Peformance analysis March 22, 2015

Guptill's 237 second only to Gilchrist's 149*

An analysis of performances in the World Cup after the fourth quarter-final of the World Cup

Martin Guptill's unbeaten 237 in the quarter-final against West Indies is the second-best innings of the World Cup and fourth in the all time ODIs list © Getty Images

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.

At the beginning of the World Cup, the highest individual score in World Cups was 188. In the course of a month there have been two double hundreds. Martin Guptill's double hundred was, without any doubt, far more valuable than Chris Gayle's 215 because of the importance of match and the quality of bowling. This was a peculiar match. West Indies scored at a higher scoring rate than New Zealand's 7.93 except that they sustained the rate for 30 overs. New Zealand played the complete 50 overs.

Top Batting performances in WC 2015: in 45 matches played so far
SNo Rating Pts Year ODI# MatchIdx# Batsman For VsRuns Balls
1 83420153643111MJ Guptill New Zealand Win237*163
2 57920153616100AB de Villiers South Africa Win162* 66
3 57320153612100CH Gayle West Indies Zim215 147
4 46920153641111RG Sharma India Bng137 126
5 46120153615100TM Dilshan Sri Lanka Bng161*146
6 45920153610100S Dhawan India Saf137 146
7 45420153636100BRM Taylor Zimbabwe Ind138 110
8 44820153623100DA Warner Australia Afg178 133
9 44220153624100KJ Coetzer Scotland Bng156 134
10 42820153634100Mahmudullah Bangladesh Nzl128*123

Guptill's superlative 237 in 150-plus balls in a knock out match gathered 834 rating points and moved into the top position of this table. Then there is enough daylight to drive a truck through and comes AB de Villiers' blast. The many reasons were the match importance, sheer size of runs, scoring rate, the good West Indian bowling attack and the share of team score.

Where does this innings stand in the all-time batting performance tables? There is only one World Cup innings ahead of this: Adam Gilchrist's 149 in the 2007 Final. It has moved some distance ahead of Kapil Dev's 175. In the all-time list, Guptill's has moved into the fourth position. The innings ahead are Viv Richards' 189* (894), Gilchrist's 149* (855), Sanath Jayasuriya's 189 (844) and then Guptill's 237* (834).

Top Bowling performances in WC 2015: in 45 matches played so far
SNo Rating Pts Year ODI# MatchIdx# Bowler For VsAnalysis
1 67620153617100MA Starc Australia Nzl 9.0 - 0 - 28 - 6
2 59820153607100TG Southee New Zealand Eng 9.0 - 0 - 33 - 7
3 49320153617100TA Boult New Zealand Aus10.0 - 3 - 27 - 5
4 44520153600100MR Marsh Australia Eng 9.0 - 0 - 33 - 5
5 43020153602100Sohail Khan Pakistan Ind10.0 - 0 - 55 - 5
6 36120153643111TA Boult New Zealand Win10.0 - 3 - 44 - 4
7 35520153616100Imran Tahir South Africa Win10.0 - 2 - 45 - 5
8 34820153640111Imran Tahir South Africa Slk 8.2 - 0 - 26 - 4
9 33520153620100Mohammad Irfan Pakistan Zim10.0 - 2 - 30 - 4
10 32920153642111JR Hazlewood Australia Pak10.0 - 1 - 35 - 4

In a high scoring match, 643 runs in 80 overs, Trent Boult's bowling stood out. Also the fact that he captured four top-order wickets and two of these at single figures. This excellent spell received its due recognition and moved into the sixth position, with 361 rating points, just ahead of the two Imran Tahir spells.

Top Player performances in WC 2015: in 45 matches played so far
SNo Rating Pts Year ODI# MatchIdx# Player For Vs Runs Balls Analysis
1 70020153612100CH Gayle West Indies Zim215 147 6.0-0-35-2
2 57920153615100TM Dilshan Sri Lanka Bng161*146 8.0-0-35-2
3 49620153600100MR Marsh Australia Eng 23 20 9.0-0-33-5
4 44720153620100Wahab Riaz Pakistan Zim 54* 46 9.4-1-45-4
5 43420153611100MM Ali England Sco128 10710.0-0-47-2
6 40320153627100SC Williams Zimbabwe Ire 96 83 9.0-0-72-3
7 36420153634100Shakib Al Hasan Bangladesh Nzl 23 18 8.5-1-55-4
8 35320153608100AD Russell West Indies Pak 42* 13 8.0-2-33-3
9 34420153638100Amjad Javed U.A.E. Win 56 99 8.0-0-29-2
10 31120153614100RD Berrington Scotland Afg 25 4610.0-0-40-4

No all-round performance of any note. Hence there are no changes to the player tables.

Top Team performances in WC 2015: in 45 matches played so far
SNo Rating Pts Year ODI# MatchIdx# Team Own score Vs Other score
1 75020153640111South Africa 134 for 1 in 18.0Slk133 for 10 in 37.2
2 72120153616100South Africa 408 for 5 in 50.0Win151 for 10 in 33.1
3 71420153607100New Zealand 125 for 2 in 12.2Eng123 for 10 in 33.2
4 69020153610100India 307 for 7 in 50.0Saf177 for 10 in 40.2
5 68820153623100Australia 417 for 6 in 50.0Afg142 for 10 in 37.3
6 67820153621100South Africa 411 for 4 in 50.0Ire210 for 10 in 45.0
7 66920153631100India 260 for 2 in 36.5Ire259 for 10 in 49.0
8 66820153635100England 101 for 1 in 18.1Afg111 for 7 in 36.2
9 66620153608100West Indies 310 for 6 in 50.0Pak160 for 10 in 39.0
10 66420153618100India 104 for 1 in 18.5Uae102 for 10 in 31.3

The win was huge and the batting clicked. However the fact that New Zealand allowed West Indies to score its runs at a rate of 8.0 meant that this win did not move into the top-10. It received 638 rating points, some distance off the cut-off.

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

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