Cricket is in the blood of the Indians, bleed blue as we call it. With this IPL season just around the corner, everyone is excited to be there, whether by watching the game or playing their own games. While the former is always an easy option, how we all aspire to play like our favorite cricketer is beyond our imagination! With the introduction of new gadgets in the esports industry, here are some gadgets that can help you up your batting game this IPL season:
str8bat is an IoT and Data Science based technology that gives aspiring and professional cricketers access to actionable insights in real time by recording, analyzing and improving every aspect of batting and connecting them with the best coaches in the world.
The str8bat sensor enables a cricket bat to communicate with coaches and players in a language they understand. That’s what makes players of all levels excited about this product. The str8bat cricket bat sensor is placed behind the bat and detects movements without cameras. The featherweight sensor records real-time shot data and also offers a 360-degree 3D view of all your shots.
The str8bat sensor not only gives you information about your racquet speed, impact velocity, racquet timing, racquet stroke angle, sweet spot percentage and more, but also data-backed insights into your own swing. str8bat offers its users opportunities to improve their batting performance and compete with elite players around the world. Coaches and players can instantly access visual insights on their smartphones using str8bat’s analytics algorithms and solutions.
Thousands of cricketers and coaches have already benefited from str8bat’s technology including Rajasthan Royals, Cricket Australia and many cricket academies and clubs. Rising cricket stars (and anyone looking to improve their batting technique) from over 350 cities and towns across India are using the str8bat sensor to gain insights never before available.
Smartcricket.com’s BatSense aims to combine data analytics with pure performances, enabling in-depth investigation of all events on the field.
The technology can be used by attaching a puck weighing between 15 and 25 grams to the racquet handle, allowing it to record the necessary data. The puck allows several facets to be highlighted, especially considering that these are often overlooked when trying to improve a batsman’s technique. The device is linked to the SmartCricket app, which allows for detailed analysis of the player’s techniques and playing style. The SmartCricket app can be used by both players and coaches and allows players to analyze their game and even get in touch with a coach and get real-time advice from the coach. Coaches, on the other hand, can connect with their players and guide players in real-time from anywhere.
Anil Kumble’s Spektacom features a bat sensor that’s ultra-light and thin and connects easily via Bluetooth. As a rechargeable device, the Spektacom bat sensor only needs 2 hours to be fully charged. The device is then attached to the underside of your racquet towards the curved side.
This sensor can be used by aspiring cricketers, coaches, parents and even professional cricketers to analyze and improve their matches.