as James Pattinson, the app allows physios to study his workload over a normal week and hopefully prevent strains.
"If Pattinson has been bowling upwards an average of 250 match balls over a seven day period, that is plotted on a graph. During a Test match, he may bowl 300 balls so he has gone past his conditioning load. That shows as a spike. If it is a small spike, it is manageable. But if he has been conditioned to bowl, say, an average of a hundred balls and suddenly he is bowling three hundred, then it shows up as a big spike, which acts as a red flag," says McFadyen.
Wellness and recovery
Stanlake himself has a slightly reduced workload considering his age and injury history. While he bowls an average of 150 balls, the team physio and doctor take equal note of his wellness and recovery feedback which the app shows in a colour-coded format plotted over five or twelve days. A good night's sleep is indicated in green while red suggests a poor night sleep. With stress, sleep and overexertion tending to add up, when the five day format shows someone moving from bright green to orange and red, physios prescribe the players to rest before stress reaches dangerous levels.
While the app has been around for a couple of years it has had another upgrade scheduled for Wednesday. It started off simply as a way to keep team members connected with each other, serving as a simple database for hotel room numbers and local SIM numbers and the daily schedule. It then expanded to statistics with coaches now able to crunch numbers on things like how many dot balls a player has bowled.
McFadyen says the app while useful, really comes into its own in situations when players are away from camp. "At the camp you obviously have the coach who can keep track of what you are doing. Where this app helps out even more is when we have guys who aren't training under us and are perhaps with a different coach and we can see what