Cricpy adds team analytics to its arsenal!!

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Introduction

Cricpy, the python avatar of my R package was born about a 9 months back see Introducing cricpy:A python package to analyze performances of cricketers. Cricpy, like its R twin, can analyze performance of batsmen & bowlers in Test, ODI and T20 formats. About a week and a half back, I added team analytics to my R package cricketr see Cricketr adds team analytics to its repertoire!!!. If cricketr has team analysis functions, then can cricpy be far behind? So, I have included the same 8 functions which can perform Team analytics into cricpy also. Team performance analysis can be done for Test, ODI and T20 matches.

This package uses the statistics info available in ESPN Cricinfo Statsguru. The current version of this package can handle all formats of the game including Test, ODI and Twenty20 cricket.

You should be able to install the package using pip install cricpy. Please be mindful of ESPN Cricinfo Terms of Use

There are 5 functions which are used internally 1) getTeamData b) getTeamNumber c) getMatchType d) getTeamDataHomeAway e) cleanTeamData

and the external functions which a) teamWinLossStatusVsOpposition b) teamWinLossStatusAtGrounds c) plotTimelineofhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1l4nQsRZ0C2FyPosigZmo0t-kC2xZZ_wl/view?usp=sharingWinsLosses

All the above functions are common to Test, ODI and T20 teams

The data for a particular Team can be obtained with the getTeamDataHomeAway() function from the package. This will return a dataframe of the team’s win/loss status at home and away venues over a period of time. This can be saved as a CSV file. Once this is done, you can use this CSV file for all subsequent analysis

This post has been published at Rpubs at teamAnalyticsCricpy You can download the PDF version of this post at teamAnalyticsCricpy

As before you can get the help for any of the cricpy functions as below

import cricpy.analytics as ca
help(ca.teamWinLossStatusAtGrounds)
## Help on function teamWinLossStatusAtGrounds in module cricpy.analytics:
## 
## teamWinLossStatusAtGrounds(file, teamName, opposition=['all'], homeOrAway=['all'], matchType='Test', plot=False)
##     Compute the wins/losses/draw/tied etc for a Team in Test, ODI or T20 at venues
##     
##     Description
##     
##     This function computes the won,lost,draw,tied or no result for a team against other teams in home/away or neutral venues and either returns a dataframe or plots it for grounds
##     
##     Usage
##     
##     teamWinLossStatusAtGrounds(file,teamName,opposition=["all"],homeOrAway=["all"],
##                   matchType="Test",plot=FALSE)
##     Arguments
##     
##     file        
##     The CSV file for which the plot is required
##     teamName    
##     The name of the team for which plot is required
##     opposition  
##     Opposition is a vector namely ["all")] or ["Australia", "India", "England"]
##     homeOrAway  
##     This parameter is a vector which is either ["all")] or a vector of venues ["home","away","neutral"]
##     matchType   
##     Match type - Test, ODI or T20
##     plot        
##     If plot=FALSE then a data frame is returned, If plot=TRUE then a plot is generated
##     Value
##     
##     None
##     
##     Note
##     
##     Maintainer: Tinniam V Ganesh tvganesh.85@gmail.com
##     
##     Author(s)
##     
##     Tinniam V Ganesh
##     
##     References
##     
##     http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/stats/index.html
##     https://gigadom.in/
##     See Also
##     
##     teamWinLossStatusVsOpposition teamWinLossStatusAtGrounds plotTimelineofWinsLosses
##     
##     Examples
##     
##     ## Not run: 
##     #Get the team data for India for Tests
##     
##     df =getTeamDataHomeAway(teamName="India",file="indiaOD.csv",matchType="ODI")
##     ca.teamWinLossStatusAtGrounds("india.csv",teamName="India",opposition=c("Australia","England","India"),
##                               homeOrAway=c("home","away"),plot=TRUE)
##     
##     ## End(Not run)

1. Get team data

1a. Test

The teams in Test cricket are included below

  1. Afghanistan 2.Bangladesh 3. England 4. World 5. India 6. Ireland 7. New Zealand 8. Pakistan 9. South Africa 10.Sri Lanka 11. West Indies 12.Zimbabwe

You can use this for the teamName paramater. This will return a dataframe and also save the file as a CSV , if save=True

Note: – Since I have already got the data as CSV files I am not executing the lines below

import cricpy.analytics as ca
# Get the data for the teams. Save as CSV
#indiaTest= ca.getTeamDataHomeAway(dir=".",teamView="bat",matchType="Test",file="indiaTest.csv",save=True,teamName="India")
#ca.getTeamDataHomeAway(teamName="South Africa", matchType="Test", file="southafricaTest.csv", save=True)
#ca.getTeamDataHomeAway(teamName="West Indies", matchType="Test", file="westindiesTest.csv", save=True)
#newzealandTest = ca.getTeamDataHomeAway(matchType="Test",file="newzealandTest.csv",save=True,teamName="New Zealand")

1b. ODI

The ODI teams in the world are below. The data for these teams can be got by names as shown below

  1. Afghanistan 2. Africa XI 3. Asia XI 4.Australia 5.Bangladesh
  2. Bermuda 7. England 8. ICC World X1 9. India 11.Ireland 12. New Zealand 13. Pakistan       14. South Africa 15.Sri Lanka 17. West Indies 18. Zimbabwe 19 Canada    21. East Africa        22. Hong Kong 23.Ireland 24. Kenya 25. Namibia 26.Nepal 27.Netherlands 28. Oman 29.Papua New Guinea 30. Scotland 31 United Arab Emirates 32. United States of America
import cricpy.analytics as ca
#indiaODI=  ca.getTeamDataHomeAway(dir=".",matchType="ODI",file="indiaODI.csv",save=True,teamName="India")
#englandODI =  ca.getTeamDataHomeAway(matchType="ODI",file="englandODI.csv",save=True,teamName="England")
#westindiesODI = ca.getTeamDataHomeAway(matchType="ODI",file="westindiesODI.csv",save=True,teamName="West Indies")
#irelandODI <- ca.getTeamDataHomeAway(matchType="ODI",file="irelandODI.csv",save=True,teamName="Ireland")

1c T20

The T20 teams in the world are

  1. Afghanistan 2. Australia 3. Bahrain 4. Bangladesh 5. Belgium 6. Belize
  2. Bermuda 8.Botswana 9. Canada 11. Costa Rica 12. Germany 13. Ghana
  3. Guernsey 15. Hong Kong 16. ICC World X1 17.India 18. Ireland 19.Italy
  4. Jersey 21. Kenya 22.Kuwait 23.Maldives 24.Malta 25.Mexico 26.Namibia
    27.Nepal 28.Netherlands 29. New Zealand 30.Nigeria 31.Oman 32. Pakistan
    33.Panama 34.Papua New Guinea 35. Philippines 36.Qatar 37.Saudi Arabia
    38.Scotland 39.South Africa 40.Spain 41.Sri Lanka 42.Uganda 43.United Arab Emirates United States of America 44.Vanuatu 45.West Indies
import cricpy.analytics as ca
#southafricaT20 = ca.getTeamDataHomeAway(matchType="T20",file="southafricaT20.csv",save=True,teamName="South Africa")
#srilankaT20 = ca.getTeamDataHomeAway(matchType="T20",file="srilankaT20.csv",save=True,teamName="Sri Lanka")
#canadaT20 = ca.getTeamDataHomeAway(matchType="T20",file="canadaT20.csv",save=True,teamName="Canada")
#afghanistanT20 = ca.getTeamDataHomeAway(matchType="T20",file="afghanistanT20.csv",save=True,teamName="Afghanistan")

2 Analysis of Test matches

The functions below perform analysis of Test teams

2a. Wins vs Loss against opposition

This function performs analysis of Test teams against other teams at home/away or neutral venue. Note:- The opposition can be a list of opposition teams. Similarly homeOrAway can also be a list of home/away/neutral venues.

import cricpy.analytics as ca
# Get the performance of Indian test team against all teams at all venues as a dataframe
df =ca.teamWinLossStatusVsOpposition("indiaTest.csv",teamName="India",opposition=["all"], homeOrAway=["all"], matchType="Test", plot=False)
print(df)
## ha                   away  home
## Opposition   Result            
## Afghanistan  won      0.0   1.0
## Australia    draw    20.0  23.0
##              lost    58.0  26.0
##              tied     0.0   2.0
##              won     13.0  39.0
## Bangladesh   draw     3.0   0.0
##              won      9.0   2.0
## England      draw    35.0  48.0
##              lost    68.0  26.0
##              won     13.0  33.0
## New Zealand  draw    18.0  28.0
##              lost    16.0   4.0
##              won     10.0  28.0
## Pakistan     draw    29.0  34.0
##              lost    14.0  10.0
##              won      2.0  13.0
## South Africa draw    13.0   3.0
##              lost    20.0  10.0
##              won      6.0  15.0
## Sri Lanka    draw    11.0  14.0
##              lost    14.0   0.0
##              won     16.0  13.0
## West Indies  draw    39.0  35.0
##              lost    32.0  28.0
##              won     13.0  21.0
## Zimbabwe     draw     1.0   1.0
##              lost     4.0   0.0
##              won      5.0   6.0
# Plot the performance of Indian Test team  against all teams at all venues
ca.teamWinLossStatusVsOpposition("indiaTest.csv",teamName="India",opposition=["all"],homeOrAway=["all"],matchType="Test",plot=True)















# Get the performance of Australia against India, England and New Zealand at all venues in Tests
df =ca.teamWinLossStatusVsOpposition("southafricaTest.csv",teamName="South Africa",opposition=["India","England","New Zealand"],homeOrAway=["all"],matchType="Test",plot=False)
print(df)

#Plot the performance of Australia against England, India and New Zealand only at home (Australia) 
## ha                  away  home
## Opposition  Result            
## England     draw      43    55
##             lost      60    62
##             won       26    34
## India       draw       5    14
##             lost      16     6
##             won        7    19
## New Zealand draw      20     7
##             lost       2     6
##             won       14    29
ca.teamWinLossStatusVsOpposition("southafricaTest.csv",teamName="South Africa",opposition=["India","England","New Zealand"],homeOrAway=["home","away"],matchType="Test",plot=True)

 

2b Wins vs losses of Test teams against opposition at different venues

import cricpy.analytics as ca
# Get the  performance of Pakistan against India, West Indies, South Africa at all venues in Tests and show performances at the venues
df = ca.teamWinLossStatusAtGrounds("westindiesTest.csv",teamName="West Indies",opposition=["India","Sri Lanka","South Africa"],homeOrAway=["all"],matchType="Test",plot=False)
print(df)

# Plot the performance of New Zealand Test team against England, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at all grounds playes 
## ha                         away  home
## Ground             Result            
## Ahmedabad          won      2.0   0.0
## Basseterre         draw     0.0   3.0
## Bengaluru          draw     2.0   0.0
##                    won      2.0   0.0
## Bridgetown         draw     0.0   6.0
##                    lost     0.0   6.0
##                    won      0.0  14.0
## Cape Town          draw     2.0   0.0
##                    lost     6.0   0.0
## Centurion          lost     6.0   0.0
## Chennai            draw     4.0   0.0
##                    lost     8.0   0.0
##                    won      3.0   0.0
## Colombo (PSS)      lost     2.0   0.0
## Colombo (RPS)      draw     2.0   0.0
## Colombo (SSC)      lost     4.0   0.0
## Delhi              draw     6.0   0.0
##                    lost     2.0   0.0
##                    won      3.0   0.0
## Durban             lost     6.0   0.0
## Galle              draw     1.0   0.0
##                    lost     4.0   0.0
## Georgetown         draw     0.0  10.0
## Gros Islet         draw     0.0   5.0
##                    lost     0.0   2.0
## Hyderabad (Deccan) lost     2.0   0.0
## Johannesburg       lost     4.0   0.0
## Kandy              lost     4.0   0.0
## Kanpur             draw     1.0   0.0
##                    won      3.0   0.0
## Kingston           draw     0.0   8.0
##                    lost     0.0   4.0
##                    won      0.0  15.0
## Kingstown          draw     0.0   2.0
## Kolkata            draw     7.0   0.0
##                    lost     6.0   0.0
##                    won      3.0   0.0
## Mohali             won      2.0   0.0
## Moratuwa           draw     1.0   0.0
## Mumbai             draw     7.0   0.0
##                    lost     6.0   0.0
##                    won      2.0   0.0
## Mumbai (BS)        draw     5.0   0.0
##                    won      2.0   0.0
## Nagpur             draw     2.0   0.0
## North Sound        lost     0.0   2.0
## Pallekele          draw     1.0   0.0
## Port Elizabeth     draw     1.0   0.0
##                    lost     2.0   0.0
##                    won      2.0   0.0
## Port of Spain      draw     0.0  12.0
##                    lost     0.0  12.0
##                    won      0.0  10.0
## Providence         lost     0.0   2.0
## Rajkot             lost     2.0   0.0
## Roseau             draw     0.0   2.0
## St John's          draw     0.0   6.0
##                    lost     0.0   2.0
##                    won      0.0   2.0
ca. teamWinLossStatusAtGrounds("newzealandTest.csv",teamName="New Zealand",opposition=["England","Sri Lanka","Bangladesh"],homeOrAway=["all"],matchType="Test",plot=True)

 

2c. Plot the time line of wins vs losses of Test teams against opposition at different venues during an interval

import cricpy.analytics as ca
# Plot the time line of wins/losses of India against Australia, West Indies, South Africa in away/neutral venues
#from 2000-01-01 to 2017-01-01
ca.plotTimelineofWinsLosses("indiaTest.csv",teamName="India",opposition=["Australia","West Indies","South Africa"],
                         homeOrAway=["away","neutral"], startDate="2000-01-01",endDate="2017-01-01")
#Plot the time line of wins/losses of Indian Test team from 1970 onwards

ca.plotTimelineofWinsLosses("indiaTest.csv",teamName="India",startDate="1970-01-01",endDate="2017-01-01")

3 ODI

The functions below perform analysis of ODI teams listed above

3a. Wins vs Loss against opposition ODI teams

This function performs analysis of ODI teams against other teams at home/away or neutral venue. Note:- The opposition can be a vector of opposition teams. Similarly homeOrAway can also be a vector of home/away/neutral venues.

import cricpy.analytics as ca
# Get the performance of West Indies in ODIs against all other ODI teams at all venues and retirn as a dataframe
df = ca.teamWinLossStatusVsOpposition("westindiesODI.csv",teamName="West Indies",opposition=["all"],homeOrAway=["all"],matchType="ODI",plot=False)
print(df)

# Plot the performance of West Indies in ODIs against Sri Lanka, India at all venues
## ha                   away  home  neutral
## Opposition   Result                     
## Afghanistan  lost     0.0   1.0      2.0
##              won      0.0   1.0      0.0
## Australia    lost    41.0  25.0      8.0
##              n/r      3.0   0.0      0.0
##              tied     1.0   2.0      0.0
##              won     35.0  18.0      7.0
## Bangladesh   lost     6.0   5.0      3.0
##              n/r      1.0   0.0      1.0
##              won     10.0   8.0      3.0
## Bermuda      won      0.0   0.0      1.0
## Canada       won      2.0   1.0      1.0
## England      lost    22.0  17.0     12.0
##              n/r      0.0   3.0      0.0
##              won     15.0  23.0      6.0
## India        lost    27.0  14.0     18.0
##              n/r      0.0   1.0      0.0
##              tied     1.0   0.0      1.0
##              won     27.0  20.0     15.0
## Ireland      lost     0.0   0.0      1.0
##              won      2.0   3.0      2.0
## Kenya        lost     0.0   0.0      1.0
##              won      3.0   0.0      2.0
## Netherlands  won      0.0   0.0      2.0
## New Zealand  lost    19.0   5.0      3.0
##              n/r      2.0   0.0      2.0
##              won     10.0  15.0      5.0
## P.N.G.       won      0.0   0.0      1.0
## Pakistan     lost    11.0  15.0     34.0
##              tied     1.0   2.0      0.0
##              won     14.0  16.0     41.0
## Scotland     won      0.0   0.0      3.0
## South Africa lost    20.0  17.0      7.0
##              n/r      1.0   0.0      0.0
##              tied     0.0   0.0      1.0
##              won      5.0   7.0      3.0
## Sri Lanka    lost     9.0   5.0     11.0
##              n/r      2.0   1.0      0.0
##              won      3.0   5.0     20.0
## U.A.E.       won      0.0   0.0      2.0
## Zimbabwe     lost     4.0   1.0      5.0
##              n/r      0.0   1.0      0.0
##              tied     1.0   0.0      0.0
##              won      9.0  15.0     12.0
ca.teamWinLossStatusVsOpposition("westindiesODI.csv",teamName="West Indies",opposition=["Sri Lanka", "India"],homeOrAway=["all"],matchType="ODI",plot=True)















#Plot the performance of Ireland in ODIs against Zimbabwe, Kenya, bermuda, UAE, Oman and Scotland at all venues
ca.teamWinLossStatusVsOpposition("irelandODI.csv",teamName="Ireland",opposition=["Zimbabwe","Kenya","Bermuda","U.A.E.","Oman","Scotland"],homeOrAway=["all"],matchType="ODI",plot=True)

 

3b Wins vs losses of ODI teams against opposition at different venues

import cricpy.analytics as ca
# Plot the performance of England ODI team against Bangladesh, West Indies and Australia at all venues
ca.teamWinLossStatusAtGrounds("englandODI.csv",teamName="England",opposition=["West Indies"],homeOrAway=["all"],matchType="ODI",plot=True)
























#Plot the performance of India against South Africa, West Indies and Australia at 'home' venues
ca.teamWinLossStatusAtGrounds("indiaODI.csv",teamName="India",opposition=["South Africa"],homeOrAway=["home"],matchType="ODI",plot=True)

 

3c. Plot the time line of wins vs losses of ODI teams against opposition at different venues during an interval


import cricpy.analytics as ca
#Plot the time line of wins/losses of Bangladesh ODI team between 2015 and 2019 against all other teams and at
# all venues
ca.plotTimelineofWinsLosses("bangladeshOD.csv",teamName="Bangladesh",startDate="2015-01-01",endDate="2019-01-01",matchType="ODI")























#Plot the time line of wins/losses of India ODI against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh from 2016 to 2019
ca.plotTimelineofWinsLosses("indiaODI.csv",teamName="India",opposition=["Sri Lanka","Bangladesh"],startDate="2016-01-01",endDate="2019-01-01",matchType="ODI")

 

4 Twenty 20

The functions below perform analysis of Twenty 20 teams listed above

4a. Wins vs Loss against opposition ODI teams

This function performs analysis of T20 teams against other T20 teams at home/away or neutral venue. Note:- The opposition can be a list of opposition teams. Similarly homeOrAway can also be a list of home/away/neutral venues.

import cricpy.analytics as ca
# Get the performance of South Africa T20 team against England, India and Sri Lanka at home grounds at England
df = ca.teamWinLossStatusVsOpposition("southafricaT20.csv",teamName="South Africa",opposition=["England","India","Sri Lanka"], homeOrAway=["home"], matchType="T20", plot=False)
print(df)

#Plot the performance of South Africa T20 against England, India and Sri Lanka at all venues
## ha                 home
## Opposition Result      
## England    lost       1
##            won        4
## India      lost       5
##            won        2
## Sri Lanka  lost       2
##            tied       1
##            won        3
ca.teamWinLossStatusVsOpposition("southafricaT20.csv",teamName="South Africa", opposition=["England","India","Sri Lanka"],homeOrAway=["all"],matchType="T20",plot=True)

























#Plot the performance of Afghanistan T20 teams against all oppositions

 

ca.teamWinLossStatusVsOpposition("afghanistanT20.csv",teamName="Afghanistan",opposition=["all"],homeOrAway=["all"],matchType="T20",plot=True)

 

4b Wins vs losses of T20 teams against opposition at different venues

# Compute the performance of Canada against all opposition at all venues and show by grounds. Return as dataframe
df =ca.teamWinLossStatusAtGrounds("canadaT20.csv",teamName="Canada",opposition=["all"],homeOrAway=["all"],matchType="T20",plot=False)
print(df)

# Plot the performance of Sri Lanka T20 team against India and Bangladesh in different venues at home/away and neutral
## ha                     home  neutral
## Ground         Result               
## Abu Dhabi      lost     0.0      1.0
## Belfast        lost     0.0      1.0
##                won      0.0      2.0
## Colombo (SSC)  lost     0.0      1.0
##                won      0.0      1.0
## Dubai (DSC)    lost     0.0      5.0
## ICCA Dubai     lost     0.0      2.0
##                won      0.0      1.0
## King City (NW) lost     3.0      0.0
##                tied     1.0      0.0
## Sharjah        lost     0.0      1.0
ca.teamWinLossStatusAtGrounds("srilankaT20.csv",teamName="Sri Lanka",opposition=["India", "Bangladesh"], homeOrAway=["all"], matchType="T20", plot=True)

 

4c. Plot the time line of wins vs losses of T20 teams against opposition at different venues during an interval

#Plot the time line of Sri Lanka T20 team agaibst all opposition
ca.plotTimelineofWinsLosses("srilankaT20.csv",teamName="Sri Lanka",opposition=["Australia", "Pakistan"], startDate="2013-01-01", endDate="2019-01-01",  matchType="T20")





















# Plot the time line of South Africa T20 between 2010 and 2015 against West Indies and Pakistan
ca.plotTimelineofWinsLosses("southafricaT20.csv",teamName="South Africa",opposition=["West Indies", "Pakistan"], startDate="2010-01-01", endDate="2015-01-01",  matchType="T20")

Conclusion

With the above additional functions cricpy can now analyze batsmen, bowlers and teams in all formats of the game (Test, ODI and T20).

Have fun with cricpy!!!

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