Cricket is one of the most entertaining games in the world. Especially in India, cricket fans do anything to watch cricket and play cricket. Yes, Indians are crazy just for one sport and that is “Cricket”. They can literally sit for hours glued to their TV sets, admiring and cheering for their favorite cricket stars.
People go crazy for the game and don’t want to miss even a single ball or a shot so if there are any chances of improvement in order to make the game more interesting yet simpler for not only the players and umpires but also spectators, they should be done without any delay.
And ICC knows well about it and therefore continuously tries to make the cricket watching experience more technologically advanced for viewers.
Recently, we have seen some great innovations like Drone cameras(spider cam) and other hidden cameras on stumps which changed the overall view of the game entirely and light sensors on the wickets even LED bails all made a whole new experience for the players and viewers too. And the latest development in this process is Bat sensors that you might have already noticed while watching the matches. We’ll tell you about the idea behind it now.
These small sensors on bat handle will provide previously unseen precise details about a player’s bat speed and angle of back lift. Technology giant Intel has developed this sensor for ICC and it’s placed on top of the bat handle.
Former England captain turned cricket broadcaster Nasser Hussain told a news conference at The Oval-
“How many times have we spoken about people having ‘fast hands’ or ‘great bat speed’? “But what does that mean? We’ve never quantified it.”
Each team is expected to have up to five players using the technology in the Champions Trophy. England all-rounder Ben Stokes, opener Alex Hales, India’s Rohit Sharma and Ravi Ashwin are among those to confirm that they will use the devices.
Hussain said he would have benefitted had this technology been available in his career-
“When I first played for England, I had never really seen myself on television. I remember playing in Jamaica, getting out and walking through the hotel lobby and Geoffrey Boycott shouting at me ‘Hussain, you’ll never get any runs with that open bat face’. “Something like this can show you the exact angle of your bat.”
Well this one has surely taken the Cricket watching experience to another level. It’s going to be more fun now. Don’t you think?