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Cricket, more than almost any other sport, lends itself perfectly to analyses by numbers. The game has enough stats to satiate the most voracious appetite but there are so many delightfully different ways of looking at them that there's always scope for debates, arguments and opinions. It Figures is a forum to rake up all those arguments, but also to delight in the quirks of all the trivia that so much stats can throw up. Read on ...
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Stats editor Every week the Numbers Game takes a look at the story behind the stats, with an original slant on facts and figures. The column is edited by S Rajesh, ESPNcricinfo's stats editor in Bangalore. He did an MBA in marketing, and then worked for a year in advertising, before deciding to chuck it in favour of a job which would combine the pleasures of watching cricket and writing about it. The intense office cricket matches were an added bonus.