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We often watch ODI’s, T20’s and tests on TV, even when tournaments like the Big Bash and the IPL are aired on various other mediums. The pleasure of watching a match on television is unmatched: the satisfaction for a player to see himself hitting a bowler out of the park or removing the stumps of a batsman is hard to replicate. But the other side of the coin is that only international-level players have the pleasure of video data & analysis.
Ten years ago, the concept of a local match being streamed with live footage was unimaginable. However, times have changed, and technology has evolved. That’s where technology companies come into play, like United Kingdom-based PitchVision.
Video data of a match assists the players in more than one way to improve their game. All international teams follow a detailed video analysis for each player of the team to work on their technique, and to detect flaws and mistakes. All these benefits are now possible even at the grassroots level which will eventually help the players in improving their game, to hone their skills and to work more efficiently on their technique. In modern day cricket, the role of an analyst and coach has become increasingly important.
We asked PitchVision about their range of products that can help players constantly improve their game to adapt to the pace of modern-day cricket.
Video analysis and motion tracking – Used extensively by several cricket associations, including South Africa and the England Cricket Board.
Scoring technology – Transforming how cricket scoring is captured and turned into real-time data. Streaming live games, scores, plotting wagon wheels, providing detailed line and length pitch maps and promoting matches on social media at the push of a button. The score overlay feature adds value to the livestream.
Solutions for indoor centres and facilities – Enjoying all the luxuries in a fixed purpose-built facility.
Virtual cricket simulator – A simulated cricket batting experience, allowing players to take on some of the most famous names in the game including Andre Russell, James Anderson, Jacques Kallis, Scott Styris and Daniel Vettori.