April 29, 2006

Statistics don't always tell the complete story

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Cricket is a game to be relished not an account to be scrutinised, writes Peter Roebuck

Cricket needs to extract itself from the cold embrace of its statisticians. Over the last few seasons these calculators on two legs have wielded an inordinate influence ... In recent weeks, these dismal creations have complained about Jason Gillespie and the authenticity of the World XI matches played last October. The fact that no sensible person cares a hoot about matters of this sort passes them by.

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan is a former assistant editor at Cricinfo

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