Hazlewood four-for enters top ten
This analysis will be done at suitable points during the World Cup 2015 so that the readers can see the way the Performance tables evolve. As more matches get played the top performance mosaic changes and readers can identify with what happened in the past few days. The qualifying bar for inclusion moves higher as more matches get played.
On the scorecard the win seemed to be an easy win. However the match was fought very well by the Pakistani bowlers, especially Wahab Riaz. However the match was won by a collection of 5/6 Australians and no truly great individual performance.
|1||579||2015||3616||100||AB de Villiers||South Africa||Win||162*||66|
|2||573||2015||3612||100||CH Gayle||West Indies||Zim||215||147|
|4||461||2015||3615||100||TM Dilshan||Sri Lanka||Bng||161*||146|
|10||397||2015||3601||100||DA Miller||South Africa||Zim||138*||92|
No truly great batting performance. The Australian win was led by three batsmen and they shared the rating points. There was no change to the batting table.
|1||671||2015||3617||100||MA Starc||Australia||Nzl||9.0 - 0 - 28 - 6|
|2||598||2015||3607||100||TG Southee||New Zealand||Eng||9.0 - 0 - 33 - 7|
|3||493||2015||3617||100||TA Boult||New Zealand||Aus||10.0 - 3 - 27 - 5|
|4||445||2015||3600||100||MR Marsh||Australia||Eng||9.0 - 0 - 33 - 5|
|5||430||2015||3602||100||Sohail Khan||Pakistan||Ind||10.0 - 0 - 55 - 5|
|6||356||2015||3616||100||Imran Tahir||South Africa||Win||10.0 - 2 - 45 - 5|
|7||348||2015||3640||111||Imran Tahir||South Africa||Slk||8.2 - 0 - 26 - 4|
|8||335||2015||3620||100||Mohammad Irfan||Pakistan||Zim||10.0 - 2 - 30 - 4|
|9||329||2015||3642||111||JR Hazlewood||Australia||Pak||10.0 - 1 - 35 - 4|
|10||322||2015||3608||100||JE Taylor||West Indies||Pak||7.0 - 1 - 15 - 3|
Josh Hazlewood's top quality bowling spell of 4 for 35 got into the 9th position with 329 rating points. There is no doubt that the increased match weight was the main reason for this entry.
What does one say of a bowling performance which secured 134 rating points but was showered with praise by all knowledgeable people as one of the great spells of pace bowling. My heart goes out to Wahab Riaz. During 2011 he bowled a match winning spell against India but six dropped catches cost Pakistan the match. During 2015, one catch could easily have made a difference. My dear friend, Wahab, you are my man of the match.
|1||700||2015||3612||100||CH Gayle||West Indies||Zim||215||147||6.0-0-35-2|
|2||579||2015||3615||100||TM Dilshan||Sri Lanka||Bng||161*||146||8.0-0-35-2|
|7||363||2015||3634||100||Shakib Al Hasan||Bangladesh||Nzl||23||18||8.5-1-55-4|
|8||353||2015||3608||100||AD Russell||West Indies||Pak||42*||13||8.0-2-33-3|
Once more no real all-round performance. Hence there is no change to the table.
|SNo||Rating Pts||Year||ODI#||MatchIdx#||Team||Own score||Vs||Other score|
|1||750||2015||3640||111||South Africa||134 for 1 in 18.0||Slk||133 for 10 in 37.2|
|2||721||2015||3616||100||South Africa||408 for 5 in 50.0||Win||151 for 10 in 33.1|
|3||714||2015||3607||100||New Zealand||125 for 2 in 12.2||Eng||123 for 10 in 33.2|
|4||690||2015||3610||100||India||307 for 7 in 50.0||Saf||177 for 10 in 40.2|
|5||688||2015||3623||100||Australia||417 for 6 in 50.0||Afg||142 for 10 in 37.3|
|6||678||2015||3621||100||South Africa||411 for 4 in 50.0||Ire||210 for 10 in 45.0|
|7||669||2015||3631||100||India||260 for 2 in 36.5||Ire||259 for 10 in 49.0|
|8||668||2015||3635||100||England||101 for 1 in 18.1||Afg||111 for 7 in 36.2|
|9||666||2015||3608||100||West Indies||310 for 6 in 50.0||Pak||160 for 10 in 39.0|
|10||664||2015||3618||100||India||104 for 1 in 18.5||Uae||102 for 10 in 31.3|
Australia lost 4 wickets which is more than 50% of the resources. So, even though they won with 16 overs to spare, they do not get too many rating points. They won quite comfortable and this reflected in the 608 rating points they got.
A brief introduction into the methodology of Performance Analysis.
The Batting Performance Ratings analysis takes into account the Runs scored, Balls faced, Next highest score (if this is the highest score), % of Team score, Innings status at entry, Bowling quality, Pitch information, Team strengths, Target score in front, Match location, Result and Match importance. These parameters are given appropriate weights. The calculations are done in such a way that Rating points of 1000 would be allotted to a mind-blowing and match-winning score of 200 in 150 balls in a WC final.
The Bowling Performance Ratings analysis takes into account the Wickets captured, Quality of batsmen dismissed, Scores at which batsmen were dismissed, Bowling accuracy, Batting quality, Pitch information, Team strengths, Target being defended, Match location, Result and Match importance. The calculations are done in such a way that Rating points of 1000 would be allotted to a magnificent and match-winning analysis of 10-2-15-6 in a WC final.
The Player Performance Ratings analysis takes into account the Batting Rating points, Bowling Rating points and the Fielding Rating points, which is a combination of catches and stumpings. There are minimum criteria for batting and bowling stints to ensure that these are genuinely all-round performances.
The Team Performance Ratings analysis takes into account the Result, Margin of win, Resources utilized, Team strengths, Match location and Match importance. The calculations are done in such a way that Rating points of 1000 would be allotted to an overwhelming win by 150 runs or 8 wickets in a WC final.
Anantha Narayanan has written for ESPNcricinfo and CastrolCricket and worked with a number of companies on their cricket performance ratings-related systems