CricViz Managing Editor and Co-Founder Phil Oliver introduces Wicket Weighted Probability in an article in ESPNcricinfo’s The Cricket Monthly magazine.
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Phil Oliver is CricViz's Managing Editor and Co-Founder. He previously worked as an analyst and editor at Opta Sports and has covered international and domestic cricket for more than 10 years.
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Senior ESPNcricinfo correspondent George Dobell uses CricViz data in a piece about England’s wicket-keeping role.
Sri Lanka are expected to face friendlier conditions in the third and final Test of the series at Lord’s. Having struggled to cope with the seaming and swinging ball at Headingley and Durham, their batsmen should find batting at the home of cricket an easier task.
Alex Hales is brimming with confidence. His 83 on day one of the second England v Sri Lanka Test was his third consecutive 50+ score in first-class cricket, his best such run since June 2011. Two near-misses in the search for a maiden Test ton do not prevent recognition that he belongs in Test cricket.
Just how good was England’s bowling at Headingley? Sri Lanka’s batsmen struggled in tricky conditions against a skilled attack and CricViz can measure how much more dangerous the hosts’ seamers were than their counterparts.
England’s decimation of Sri Lanka’s top order was based on accuracy and the application of pressure. James Anderson and Stuart Broad utilised similar conditions to those faced by Sri Lanka’s opening bowlers, but they gained reward for making batsmen play more regularly.
CricViz Managing Editor and Co-Founder Phil Oliver features on CricIndex’s Analytics Show podcast.
Alastair Cook is nearing yet another notable landmark. The England captain is 36 runs short of 10,000 in Tests and will expect to raise his bat in acknowledgement against Sri Lanka at Headingley next month.
CricViz features in an article in The Times by Mike Atherton about the role of data in the future of cricket writing.
CricViz features in an article on ESPNcricinfo by Kartikeya Date about the ineffectiveness of the full-length delivery.
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