How Engineers Play Cricket — An In-depth Analysis

Cricket Pitch

Image Courtesy: https://wickettowicket.com/cricket-pitch-dimensions-and-details/

Human Reflexes

Image Courtesy: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/2019/08/16/steve-smith-adapts-lords-masterclass-leaving-ball-alone/

Trajectory Prediction

The batsman will have to consider various factors in making his shot selection. A great batsman is someone who has mastered the art of predicting the ball trajectory accurately, shot selection and initiating the shot at the right moment (timing) well enough to get the ball where he intends it to go most of the time.

Sketch showing the trajectory prediction. (Note: not drawn to a scale)
The Hawkeye only have to predict the trajectory for a short distance. ( Image Courtesy: https://www.hawkeyeinnovations.com/products/ball-tracking/cricket-decision-review-system)

Eye on the ball?

Joe Root Watching the Ball Intently. (Image Courtesy: https://cricketershub.com/hitting-the-ball-further-cricket/)
Image Courtesy: https://www.thecricketmonthly.com/story/864569/lights--camera--actions
Image Courtesy: https://www.icc-cricket.com/video/649913

Practice makes perfect

Image Courtesy: https://www.indiatoday.in/sports/cricket/story/india-vs-australia-virat-kohli-rohit-sharma-fans-first-practice-1391202-2018-11-18

Read More

[1] https://cricketershub.com/how-long-to-react-to-cricket-ball/

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