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The big numbers of 2015

A range of stats touching on changes of underwear, Bob Willis pronouncements, and Tendulkar books

Alan Tyers
29-Dec-2014
Talking about Cook? Shane Warne and Kevin Pietersen catch up, The Oval, June 24, 2014

"My new book is going to have chapters dedicated to every person in England who loves me. I'm thinking we'll need to do a few volumes"  •  PA Photos

23 Opening combinations still to be tried by England in the forthcoming World Cup.
865 Positives to be taken by England shortly after the forthcoming World Cup.
4 Number of years it will take England to really put in a serious challenge (number may change) (in four years' time).
90 Proposed maximum degrees of bend in a bowler's elbow in order to get some exciting spinners back in the game.
11 Number of debutants expected in the West Indies team if their board has the temerity to arrange a Test match that clashes with the BBL, the IPBPL, the EPL, the CeeBeeGeeBeeL, IcantbelieveitsnottheBBBBPL etc.
0 Number of England players at Kevin Pietersen's retirement party.
7273 England cricket figures celebrating at the rival "Thank God He's Gone" dinner and dance the same night.
1,890,298,014 Tweets from Piers Morgan about it all.
16 Percentage target ratio of good balls to bad being worked on at Indian Seam Bowling Centre Of Excellence.
278 Number of books to be published about Sachin Tendulkar.
100 Dollars (in billion) - the in-no-way suspicious amount of money being promised to England by an unknown business consortium if they just agree to play a little T20 contest in the Bahamas, nothing fishy about that at all, it's all above board, what could possibly go wrong?
127,839 Number of tickets still available for some of the early-summer England v New Zealand ODIs.
15 Maximum number of slips demanded by Sir Ian Botham during an Ashes bowling spell.
25 Changes of underwear needed by England top order during Mitchell Johnson's opening spell.
50 Percent probability that Mitch reverts to being not-so-good anymore.
97 Number of diplomatic incidents caused by David Warner on the Ashes tour.
10,986 Withering assessments to be delivered by Bob Willis.
0 Number of English batsmen looking forward to facing Dale Steyn on his home patch late in the year.
7 Number of South African batsmen who might get a game for England in that series.
3 Number of countries playing cricket by the end of the year, if Big Three masterplan comes off.

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