The CricHQ application is an excellent tool for player development by instantly improving player performance and understanding of the game. These will be outlined throughout this article showing different scenarios to highlight how it can be used for you and your teams benefit.
Coaches and scorers have been using the CricHQ application and have been able to communicate with their players on:
• Pre-game and during the game strategies
• Setting up Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
• Certain individual and team trends
• Post-match debrief of team and individual players
By turning the device to landscape while scoring you can view the scorecard, run worms,
manhattan graph, match analysis, MVP graph, wagon wheel and pitch map.
Once the game is finished and uploaded to CricHQ the full match report is available within five minutes.
1. Opposition batsman’s wagon wheel
You can filter and analyze where an opposition batsman is hitting the ball and scoring their runs. Things to consider from this are field settings, bowler plans, and boundary size. In this instance we discovered the batsman was scoring 90% of his runs on the leg side, this was fed back to the team during the game and within four balls the bowlers changed their plans. The field was set differently and the batsman was out caught (skied to point) after trying to hit a ball to the leg side on 6th stump line.
2. Match Analysis
During the game you check progress compared to the opposition in the below areas. After the game you can use as a debrief tool and discuss possible areas to work on for trainings or games in the future. For this game you will see the England womens team had a very high % of dot balls faced and maidens faced. Overall they struggled with turning over the strike, and having single run options. Their team debrief revolved around how they could do this better in the future and their next training session they worked on these two areas along with running between the wickets.
3. Your bowlers wagon wheel
During the game you check to see where specific bowlers from your team are being hit and having runs scored off them. Things to consider are field settings, bowlers plans, and boundary size. This right arm outswing bowler was constantly getting too straight with his line and in three games he was getting hit through the legside on a regular basis. After analysing his wagon wheel with the coach he consistently started hitting 3rd and 4th stump line in his following games. The outcome was his RPO dropping by half in his next two games.
4. Line and length of your bowlers
You can filter individual bowlers and look to see what areas they are hitting on the pitch map. Things to consider are the bowlers specific plans compared to actual execution. The bowlers line was reasonably consistent but his length was a mixture of full, good, and short. The bowlers plan was to bowl at a full length rather than a shorter length from this we discovered that he was not executing his bowling plans correctly. The coach sat down with the player and went over this at the break in play.
5. Runs scored off different line and length of your bowlers
You can filter individual bowlers and look to see what areas the batsman has scored runs off them. We now look at the same bowler and see that the batsman has scored the majority of their runs off short deliveries along with short and wide deliveries. Compare this to full straight and full off side deliveries where no runs have been scored. When showing this to the bowler he made a conscious effort to bowl fuller as this was an area the batsman struggled to score runs from.
6. Match report analysis
You can spot certain team trends or areas of weakness that need to be improved or addressed for upcoming trainings or games.
7. Detailed batting and bowling individual analysis
You can view where batsman have scored their runs, where bowlers have conceded runs and
how many runs have been scored off particular balls.
8. Team Statistics
You can view team statistics and wagon wheels whilst comparing your team to the oppositions.
Up and Coming
CricHQ have some exciting new functions and enhancements that are currently in development that will be released in the future. These are outlined below in more detail:
1. Competition stats and analysis
CricHQ are set to release competition management within the application. This will include full competition statistics with batting and bowling leader boards and MVP leader boards
2. Player profiles
Each player will be able to have their own unique profile page that will include:
• Overall playing records including win/loss record, best bowling, best batting, total wickets, total runs, and MVP points
• Batting statistics with visual graphs
• Bowling statistics with visual graphs
• Fielding statistics
• MVP statistics
3. Match preview
Prior to a game you will be able to generate a report that will give you information on:
• Ground statistics of average scores, highest scores, lowest scores, runs scored in boundaries, toss record, and highest chasing totals
• Graphs showing ground modes of dismissals, ground scoring zones, how bowlers get their wickets at that ground, and partnership comparisons between teams
• Opposition statistics of matches won batting first, won batting second, highest score chased to win, lowest total defended
• Graphs showing how opposition are getting dismissed, where they are scoring their runs, areas they are bowling, and how they are getting their wickets
4. Training and scouting
The CricHQ team are set to work on a new Ipad application that will enable you to capture a training session of an individual or for multiple players. Included in this application will be the capability for a selector, coach, parent or supporter to be able turn up to a game and capture information of one or more players without having to score a full game
5. Future match reporting
The first release of match reporting has been a positive step for analysing team and player performance.
The CricHQ team have started working on a second release which will include more graphs, and a better layout for analysing team and player performance.
For further information or suggestions regarding High Performance analysis please contact Glenn Pocknall at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit www.crichq.com.