"He talked it up and so he got met"

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""

On The Mysterious Impact Index

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"

Playing It My Way: A Review Of Sachin Tendulkar's Autobiography

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"