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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2016, Vol. 3, Issue 6, Part G

A study on the effect of limb length and arm strength on the ball release velocity in cricket


Author(s): Neptune Ghosh, Dr. Papan Mondal and Sudip Sundar Das

Abstract: Introduction: Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players each on a field at the center of which is a rectangular 22-yard-long pitch. In the sport of cricket, bowling is the action of propelling the ball towards the wicket defended by a batsman. The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of limb length and arm strength on the ball release velocity in cricket.
Methodology: For the present the study, twelve slow medium pace bowlers were selected from various First Division Club of Kolkata league under C.A.B., age ranging from 20 to 30 years. The bowling actions of medium bowling technique of the selected cricketers (23.17 ± 3.95year, 172.04 ± 5.88cm, 62.79 ± 7.23kg) were recorded by two fixed cameras. The video was digitised and analysed by using the Kinovea-0.8.24 motion analysis software to measure the selected kinematic parameters. Mean, standard deviation and Pearson Product Moment Correlation test were employed to analyze the data statistically.
Results and Discussions: The results of the statistical analysis of the data revealed that arm length (77.79 ± 3.33 cm.), leg length (90.62 ± 3.71 cm.) and arm strength (44.09 ± 6.50 kg.) were positively related (r= 0.598, 0.587 & 0.722) with the ball release velocity (106.77 ± 7.61 km./h). As the bowlers with higher arm length and leg length have longer radius of rotation, greater force is applied to produce greater linear ball release velocity. Stronger arm also can exert more force on the ball to move faster.
Conclusions: From the study it may be concluded easily that there is a significantly positive relation of limb length and arm strength to ball release velocity.


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How to cite this article:
Neptune Ghosh, Dr. Papan Mondal, Sudip Sundar Das. A study on the effect of limb length and arm strength on the ball release velocity in cricket. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2016;3(6):389-393.
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