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Case Study: Using Analysis to Help a Fast Bowler Take Wickets

Analyst Waqas Zafar returns to assess a bowler based on bowling lengths.

Using PitchVision, a club bowler bowled 360 balls in the nets. 

Bounce: The Forgotten Part of Fast Bowling

How much bounce a bowler gets is often ignored in cricket, but it is a crucial factor to how you bowl and how you face different types of bowlers.

In this article Waqas Zafar - cricket analyst - looks at one particular club batsman against two bowlers, who have quite a difference between the bounce they extract from the same surface.

Swing Bowling Tip: Improving Seam Position

This is an exclusive excerpt from Nathan Bracken's Swing Bowling Masterclass.

To me, getting the seam position right was very important. If you have control of the seam, you have a much greater control of how much you can swing the ball.

Improve Your Batting and Bowling with Clever Constraints

Recently, Mark Garaway spoke about the power of using constraints in practice to improve your cricket. This article will give you even more ways to use the same principle across batting and bowling.

Bowling Faster: Why Correcting Technique is Harder Than it Looks

You want to bowl fast, so you change your action to correct flaws and you get more pace. Easy, right?

Wrong.

Case Study: Easy Analysis in Club and School Cricket

This is a guest article from Waqas Zafar: video analyst, cricket enthusiast and computer scienctist based in Lahore. Read more of his work by clicking here.

Here's an example of some of the help an analyst can give to cricketers when they have access to the right information.

6 Proven Bowling Practices That Are Better than Having Nets

Nets are used poorly by bowlers.

Playing as a Unit: How to Use a Cricket Cliche to Improve your Cricket Team

International players and coached these days are always going on about how they “performed as a unit” – fielded, batted, bowled.

Lurking in the depths of this moribund press talk is a grain of truth we can use at any level.

Six Proven Ways to Bowl Faster

Speed.

We all feel the need.

Here's A Simple Way to Coach Away an Illegal Action

Sam Lavery tackles the thorny cricket subject of "chucking".

For many, working with fast bowlers can be daunting. While the knowledge that’s out there is gradually improving, the challenge of working with a bowler who may or may not have developed a “chuck” is a step too far for some.

Let's see if we can help with that.