Entries by Freddie Wilde

T20 Legends: Sunil Narine

In Part One of CricViz’s T20 Legends series we examine why and how Sunil Narine is one of T20’s greatest players.  RUN-PREVENTION KING At the very core of Sunil Narine’s greatness is his run-prevention ability. Put simply he is the greatest defensive bowler in T20 history. Narine’s economy rate of 6.02 runs per over is […]

CricViz Analysis: What changed for Warner?

CricViz analyst Freddie Wilde examines how Warner ended his barren run.  Whether David Warner is an all-time great Test batsman remains uncertain – his record away from home, where he averages 34.50 is good but not elite. What is not in doubt however, is that he is one of the very, very finest players in […]

CricViz Analysis: A tale of two sessions

CricViz analyst Freddie Wilde examines two contrasting sessions in Brisbane.  Test cricket is a wonderfully fragile game. It takes hours and hours of hard work to establish a position of ascendency and ultimately days to win matches but they can be lost in a matter of minutes. That is exactly what happened on day one […]

CricViz Analysis: Australia’s Fork in the Road

CricViz analyst Freddie Wilde explains the consequences of Australia selecting Steve Smith in their T20 team.  The selection of Steve Smith in Australia’s T20 side is hugely significant, not only because it sees the addition to the squad of a player whose T20 credentials remain in considerable doubt, but because selecting him has knock-on effects […]

CricViz Analysis: The Battle for the New Ball

CricViz analyst Freddie Wilde examines the most significant selection battle of England’s tour of New Zealand. England’s T20 squad for their five match series against New Zealand contains six players yet to make their T20 international debut. Five of them, who haven’t played international cricket at any level, attracted the most attention: the opening batsman […]

CricViz Analysis: England’s T20 Squad

Freddie Wilde analyses the talking points from England’s T20 squad for the five match series in New Zealand – England’s first engagement as they embark on their year-long preparation for next year’s T20 World Cup. Developmental squad After a marathon home summer it was expected that England would rest a number of their major players […]

CricViz Analysis: What Just Happened?

Freddie Wilde analyses a bizarre Test match at Lord’s.  Well, that was a bit crazy. After a hiatus of more than four months Test cricket returned this week and it returned with a bang. For much of the first two days it seemed as if this Test might be remembered for a historic Irish victory […]

CricViz Analysis: Rory Burns’ Problem in the Channel

Freddie Wilde analyses Rory Burns’ problems outside off stump.  One of the most important attributes of a Test batsman, and particularly a Test opening batsman, is knowing where their off stump is. By this we mean the batsman has an awareness of what he can leave alone – safe in the knowledge that it won’t […]