Assessing aerobic endurance in elite female cricket players A comparative study of Bangladeshi and Indian athletes

Main Article Content

Farjana Akter Boby
Manisha Badhan


To assess and compare the aerobic endurance levels of elite female cricket players from Bangladesh and India. This study’s participants were 50 elite female cricket players (ages 18-30 years), with 25 players from each country. They were all considered elite players based on their performance and experience in national and international cricket tournaments. To measure aerobic endurance fitness, the participants underwent a Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test Level 1 (YYIRT1), which is widely used to measure an individual's maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) and aerobic capacity. The data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. The test of Normality, mean, and standard deviation were calculated for each group, and a t-test was used to compare the mean scores of the two groups. A p-value of less than .05 is considered statistically significant. The data were analysed using the statistical software SPSS version 26. The study found that the Indian female cricket players had a significantly higher aerobic endurance fitness level than the Bangladeshi players. The mean VO2max of the Indian players was 46.76 ml/kg/min, while the Bangladeshi players' mean VO2max was 43.60 ml/kg/min. Additionally, the Indian players had a higher mean score in total distance covered in YYIRT1 (1233.6 m) than the Bangladeshi players (857.6). These differences were found to be statistically significant (p < .05). These findings suggest that there may be a difference in the training and preparation methods between the two countries, leading to a higher aerobic endurance fitness level among Indian players.

Article Details

How to Cite
Boby, F. A., & Manisha Badhan. (2023). Assessing aerobic endurance in elite female cricket players: A comparative study of Bangladeshi and Indian athletes. Scientific Journal of Sport and Performance, 2(4), 564–571.
Performance Analysis of Sport and Physical Conditioning
Author Biography

Farjana Akter Boby, Jashore University of Science and Technology

Department of Physical Education and Sports Science.


Ahamad, G., Naqvi, S. K., Beg, M. M. S., & Ahmed, T. (2015). A Web based System for Cricket Talent Identification, Enhancement and Selection (C-TIES). Procedia Computer Science, 62, 134-142.

Barth, K., Linkerhand, A., & Barth, K. (2007). Training Volleyball (1st ed.). Meyer & Meyer Sport.

Castagna, C., Abt, G., & D'Ottavio, S. (2005). Competitive-level differences in Yo-Yo intermittent recovery and twelve minute run test performance in soccer referees. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 19(4), 805-809.

Deprez, D., Coutts, A. J., Lenoir, M., Fransen, J., Pion, J., Philippaerts, R., & Vaeyens, R. (2014). Reliability and validity of the Yo-Yo intermittent recovery test level 1 in young soccer players. Journal of Sports Sciences, 32(10), 903-910.

Haskell, W. L., Lee, I.-M., Pate, R. R., Powell, K. E., Blair, S. N., Franklin, B. A., Macera, C. A., Heath, G. W., Thompson, P. D., & Bauman, A. (2007). Physical Activity and Public Health: Updated Recommendation for Adults from the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 39(8), 1423-1434.

Jeffreys, I., & Moody, J. (2021). Strength and conditioning for sports performance (2nd Edition). Routledge.

Karakoç, B., Akalan, C., Alemdaroğlu, U., & Arslan, E. (2012). The Relationship between the Yo-Yo Tests, Anaerobic Performance and Aerobic Performance in Young Soccer Players. Journal of Human Kinetics, 35(1), 81-88.

Krustrup, P., Mohr, M., Amstrup, T., Rysgaard, T., Johansen, J., Steensberg, A., Pedersen, P. K., & Bangsbo, J. (2003). The yo-yo intermittent recovery test: Physiological response, reliability, and validity. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 35(4), 697-705.

Marques, M. C., van den Tillaar, R., Gabbett, T. J., Reis, V. M., & González-Badillo, J. J. (2009). Physical fitness qualities of professional volleyball players: Determination of positional differences. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 23(4), 1106-1111.

Noakes, T. D., & Durandt, J. J. (2000). Physiological requirements of cricket. Journal of Sports Sciences, 18(12), 919-929.

Orchard, J., Newman, D., Stretch, R., Frost, W., Mansingh, A., & Leipus, A. (2005). Methods for injury surveillance in international cricket. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 8(1), 1-14.

Panwar, handrabhan S., & Chandel, S. (2019). Construction of Specific Physical Fitness Test for Cricket Players. Journal of Advances and Scholarly Researches in Allied Education, 16(5), 1518-1520 (3).

Paoli, A., Pacelli, Q. F., Moro, T., Marcolin, G., Neri, M., Battaglia, G., Sergi, G., Bolzetta, F., & Bianco, A. (2013). Effects of high-intensity circuit training, low-intensity circuit training and endurance training on blood pressure and lipoproteins in middle-aged overweight men. Lipids in Health and Disease, 12(1), 131.

Petersen, C. J., Pyne, D. B., Portus, M. R., & Dawson, B. T. (2011). Comparison of player movement patterns between 1-day and test cricket. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 25(5), 1368-1373.

Petersen, C. J., Pyne, D., Dawson, B., Portus, M., & Kellett, A. (2010). Movement patterns in cricket vary by both position and game format. Journal of Sports Sciences, 28(1), 45-52.

Petersen, C., Pyne, D. B., Portus, M. R., & Dawson, B. (2009). Quantifying positional movement patterns in Twenty20 cricket. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 9(2), 165-170.

Raja, W. (2019). Measuring Aerobic Capacity of Cricket Players Off and On The Altitude Astrand-Ryhming Sub Maximal Aerobic Test. Journal of Physical Education Research, 6(3), 46-49.

Sandhu, R. S., & Singh, N. (2018). A Study of Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test Level 1 (YYIRTL1) between Indian and Bangladesh Women Cricketers. European Journal of Physical Education and Sport Science, 4(1), 235-240.

Sholto-Douglas, R., Cook, R., Wilkie, M., & Christie, C. J.-A. (2020). Movement Demands of an Elite Cricket Team during the Big Bash League in Australia. Journal of Sports Science & Medicine, 19(1), 59-64.

Smita Wagh, Yatin Wagh, & Kamini D Nikam. (2022). Assessment of role of physical fitness of cricket players in response to the various tests. Asian Journal of Medical Sciences, 13(7), 223-227.

Souhail, H., Castagna, C., Mohamed, H. Y., Younes, H., & Chamari, K. (2010). Direct validity of the yo-yo intermittent recovery test in young team handball players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 24(2), 465-470.

Stretch, R. A., Bartlett, R., & Davids, K. (2000). A review of batting in men's cricket. Journal of Sports Sciences, 18(12), 931-949.

Thomas, A., Dawson, B., & Goodman, C. (2006). The yo-yo test: Reliability and association with a 20-m shuttle run and VO2max. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 1(2), 137-149.

Vickery, W., Dascombe, B. J., & Scanlan, A. T. (2018). A review of the physical and physiological demands associated with cricket fast and spin bowlers. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 13(2), 290-301.

Weldon, A., Clarke, N., Pote, L., & Bishop, C. (2021). Physical profiling of international cricket players: An investigation between bowlers and batters. Biology of Sport, 38(4), 507-515.

Wuest, D. A., & Bucher, C. A. (1995). Foundations of physical education and sport (12th ed). Mosby.