FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintMy last article analysing Test batting performances by batting position was published in April 2010. The quartet of Steve Smith, Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson and Joe Root had not scored a single Test run among them. Sachin Tendulkar had seven international hundreds still in his tank; 429 Tests were played between then and July 1, 2020. The deadly coronavirus was still over ten years in the future. The lovely concept of Weighted Batting Average was still an idea on my work pad. I had yet to meet Milind, who helped shape many of my current ideas, including WBA. Barack Obama was in his first term as American president. So one can say that a lot of water has flown under many bridges since then. … [Read more...] about Who are the top Test batsmen at each batting position?
To make an ODI comeback will be tougher than ever considering the stiff competition. He will be comfortable batting at four but fellow Mumbaikar Shreyas Iyer has secured that spot for now. The team also has a settled opening pair in Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. … [Read more...] about Ajinkya Rahane ‘Mentally Prepared’ to Play All Three Formats, Says Ready to Bat at Any Position in ODI Cricket
The Royal Challengers had finished at the bottom of the pile twice in 2017 and 2019 and sixth twice in 2014 and 2018. Under Kohli they reached two finals in 2011 where they lost to Chennai Super Kings and in 2016, in which they were defeated by Sunrisers Hyderabad. In the other three editions, they failed to enter the knockout stage twice. In IPL 2012 and 2013 they finished fifth, while in IPL 2015 they finished as second runners-up (third place). … [Read more...] about IPL 2020: Why does Virat Kohli underperform as Royal Challengers Bangalore captain?
La Liga leaders Madrid announced in the lead up to Friday's clash with Deportivo Alaves which they won 2-0, that the Brazilian's injury had been diagnosed as a problem in his left adductor muscle. … [Read more...] about Marcelo suffers adductor injury amid reports his La Liga season is over
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