Original Research Article
Year: 2017 | Month: April | Volume: 7 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 275-279
Foot Posture of Pace Bowlers and Spinners in Cricket
P. Sathya1, Priyanka Panchal2
1Assistant Professor, 2Physiotherapy Intern;
D .Y. Patil University, School of Physiotherapy, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, India.
Corresponding Author: P. Sathya
The objective of the study was to determine the effect of bowling on foot posture of pace and spin bowlers in cricket.
Methodology: A cross sectional survey was carried out on 100 cricket bowlers, between 18-20 years of age which includes 50 pace bowlers (Group A) and 50 spinners (Group B). Their foot posture was evaluated in both the groups using a Foot Posture Index -6 scale.
Result: In Group A (Pace bowlers) among 50 players 18(36%) players were seen with a pronated left foot while on the right leg 15(30%) players had pronated foot and 2(4%) had supinated foot. In Group B (spinners) among the 50 players, 17(34%) players had supinated foot and 6(12%) pronated foot in the left leg and in the right leg 16(32%) players had a supinated foot and 2(4%) players had a pronated foot.
Conclusion: The study concludes that among cricket bowlers, pronated foot was seen more in pace bowlers (Group A) and supinated foot was seen more in the spin bowlers (Group B). This study also concludes that the type of bowling affects the foot posture in cricket players.
Key words: Foot posture index -6 scale, pace bowlers, spinners, cricket players.