Enhancing cricket batting skill: implications for biomechanics and skill acquisition research and practice

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Portus, Marc and Farrow, Damian (2011) Enhancing cricket batting skill: implications for biomechanics and skill acquisition research and practice. Sports Biomechanics, 10 (4). pp. 294-305. ISSN 1476-3141 (print) 1752-6116 (online)


This review synthesises the biomechanical and skill acquisition/sport expertise literature focused on the skill of cricket batting. The literature is briefly reviewed and the major limitations, challenges, and suggested future research directions are outlined. This is designed to stimulate researchers to enhance the understanding of cricket batting biomechanics and skill acquisition and in turn assist cricket coaches develop efficacious batting skill development programmes. An interdisciplinary approach between biomechanists and skill acquisition specialists is advocated to further knowledge of the underlying processes and mechanisms of cricket batting expertise. Issues such as skill measurement, practice design, ball machines, skill transfer, the impact of Twenty/20 cricket, video simulation, and skill decomposition are discussed. The ProBatter™ ball machine systems are introduced along with suggestions for best practice approaches for coaches when designing batting skill development programmes.

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/9167
DOI 10.1080/14763141.2011.629674
Official URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1476314...
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL)
Historical > FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Historical > SEO Classification > 9301 Learner and Learning
Keywords ResPubID23690, expertise, interceptive actions, ProBatter™, simulation, skill development, technique
Citations in Scopus 20 - View on Scopus
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