Statistics are like …

Some days back (Ok months actually) I had come up with some statistics courtesy the friendly stats guru. Now Andy Zaltzman has come with some gems of his own. Read it here.

While the whole article brings up some really interesting points, the conclusions drawn from the statistics are simply fab.

Conclusions:

1: Nothing.
2: If you judge players entirely on double-centuries and 10-wicket hauls, you may not present yourself with an entirely accurate view of their skills.
3: Kallis is an inferior cricketer to both Guy Whittall and Chris Pringle.

• Here’s another quirky one for you: Muralitharan has hit more Test sixes than Graham Gooch, Keith Miller, Martin Crowe or Wally Hammond. (Which possibly explains why Murali was signed by an IPL franchise, but none of the others were. Least of all Hammond, who, admittedly, is past his best, but would have been worth a few dollars in his pomp.)

• And Waqar Younis has a higher winning percentage as a Test captain than any of Clive Lloyd, Mike Brearley or Mark Taylor.

Oh well if now I could just push the stats of this blog as well.

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