(555)…Huge value of overstepping for batting teams!.

The advantage of a no-ball is a huge value for batting team, (not for bowling team). This year(2019) in 28 ODIs there were 26 no-balls bowled. The value of those can be summed by adding runs scored off free-hit, runs … Continue reading

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(554)…Melbourne Derby 2019 KFC BBL 08

Historic event at KFC Big Bash League (or any T20 franchise)- for the very first time both finalist(Renegades & Stars) are from same city, viz Melbourne, will meet at Marvel Stadium. Since the advent of BBL 79 players represented Australia(all … Continue reading

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(551)…Cricket’s fourth format(D/N Test)-Part II

To continue and conclude the fourth format of cricket, here is a statistical analysis of each session of day night matches. Experts rightly feel that pink ball moves a lot under lights. There is lot of swing and seam movement … Continue reading

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(549)…Cricket’s fourth format(Day/night Test)has been result oriented.

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There has been scarcity of drawn test matches in last few years. Since World Cup 2015 only 15.26 % drawn test matches. Last year (2018)in 48 tests there were only 5 drawn test matches(5/48 = 10.41%)including two day/night matches. The … Continue reading

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(548)…India in New Zealand(LOI)- Teams are in commanding form

As India taken on New Zealand down under(limited over series). They will be facing lot of horizontal shots from host team. NZ has the maximum no.of players who are affluent in reverse-sweep. The smaller grounds is an added advantage. Hence slow … Continue reading

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(546)…Experiencing test cricket

The 2018-19 Border-Gavaskar series is 2-1 at end of 3rd Test, favoring India. There is some coincidence going into 4th Test match at Sydney Cricket Ground. Australia haven’t lost a test match at SCG since 2011. It was the Ashes … Continue reading

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(545)…Australia’s Test match run-rate has been low…but batsmen are occupying crease for longer period(100+overs)

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There has been a drop in batting run-rate in test matches for Australia at home. It was during last year’s Ashes series(2017-18) their run rate started to slip down alarmingly(home and away)!. In that series their overall rate in 8 … Continue reading

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(543)…Tail-end batsmen can stay at crease….but on their own cannot post big totals(Border-Gavaskar-2018-19)

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Australia’s test batting is under pressure. Since the ban of 3 players(David Warner, Cameron Bancroft and Steve Smith) involved in ball-tampering, their batting has been very poor. It is the lower-order/tail-end batsmen that has not allowed any embarrassment of low … Continue reading

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(542)…T20I analysis

 T20 cricket is about 120 balls to be played, hence each ball is relevant to the outcome of the game. As India start their complete Australian tour with T20I series, we take a look at how Aussies have performed post … Continue reading

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(541)-(Border-Gavaskar Trophy-2018/19)History says bat long and deep

India in Australia  History and trend As India embark on their full tour to Australia. We look at their recent success down under. Interestingly their recent success (this century) has been very similar to overall success in all format in … Continue reading

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(540)…T20I : The List

As a cricket fan or as a player I would like to know certain facts of my team and the team I am playing against. It is called THE LIST, and not based on performance on the ground, but related … Continue reading

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(539)…Women’s T20 World Cup(2018)

So far  Women’s T20 World Cup -2018 has been a low scoring tournament. I believe swing/seam being the major factor for this. Hence all is not lost for teams like South Africa and New Zealand who still have two games … Continue reading

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(534)…JLT -A proxy practice for World Cup 2019 ?.

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Is Australia’s 50-over domestic tournament JLT, a proxy practice for next year’s World Cup ? Last year Western Australia won the JLT trophy convincingly. They had a great start to the tournament and never lost their momentum. However this year, inspite … Continue reading

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(533)… Are pitches in India of double-standard ?.

As India take on West Indies in 2nd Test of 2-test series today(12th Oct,2018). I take a look at recent test matches that yielded result in India. Since Jan 2017, 10 Test matches(before 2nd Test at Hyderabad) were played, yielding … Continue reading

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(532)…Australia in Pakistan(2018)-Opening the way

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It has been 58 Tests(111 Inns) spanning 5 years that an opening stand of 100 plus runs has been posted against Australian bowling attack!. Last time it was in 2013 in India when Australia toured for 4-Test series. It was … Continue reading

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