(604)…Women’s Cricket: Follow your style and create your own standard

  Women’s cricket should follow their own style. Currently like men they too are relying on power hitting.  They have potential to play their own game, especially in batting. Women’s cricket has one of the stylish and complete batters in … Continue reading

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(603)…Toss factor is important, but a lead is key to win/save a test match

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Lately toss factor has become the key issues in Test cricket. Some feel it should be abolished and replaced by visiting teams allowed to make decision whether to bat or bowl. I think sport is about being unpredictable otherwise it … Continue reading

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(602)…Dearth of quality Test openers

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There is dearth of quality test openers especially when playing in unfamiliar condition.   I believe picking non-experienced players while playing overseas is one of major reason for them to perform poorly. Since 1st Jan 2017, 84 batsmen opened the batting … Continue reading

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(602)….Year 2020 : Countdown to T20WC

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Counting back to back boundaries ….and 3 successive dot balls over in the year 2020!. I reckon Twenty 20 Cricket would be very fascinating this year, as we would see both batting and bowling excel in different times!. The 3-match … Continue reading

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(601)…7th Women’sT20 World Cup

149 players from 10 Teams will take part in 7th Women’s T20 World Cup played in Australia this year (Feb 20 – Mar 8 -2020) Interestingly out of 149 players 62(41.61%) are spin bowlers, which is a bit surprising considering … Continue reading

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(600)…Women’s Cricket (T20/tri-series) A Dress Rehearsal for World Cup ?

As the tri-series concluded today (12th Feb) one wonders whether this was a dress rehearsal for forthcoming T20 World Cup to be played in Australia in 9 days time ?. The World Cup is held this year in  Australia from … Continue reading

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(599)…BBL09(2019-20) A Review

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This year’s BBL had a new format that had a very distinctive schedule that allowed five teams to have a chance to win the tournament. Hence we saw some unique performance from teams. The feature of this tournament was last … Continue reading

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(597)…Aus in India- ODI series review – Marginal difference despite India dominating.

India Australia 3 match short series got over with a blink of an eye. It was a run fest contest with no close result(post WC this has been a pattern for all teams). By winning the last two games India … Continue reading

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(596)…Aus v Ind ODI series(2020) Stats snippets

Here are some stats that surprised me during the India v Australia  series 2019-20. Josh Hazlewood not opening the bowling in 3rd ODI vs India. It was in Sept 2013 v/s England that Josh bowled first change. Overall only thrice … Continue reading

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15 Oct 2019 Last updated at 9:32 am(588)…Captains who led Australia in Test cricket(1999-2019)

A brief look at Australian Test trends since 1999 under various captains.  Below table is concise of how Australian team excelled in batting and bowling. 

Have used two indicators to reflect their batting and bowling performance.

In Batting I have selected 

a) Totals of 400 plus scores (both inns) Australia manage to post under various captains.  

b) Teams batted for 100 plus overs( both inns).

In Bowling I have selected 

a) Bowling out opponents for 250 or less total (both inns)

b) Taking 100 or less overs to pick 10 wickets (both inns)  

 

Here is a link to comparison of captains from West Indies team and Australian team. 

(354)…Factory that produces leaders.

(582)… Tough job opening in England!. A stats analysis of Ashes openers(1977-2019)

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Have been watching Ashes since 1977 & believe condition in England are toughest for any openers(home or visiting team). Here is snapshot of how openers performed in Ashes.

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(583)..Ashes2019

Few decades ago bowling round the wicket was a rarity for fast bowlers. It was similar to bowling a slower ball. Today every right-arm fast bowler will go round the wicket if a batsman is a left-hander. It is interesting … Continue reading

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(581)…Ashes(2019): -Right-arm round the wicket to you!.

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In this Ashes 2019 series Australia regularly employed at least 5 left handers in their playing XI. Overall seven players participated in 3 tests including two bowlers. In this series Australian left-handers have been victims of LBW, bowled, low scores … Continue reading

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(580)…Ashes -Early victims of new ball!.

The first Ashes Test match of 2019 was won by Australia by 251 Runs. However Australia lost 4 wickets(of 17) in the first 10 overs of both innings. There was lot of movement for the bowlers and at times it … Continue reading

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(577)…The Ashes

The 71st Ashes series has started(1st Aug – 2019), and Australia, the urn holder will be defending them in England. They have not won a series in England since 2001!. Recent history is seesaw success for teams Interestingly the last … Continue reading

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