(572)…CWC2019 Team Review-South Africa

 South Africa Performance Review     A shocking performance by South Africa!.  When Imran Tahir picked Johnny Bairstow in the very first over of the World Cup, one wondered “wow” what a start by South Africa!. This became the best … Continue reading

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(571)..CWC2019: Team Review – West Indies

 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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(570)…CWC2019 Team Review – New Zealand

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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

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(563)…CWC2019 -A statistical analysis at end of 34 ODIs

Here is complete statistical analysis on Cricket World Cup 2019. The last lap is on… Here are favorites and outsiders   Qualified teams  Australia(12) – yet to play  NZ, SA  – India(11) – yet to play ENG, BAN, SL New … Continue reading

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(562)…CWC 2019(After 15 games)

Here is complete statistical analysis on Cricket World Cup 2019.

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(561)…World Cup 2019 – A Review

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  There were 63 ODIs played before the start of World Cup 2019 (only including teams that are taking part in this tournament). Based on margin of wins, there were very few close matches. It seems it was one-sided contest! … Continue reading

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(560)…World Cup(2019)Round robin format = equal opportunity

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 A format with equal opportunity A format that has all teams playing against each other is the best opportunity for teams to play in a tournament. Teams are not divided into groups. This will allow teams to play against all … Continue reading

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(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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