Cricket is not just a sport but a religion in India. ICC very well know the sentiments of the people that are attached to cricket and to make the experience of the viewers more exciting, it keeps on experimenting new things. This time they have introduced sensors on bats in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.
This new addition in the sport provides small details about the batsman like bat speed and angle of back lift. Intel is the manufacturer of these sensors that have been placed at the top of the bat’s handle.
To develop a coaching aid and to provide information to the TV viewers, these sensors have been introduced. While talking about the technology, former England captain turned cricket broadcaster Nasser Hussain said,
How many times have we spoken about people having ‘fast hands’ or ‘great bat speed’? “But what does that mean? We’ve never quantified it.
Five players from every team are expected to use the technology that is present in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. England all-rounder Ben Stokes, opener Alex Hales, India’s Rohit Sharma and Ravi Ashwin have agreed to use the devices.
Hussain also said that the technology would have benefitted his career if it would have been there during his time,
When I first played for England, I had never really seen myself on television. I remember playing in Jamaica, getting out and walking through the hotel lobby and Geoffrey Boycott shouting at me ‘Hussain, you’ll never get any runs with that open bat face’. Something like this can show you the exact angle of your bat.