5 thoughts on the IPL 2012 eliminator between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians

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Previewing a three-hour playoff contest between two IPL teams is pretty hard. It requires the writer to extrapolate and interpolate based on already small sample sizes. I can look through my lime yellow colored glasses and identify fifteen different reasons the Chennai Super Kings will win the game. For each of those reasons, there’s a… Read more »

Harsha Bhogle is India’s Thomas Friedman

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“Thank God it’s Friday! Harsha’s column must be up.” : No one, ever. Friday after Friday, Harsha Bhogle occupies premium space on the world’s premier cricket website. It is a position of great influence and enormous visibility. It is one of the few dashboards with which historically static and stoic national and global bodies can… Read more »

Six thoughts after Dwayne Bravo’s last ball six at the Eden Gardens

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpH61mPTXKQ] Here, dedicated to Dwayne Bravo’s stunning last ball six are six thoughts on the absurd, ridiculous theater that is the Chennai Super Kings : a) Spare a thought for Sunil Narine who dominated an instance of cricket’s unfairest format in a manner that seemed unfair and impossible. Not since Mohammed Azharuddin has a cricketer… Read more »

IPL Analytics Part II – Run totals from past seasons

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Nothing says cricket like an Australian retread joking with a California girl on a Chennai summer day! IPL 2012 is officially underway. I hope to provide an interesting statistical analytics perspective thru the tournament. In Part I of my IPL Analytics series, I looked at the possible impact in the IPL on teams when they… Read more »

IPL Analytics Part I – Impact of back-to-backs

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Any time he is praised, the most successful active NFL head coach reverts to milquetoast quotes that downplay his role in his team’s success. One of his staples is “players win games”. To me, this is very profound. American media especially ESPN constantly idolize coaches comparing them to leaders and fathers rather than paid professionals…. Read more »