Hello there cricket players,
I am currently doing my final year engineering thesis. The thesis is to build a over arm bowling robot. Therefore it will have an actual rotational arm which releases the ball like normal bowlers. Apparently there are 'problems' with the current commercial shooting bowling machines.
- Some of the machines use plastic balls which have different bounce?
- The ball has a more of a skid to it as it bounces on the pitch?
- The machines use a shooting technique rather then the normal over arm technique, this apparently therefore does not let the batsman practice his/her prediction of how the bowler is going to bowl.
These are just a few of the 'problems' that I have found by talking to other cricketing people.
If any of you people could just comment on this thread and tell me your additional views on the problems with the old technology.
Also any suggestions you might have on how to make a realistic over arm bowling machine