Entries by Freddie Wilde

CricViz Analysis: 9 reasons India won & why it matters

CricViz analyst Freddie Wilde identifies why India won in Australia & why it matters. INDIA WON MORE TOSSES A hugely significant reason for India’s win in Australia was their success at the toss. India won just one of the eight tosses in South Africa and England but won three of the four tosses in Australia. […]

CricViz Analysis: Australia v India, Second Test, Day Four

Freddie Wilde’s analytical notes from day four at the Perth Stadium.  STALEMATE  The morning session was an attritional, but strangely compelling, two hours of cricket. Across 30 overs Australia added just 58 runs at a run rate of 1.93 runs per over and with just two boundaries. Neither Australia or—more curiously perhaps—India, showed much intent […]

CricViz Analysis: Australia v India, Second Test, Day Three

Freddie Wilde’s analytical report from day three at the Perth Stadium.  NATURAL VARIATION DOES FOR RAHANE  Day three got off to the perfect start for Australia who removed Ajinkya Rahane with the fourth ball of the day. The wicket was the result of natural variation which saw the wicket-ball spin less than Lyon’s match average […]

CricViz Analysis: Australia v India, Second Test, Day Two

Freddie Wilde’s analytical notes from day two at the Perth Stadium. NO BUMRAH India’s decision not to open the bowling with Jasprit Bumrah at the start of day two was peculiar. On day one Bumrah was clearly India’s best bowler, drawing a higher proportion of false shots and having a higher Expected Wickets sum than […]

CricViz Analysis: Australia v India, First Test, Day Five

Freddie Wilde’s analytical notes from day five at the Adelaide Oval. SHORT BALL USAGE BY INDIA At the start of day five India had 31 overs remaining with the old ball. With less seam and swing on offer India’s use of the short ball was notable. On day four India’s quicks only bowled four bouncers […]