Top 5 Technologies that Changed our Perception to Watch Cricket

Top 5 Technology that Changed our Perception to Watch Cricket

There are lot many changes in watching cricket since our childhood days. There are technology that keep on upgrading and making cricket more interesting to watch or you can say we are started realizing the core of the game by these upgrading technology. There are days in our childhood when  a bowler running in hard to bowl while trying his best to get the batsman’s wicket. These days are gone and the users are realizing the aspects of the game  by the new technology and the comforts of one’s couch. From now onwards these technology are very much seen but it has make a quite good impact in the match of  India and Pakistan in the ongoing Asia Cup later Yesterday. Let’s take a look at some of these technologies.

                                                                                                                                Top 5 Technology that Changed our Perception to Watch Cricket

1.) Speed Gun

There is no change in the fact when the bowler bowls a bowl in order to hurt the player but not focussed on taking the wicket of the batsmen. You can take the example when Mitchel Johnson bowls and that bowl was not aimed at taking the wicket but it was aimed to hurt the player. Here the role  Speed Gun comes.

The Speed Gun Technology first introduced in Tennis, This technology uses a Doppler radar to determine the speed of ball leaving the bowler’s hands. This technology is based on microwave technology that relays a beam across the pitch that detects movements. The Speed Gun determine the speed of the ball by dtermining the the speed of the ball.

2.) Snickometer

The condition of the stadium at the time of match is very noisy in a crowded stadium when the match is going on but that create a difficulty for the umpire in order to judge the the sound of the ball hitting a bat’s edge.  In order to give the right decision, the Umpires have to sometimes depend on the Snicko to give the decision.

This technology is based on a sensitive microphone placed on one of the stumps at both ends of pitch and is connected to an oscilloscope that measures sound waves. The oscilloscope judge that sound picked up by the microphone as a sound wave and in conjunction with a camera, you can see if there was a change in the sound wave when the ball passed the bat or pads.

3.) Hawk Eye

This technology has been invented by ormer Buckinghamshire player Dr Paul Hawkins. This based on the question What if?. This is the same technology based on brain surgery and missile tracking.

Talking about this technology, It is based on six very special cameras that are placed all around the stadium and they will track the ball’s angle from the bowlers arm to the point of contact. The uniquess of this technology is that it will detect the variations in bounce, spin, swing and seam and using the software converts the path into a 3D image to show how the ball would have travelled.

4.) Super Slo-Mo

This is the slow motion technology and the broadcasters are using it to show replays since 2005. These super slow cameras are placed all around the stadium and they will record images  at 500 frames per second (fps) compared to normal cameras that record images at 24 fps. This is very effective in order to realize the replays analyze runouts or stumpings.

5.) Hot Spot

This is basically the new technology that was introduced during Ashes series of 2006-2007. This technology is not based on the sound but instead it is based on ball’s heat signature. All around the stadium there are Infrared cameras situated and detect the slightest of changes in the ball’s heat signatures.

Talking about the result, The software then generates a negative image on which the point of contact is highlighted as a hot spot for a second or two. This technology is very helpful in  detecting faint edges.

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