Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Wicketkeeper batsmanship by debut year

The following two charts detail the batting average of any Test wicketkeeper with over 50 dismissals. The trend line designates where Test batting averages have come from and are leading towards. 

The second chart details removes the five players - AB de Villiers, Brendon McCullum, Kumar Sangakkara, Andy Flower and Alec Stewart - who played considerable amounts of Test cricket as a specialist batsman.

According to this chart it seems that by approximately 2030 Test wicketkeepers should continue to improve with the bat such that they will approach the calibre of specialist batsmen themselves. 

Monday, July 27, 2015

2014-15 Goal Difference by minute

Comparing when within a game that EPL teams score or concede most might provide some information as to their fitness, concentration and tactics. You can find each team's performance broken down per minute here, or in the Room of Informational Illusions.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Australian spinners - graphicalized!

Man, Nathan Lyon can get hit. But comparisons to Tim May don't do him any justice, as the chart above demonstrates.

You know who Nathan Lyon does compare to? His near-immediate predecessor in the Australian team, Nathan Hauritz. In fact, it's so similar, it's disconcerting...