Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2018)
Performance analysis of batsman and bowler in relation to dynamic balance in cricket
Author(s): Ruma Mondal, Dr. Pintu Sil
Abstract: Introduction: Balance is an integral component of almost every activity of daily living. The relationship between balance ability and sport injury risk has been established in many cases, but the relationship between balance ability and athletic performance is less clear. Balance ability was related to competition level for some sports, with the more proficient athletes displaying greater balance ability. Purpose: Present study was designed to find out the relationship between the performance of the batsman and bowlers in Cricket with their core muscle stability and dynamic balance. Materials and Methods: A total of 26 state level female cricketers were volunteered for this study. Among them 14 were specialist batsman’s and other 12 were specialist bowlers. All the subjects participated for Bengal Team in National level. Their age was ranged from 17 to 27. Their selection for Bengal team was done by Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB). Performance of bowlers and batsman and dynamic balance were considered as criterion of this study.The performance of batsman and bowlers was measured by considering the score given by the professional coach attached with the team. Dynamic balance was measured by Star Excursion Test. Two independent groups were used to compute co-efficient of correlation between variables. Mean and standard deviation were calculated as descriptive statistics. Coefficient of Correlation (r) was computed by using Pearson Product Moment Method. All statistical calculations were done using standard statistical software (Excel-2010). Only 0.05 level of confidence was used to judge the significance in this study. Results: The mean score of performance for bowlers and batsman were 9.58 and 11.42 respectively. The balance abilities for bowler were 73.61 sec, 74.02 sec, 81.73 sec, 81.06 sec, 80.07 sec, 75.62 sec, 66.83 sec and 69.53 sec respectively for anterior, ant-med, medial, pos-med, posterior, pos-lat, lateral, ant-lat. The balance abilities for batsman were 76.26 sec, 81.44 sec, 83.41 sec, 86.87 sec, 84.60 sec, 77.16 sec, 69.47 sec and 78.16 sec respectively for anterior, ant-med, medial, pos-med, posterior, pos-lat, lateral, ant-lat. Result revealed that correlation between performance and dynamic balance abilities for bowlers were significant only for anterior (r=0.719) and posterior-lateral (r=0.694) and for batsman no significant correlation was found between these two parameters. Conclusion: Study was concluded that there was no significant correlation between performances with dynamic balance of batsman and bowler in cricket except only for anterior and posterior-lateral side for bowlers.