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    May 03, 2006

    Lara's sense of humour

    Brian Lara showed a wonderful sense of humour when he pointed out that there'd be a fair amount of squad rotations happening, and that he'd be selective about the one-day games he'd play. Specifically in the context of India's one-day series in West Indies starting in 2 weeks time, he said:
    If we play against India and we happened to be three up, you are going to see a chance where guys are given a rest.
    3-0 or 3-1 up? You've got to be kidding us, Brian! Your team has struggled in both one-dayers, against a Zimbabwe side which can only be charitably described as Zimbabwe's third XI. I'm sure you've heard of the saying "If wishes were horses, beggars would ride". West Indies have the least win %age among the rest of the competition, for want of a better word, since Jan 1, 2005.

    The win %ages (as a %age of wins from games which had a result) of the various teams are:
    Australia76%
    South Africa71%
    India63%
    Pakistan55%
    New Zealand (pointed out by Geoff)46%
    Sri Lanka43%
    Bangladesh38%
    England (pointed out by Geoff)38%
    Zimbabwe22%
    West Indies21%

    Thus spake Jagadish @ 7:49 PM |
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    England's is 38%, in case anyone else was curious. Level with Bangladesh!

    By Anonymous Geoff (03-May-2006, 10:12:00 PM)  

    Thanks for pointing it out, Geoff. Duly credited. Mea culpa for missing out England. Must have been a moment of madness. Rest assured, there was no attempt at bias. After all, I'd love those stats :)

    By Blogger Jagadish (03-May-2006, 11:59:00 PM)  

    ...and New Zealand have a ratio of 46%, pushing England even further down the table. I thought the table looked a little lightweight...

    By Anonymous Geoff (04-May-2006, 1:42:00 AM)  

    Added in NZ as well. Must be more careful!

    By Blogger Jagadish (04-May-2006, 8:17:00 AM)  


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