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Sadz
June 30, 2007, 04:19 AM
He may not be famous amongst our Bangladeshi Cricket fans but S Rajesh certainly has come up with some useful stats which we need to analyse. Here are some of them;
Teams in Tests since May 26, 2005 Team Tests Wins/ losses Runs per wkt Runs per over Balls per wkt
Australia 22 17/ 2 41.73 3.65 68.56
India 20 8/ 4 37.52 3.39 66.39
Pakistan 20 8/ 6 38.36 3.57 64.31
England 29 12/ 10 36.17 3.48 62.33
Sri Lanka 19 11/ 5 33.77 3.38 59.83
South Africa 17 6/ 9 30.19 3.10 58.29
West Indies 21 1/ 14 27.74 3.16 52.58
New Zealand 10 5/ 3 31.08 3.60 52.58
Bangladesh 11 1/ 10 20.83 3.45 36.18
Zimbabwe 4 0/ 4 18.05 3.10 34.93

This may not look clear to you sorry but on the fourth column it shows the run rates in test matches. Our run rate per over is 3.45 which is higher than the likes of Sri Lanka, India, West Indies and even South Africa! And of course Zimbabwe. This comes to show us that we are a good batting team if we can stay at the crease as long as other teams and if we dont throw away wickets cheaply. We are 5th out of ten for run rates since 2005 which is good but at throwing away wickets we would be at about ninth only before Zimbabwe. We can not afford to throw away wickets at test cricket too easily and that is why we flop in the big stage as Chaminda Vaas said most recently.

Kabir
June 30, 2007, 09:35 AM
What will run rates do if the number of overs played is only too small?

Tehsin
June 30, 2007, 10:04 AM
Have a look at the Balls per wicket. That effects the runs per wicket. Two places where we need real focus starting from the domestic level. Heck, whatever happened to our cry for a 'regular' 3-day school cricket championship ? Build that mentality from a young age.

Kabir
June 30, 2007, 11:06 AM
Heck, whatever happened to our cry for a 'regular' 3-day school cricket championship ? Build that mentality from a young age.

Good one. I think this "early age mentality" worked with our current bunch. These players have been treated professionally from early on, and now they're quite good at being professional in what they do. Now, we should try to implement the "temperament" in their mentality...that will work too, in the end. The question is, will that ever be done?

When I look at it, I get scared that if our infrastructure doesn't change to suit these needs, our cricket will fade away liek Zimbabwe's, although for a different reason than theirs.

Sadz
June 30, 2007, 11:22 AM
i DONT THINK WE ARE FADING, WE ARE IMPROVING ALTHOUGH AS A LOT OF US WILL AGREE WE ARE PROBABLY THE SAME IN TESTS AS LETS SAY WHEN WE FIRST STARTED BACK IN 2000. IN ODIS WE HAVE IMPROVED A LOT AND I MEAN A LOT AS KABIR SAID WE NEED TO ADAPT TO THE MENTALITY IN TEST CRICKET AS WELL.

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battye
July 1, 2007, 03:11 AM
When I look at it, I get scared that if our infrastructure doesn't change to suit these needs, our cricket will fade away liek Zimbabwe's, although for a different reason than theirs.

I think Bangladesh's population will ensure that cricket will never fade away. Unlike Zimbabwe's population, which is slowly but surely moving to South Africa.

Sohel
July 1, 2007, 03:16 AM
Have a look at the Balls per wicket. That effects the runs per wicket. Two places where we need real focus starting from the domestic level. Heck, whatever happened to our cry for a 'regular' 3-day school cricket championship ? Build that mentality from a young age.

I remember playing even 5-day "test matches" against other schools and Mohollas for a "sheild" purchased from Gulistan.

Surfer
July 1, 2007, 03:50 AM
I dont think there is any reason to be happy about the runs per over. The batsmen play carelessly and thats why they score at a faster rate, get out at a faster rate and never play enough number of overs. In fact the high scoring rate shows reflects weaknesses. If only the batsmen check their temptation to play shots and learn to defend better, the runs per over will come down and the scores will get better.

battye
July 1, 2007, 04:01 AM
Indeed, it is better to play out 100 overs at a run rate of 3, than to play 50 overs at a run rate of 5 (for instance). The extra 50 runs aside, the extra 50 overs could be the difference between a loss and a draw.

Tintin
July 1, 2007, 06:43 AM
In the 29 Test series that they played in this century, only twice has Australia had a run-rate less than of their opponents - against England in the 2005 Ashes and against Bangladesh last year !

One World
July 1, 2007, 12:47 PM
#9 you said it. With the current mind set of our players (old and young both) the only way to get immediate improvement (as there is no chance that this mentality of playing patiently will build up in a day or two) is to push for individual performances and create the craving to make a century or getting a fifer.

Kabir
July 1, 2007, 01:31 PM
Indeed, it is better to play out 100 overs at a run rate of 3, than to play 50 overs at a run rate of 5 (for instance). The extra 50 runs aside, the extra 50 overs could be the difference between a loss and a draw.

Ditto :up: