2018, Vol. 3, Issue 1
Performance analysis of batsman and bowler in relation to core stability in cricket
Author(s): Ruma Mondal and Dr. Pintu Sil
Introduction: Core stability is defined as the ability to control the position and motion of the trunk over the pelvis to allow optimum production, transfer and control of force and motion to the terminal segment in integrated athletic activities. Core stability and core strength have been subject to research since the early 1980s. However, less research has been performed on the benefits of core training for elite athletes and how this training should be carried out to optimize sporting performance. Purpose: The study was conducted with the purposes to examine the correlation between performances of batsman and bowler with the core muscle stability in Cricket. Materials and Methods: A total of 26 state level female cricketers were volunteered for this study. Among them 14 were specialist batsman’s and other 12 were specialist bowlers. All the subjects participated for Bengal Team in National level. Their age was ranged from 17 to 27. Performance of bowlers and batsman and core stability were considered as criterion of this study. The performance of batsman and bowlers was measured by considering the score given by the professional coach attached with the team. Core stability was measured by back extensor test, flexor endurance test, side bridge test left and side bridge test right. Two independent groups were used and Coefficient of Correlation (r) between variables was computed by Pearson Product Moment method. Mean and standard deviation were calculated as descriptive statistics. All statistical calculations were done using standard statistical software. Only 0.05 level of confidence was used to judge the significance in this study. Results: The mean score of performance for bowlers and batsman were 9.58 and 11.42 respectively. The core stability for bowler was 81.82 sec, 197.76 sec, 55.21 and 62.07 sec respectively for BET, FET, SBTL and SBTR respectively. The core stability for batsman was 109.42 sec, 117.58 sec, 65.69 sec and 70.81 sec respectively for BET, FET, SBTL and SBTR respectively. Result revealed that all computed values of coefficient of correlations between performance and core abilities were statistically insignificant both for bowlers and batsman. Conclusion: Study was concluded that there was no significant correlation between performance and core stability of batsman and bowler in cricket.
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Ruma Mondal and Dr. Pintu Sil. Performance analysis of batsman and bowler in relation to core stability in cricket. International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education. 2018; 3(1): 1545-1548.