Kookaburra introduced smart cricket balls for the upcoming season of Big Bash League.
Nowadays, technology plays an important part in everyone’s life. This is not the first time when technology is going to play a role in cricket.
A few months ago, Anil Kumble launched a power bat. He used the chip in the bat stickers to collect all the data or statistics like- speed of the ball, the accuracy of hitting a shot, etc.
Now, the Australian ball manufacturer company ‘Kookaburra’ introduced new balls in cricket.
Kookaburra will introduce smart balls in the upcoming season of Big Bash league with microchips embedded in it.
According to the report, Kookaburra is in the final stages of testing the new product — SmartBall — having the ability to deliver instant statistics on speed — at release point, pre-bounce and post-bounce which are more comprehensive and accurate than a normal radar.
This smart ball can also give data whether the ball hit on the grass or not, in case of catches that are too close to call. Former Australian pacer Michael Kasprowicz is the chair of the firm SportCor. SportCor has teamed up with Kookaburra company to make this innovation happen.
Kookaburra will introduce this new smart ball in the upcoming season of the Big Bash League. If; it is found to be successful then smart balls could be used at the International level.