England were getting hammered in Australia in 2013-14. Brett Lee, the retired Australian fast bowler who hadn’t bowled more than 4 overs in a match since the middle of 2012, took up Piers Morgan’s bravado on social media and a battle ensued on the cricket pitch. On call to report it, were two former Test captains, the greatest leg spinner of all time, and a successful county professional turned broadcaster. It made for great television…""He talked it up and so he got met""
The Impact Index is one or many or all (since this is a post about a system of cricket stats) of the following: 1. It is an “organic and holistic analytics system in cricket.”2. It is an “analytics system used in the game of cricket to determine the accurate worth of a player’s performance, in a match, team and career context.”3. It measures “the impact that a player has on a particular match. It does not measure potential or talent or…"On The Mysterious Impact Index"
Over the weekend, I read Sachin Tendulkar’s autobiography, ghost written by Prof. Boria Majumdar and published by the British publishing house Hodder & Stoughton. Before discussing the book, I ought to make my standpoint clear. I have had no interest in his personal life off the field. His cricket held my interest endlessly. I have watched Tendulkar play a million different innings. I have watched him use different techniques for different bowlers in the same innings.…"Playing It My Way: A Review Of Sachin Tendulkar's Autobiography"