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Risk to Return ratio- When Portfolio Theory Meets Cricket

Cricketing community has relied on test average to benchmark players’ performances for decades. Its simplicity and convenience has become the cornerstones of its popularity. Although it gives us a perfect picture of the mean runs scored per inning, the results are easily distorted by some basic concepts in statistics. 1,029 more words

140 साल का हुआ टेस्ट क्रिकेट पर बढ़ रही है अस्तित्व की चिंता

नई दिल्ली। ठीक 140 साल पहले 15 मार्च 1877 वो तारीख थी, जब पहली बार उस ‘महामारी’ को अधिकारिक दर्जा मिला, जिसने लगभग पूरी दुनिया को धीरे-धीरे अपनी चपेट में ले लिया। यह महामारी थी क्रिकेट देखने और खेलने की। भले ही यह कहा जाए कि आज भी दुनिया में फुटबॉल और हॉकी के मुकाबले क्रिकेट खेलने वाले देशों की संख्या कम है, लेकिन इस बात से शायद ही कोई इनकार करेगा कि क्रिकेट इस समय तेजी से लोकप्रिय होता खेल है और कई फुटबॉल खेलने वाले देशों में भी इसका क्रेज तेजी से बढ़ाहै। 9 more words


Bradman’s single-mindedness that helped him scale lofty heights. Excerpt from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘Don’s Century’

Naturally gifted as he was, lonely Don found refuge in sport. The way he practised with a stump and golf ball is part of folklore, and it revealed from a tender age the single-minded dedication that he was admired, and at times loathed, for. 726 more words


Acrimonious and dramatic Test match that put diplomatic relations between England and Australia under strain. Excerpt from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘Don’s Century’

Jardine won the toss at Adelaide and set out to open the innings with Sutcliffe. Soon Wall brought one back to knock off his leg-stump. The paceman then got his out-swinger to Hammond to rear, and the snick was taken by Oldfield. 3,836 more words




Sir Donald Bradman  of Australia was, beyond any argument, the greatest batsman who ever lived and the greatest cricketer of the 20th century.Throughout the 1930s and 40s Bradman was the world’s master cricketer, so far ahead of everyone else that comparisons became pointless.In all, he went to the crease 80 times in Tests, and scored 29 centuries. 905 more words

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The Roar: Katich and Clarke - Professional sportsmen acting like… professional sportsmen

“I am here because I worked harder than anyone else.”

Perhaps it’s because I never quite reached the top. Perhaps I’m just cynical. Perhaps I’m wrong. 1,002 more words


A 65mm bat , a wizard on wicket and 100 in 22 balls.

In a day and age when batsmen constantly threaten the boundaries of unbelievable when it comes to scoring, it is quite natural to reminisce about the exploits of one Donald Bradman. 573 more words