Entries by Freddie Wilde

ANALYSING ADIL RASHID

England’s stand-out bowler in the first two matches of the five match ODI series against Sri Lanka has arguably been Adil Rashid. In both games, bowling ten consecutive overs, he has recorded his best economy rate in ODI cricket, first 3.60 and then 3.40. He did not take any wickets at Trent Bridge, although he […]

WORLD T20 2016, SUPER 10 PHASE ANALYSIS

A summary of venue and innings-phase statistics from the Super 10 stage of the ICC World Twenty20 2016.  The following data is comprised of the 38 innings that were played over 20 scheduled overs in the Super 10 stage of the ICC World Twenty20 2016. Therefore the rain-reduced match between India and Pakistan is not included. Phase Breakdowns: […]

WORLD T20 2016, FIRST ROUND ANALYSIS

A summary of statistics from the First Round stage of the ICC World Twenty20 2016.  The following data is comprised of the sixteen innings that were played over 20 scheduled overs in the First Round of the World T20 2016. Therefore the two No Results, Netherlands v Oman and Bangladesh v Ireland, are not included, neither is Scotland’s […]

OPENING VOID

We are in an era of Test cricket, or a mini-era at least, in which opening partnerships are struggling almost as much as they ever have. In only two half-decades since the Second World War have opening partnerships averaged fewer than they have since 2011.

WHAT’S WRONG WITH MS DHONI IN T20 CRICKET?

Since the Champions League T20 Final in 2014 Mahendra Singh Dhoni, one of the most successful T20 players of all time, has entered his worst period of form in his ten year career. In 19 matches in 2015, 17 for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League and two for India, Dhoni has scored […]