The best team display in World Cup 2015
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.
Australia was crowned worthy world champions after an overwhelming display at the MCG. Any increase in New Zealand's winning chances, on winning the toss, was wiped out, and more, when McCullum was dismissed in the first over. After that it was an uphill battle and New Zealand was always was struggling. The final winning margin reflected the difference between the sides, on the day. The 16-player Australian team, Hughes included, was invincible. A single blip happened quite early and did not matter.
|1||833||2015||3643||111||MJ Guptill||New Zealand||Win||237*||163|
|2||579||2015||3616||100||AB de Villiers||South Africa||Win||162*||66|
|3||573||2015||3612||100||CH Gayle||West Indies||Zim||215||147|
|5||461||2015||3615||100||TM Dilshan||Sri Lanka||Bng||161*||146|
|9||448||2015||3646||150||GD Elliott||New Zealand||Aus||83||82|
Grant Elliott's single-handed holding up effort for New Zealand in the final finished in the top-10. The importance of the match was enough to get him into the top-10 table. His effort was bracketed with Smith's wonderful hundred in the semi-final.
|1||679||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||494||2015||3617||100||TA Boult||New Zealand||Aus||10.0 - 3 - 27 - 5|
|4||444||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||361||2015||3643||111||TA Boult||New Zealand||Win||10.0 - 3 - 44 - 4|
|7||361||2015||3646||150||JP Faulkner||Australia||Nzl||9.0 - 1 - 36 - 3|
|8||358||2015||3646||150||MG Johnson||Australia||Nzl||9.0 - 0 - 30 - 3|
|9||355||2015||3616||100||Imran Tahir||South Africa||Win||10.0 - 2 - 45 - 5|
|10||348||2015||3640||111||Imran Tahir||South Africa||Slk||8.2 - 0 - 26 - 4|
There was no four-wicket haul in the final. However, James Faulkner's three timely wickets secured 361 rating points and came in at the seventh position. It is very relevant that all three batsmen he dismissed were top-order batsmen. So the Man-of the-Match award looks very fitting.
|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||362||2015||3634||100||Shakib Al Hasan||Bangladesh||Nzl||23||18||8.5-1-55-4|
|8||356||2015||3644||125||CJ Anderson||New Zealand||Saf||58||57||6.0-0-72-3|
|9||353||2015||3608||100||AD Russell||West Indies||Pak||42*||13||8.0-2-33-3|
Elliott did not bowl and Faulkner did not get on to bat. So there was no player performance worthy of inclusion.
|SNo||Rating Pts||Year||ODI#||MatchIdx#||Team||Own score||Vs||Other score|
|1||775||2015||3646||150||Australia||186 for 3 in 33.1||Nzl||183 for 10 in 45.0|
|2||750||2015||3640||111||South Africa||134 for 1 in 18.0||Slk||133 for 10 in 37.2|
|3||721||2015||3616||100||South Africa||408 for 5 in 50.0||Win||151 for 10 in 33.1|
|4||714||2015||3607||100||New Zealand||125 for 2 in 12.2||Eng||123 for 10 in 33.2|
|5||690||2015||3610||100||India||307 for 7 in 50.0||Saf||177 for 10 in 40.2|
|6||687||2015||3623||100||Australia||417 for 6 in 50.0||Afg||142 for 10 in 37.3|
|7||678||2015||3621||100||South Africa||411 for 4 in 50.0||Ire||210 for 10 in 45.0|
|8||669||2015||3631||100||India||260 for 2 in 36.5||Ire||259 for 10 in 49.0|
|9||668||2015||3645||125||Australia||328 for 7 in 50.0||Ind||233 for 10 in 46.5|
|10||668||2015||3635||100||England||101 for 1 in 18.1||Afg||111 for 7 in 36.2|
Seven wickets still in hand. More than one third of the balls resource still in hand. By these World Cup standards, the final Australian score could have been in excess of 350. The fact that they dismissed New Zealand well within the stipulated overs also helped. The net result is that this overwhelming win was the best team performance in the World Cup. This performance secured 775 rating points.
In the final report, I will re-visit the entire World Cup scene and update the across-world-cups table with this World Cup performances.
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