High Performance

Sports Science

Information about Cricket Australia’s Sport Science Sport Medicine (SSSM) Unit is administered from the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane.


The Bupa National Cricket Centre
The Bupa National Cricket Centre

Sport Science and Sports Medicine

Cricket Australia’s Sport Science Sport Medicine (SSSM) Unit is administered from the Bupa National Cricket Centre in Brisbane. The SSSM unit includes all doctors, physiotherapists, strength & conditioners, dietitians, psychologists, biomechanistics and sports scientists. It operates to provide Australian Cricket with the highest level of sports science and sports medicine services and a competitive advantage on the world stage. The State and Territory Cricket Associations and  the Australian academic sector are key partners in the sport science sport medicine program. Major focus areas are outlined below.


Athlete Servicing

SSSM staff are responsible for the physical and mental preparation of Australian cricket male and female players at all levels of cricket, starting with underage programs all the way up to the international teams. The SSSM staff typically have specialised expertise in treating sports people and working with cricket teams. Many of them have post graduate qualifications such as Masters or PhD in sport or cricket related areas. 


Scientific and Medical Research and Development

Target research areas are prioritized by Cricket Australia in consultation with key stakeholders such as state and territory cricket associations and high performance program staff. Cricket Australia also collaborates with specialist sport science and medical experts as part of the Cricket Australia Research Committee (CARC) that approves or rejects any new research projects and funding for projects.  Research grants are provided by Cricket Australia through the SSSM unit for projects that meet the criteria of CARC. Much of this research is conducted through the external grant system or through internal PhD scholarship holders.