Entries by Freddie Wilde

Match 2: Adelaide Strikers v Brisbane Heat

Match Analysis | Freddie Wilde Brisbane’s Blitz The boundary dimensions in this match with one short square boundary and one short straight boundary made this a difficult day for the bowlers, and as such it was unsurprising that the match produced the highest aggregate runs scored at the Adelaide Oval. At the end of the […]

Match 1: Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers

Match Analysis | Freddie Wilde Sixers stray off line Speaking after the match Sydney Sixers’ captain Moises Henriques said that he felt in Sydney Thunder’s Powerplay it was poor bowling more than it was good batting that contributed to the Thunder’s score of 64-1 after six overs. 39 of those runs came from just two […]


Wide turn stymies spinners This was a difficult pitch to read with ball-tracking data indicating that it took significant turn from the second day onwards and by the third day was taking more turn on average, 5.14 degrees, than the pitch in Dhaka did at the same stage, 5.09 degrees. The graph below shows the […]


England escaped defeat in Chittagong thanks largely to a superb all-round performance from Ben Stokes and Bangladesh’s first innings batting collapse; they were not so lucky in Dhaka where their shortcomings playing and bowling spin were exposed again and they crashed to a heavy defeat. There is no shame in losing to this Bangladesh team but […]

Match Analysis: Bangladesh v England, First Test

Perhaps the two most important areas of a team’s game to win Test matches in Asia are scoring big top order runs and the spin bowlers bowling well. England won this Test despite doing neither of those things: their top order failed twice and their spin bowlers had a limited effect on the match. That […]