Cricket fever again

[This article was first published on Enterprise Software Doesn't Have to Suck, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers]. (You can report issue about the content on this page here)
Want to share your content on R-bloggers? click here if you have a blog, or here if you don't.

England take on Sri Lanka in a test series starting today. 
After watching Cricket world cup 2011 and witnessing India play in quarter final, semi final and the finale in stadiums all over India, I had little appetite for any of the IPL 2011 matches. 
But now, I’m excited again. This test series will be a thrilling contest considering the two teams are more or less equal:
  • England is at #3 and Sri Lanka are at #4 in ICC test ranking
  • England plays well against Sri Lanka at home, and Sri Lanka has an edge in their home conditions. And the overall record is well balanced

Sri Lanka has won 2 of the last 3 test series against England with 1 draw. Clearly, they have a better track record. However, it is difficult to predict the winner as England has the home advantage and the momentum (Ashes tour and other tests in last 18 months). Sri Lanka has a new captain in Dilshan who will be under pressure. England will be under pressure too with the recent emergence of English cricket and the desire to prove their test cricket status. 

Let the games begin!

To leave a comment for the author, please follow the link and comment on their blog: Enterprise Software Doesn't Have to Suck. offers daily e-mail updates about R news and tutorials about learning R and many other topics. Click here if you're looking to post or find an R/data-science job.
Want to share your content on R-bloggers? click here if you have a blog, or here if you don't.

Never miss an update!
Subscribe to R-bloggers to receive
e-mails with the latest R posts.
(You will not see this message again.)

Click here to close (This popup will not appear again)