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Title: Upper body muscle strength and batting performance in cricket batsmen
Authors: Taliep, Mogammad Sharhidd 
Prim, Sebastian 
Gray, Janine 
Keywords: Elite;Fitness;Power;Skill;Training
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: NSCA National Strength and Conditioning Association
Source: Upper body muscle strength and batting performance in cricket batsmen Taliep, Mogammad S;Prim, Sebastian K;Gray, Janine Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research; Dec 2010; 24, 12; ProQuest pg. 3484
Abstract: Taliep, MS, Prim, SK, and Gray, J. Upper body muscle strength and batting performance in cricket batsmen. J Strength Cond Res 24(12): 3484-3487, 2010-The aim of this study was to determine if upper body muscle strength (as measured by the 1 repetition maximum bench press) was associated with cricket batting performance. Cricket batting performance was defined by the maximum hitting distance during a batting task and batting average and strike rate during 1-Day and Twenty/20 (T/20) matches. Eighteen, provincial level, elite cricket batsmen participated in the study. Upper body muscle strength was found to be positively correlated with maximum hitting distance (p = 0.0052). There were no significant correlations between upper body strength, batting average, and strike rate for both the 1-Day and T/20 matches. The results of this study have implications for coaches choosing a particular batting line-up. Batsmen who have stronger upper bodies could be favored to bat when a match situation requires them to hit powerful strokes resulting in boundaries. However, coaches cannot use upper body strength as a predictor of overall batting performance in 1-Day or T/20 matches.
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