Acceleration kinematics in cricketers: implications for performance in the field.

@article{Robert2014AccelerationKI,
  title={Acceleration kinematics in cricketers: implications for performance in the field.},
  author={G Lockie Robert and Samuel J. Callaghan and Matthew D. Jeffriess},
  journal={Journal of sports science & medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={128-36}
}
Cricket fielding often involves maximal acceleration to retrieve the ball. There has been no analysis of acceleration specific to cricketers, or for players who field primarily in the infield (closer to the pitch) or outfield (closer to the boundary). This study analyzed the first two steps of a 10-m sprint in experienced cricketers. Eighteen males (age = 24.06 ± 4.87 years; height = 1.81 ± 0.06 m; mass = 79.67 ± 10.37 kg) were defined as primarily infielders (n = 10) or outfielders (n = 8… CONTINUE READING