Title

Wicket-keeping in cricket: A literature review

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Multi-Science Publishing

Faculty

Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science

School

School of Exercise and Health Sciences/Centre for Exercise and Sports Science Research

RAS ID

16301

Comments

This article was originally published as: MacDonald, D., Cronin, J., Mills, J., & Stretch, R. (2013). Wicket-keeping in cricket: A literature review. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 8(3), 531-541. Original article available here

Abstract

Cricket is unique in that three formats of the game, of varying duration and intensity are played at elite level; Test, One Day and Twenty20 (T20) cricket. The wicket-keeper is a vital member of the fielding side; the only player who could be involved with every delivery of the innings. Despite this, there is a paucity of literature on wicket-keeping, with most research having focused on fast bowling and batting. This review is principally concerned with identifying the performance demands associated with wicket-keeping and the conditioning of these cricketers. To appreciate the performance demands of wicket-keeping, an integrated approach has been taken where the mental, technical, physiological, physical and tactical requirements of wicket-keeping are discussed. From this information, recommendations are made and suggestions for future research detailed.

DOI

10.1260/1747-9541.8.3.531

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