How do world-class cricket batsmen anticipate a bowler's intention?

Muller, Sean, Abernethy, Bruce and Farrow, Damian (2006) How do world-class cricket batsmen anticipate a bowler's intention?. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 59 12: 2162-2186. doi:10.1080/02643290600576595

Author Muller, Sean
Abernethy, Bruce
Farrow, Damian
Title How do world-class cricket batsmen anticipate a bowler's intention?
Journal name Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1747-0218
Publication date 2006-12-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/02643290600576595
Volume 59
Issue 12
Start page 2162
End page 2186
Total pages 25
Editor A. M. Burton
S. Killcross
Place of publication Hove, United Kingdom
Publisher Psychology Press
Language eng
Subject C1
321499 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
321402 Biomechanics
750203 Organised sports
Abstract Four experiments are reported that examine the ability of cricket batsmen of different skill levels to pick up advance information to anticipate the type and length of balls bowled by swing and spin bowlers. The information available upon which to make the predictive judgements was manipulated through a combination of temporal occlusion of the display and selective occlusion or presentation of putative anticipatory cues. In addition to a capability to pick up advance information from the same cues used by intermediate and low-skilled players, highly skilled players demonstrated the additional, unique capability to pick up advance information from some specific early cues (especially bowling hand and arm cues) to which the less skilled players were not attuned. The acquisition of expert perceptual-motor skill appears to involve not only refinement of information extraction but also progression to the use of earlier, kinematically relevant sources of information.
Keyword Psychology, Biological
Psychology, Experimental
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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