(478)…Test batting: Staying and batting deep into innings

“Bat a while” – The usual mantra from Australian captain to his players, especially in sub-continent. If a player is able to bat whole session than he can be credited as a decent Test batsman. It is a good benchmark irrespective … Continue reading

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(477)…Matt Renshaw

  Unlike any other Aussie batsmen Matt Renshaw is extremely slow starter to his innings. In first 10-overs he scores every 7 balls which is the slowest for any batsman in today’s test cricket!. Then he gets better with scoring … Continue reading

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(475)…Significance of first Test match

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Since Oct’98 Australia are playing their 70th test series (including one-off test match) of which they have won 47. They have lost their first test in ongoing 2-test(70th series)in Bangladesh, hence they do not have any chance of winning the … Continue reading

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(474)…Improved partnership in test cricket under Holder’s leadership

WestIndies posted their 3rd Test win under Jason Holder’s leadership. In Oct 2015 he was appointed their 36th captain, and second youngest to lead a test team. The success rate under him is very little(3 games), nevertheless they have managed to … Continue reading

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(473)…Australia’s winning trend in Asia (Oct-98-2017)

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    Below table is a brief trend analysis of Australia’s test performance in Asia and thorough explanation of those stats.   Result: Won 30.23 %, Lost 44.18%, Drawn 25.58%. Their success rate of not losing(win + draw) is 55.81%, … Continue reading

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(472)…Ravi Ashwin

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Since his comeback from injury in June this year Ravi Ashwin’s bowling performance in all format has been less effective. Has he recovered enough to play ? or he is trying too many different things in Test cricket in particular. … Continue reading

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(471)…Batting positioning (Basil D ‘Oliveira series-SA v Eng -2017)

England won Basil D ‘Oliveira series 3-1. It was not a easy victory, they had to work hard to win the series, particularly after losing the 2nd test match which leveled the series 1-1. This was one of the rare … Continue reading

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(470)…Batting resurrection

Recently test batting in 2nd innings has become much easy for teams(either is 3rd innings or 4th innings of the match). Even if teams have conceded of 100 or more runs lead they are still able to post decent 2nd innings … Continue reading

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(469)…Is test match batting less challenging in Sri Lanka ?

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                   Is test match batting less challenging in Sri Lanka ? The best way to measure is- how easy runs can be accumulated( balls/wkts)losing less wickets, and the team’s run-rate. Last July … Continue reading

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(468)…Ladies WC-2017- Semi-finals (Eng v SA)

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The first semi-finalists(England v South Africa, at Bristol) and Bristol has the best condition for batters in this World Cup. In 7 games 3329 Runs(Avg 36.58) have been scored losing only 91 wickets @4.94 R/O (highest run rate). The scoring rate … Continue reading

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(465).. Game will evolve when margin of wins is high between two equally strong teams.

I think game of any sport will evolve when margin of wins is high between  two teams that are equally strong or have less gap in their skills – As Zimbabwe created history by winning their first ever ODI bilateral … Continue reading

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(464)…CT2017-Batting skids post 40th over

                       Batting analysis – Post 40th over   If you are a top order batsman and still batting in the 40th over, then it is paramount that you bat the whole … Continue reading

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(463)…CT 2017 : The bowling end that mattered!.

                               Bowling end analysis  One feels fast bowlers in Champions Trophy were not trying to swing the ball as they were worried to be expensive(if they … Continue reading

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(462)…Champions Trophy 2017 -A stats analysis

 This is an analysis of performance at the 2017 Champions’ trophy in England. My data from the tournament were collected in real-time.  

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(461)…Form guide : Bowling analysis

A look at bowling performance since new fielding law was applied(June 2015). Below is brief statistical analysis of top eight teams that will take part in eight edition of Champions Trophy.    

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