Study into why fast bowlers suffer many injuries Research Underway


Study into why fast bowlers suffer many injuries

Lead Researcher

Sibi Boycott Walter , Dr Carl Petersen


University of Canterbury


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Description of Project

Sports physio and PhD student Sibi Boycott Walter, from Chennai in India, is leading a study on shoulder injuries among New Zealand pace bowlers. His cricket research is being supervised by University of Canterbury sports scientist Dr Carl Petersen, who has worked with elite cricket teams in Australia and England.

Walter’s study will explore the number of New Zealand pace bowlers who have been injured and how long the injuries have kept them out of the game. Later on, he will compare shoulder strengthening regimes of pace bowlers and competitive swimmers.

Keywords: injuries, cricket, fast bowlers, New Zealand


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March 17, 2015