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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.

Case Study: Can You Use Control Statistics to Improve Club Cricket Performance?

This season, I have been conducting an experiment with a new way to measure cricket performance: "Batting Control". I have spent a whole club cricket season tracking and reviewing.

So, is control worth adding to your club and school reviews or is it one piece of data too many? Read on to find out.

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.

Become a Cricketer: The Next Great Players will Lead a Measured Life

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There is a quiet trend happening around the world: one that is about to become a revolution. This trend will be instrumental in creating the next generation of cricketers. Right now exactly the time to get ahead if you have ambitions to become a cricketer.

Research-Backed Proof of the Right Length to Take Wickets

What's the best length to bowl to take wickets?

If you have bowled, you have a good idea of a good length. Yet, how much better would things be if you could know exactly what that length is?

Video: Speed Up Cricket Video Analysis with Filters

With video everywhere, it's easy to get footage of you playing and training, but takes a long time to go over the footage. Here's how to solve this problem and quickly get the the balls you want to see again.

Using PitchVision filters, you can break down your session within a few seconds and review the footage. Here are the details:

Quick Tip: Setting Up PitchVision Coach Software on Your PC

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Here's a super quick guide to setting up PitchVision Coach on your PC. It's quick because it's easy! You simply need to know three things; who is using it, where are you, and what you are doing.

We call these things; players, venues and sessions.

Let's assume you are setting up everything from scratch for now.

(In reality, most of this stuff only needs to be set up once and then you will just reuse it.)

Discuss: What Technology Do You Have to Help Your Cricket?

What technology do you use to help your cricket? Let's open up a discussion today, because I'm interested in hearing about the PitchVision reader's experience.

So leave a comment and let me know. Do you keep your phone around when you train? Do you put all screens aside when it's cricket time? Do you keep spreadsheets on your laptop? Are you a tablet user, and how do you use it?

Cricket Coaching with PitchVision: A Guide for New Coaches

One of the most common questions asked when cricket coaches get to use PitchVision is "what do I need to do differently?"

As this video shows, your coaching doesn't have to change at all. Aside from some minor moments to set up a session on the laptop, you can let it run itself. Letting a player have responsibility for making sure the right person is bowling and batting is also a good way to encourage good behaviours.

Case Study: How Cricket Coaches Use Hunches with Data

Here's how you can check to see if your hunches are right.

Good cricket coaches have good hunches. They can sense something and make swift changes based on their experience and skill. That's the art of coaching. But hunches can also be wrong, or biased. That's where you can use data to back up your hunch, or find out if it's wrong.