This is a guest article from Waqas Zafar: video analyst, cricket enthusiast and computer scientist based in Lahore. Read more of his work by clicking here.
In this article, I’ll be analysing a seamer from a cricket club who has bowled a total of 368 balls in the indoor nets. The deliveries were tracked on PitchVision's PV/ONE ball tracking over the course of a preseason in the UK.
One of the most common pieces of advice from top bowling coaches is to learn to "brace the front leg". But that's a technical term, and it's not obvious to everyone what it means, or how to do it. So, here are more details about how and why you brace the front leg to bowl fast.