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Data Geek Challenge – Test Cricket Analysis

Hello everyone,

Here goes my story for the The Data Geek Challenge

Being the longest format of the game, which “Tests” the real character of a sportsman, i was curious to get my hands on the statistical data.

I started by collecting data here which has statistical information from 15 Mar 1877 till 09 Aug 2013.

With little tweak, SAP Visual Intelligence provided a whole bunch of options for me to play with !!

Here are the visualizations :

First up, the tag cloud representation for the number of players representing each country!

Players by Country.jpg

Clearly England and Australia are the teams to play most number of matches..

I felt it would be great analyzing the data acquired based on the game itself:

Starting with Batting, here are few interesting numbers and representations of the same :

The batting average has big names who hold wonderful records and with SAP Visual Intelligence its a great way to have things organized.

Higehest Batting Average.jpg

Below is the centuries scored by players (filtered by more than 30) grouped by the number of matches played and the country they belong.

Century count.jpg

And now onto the Bowling, the visualization below shows the 5 wicket hauls by players along side the number of matches played. Yet again these amazing numbers are clearly visualized.

Matches and 5WI by Player.jpg

The representation below shows the top wicket takers and their bowling averages.

Wickets and Bowling Average by Player.jpg

And now the top best bowling figures grouped by country.

Best Bowling figures.jpg

Finally, the fielding and wicket keeping, the tree map below visualizes the most number of catches by players.

Catches by PLayer.jpg

And for wicket keeping the plot below groups the stumpings made and matches played which clearly gives us a clear picture of who grabbed the most number of stumping chances.

Stumpings and matches played grouped by Country.jpg

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      Author's profile photo Jitendra Kansal
      Jitendra Kansal

      i just loved it. 🙂

      analyzing any sports data has always been interesting. !!!



      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thanks Jitendra 🙂

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      Former Member

      Good Work...

      your analytics is amazing....

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Good Work and great analysis.

      I enjoyed it.


      Priya Balasubramaniam

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      Former Member

      Good work....regarding your 4th slide it should be noted that Ian Botham is also a "Sir" - knighted in 2007.

      Author's profile photo Modadugu Hemanth Kumar
      Modadugu Hemanth Kumar

      Sports 😉 I liked it.