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Table 2 Summary of extracted bowling variables

From: Quantification of the demands of cricket bowling and the relationship to injury risk: a systematic review

Variable Studies report (n) Variable FITT-VP classification
Objective, physiological
Heart rate [31, 39, 45,46,47,48, 56] 7 Intensity
Blood lactate [31, 45, 48] 3 Intensity
Objective, non-physiological
Balls bowled [13, 16,17,18,19,20,21, 23, 24, 26, 30,31,32,33,34, 36, 37] 17 Frequency
GPS variables (speed/distance) [2, 12, 45, 48, 49, 53,54,55,56,57,58,59, 65] 13 Volume
BRV [14, 31, 36, 38, 40,41,42,43,44, 50] 10 Intensity
Playerload™ [14, 16, 22, 41, 42, 47, 51, 52, 59] 9 Volume
ACWR [13, 15, 18, 23, 27] 5 Volume
Bowling logbook [25, 35,36,37] 4 Frequency & time
Subjective, physiological
RPE [13, 16, 23, 35, 38, 47,48,49, 56] 9 Intensity
Subjective, non-physiological
VAS [12] 1 Intensity
  1. ACWR—acute:chronic workload ratio; BRV—ball release velocity; FITT-VP—Frequency, intensity, time, type, volume, progression; GPS—global positioning system; RPE—rating of perceived exertion; VAS—visual analogue scale