Broadcast & media
Simplifying data in a new age of fan engagement
Our commentary box analysts bring a wealth of knowledge from watching cricket around the world. Assisted by our advanced models and graphics, they provide insight to new fans and talking points to more established viewers through engaging data-driven stories.
Cricket is full of statistics, but traditionally they have been focused on what has happened – records, achievements and milestones. CricViz’s broadcast analysis sought to explain why and how things have happened, taking you closer to the action than ever before.
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Predictive model to determine each team’s chances of winning – two results for white ball, three results for red ball. Depending on the client, this has appeared in various different guises. The example shown above is used by Sky Sports as a left-of-frame graphic with a pie chart visualisation.
Break down of comparative data points that can be displayed unobtrusively on the ticker. These make for good talking points when discussing a player’s strengths and weaknesses and can inform the viewer as to whether teams are making the correct strategic decisions during a game.
Head to head
Head to head stats can help to inform the viewer about key matchups and tell stories around whether a batter or bowler has outperformed their direct opponent in historical battles. Can be used in various forms such as a full framer, or simply on the ticker.
Graphic to display the quality of the captain’s bowling options to a specific batter, based on historical data. This graphic is an effective way of showing data without overloading the screen with numbers. The red and green colours are determined by underlying data but the story is told in an accessible and easy-to-understand way.
Information on a player’s positive or negative fielding contribution to their team. With every fielding action logged, we are able to determine exactly how much a fielder has gained or cost his team in the field.
Tournament data on how successful teams have been when catching. The number is calculated by finding the percentage of chances successfully taken. Data that builds up over the course of a tournament helps to show which teams have been the best in the field.
Content creation for the media
CricViz writers have been published in some of the most prestigious publications in the cricketing media landscape. From Wisden Cricket Monthly in the UK to the Hindustan Times in India, more and more media outlets are placing a greater focus on data-driven writing to help tell compelling stories. Using our in-house comprehensive database, CricViz’s talented writers have repeatedly been able to dig deep to find the story beneath the surface, to enhance the written coverage of print publications and websites alike.
The insight support service is available to media and broadcast outlets around the world. The service includes answering analytical requests from journalists, producers or commentators who want to enhance the story they are telling with CricViz data. This analysis is regularly featured in the pages of The Telegraph in the UK, the Hindustan Times in India, as well as the websites of the likes of BBC and Sky Sports.
Providing live expert analysis for broadcasters
For every Australian home game, a CricViz analyst has been on site, right in the thick of things as a key part of the broadcast team.
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