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Friday, October 07, 2005

Go-to guys

Interesting stat piece, this, in Cricinfo on captains and their most reliable go-to guys. The points that need making are all in there anyways, so... will leave it with you.


  • I'm amazed that Sachin/Azhar duo dont figure here. To me...the literal definition of "go-to" was what Azhar used to do with Sachin. Maybe that effect was heavier in ODIs...

    By Blogger worma, at 13:48  

  • worma: one ofthe criterion is to win atleast 20 games. azhar as india's captain cud only muster 14 test wins.... hence is not in the list.

    By Blogger Mayur, at 14:35  

  • hmm..yes..that shud be the reason...still cant get it out of my mind though :-)

    By Blogger worma, at 15:03  

  • worma: even before SRT, i thought about the absence of murali and vaas fromthe list. ended up reading the article and realized that jayasuriya had only 18 or so wins where murali's performance was phenomenal. now the count has started again with atapattu

    By Blogger Mayur, at 15:14  

  • yeah...and also wonder why Warne/Waugh combo is not there? McG spoiled the party it seems?

    By Blogger worma, at 15:29  

  • worma: i am really impressed with the way S. Rajesh has used his article 'Numbers' over the years. he talked about wicket keepers, cover drives, pull shots et al in the past and now this. very effective articles. really utilizing the data available and converting it to useful information.

    By Blogger Mayur, at 15:37  

  • yep..Mohandas Menon used to do something similar for rediff....one could even pose a question to him for statistical analysis. Not sure if he's still around.

    By Blogger worma, at 15:44  

  • @worma
    sachin averaged 73 in wins under azhar

    By Blogger GK, at 01:05  

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