Updated 30 August 2013

Danger zones on the cricket field

There are three main areas where injuries are sustained on the cricket field.


According to the coaching manager for WP Cricket, Paul Phillipson, there are three main areas where injuries are sustained on the field, namely contact injuries at the crease, injuries sustained by the fast bowlers and injuries to close fielders.

Vulnerable positions

1) The most obvious area where injuries occur is at the striker’s end where finger/hand injuries are caused by the tremendous impact of the ball.

2) The most vulnerable fielders are those at short leg and silly point.

3) The wicket keeper is only really vulnerable when he is standing up to the wicket, very few injuries are sustained by wickeys that are standing back from the wicket.

4) Muscle-tear injuries, for example pulled hamstrings, occur when the player is running flat out between the wickets or when inner-ring fielders rapidly change direction during fielding.




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