Its an understatement to say that Cricket is followed and practised like a religion in India.
What if we could apply IDEA to the game of Cricket?
Let us take a look at some of the interesting insights that can be mined in One Day Internationals (ODI's) -
a. Batsman to score the highest number of 50's or 100's
b. Batsman to score the highest number of 4's or 6's
c. Batsman to score the highest count of not out's
d. Batsman to receive the highest count of ducks (zeros)
e. Top Batsmen and their highest Strike Rates
f. Bowlers who have scalped the highest wickets
g. Fielders with the highest run-outs
h. Top Bowlers and their pace attack speed-o-meters
i. Top Batting Partnerships
j. Count of type of wickets taken for each batsmen - run out, caught out, bowled, LBW (leg before wicket) - weak spot/points for batsmen
k. Count of batsmen bowler wicket distributions - weak form against specific bowlers
So when you watch your next game of cricket and are delighted to view interesting nuggets on the game remember there is analytics at work in the backend.