Keepers

I’ve got what I think is an interesting post up at it Figures. It ranks wicket-keepers by the rate at which they let byes through, adjusted by country. It doesn’t work for keepers who kept up to the stumps to fast bowling a lot (i.e., keepers from the olden days), but I’m happy with how well it works for modern keepers. Here is the full list (qualification: 20 Tests) for those who want to just…

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Free hits

We’re on the eve of what should be another fantastic battle of Test cricket, but this evening I finally got around to a simple study of the effect of the free hit rule in the IPL. The IPL’s the only ball-by-ball database I have, otherwise I’d see if the results are the same in ODI’s as well. Anyway, I went through the tournament and found the run rate on the ball immediately following a no-ball…

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