Queensland Branch Meeting

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Title: Queensland Branch Meeting: Beyond Standard Averages:  Improved Individual Performance Metrics in Limited Overs Cricket

Speaker: Steven E Stern, Queensland University of Technology

Abstract: The simplest, and most common, measures of individual performance in limited overs cricket are the batting and bowling average.  Along with strike rates and economy rates, which are equally easy to construct, they form the traditional framework around which a cricketer’s assessment is based.  However, it is well known that these measures, while easy to calculate, are often misleading with regard to the true value of an individual to his team’s success or failure.  In this paper, we continue and extend the work of Lewis (2005) to develop a measure of the actual relative contribution of each batsman and bowler to the final scores in a limited overs match.  By so doing, we can develop better metrics of performance which avoid many of the pitfalls of the standard measures.   Based on a new performance metric, the adjusted net runs attributable (aNRA), we rank the best performers in both batting and bowling during the four Indian Premier League seasons from 2010 to 2013 and examine the relationship between aNRA and the official Man of the Match (MoM) awards.  In addition, we use the new metric to assess the outcomes of the 2014 player auction, wherein teams bid for the services of the players for the upcoming season.

Location: Computer lab in P block (P-413), QUT, Gardens Point

Time: 4:45pm for refreshments, 5pm talk

Non-members welcome as always.


Queensland Branch Meeting
When: 17/06/2014
Time: 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost: Free

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