DECEMBER 13, 2014

More numbers, from readers

Anantha Narayanan: Another dose of random numbers - this time from readers. Also: a tribute to Phillip Hughes, and the now-customary Bradman surprise.
Sanath Jayasuriya and Muttiah Muralitharan played 408 international games together but never got to bat together © AFP
DECEMBER 10, 2014

Pakistan's ODI batting a decade behind the rest

Hassan Cheema: The return to tried-and-tested underperformers for the World Cup squad will undo all the good work done over the last 14 months
NOVEMBER 29, 2014

Player Ball Difference: An interesting new concept

Anantha Narayanan: A look at the fastest and the slowest innings in cricket using a new concept - Ball Difference. And, yet another Bradman surprise
NOVEMBER 17, 2014

An irreverent look at cricket numbers

Anantha Narayanan: A 100 random numbers that tell stories - loads of fun in store. Plus, another Bradman surprise
NOVEMBER 13, 2014

Pakistan's favourite whipping boys

Hassan Cheema: Even when they were at their worst, Pakistan had no trouble beating New Zealand
NOVEMBER 11, 2014

Does the follow-on work in its current form?

Kartikeya Date: A team with a lead of any size should have the option of enforcing the follow-on in the third innings of a Test, boosting their chance of taking 20 wickets
NOVEMBER 09, 2014

How will future historians judge modern numbers?

Jonathan Wilson: Will they think there's something odd about a bowler getting a batsman out one too many times?
OCTOBER 27, 2014

A comparison of the Fletcher and Flower eras

Kartikeya Date: Though both coaches had more wins than losses, Fletcher's team competed better against top-quality opposition and were more dominant at home
OCTOBER 11, 2014

ODI overs analysis using ball-by-ball data: Part 1

Anantha Narayanan: An analysis using ball-by-ball data to identify scoring and wicket-taking patterns through the 50-over innings in ODIs
SEPTEMBER 21, 2014

A method to rate the dominance of Test teams

Kartikeya Date: Taking into account margin of victory and draws, while eliminating arbitrary decay in setting cut-off limits
SEPTEMBER 13, 2014

Dynamic Test team performance analysis

Anantha Narayanan: An analysis using a comprehensive methodology that identifies the best teams and their dominant periods in Test history
SEPTEMBER 12, 2014

What the Indian calendar is doing to its bowlers

Kartikeya Date: R Ashwin and Ishant Sharma's lack of first-class experience and consequent decline in skills speak volumes about the BCCI's skewed priorities
SEPTEMBER 04, 2014

Pakistan can't handle pressure in ODI deciders

Hassan Cheema: Forget South Africa, it's Pakistan who have tripped up in high-pressure matches for a decade now
AUGUST 20, 2014

Performance and result analysis of Test teams

Anantha Narayanan: A look at Test teams across the years, measuring the peaks of each team, and the highest peak across teams
AUGUST 19, 2014

Younis Khan: unsung and endearing

Hassan Cheema: Despite being part of a dysfunctional set-up, he has managed to get the best out of himself and players partnering him
AUGUST 16, 2014

Are slow over-rates really a problem?

Kartikeya Date: Time should be considered wasted only when a bowling side tries to slow the game down for its own benefit
AUGUST 09, 2014

Peer analysis of Test teams: Part 1

Anantha Narayanan: A look at the best and the worst Test teams of different eras
AUGUST 05, 2014

Celebrating 3500 ODIs

Ric Finlay: An analysis of one-day internationals, breaking up the 3500 games played so far into five sets of 700 each
AUGUST 02, 2014

India's bowling weakness outside the subcontinent

Kartikeya Date: Without good-quality third and fourth bowlers, India will continue to struggle outside the subcontinent despite their talented batting line-up
JULY 15, 2014

Dull match, lovely stats

Andy Zaltzman: So what if Trent Bridge was a snoozefest? We've got all these numbers, haven't we?