Entries by Ben Jones

CricViz Analysis: England’s Reserve Spinner

Ben Jones analyses who will be back-up to Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid. So, there we have it. England have played their last ODI before the World Cup begins, an emphatic win over Pakistan in Leeds to complete a 4-0 series victory. In most respects, their preparation for the biggest summer of cricket we’ve ever […]

CricViz Analysis: Jos Buttler – Best of the Rest?

Ben Jones looks at how England’s ODI juggernaut has reached new heights. Virat Kohi is the best ODI batsman in the world, and has been for some time now. That isn’t in question. But ever since he got the Test captaincy, Kohli has also been consistently labelled the most ‘important’ cricketer in the world. So […]

CricViz Analysis: IPL 2019 Team of the Tournament

CricViz analysts select their best XI from the competition, using Average Match Impact to find the players who’ve contributed the most. David Warner 692 runs, 143.86 SR, average impact +7.7 It was like he never went away. After all that the last year has held for the Australian, it was a relief to just see […]

CricViz Analysis: The Problem with Sunrisers Hyderabad

Ben Jones and Freddie Wilde analyse the issues with SRH this season. Introduction Sunrisers Hyderabad are having an odd season. Last season’s losing finalists started the competition briskly with three wins from their first four matches, but since then have fallen away. They now lie in sixth position, above only the dismal Rajasthan Royals and […]

CricViz Analysis: How to beat the Chennai Super Kings

Ben Jones and Freddie Wilde consider how teams can land a blow on MS Dhoni’s side. With six wins from seven matches the Chennai Super Kings are very well set to finish in the top four and qualify for the Play Offs yet again – maintaining their astonishing record of qualifying every season they have […]

CricViz Analysis: The Changing Role of KL Rahul

Ben Jones reflects on a radical shift in the batting style of the Kings XI opener. The 2018 Indian Premier League was a wonderful time for KL Rahul. Swaggering around India in Kings XI red, slog-sweeping his way into the hearts of neutrals. He was in the form of his life. 659 runs at 9.5rpo, […]

CricViz Analysis: IPL Roundup – Week Two

Patrick Noone, Freddie Wilde and Ben Jones take a look at the key themes of the week in the IPL. Kolkata Knight Riders This Week – Played 2, Won 2 (v RCB & v RR) KKR will face tougher tests than the two teams they came up against in week two, but the ruthless nature […]

CricViz Analysis: How do you stop Andre Russell?

Ben Jones tries to find the weakness of the West Indian who’s lighting up the IPL. Andre Russell is a poster boy. His game, his aesthetic, everything about the man from the moment he steps into public view, is what T20 is supposed to be about. Vibrant, skillful, powerful and fun. Specifically, Russell has always […]

CricViz Analysis: Aaron Finch’s Resurgence

Ben Jones analyses the return to form of the Australian opener. There’s a funny difference in mentality between the cricketing cultures of England and Australia. Eoin Morgan’s England side haven’t lost an ODI series at home since 2015, and have all but swept the board over the last two years, but the default position for […]