Kolkata: With technology attaining greater heights with every passing day, human lives are only getting better and better. The domain of cricket too has seen the involvements of a lot of technology, like the DRS, the hot-spot or even the third umpire system, which have been introduced into the game over the years and today has become an integral part of it.
Last month, ICC CEO Dave Richardson introduced Intel as the innovation partners of Champions Trophy and said that they along with the tech brand were working on, “nothing like we’ve seen in the sport before.”
As a result of their efforts, another technology is set to become a part of the game as now the batsmen playing in the Champions Trophy would have the luxury of having details about their bat angles and back lift with the help of a chip, which would be installed in the bat handle.
The chip would help record the the different angles at which a batsman holds his bat while batting. These images could be downloaded to computers using a software to analyse batting performances.
In an interaction with the Hindustan Times, Dave Richardson explained as to how this technology would benefit a batsman.
“It will allow you to measure the bat speed, bat angles, back lift, the path of the bat. These things help to know whether you are playing straight or across the line” said Richardson.
He further added, “We hear commentators say AB de Villiers’ bat speed is fast, now they will be able to compare the bat speed of batsmen,”
This technology has already been used in golf and baseball but for the first time, it is going to be used in cricket, revealed the ICC CEO.
Cricket is a game where having a proper technique is very important and with the use of this technology, batsmen could rectify any error in their techniques.
A couple of batsmen from each team would have the advantage of using these bats but for India, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane and all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin would be the beneficiary of this exciting technology.