al Furqaan

May 20, 2008, 07:40 PM

of course the improvement of a team (or its lack) thereof is measure by the won-loss record. since bangladesh aren't there yet, we need another system. this can also evaluate if the players are doing well under Siddons' tutelage.

so for the Tri-series i propose the following benchmarks. a key thing to note, is that the indentity of the player does NOT matter, only if we have one or not. for example, suppose someone hits a 35 ball 50 to win us a match, it doesn't matter if that player is Javed Omar or Aftab.

Tri Series Benchmarks:

1) team crosses 250 whilst batting at least once (bonus point for each multiple occurence)

2) team restricts opposition to under 250 once (bonus point available)

3) at least one bowler concedes 35 or fewer runs in a complete 10 over spell

4) at least one bowler takes 3 wickets in an innings (bonus point available)

5) team takes 10 wickets (bonus point available)

6) 3 batsmen score 50s (bonus for each additional batter)

7) one batsman scores 70+ (bonus available)

8) a slip catch is taken off a pacer

9) game is still alive after 75 overs of play (bonus available for multiple occurences)

so i have a total of 9 benchmarks. suppose we achieve 2 of them, our score for the tri series would be 2/9 or 22.2%, however you want to put it. we can then construct a new list of benchmarks for the asia cup, keeping in mind all relevent factors (away series, length of series, etc) and score that to see if we improved from one series to another.

if anyone has any other reasonable benchmarks, please share. a benchmark of "4 batsmen score 100s" is an example of an unreasonable benchmark.

so for the Tri-series i propose the following benchmarks. a key thing to note, is that the indentity of the player does NOT matter, only if we have one or not. for example, suppose someone hits a 35 ball 50 to win us a match, it doesn't matter if that player is Javed Omar or Aftab.

Tri Series Benchmarks:

1) team crosses 250 whilst batting at least once (bonus point for each multiple occurence)

2) team restricts opposition to under 250 once (bonus point available)

3) at least one bowler concedes 35 or fewer runs in a complete 10 over spell

4) at least one bowler takes 3 wickets in an innings (bonus point available)

5) team takes 10 wickets (bonus point available)

6) 3 batsmen score 50s (bonus for each additional batter)

7) one batsman scores 70+ (bonus available)

8) a slip catch is taken off a pacer

9) game is still alive after 75 overs of play (bonus available for multiple occurences)

so i have a total of 9 benchmarks. suppose we achieve 2 of them, our score for the tri series would be 2/9 or 22.2%, however you want to put it. we can then construct a new list of benchmarks for the asia cup, keeping in mind all relevent factors (away series, length of series, etc) and score that to see if we improved from one series to another.

if anyone has any other reasonable benchmarks, please share. a benchmark of "4 batsmen score 100s" is an example of an unreasonable benchmark.