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The athletic profile of fast bowling in cricket: a review

Johnstone, James A.; Mitchell, Andrew C. S.; Hughes, Gerwyn; Watson, Tim; Ford, Paul A.; Garrett, Andrew T.


James A. Johnstone

Andrew C. S. Mitchell

Gerwyn Hughes

Tim Watson

Paul A. Ford

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Dr Andrew Garrett
Senior Lecturer in Exercise and Environmental Physiology


Fast bowlers have a vital position in a cricket team and there is an increasing body of scientific literature that has reviewed this role over the last decade. Previous research has tended to focus on biomechanical analysis and injury prevention in performers. However, this paper aims to critically review the emerging contribution of physiological based literature linked to fast bowling in cricket and also highlight the current evidence related to simulated and competitive in-match performance. Furthermore, the review considers limitations with past research and possible avenues for future scientific investigation. It is clear with the advent of new applied mobile monitoring technology there is scope for more ecologically valid and longitudinal investigations capturing data in-match, providing quantification of physiological workloads and analysis of the physical demands across differing formats of the game.


Johnstone, J. A., Mitchell, A. C. S., Hughes, G., Watson, T., Ford, P. A., & Garrett, A. T. (2014). The athletic profile of fast bowling in cricket: a review. Journal of strength and conditioning research, 28(5), 1465-1473.

Publication Date 2014-05
Deposit Date Apr 8, 2015
Publicly Available Date Apr 8, 2015
Journal Journal of strength and conditioning research
Print ISSN 1064-8011
Electronic ISSN 1533-4295
Publisher Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 28
Issue 5
Pages 1465-1473
Keywords Team sport; Performance monitoring; Ecological validity; Fitness
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Additional Information Author's accepted manuscript of article published in: Journal of strength and conditioning research, 2014, v.28, issue 5


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