(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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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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(579)…Going past with inconceivable information.- “A phenomena called Andrew Symonds”!.

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My main area of interest has been Sports and Arts. And in years gone by I have collected few articles. Apart from renting, borrowing, buying books, magazines & journals, I was blessed with some great resources. My my major source … Continue reading

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(ODI)…IND in WI 2019

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Dale Steyn – Swing King retires

Last night (5th August 2019) Dale Steyn announced his retirement from Test cricket. The decision came after assessing his injuries, which has been quite frequent in recent times. It has not allowed him to play entire series. Hence he decided … Continue reading

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(578)…Unfold Ashes-2015

The last Ashes in England was played in 2015. Host England won 3-2. Interestingly Australia scored more runs with bat, and took more wickets(one more) with the ball…yet they lost the series. Australia in 5 Test /9 Inns scored 2565 … 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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(576)…CWC2019 – A complete list of statistical analysis

  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

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(575)…CWC2019 Team Review – Afghanistan

  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

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(574)…CWC2019 Team Review- Bangladesh

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

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(573)…CWC2019 Team Review – Sri Lanka

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

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(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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