This is an adaptation of my 2011 post by the same title, published by a leading Indian cricket website CricketCountry. The post is a visualization of IPL, as it looks in the year 2084, and traces back its history from 2008 to 2084.
Unlike the lesser mortals who need averages to please themselves because they scored 10 in one outing, 60 in the other, and 30 in yet another, Dhoni doesn’t need averages. He is the average himself: you always know what exactly he is going to do and achieve. He has been too consistent to be unpredictable. […]
This comment was made as a response to this Quora answer. That post gave a list of top Indian batsmen ranked on the basis of number of ODI centuries scored outside Asia. It gave a seemingly-sarcastic emphasis on the ones ranking at the bottom (M. S. Dhoni and Suresh Raina). For lower middle order batsmen […]
My answer to: What new statistical measures could make cricket games better in terms of player evaluation and viewer experience? (To vote and comment on Quora, visit the link here.) Thanks for asking me this question, because this gave me an opportunity to study this long-time idea of mine more closely, by creating an excel […]
My answer to: In cricket, why doesn’t the run rate take into account the stage of the innings? (To vote and comment on Quora, visit the link here.) The progress of an innings (number of runs scored) is not a linear function. Normally, teams prefer to score slowly initially while they save wickets, and they […]
Read Tanay Sukumar's answer to What does WASP mean in cricket? on Quora
The question asks: Is M.S. Dhoni more popular than he deserves to be? (To vote, visit the link here.) Question details: “He has a very strange technique, one that is different from the basic cricketing techniques. He forces games to go on till the slog overs, even if they could have been won many overs […]