot placement and its effect on bowling action in cricket
Dr. Abhijit Thandar and Multan Khan
The purpose of the study was to find the influence of front foot placement on bowling action during delivery stride in cricket. In this study four (04) pace bowlers, (22.25±0.47 years) of Inter University level were tested using a two-dimensional (2-D) motion analysis system. The subjects were attached with 14 markers and asked to bowl six deliveries at a good length spot. One Sunco Digital Video Camera 120(fps) camera was mounted on a gantry, at a height of 12 foot from the ground and aligned to have an optical axis of 90° with the ground to analyze the bowling action. The shoulder alignment of the pace bowlers were used to categorize the bowling action. The angle of front foot placement were taken during the back foot contact, delivery stride and release phase. To assess the influence of front foot placement on bowling action descriptive statistics was used with graphical representation. The result of the study shows that at back foot contact (BFC) the bowlers have a displacement of front foot towards on side but at the time of delivery stride the placement of front foot displaced 11.54 cm towards offside which makes the bowlers more front on which causes a great shoulder hip counter rotation and the bowlers tends to move into mixed on action.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Abhijit Thandar and Multan Khan. A study on front foot placement and its effect on bowling action in cricket. 2017; 3(6): 578-580.