Today Aug 23, 2014, another 6 months before 11th Edition of World Cup will begin. From now on there are about 11 ODI series(by Test teams) to be played, not including ongoing Bangladesh in WI series.
I was sifting through team’s performance this year, and it was heartening to see rise in scoring shots(irrespective of total score or result) by all teams. This prompted me to relate Scoring shots with Batting Average!.
A Batting average is defined by division of runs/wkts either for teams or players. And a scoring shots is type of runs scored, or counting batsman’s “hits” against balls faced.
A scoring shot – The expression “glass half-full or half-empty” is a great example to understand scoring shots. The tendency of people to see the same situation in different ways-
1- either you look at scoring shots
2- or look at dot balls
e.g This year scoring shots for teams in ODI is 47.07%
so the expression of “glass is half-full” should be used for scoring shots. The other way to look at it is, there were 52.93% of dot balls for teams. The expression here would be “glass is half-empty”.
I took the liberty to compare two different indicator – Bat Avg v/s Scoring shots. Here is 2014 ODI series wise gfx.
Fascinatingly they are independent of each other. A scoring shot is only indictator that is not dictated by any factor. Its based on batsman’s skill to score runs, irrespective of place, weather, situation or anything else. A great example would be (see gfx) India short tour to Bangladesh in June this year. The weather was not conducive to batting, and there were few rain interruption resulting in curtailed games. This obviously meant teams were not able to post big scores, neverthless scoring rate remained quite high. Overall there was one scoring shot every 2.60 balls, suggesting inspite batting average placed lowly at 17.24, the scoring rate remained quite high @37.75% – and to complement that, the boundary rate was 9/100 balls!!.
Here is complete list of primary indicators for 2014 series wise.
Interestingly, trend of scoring shots have remained the same. Here is a list of 2013 ODI series.
|serieswise||Mts||Avg||Scoring shots||Boundary rate|
|Pak in India||2||18.48||34.13||6.61|
|SL in Aus||5||25.25||40.73||7.36|
|Eng in Ind||5||35.28||43.39||10.83|
|NZ in SA||3||26.76||43.33||8.76|
|WI in Aus||5||29.47||44.25||9.68|
|Eng in NZ||3||32.43||46.95||8.99|
|Zim in WI||3||39.24||45.43||8.07|
|Pak in SA||5||33.19||45.75||9.04|
|Bangla in S L||3||39.08||53.00||10.30|
|Bangla in Zim||3||33.02||46.54||8.30|
|NZ in Eng||3||37.91||49.62||8.99|
|Tri series(SL,IND in WI)||7||27.30||41.32||8.40|
|PAK in WI||5||28.18||38.20||7.52|
|SA in SL||5||29.72||43.40||8.73|
|Ind in Zim||5||30.42||39.17||7.91|
|Pak in Zim||3||35.25||45.55||7.95|
|Aus in Scotland||1||40.31||43.87||11.55|
|Eng in Ireland||1||49.36||45.52||11.11|
|Aus in Eng||5||28.18||45.37||9.36|
|Aus in India||7||49.26||52.02||13.91|
|NZ in Bangla||3||29.35||48.00||9.77|
|SA in Pak(UAE)||5||23.22||36.70||7.62|
|NZ in SL||3||31.58||47.79||13.26|
|WI in India||3||39.21||46.45||11.09|
|PAK in SA||3||25.41||44.21||7.73|
|Ind in SA||3||34.26||50.56||10.81|
|SL in Pak(UAE)||5||36.96||49.19||8.80|
Note – have only included games that involves Test playing nation.
Here is a link to meaning of all indicators/formula –