Vol. 3, Issue 10 (2016)
Relationship of selected anthropometric and bio-mechanical variables to the performance of medium pace bowling in cricket
Author(s): Dr. Deba Prasad Sahu
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to analyse the relationship of selected anthropometric and biomechanical variables to the performance of players in medium pace bowling in cricket. Five male cricket players who represented Vidyasagar University Cricket Team at East Zone Cricket Tournament were selected as subjects for this study. Height, sitting height, leg length, arm length, body weight for selected anthropometrical variables and selected biomechanical variables i.e. angle of ankle joint, knee joint, elbow joint, shoulder joint, height of centre of gravity were considered as the variables of the study. The relationship of selected anthropometric and biomechanical variables with the performance of cricket playing was calculated by using Pearson’s product moment correlation. For testing hypothesis the level of significance was set at 0.05.The obtained value of co-efficient of co-relations of selected anthropometric variables at the moment release. Only the height and leg length had significant relationship with the performance of subjects in medium pace bowling. In case of biomechanical variables had exhibited significant relationship with the performance of players in medium pace bowling.