Multistats March 24, 2011

The expensive replacement



Surprise England injury replacement Jade Dernbach's economy rate in List A limited-overs matches. Overlooked-despite-taking-6-for-45-in-a-recent-ODI-in-Australia Chris Woakes leaks his List A runs at 5.26. Jettisoned-some-time-ago-for-being-consistently-too-expensive Saj Mahmood trumps them both at 5.17. Dropped-for-being-repeatedly-hammered-all-over-the-place-in-this-World-Cup Jimmy Anderson's economy rate in the tournament so far is 6.55.

Also: Age in years at which scientists now believe a batsman will have to start playing international cricket in order to have any chance of overhauling Sachin Tendulkar's record of international centuries.

Andy Zaltzman is a stand-up comedian, a regular on the BBC Radio 4, and a writer

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