Entries by Freddie Wilde

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 […]

CRICKETELLIGENCE

Few words have invoked such derision within cricket as ‘cricketainment’ – which is, if you can distance yourself from the pious conservatism of much of cricket’s commentariat, rather strange. ‘Cricketainment’ can be said to have begun almost innocently way back in 2003 in England in the Twenty20 Cup. Hugh Chevallier recalled in the Wisden Almanack, […]