The aim of this study was to determine the effect of delivery method on upper-body kinematics in cricketers playing a front foot drive and a back foot pull shot. Fourteen male cricketers were played both shots against a bowler, bowling machine, and SidearmTM ball thrower. The availability of pre-release visual cues appears to affect upper-body kinematics during the pull shot but not the drive other than at the back shoulder. The SidearmTM may represent a compromise between bowler and bowling machine when training the pull shot but coaches should consider differences in upper-body proximal-distal joint dominance.
McErlain-Naylor, Stuart A.; Peploe, Chris; Grimley, James; Harland, Andy; and King, Mark
"THE EFFECT OF DELIVERY METHOD ON CRICKET BATTING UPPER-BODY KINEMATICS,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 38:
1, Article 168.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol38/iss1/168