Queensland v Kolkata

In a post some time back, Nestaquin told me that the Kolkata Knight Riders would be playing some games in Brisbane, and that I should go and report on what I see. Today they played the first of three double-headers against Queensland, and this gives me an easy way to end the neglect of this blog. The games were played at Allan Border Field, which is a lovely ground which doesn’t have enough matches to…

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Simulating one-day cricket and batting orders

I spent some of today reading through this paper (you’ll probably need a University subscription to read that) by Swartz et al. It’s called ‘Optimal batting orders in one-day cricket’, and it is useful because it gives a way of simulating one-day innings. (The paper itself looks at the Indian batting order in the 2003 World Cup. The best they came up with went Dravid, Tendulkar, Ganguly, Sehwag, Mongia, Y Singh, Khan, Kaif, H Singh,…

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