Here is a short analysis of Big Bash League 5.
Sydney Thunder won this year’s tournament, however the favorites were Perth Scorchers and Adelaide Strikers who came 3rd and 4th – The finals was a fantastic chase by Thunders against the Stars who scored a defendable total of 176. The Thunders won in the last over with 3 wickets in hand.
Below are basic batting and bowling analysis with particular observation of catches taken in the deep field. The size of venues are mentioned in the table and percentile of dismissals in each venues.
While batting Brisbane Heat had the maximum dismissals(42.59%) at deep field, and in bowling Hobart took maximum wickets (48.98%) in deep field.
As far as grounds are concerned here is top two grounds that got maximum deep field catches
-Bellerive Oval(44.68%) got maximum catches at deep field. The length of this ground is second longest in Australia. Here 22 catches were taken in deep in which 6 went to long on and 2 to long off. The boundary rate is excellent at 17/100 balls, but the sixes are far low @ 3.57/100balls
– Adelaide Oval (43.86%). This ground has shortest width and longest length. However out of 25 catches taken in deep field, 11 went to square boundary (3 at square leg, 8 at deep midwkt). The straight boundaries got only 7 .
The most surprising aspect of this observation is performance at Perth. The ground is the smallest in terms of length (straight boundary is 149 meters)and the width (square boundary is 139 meters). Yet it produced least boundaries!.
The below graphic has catches taken in deep field of all matches played in BBL 5.
Venue wise stats(Batting indicators)
Batting performance of each team
Bowling performance of each team