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
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
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.
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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.
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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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
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
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
World Cup 2019. In my view the format is great for teams to perform. There are couple of things I feel that can be modified. Keep same round robin format. 2 games per day for first 15/20 … Continue reading
Afghanistan Performance Review This is the first time I have watched all Afghanistan matches live and collected their ball 2 ball data featuring few key indicators. Here is my analysis on their WC performance and what was the general … Continue reading
Bangladesh Performance Review Bangladesh totally relied on their batting to win matches in this WC. Hence they prepared themselves to chase any target. It is interesting to note that Bangladesh bowlers had more collective experience playing ODIs, then their batsmen. … Continue reading
Sri Lanka Performance Review Sri Lankan Cricket Board will be very happy with their team’s performance in the World Cup, especially after off field distractions. The controversies involving coach, selectors, players, then the bombing incident – all this would … Continue reading
West Indies Performance Review There is a philosophy in sports –“Potential will never win you any matches, performance win matches”. This truly applies to West Indies, who for this WC were represented by the best potential cricketers, whose performance … Continue reading
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New Zealand Performance Review This might sound inappropriate but New Zealand team were lucky to be in the semi-finals!. As the tournament progressed their NNR (Net run rate)was going down. This along with their batting strike rate and boundary … Continue reading