Entries by Patrick Noone

CricViz Analysis: Unlucky Australia lack Starc’s spark

Patrick Noone looks at what Australia were lacking on a day of ‘what might have beens’ for the tourists The selection of Australia’s bowling attack was the subject of much scrutiny before the Ashes began. Pat Cummins, the number one bowler in the world according to the ICC rankings, was always going to play. As […]

CricViz Analysis: Broad’s opening spell

It was Steve Smith’s day as the Ashes got underway at Edgbaston, but not before Stuart Broad showed a glimpse of what might have been for England. It seems remarkable to think that there were some calls for Stuart Broad to be dropped for this Test match. Hindsight is a wonderful thing, of course, but […]

CricViz Analysis: Rishabh Pant

Patrick Noone looks at India’s unorthodox talent There are not many batsmen in world cricket whose signature shot is the aerial flick over fine leg. There are not many left-handers who more or less totally eschew the off drive, preferring to play square on the off-side or to shuffle across and work to leg in […]

CricViz Classics: New Zealand v Australia

As the Southern hemisphere rivals go head-to-head in the World Cup once again, Patrick Noone looks back on their last group match encounter: a thriller at Eden Park. When New Zealand took on Australia at Eden Park in Auckland in the group stage of 2015 World Cup, the pre-match discussion was largely centred around the […]

CricViz Analysis: Jasprit Bumrah’s Double Wicket-Maiden

Patrick Noone analyses the six balls that clinched the game for India at Old Trafford Sport is about moments. The moments that define matches, tournaments, even careers. We talk about ‘big game players’ who routinely step up and deliver such moments to seize the initiative, change the course of a match or make the crucial […]

CricViz Analysis: The Genius of Kane Williamson

Patrick Noone looks at how the New Zealand captain has quietly gone about his business on his way to successive World Cup centuries. Kane Williamson is not an obvious modern-day batting superstar. He doesn’t possess the power of Andre Russell, the swagger of Virat Kohli or the innovation of Glenn Maxwell. He is an old-fashioned […]

CricViz Classics: Glenn Maxwell v Sri Lanka

Patrick Noone delves into the analytical archives to reflect on one of the most thrilling World Cup innings in recent memory. When we look back at previous editions of the Cricket World Cup, it is often tempting to pick out features that have come to define each tournament. Whether it’s the start of India’s love […]

CricViz Analysis: South Africa v India

Patrick Noone looks at two compelling battles between opening batsman and opening bowler as India leave South Africa on the brink. There is something particularly evocative about a great spell of fast bowling. It’s the passage of play that gets the crowd ooh-ing and aah-ing as batsmen poke and prod, hop around the crease and […]