Cricket is the game that is taking steps that help it evolve more and more, which in hand increases the interest of the audience. Technological advancements have changed the lives of the people around, the same way it has changed cricket forever.
Those Technological Advancements Are:
Snickometer is commonly known as “snicko”. as the name suggests, this technique is used to identify the snick. Snick is a noise produced when the leather ball comes in contact with the bat. So, it helps in checking whether the ball touched the bat before going to the fielder or not. This technique is used when the ground empire is referring to the third empire.
- Hot Spot
Hotspot is the use of infrared cameras which help in detecting the impact of the ball on the bat and the pad. The infrared image brightens the spot where the friction of the ball increased the temperature. The two infrared cameras are placed on the two opposite sides of the field that records the game. It is used to check the contact of the ball in a precise manner which helps in checking the actions in the match. It is mainly implemented in international cricket matches.
Spidercam is a technique where cameras move in a vertical and horizontal way over the cricket pitch to provide angular view of the match to the viewers. This camera reaches every part of the ground and the viewers receive a perfect view watching on the television. This technique works using a software which gives commands to the winches using the optic cable.
- Stump Camera And Mics
Stump camera and mics helps to improve the visual and auditory components in a match. The stump camera gives a in depth view of the match to the viewers. So, the viewers get a much better experience of the match. It gives a better view of the batsman and the whole ground. It provides a better coverage to the viewers.
- Speed Gun
As the name speed gun says it is used to measure the speed of the ball from one end of the cricket pitch to the other. This helps in calculating the speed f the bowler as he throws the ball and to know what was the highest speed of the bowler. It is one of those essential equipment’s in a cricket match.
- Bowling Machine
A bowling machine helps a bowler to enhance specific skills needed in a match by repetition of the ball being bowled at a certain length, line and speed. This machine can be used when there is no one to bowl. A ball joint allows the machine in movement. A chute delivers the ball between the wheels, protecting the hands of the coach.
- LED Bails
The LED technology is very common nowadays. But, it is being used in cricket as well. The LED glows as the ball strikes the wicket. This would help know that is the batsman out or not. The bail has a micro sensor and a battery to know if the wicket is broken. This happens in a very short duration and does not take oner time to detect it. It is an expensive solution, so is mainly seen in international matches.
- Pitch Vision
Pitch vision is used by the players to get a feedback over their performance. It is mainly used in the cricket trainings. This machine helps the bowlers to their speed, line, length, deviation and other aspects. So, it is a great help to know which aspects in bowling they need to improve and at which they are good. It also helps them in comparing their performance as compared to other players.
- Hawk Eye
Hawk eye is used in various sports like cricket, tennis or soccer. It helps in visually tracking the ball and recording its path in the form of a video. In this technology there are 6 to 7 cameras all together to track the balls from different angles of the stadium. Then the view from these cameras is combined to make a common view of the trajectory of the ball. It helps the umpire know the ball location, trajectory, ether it touched the batsmen leg or the bat.
- Super Slow Motion
In this technique, the cameras in the stadium produces a slow-motion video of the action in the match that has to be viewed. The cameras record images at 500 frames per second compared to normal cameras which do so at 24fps. It helps in a good analysis of the action needed.