Risk of fast bowlers getting injured increases if their team bats first: Study

first_imgA new study has revealed that the risk of fast bowlers getting injured while playing cricket increases if their team bats first. Also the faster they are, the greater is the risk.The study conducted by researchers from the Department of Sports Medicine at Sydney University is based on an analysis,A new study has revealed that the risk of fast bowlers getting injured while playing cricket increases if their team bats first. Also the faster they are, the greater is the risk.The study conducted by researchers from the Department of Sports Medicine at Sydney University is based on an analysis of first class cricket in Australia during 1995-96.It was found that for every 20 matches played, a squad of 25 players could pick up 19.2 injuries. The highest injury rate was among players in one-dayers.Fourteen per cent of fast bowlers were injured at any one time compared with 4 per cent of spin bowlers, 4 per cent of batsmen and 2 per cent of wicket keepers.Researchers have not been able to explain the injuries but advise that bowlers warm up before a match.last_img

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