A good, old-fashioned description of Test Matches is that successful teams let the batsmen do the batting and the bowlers take 20 wickets. Whilst that has been challenged many times in the history of cricket’s longest-form, this series has seen...
Internet forums and cricketing pundits have been brimming with debate about Steve Smith’s decision not to enforce the follow-on with England in disarray during the Second Test, but the call was not only in keeping with the stock Australian view of managing leads of over 200...
Here at The Stats Zone, we’re sticking to the numbers to assess what comes next. Far away from New Zealand flights and bar-butting-banter, we analyse the top fives in The Ashes to digest who can put runs on the board and change games for the remainder of the series.
Some Ashes theories hold more water than others. Australian supremacy in Brisbane has been all but reinforced after their dominant Day 4, but some of the stereotypes about Second Test venue Adelaide being slow and favouring spin bowling have been challenged...
After two days that have ended finely poised, it is fair to say the hosts hold an advantage going into Day 4 of the First Test Match in Brisbane. However fourth innings chases historically at The Gabba suggest all is not lost for England.
Test cricket is at its best with a true bat-ball contest, and that’s what we have here. Australia’s attack chipped away at England and reduced promising positions of 127/1 and 246/4 to 302 all out, a total that both sides would deem creditable.
After all the hype, the first day of the opening Ashes Test at The Gabba produced an outcome at once in-keeping and simultaneously out of sorts with recent Brisbane five-dayers. The Stats Zone picks through the bones of what happened...
The First Test starts gets underway this evening with both the Aussies and English desperate to start the series well. We identify some of the key stats ahead of the series, and specifically around this Test in Brisbane which could well go a long way to deciding who takes the urn.
Jimmy Anderson became the first English bowler to take 500 test match wickets against the West Indies on 8th September 2017 at Lords. We pay tribute to Anderson with a breakdown of his historic feat.
Arguably the most daunting challenge in modern test cricket, travelling to India is a tough ask for any team, regardless of their bowling line up. We analyse the troubles that Australian spin bowlers have endured when facing India on their own turf.
After a record 59 test matches in charge of England, Alastair Cook announced his resignation as test captain earlier this week, so what better time to take a look back at his reign.
TSZ founder Rob Esteva on the evolving landscape of the sports data industry, the challenges facing clubs and federations and what the future may hold for statistical analysis in sport.
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