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Batting and Bowling performance in Ashes 2010 – 2011

January 9, 2011
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Batting and Bowling performance in Ashes 2010 – 2011

English cricket is strong once again. And it is great to see that (after all they invented the gentleman's game).In a sharp contrast to previous tours of Australia, England outplayed Australia on their home ground in the recently concluded Ashes 2...

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World Bank data plots – Take 2

December 17, 2010
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World Bank data plots – Take 2

A few months ago, I created World Bank plots and compiled the images on Flickr to share it online. Recently I came across Mark's post to create animated images in R and it inspired me to re-create my World Bank plots as animated images. ...

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Fantasy football (oops, soccer)

December 8, 2010
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Fantasy football (oops, soccer)

Recently a colleague asked if I could use R/statistics to form a dream soccer team from a pool of soccer players, given basic player information like name, club, cost, points.The idea is to form a team with your preferred configuration of number of def...

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Any R packages to solve Vehicle Routing Problem?

November 9, 2010
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Any R packages to solve Vehicle Routing Problem?

Are there any R packages to solve Vehicle Routing Problem (VRP)?I looked around but could not find any... Any leads?VRP is a classic combinatorial optimization challenge and has been an active area of research for operations research gurus fo...

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The class of Donald Bradman

October 26, 2010
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The class of Donald Bradman

This post is a response to a comment on Cricinfo on Donald Bradman about his inclusion in All Time World XI. AK47_pk said,"7 innings against westindies, 7 against south afriqa, 5 against india nd 61 against englnd(so basicly he only played against...

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Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar

October 21, 2010
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Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar

There is a lot of hype in media about Ponting's best days being behind him. While he's rebuilding a fresh Aussie team, everyone is putting more pressure on him by comparing his performance with Tendulkar's. Leave him alone!We have the privilege of watc...

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How to pick the best cricketer in any format of the game?

October 11, 2010
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How to pick the best cricketer in any format of the game?

Recently ICC awards 2010 were announced and I began wondering how the process works. I haven't seen any good documentation of the process, so I started thinking  how would I do it. Here's my version. Thoughts?Note: I is impossible to det...

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India Australia test cricket matches over the years

October 5, 2010
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India Australia test cricket matches over the years

If you're like me - chewing your nails, sitting in the same position for the last 2 hours to watch India battle Australia in the Mohali test match and enjoying the fascinating duel, watch how closely these two teams have fought in the past. This plot s...

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Comparison of Sunil Gavaskar and Javed Miandad’s Performance in International Cricket

October 2, 2010
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Comparison of Sunil Gavaskar and Javed Miandad’s Performance in International Cricket

Test Cricket PerformanceOne Day Cricket Performance

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Cricket – opinions and facts

September 20, 2010
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Cricket – opinions and facts

@zxaar's comments in a Cricinfo article prompted this post. He commented that - "He (Miandad) was not great outside of pakistan where he was helped by home umpires. Not a true great. Miadad's case states lie due to favour from umpires."I'm an Indian...

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