Biomechanics and visual-motor control: how it has, is, and will be used to reveal the secrets of hitting a cricket ball

Sarpeshkar, Vishnu and Mann, David L. (2011) Biomechanics and visual-motor control: how it has, is, and will be used to reveal the secrets of hitting a cricket ball. Sports Biomechanics, 10 4: 306-323. doi:10.1080/14763141.2011.629207


Author Sarpeshkar, Vishnu
Mann, David L.
Title Biomechanics and visual-motor control: how it has, is, and will be used to reveal the secrets of hitting a cricket ball
Journal name Sports Biomechanics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1476-3141
1752-6116
Publication date 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/14763141.2011.629207
Volume 10
Issue 4
Start page 306
End page 323
Total pages 18
Place of publication Abingdon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract Cricket batting is an incredibly complex task which requires the coordination of full-body movements to successfully hit a fast moving ball. Biomechanical studies on batting have helped to shed light on how this intricate skill may be performed, yet the many different techniques exhibited by batters make the systematic examination of batting difficult. This review seeks to critically evaluate the existing literature examining cricket batting, but doing so by exploring the strong but often neglected relationship between biomechanics and visual-motor control. In three separate sections, the paper seeks to address (i) the different theories of motor control which may help to explain how skilled batters can hit a ball, (ii) strategies used by batters to overcome the (at times excessive) temporal constraints, and (iii) an interpretation from a visual-motor perspective of the prevailing biomechanical data on batting.
Keyword Hitting/batting
cricket
kinematics
motor control
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2012 Collection
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