Abhijit Thander, Shambhu Saran Prasad


The purpose of this study was to determine whether there are significant relation exists between ball release velocity and kinematics factors when bowls fastest delivery by U-19 pace bowlers. 10 male injury free junior pace bowlers (18.1±0.94 years) were enrolled from Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh and filmed in an outdoor turf pitch (20.12 mtrs.) having sufficient area for run-up by four HD video cameras of 50 Hz and 60 fps frame rate were positioned at sagittal and frontal plane at a distance of 11 mtrs. For the digitization of data Kenovea – 8.24 was used. The Pearson Product Moment Method was calculated through IBM-SPSS 20. The result of the study shows that fastest ball release velocity has a positive significant association (0.638); inverse significant association (-0.747) and (-0.666,) among the shoulder angle at ball release, run-up velocity and trunk lateral flexion (TLF) respectively. In conclusion, kinematic factors like shoulder angle, run-up velocity and trunk lateral flexion are important issues to generate ball speed in junior pace bowlers.


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