Common drills used to evaluate cricket players.
Sprint 17.68 meters
Sprint or speed tests can be performed over varying distances, depending on the factors being tested and the relevance to the sport. For cricketers, 17.68 meters (58 feet) is the distance between the batting (popping) creases on a cricket pitch, so this test replicates the demands of a 'quick single'. The aim of this test is to determine acceleration running speed for cricket players.
The Pro-Agility is a test of speed, explosion, body control, and ability to change direction. This drill uses a stationary start and requires 1 timing gate. For a 3-point start (the standard for football) we suggest using an additional gate. This gate is placed on a short tripod, aimed down the same line as main laser. This laser is blocked by the athlete's down hand.
The 505 Agility test is a test of 180 degree turning ability. The test may also be adapted for sport specific testing by having the subject dribble a soccer ball.
Running speed, acceleration, and agility are very important physical attributes for cricket players, particularly for moving between the wickets and when fielding. The Run-a-Three Test is a cricket fitness test that assesses both speed and agility in a very specific cricket situation. The run-a-three involves sprinting over the actual pitch distance three times, carrying a bat and incorporating two 180 degree turns. This test not only assesses speed, but also technique on the turn and running the bat in at the end.
The standing long jump, also called the Broad Jump, is a test of explosive leg power. It is one of the fitness tests in the NFL Combine and was also once an event at the Olympic Games. When using Dashr|Jump hardware for this test you can electronically perform this test with an accuracy of 0.01 in. You can also manually enter jump measurements into the Dashr app.
Getting biometric/anthropometric data on your athletes is key for both evaluation and tracking progress. You can record bio data manually through the Dashr app, or you can use our BioStation to automate these measurements.