Big Data-5: kNiFi-ing through cricket data with yorkpy

“The temptation to form premature theories upon insufficient data is the bane of our profession.”

                              Sherlock Holmes in the Valley of fear by Arthur Conan Doyle

“If we have data, let’s look at data. If all we have are opinions, let’s go with mine.”

                              Jim Barksdale, former CEO Netscape 

 

In this post I use  Apache NiFi Dataflow Pipeline along with my Python package yorkpy to crunch through cricket data from Cricsheet. The Data Pipelne  flows all the way from the source  to target analytics output. Apache NiFi was created to automate the flow of data between systems.  NiFi dataflows enable the automated and managed flow of information between systems. This post automates the flow of data from Cricsheet, from where the zip file it is downloaded, unpacked, processed, transformed and finally T20 players are ranked.

While this is a straight forward example of what can be done, this pattern can be applied to real Big Data systems. For example hypothetically, we could consider that we get several parallel streams of  cricket data or for that matter any sports related data. There could be parallel Data flow pipelines that get the data from the sources. This would then be  followed by data transformation modules and finally a module for generating analytics. At the other end a UI based on AngularJS or ReactJS could display the results in a cool and awesome way.

Incidentally, the NiFi pipeline that I discuss in this post, is a simplistic example, and does not use the Big Data stack like HDFS, Hive, Spark etc. Nevertheless, the pattern used, has all the modules for a Big Data pipeline namely ingestion, unpacking, transformation and finally analytics. This NiF pipeline demonstrates the flow using the regular file system of Mac and my python based package yorkpy. The concepts mentioned could be used in a real Big Data scenario which has much fatter pipes of data coming. If  this was the case the NiFi pipeline would utilize  HDFS/Hive for storing the ingested data and Pyspark/Scala for the transformation and analytics and other related technologies.

A pictorial representation is given below

In the diagram above each of the vertical boxes could be any technology from the ever proliferating Big Data stack namely HDFS, Hive, Spark, Sqoop, Kafka, Impala and so on.  Such a dataflow automation could be created when any big sporting event happens, as long as the data generated large, and there is a need for dynamic and automated reporting. The UI could be based on AngularJS/ReactJS and could display analytical tables and charts.

This post demonstrates one such scenario in which IPL T20 data is downloaded from Cricsheet site, unpacked and stored in a specific directory. This dataflow automation is based on my yorkpy package. To know more about the yorkpy package  see Pitching yorkpy … short of good length to IPL – Part 1  and the associated parts. The zip file, from Cricsheet, contains individual IPL T20 matches in YAML format. The convertYaml2DataframeT20() function is used to convert the YAML files into Pandas dataframes before storing them as CSV files. After this done, the function rankIPLT20batting() function is used to perform the overall ranking of the T20 players. My yorkpy Python package has about ~ 50+ functions that perform various analytics on any T20 data for e.g it has the following classes of functions

  • analyze T20 matches
  • analyze performance of a T20 team in all matches against another T20 team
  • analyze performance of a T20 team against all other T20 teams
  • analyze performance of T20 batsman and bowlers
  • rank T20 batsmen and bowlers

The functions of yorkpy generate tables or charts. While this post demonstrates one scenario, we could use any of the yorkpy T20 functions, generate the output and display on a widget in the UI display, created with cool technologies like AngularJS/ReactJS,  possibly in near real time as data keeps coming in.,

To use yorkpy with NiFI the following packages have to be installed in your environment

-pip install yorkpy
-pip install pyyaml
-pip install pandas
-yum install python-devel (equivalent in Windows)
-pip install matplotlib
-pip install seaborn
-pip install sklearn
-pip install datetime

I have created a video of the NiFi Pipeline with the real dataflow fro source to the ranked IPL T20 batsmen. Take a look at RankingT20PlayersWithNiFiYorkpy

You can clone/fork the NiFi template from rankT20withNiFiYorkpy

The NiFi Data Flow Automation is shown below

1. Overall flow

The overall NiFi flow contains 2 Process Groups a) DownloadAnd Unpack. b) Convert and Rank IPL batsmen. While it appears that the Process Groups are disconnected, they are not. The first process group downloads the T20 zip file, unpacks the. zip file and saves the YAML files in a specific folder. The second process group monitors this folder and starts processing as soon the YAML files are available. It processes the YAML converting it into dataframes before storing it as CSV file. The next  processor then does the actual ranking of the batsmen before writing the output into IPLrank.txt

 

1.1 DownloadAndUnpack Process Group

This process group is shown below

 

1.1.1 GetT20Data

The GetT20Data Processor downloads the zip file given the URL

The ${T20data} variable points to the specific T20 format that needs to be downloaded. I have set this to https://cricsheet.org/downloads/ipl.zip. This could be set any other data set. In fact we could have parallel data flows for different T20/ Sports data sets and generate

1.1.2 SaveUnpackedData

This processor stores the YAML files in a predetermined folder, so that the data can be picked up  by the 2nd Process Group for processing

 

1.2 ProcessAndRankT20Players Process Group

This is the second process group which converts the YAML files to pandas dataframes before storing them as. CSV files. The RankIPLPlayers will then read all the CSV files, stack them and then proceed to rank the IPL players. The Process Group is shown below

 

1.2.1 ListFile and FetchFile Processors

The left 2 Processors ListFile and FetchFile get all the YAML files from the folder and pass it to the next processor

1.2.2 convertYaml2DataFrame Processor

The convertYaml2DataFrame Processor uses the ExecuteStreamCommand which call a python script. The Python script invoked the yorkpy function convertYaml2Dataframe() as shown below

The ${convertYaml2Dataframe} variable points to the python file below which invoked the yorkpy function yka.convertYaml2PandasDataframeT20()

import yorkpy.analytics as yka
import argparse
parser = argparse.ArgumentParser(description='convert')
parser.add_argument("yamlFile",help="YAML File")
args=parser.parse_args()
yamlFile=args.yamlFile
yka.convertYaml2PandasDataframeT20(yamlFile,"/Users/tvganesh/backup/software/nifi/ipl","/Users/tvganesh/backup/software/nifi/ipldata")

This function takes as input $filename which comes from FetchFile processor which is a FlowFile. So I have added a concurrency of 8  to handle upto 8 Flowfiles at a time. The thumb rule as I read on the internet is 2x, 4x the number of cores of your system. Since I have an 8 core Mac, I could possibly have gone ~ 30 concurrent threads. Also the number of concurrent threads is less when the flow is run in a Oracle Box VirtualMachine. Box since a vCore < actual Core

The scheduling tab is as below

Here are the 8 concurrent Python threads on Mac at bottom right… (pretty cool!)

I have not fully tested how latency vs throughput slider changes, affects the performance.

1.2.3 MergeContent Processor

This processor’s only job is to trigger the rankIPLPlayers when all the FlowFiles have merged into 1 file.

1.2.4 RankT20Players

This processor is an ExecuteStreamCommand Processor that executes a Python script which invokes a yorkpy function rankIPLT20Batting()

import yorkpy.analytics as yka
rank=yka.rankIPLT20Batting("/Users/tvganesh/backup/software/nifi/ipldata")
print(rank.head(15))

1.2.5 OutputRankofT20Player Processor

This processor writes the generated rank to an output file.

1.3 Final Ranking of IPL T20 players

The Nodejs based web server picks up this file and displays on the web page the final ranks (the code is based on a good youtube for reading from file)

 

2. Final thoughts

As I have mentioned above though the above NiFi Cricket Dataflow automation does not use the Hadoop ecosystem, the pattern used is valid and can be used with some customization in Big Data flows as parallel stream. I could have also done this on Oracle VirtualBox but I thought since the code is based on Python and Pandas there is no real advantage of running on the VirtualBox.  GIve the NiFi flow a shot. Have fun!!!

Also see
1.My book ‘Deep Learning from first Practical Machine Learning with R and Python – Part 5
Edition’ now on Amazon

2. Introducing QCSimulator: A 5-qubit quantum computing simulator in R
3.De-blurring revisited with Wiener filter using OpenCV
4. Practical Machine Learning with R and Python – Part 5
5. Natural language processing: What would Shakespeare say?
6.Getting started with Tensorflow, Keras in Python and R
7.Revisiting World Bank data analysis with WDI and gVisMotionChart

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Ranking T20 players in Intl T20, IPL, BBL and Natwest using yorkpy

There is a voice that doesn’t use words, listen.
When someone beats a rug, the blows are not against the rug, but against the dust in it.
I lost my hat while gazing at the moon, and then I lost my mind.
Rumi

Introduction

After a long hiatus, I am back to my big, bad, blogging ways! In this post I rank T20 players from several different leagues namely

  • International T20
  • Indian Premier League (IPL) T20
  • Big Bash League (BBL) T20
  • Natwest Blast (NTB) T20

I have added 8 new functions to my Python Package yorkpy, which will perform the ranking for the above 4 T20 League formats. To know more about my Python package see Pitching yorkpy . short of good length to IPL – Part 1, and the related posts on yorkpy. The code can be easily extended to other leagues which have a the same ‘yaml’ format for the matches. I also fixed some issues which started to crop up, possibly because a few things have changed in the new data.

The new functions are

  1. rankIntlT20Batting()
  2. rankIntlT20Batting()
  3. rankIPLT20Batting()
  4. rankIPLT20Batting
  5. rankBBLT20Batting()
  6. rankBBLT20Batting()
  7. rankNTBT20Batting()
  8. rankNTBT20Batting()

The yorkpy package uses data from Cricsheet

You can clone/fork the code for yorkpy at yorkpy

You can download the PDF of the post from Rank T20

yorkpy can be installed with ‘pip install yorkpy

1. International T20

The steps to do before ranking for International T20 matches are 1. Download International T20 zip file from Cricsheet Intl T20 2. Unzip the file. This will create a folder with yaml files

import yorkpy.analytics as yka
#yka.convertAllYaml2PandasDataframesT20("../t20s","../data")

This above step will convert the yaml files into CSV files. Now do the ranking as below

1a. Ranking of International T20 batsmen

import yorkpy.analytics as yka
intlT20RankBatting=yka.rankIntlT20Batting("C:\\software\\cricket-package\\yorkpyPkg\\data\\data")
intlT20RankBatting.head(15)
##                      matches  runs_mean     SR_mean
## batsman                                            
## V Kohli                   58  38.672414  125.212402
## KS Williamson             42  32.595238  122.884631
## Mohammad Shahzad          52  31.942308  118.212288
## CH Gayle                  50  31.140000  111.869984
## BB McCullum               69  29.492754  117.011666
## MM Lanning                48  28.812500   98.582663
## SJ Taylor                 44  28.659091   98.684856
## MJ Guptill                68  28.573529  117.673702
## DA Warner                 71  28.507042  121.142746
## DPMD Jayawardene          53  27.584906  107.787092
## KC Sangakkara             54  26.407407  106.039838
## JP Duminy                 68  26.294118  114.606717
## TM Dilshan                78  26.243590   97.910384
## RG Sharma                 65  25.907692  113.056548
## H Masakadza               53  25.566038   99.453880

1b. Ranking of International T20 bowlers

import yorkpy.analytics as yka
intlT20RankBowling=yka.rankIntlT20Bowling("C:\\software\\cricket-package\\yorkpyPkg\\data\\data")
intlT20RankBowling.head(15)
##                       matches  wicket_mean  econrate_mean
## bowler                                                   
## Umar Gul                   58     1.603448       7.637931
## SL Malinga                 78     1.500000       7.409188
## Saeed Ajmal                63     1.492063       6.451058
## DW Steyn                   46     1.478261       7.014855
## A Shrubsole                45     1.422222       6.294444
## M Morkel                   41     1.292683       7.680894
## KMDN Kulasekara            57     1.280702       7.476608
## TG Southee                 51     1.274510       8.759804
## SCJ Broad                  53     1.264151            inf
## Shakib Al Hasan            58     1.241379       6.836207
## R Ashwin                   44     1.204545       7.162879
## Nida Dar                   44     1.204545       6.083333
## KH Brunt                   44     1.204545       5.982955
## KD Mills                   42     1.166667       8.289683
## SR Watson                  46     1.152174       8.246377

2. Indian Premier League (IPL) T20

The steps to do before ranking for IPL T20 matches are 1. Download IPL T20 zip file from Cricsheet IPL T20 2. Unzip the file. This will create a folder with yaml files

import yorkpy.analytics as yka
#yka.convertAllYaml2PandasDataframesT20("../ipl","../ipldata")

This above step will convert the yaml files into CSV files in the /ipldata folder. Now do the ranking as below

2a. Ranking of batsmen in IPL T20

import yorkpy.analytics as yka
IPLT20RankBatting=yka.rankIPLT20Batting("C:\\software\\cricket-package\\yorkpyPkg\\data\\ipldata")
IPLT20RankBatting.head(15)
##                    matches  runs_mean     SR_mean
## batsman                                          
## DA Warner              129  37.589147  119.917864
## CH Gayle               123  36.723577  125.256818
## SE Marsh                70  36.314286  114.707578
## KL Rahul                59  33.542373  123.424971
## MEK Hussey              60  33.400000  100.439187
## V Kohli                174  32.413793  115.830849
## KS Williamson           42  31.690476  120.443172
## AB de Villiers         143  30.923077  128.967081
## JC Buttler              45  30.800000  132.561154
## AM Rahane              118  30.330508  102.240398
## SR Tendulkar            79  29.949367  101.651959
## F du Plessis            65  29.415385  112.462114
## Q de Kock               51  29.333333  110.973836
## SS Iyer                 47  29.170213  102.144222
## G Gambhir              155  28.741935  103.997558

2b. Ranking of bowlers in IPL T20

import yorkpy.analytics as yka
IPLT20RankBowling=yka.rankIPLT20Bowling("C:\\software\\cricket-package\\yorkpyPkg\\data\\ipldata")
IPLT20RankBowling.head(15)
##                      matches  wicket_mean  econrate_mean
## bowler                                                  
## SL Malinga               122     1.540984       7.173361
## Imran Tahir               43     1.465116       8.155039
## A Nehra                   88     1.375000       7.923295
## MJ McClenaghan            56     1.339286       8.638393
## Rashid Khan               46     1.304348       6.543478
## Sandeep Sharma            79     1.303797       7.860759
## MM Patel                  63     1.301587       7.530423
## DJ Bravo                 131     1.282443       8.458333
## M Morkel                  70     1.257143       7.760714
## SP Narine                109     1.256881       6.747706
## YS Chahal                 83     1.228916       8.103659
## R Vinay Kumar            104     1.221154       8.556090
## RP Singh                  82     1.219512       8.149390
## CH Morris                 52     1.211538       7.854167
## B Kumar                  117     1.205128       7.536325

3. Natwest T20

The steps to do before ranking for Natwest T20 matches are 1. Download Natwest T20 zip file from Cricsheet NTB T20 2. Unzip the file. This will create a folder with yaml files

import yorkpy.analytics as yka
#yka.convertAllYaml2PandasDataframesT20("../ntb","../ntbdata")

This above step will convert the yaml files into CSV files in the /ntbdata folder. Now do the ranking as below

3a. Ranking of NTB batsmen

import yorkpy.analytics as yka
NTBT20RankBatting=yka.rankNTBT20Batting("C:\\software\\cricket-package\\yorkpyPkg\\data\\ntbdata")
NTBT20RankBatting.head(15)
##                      matches  runs_mean     SR_mean
## batsman                                            
## Babar Azam                13  44.461538  121.268809
## T Banton                  13  42.230769  139.376274
## JJ Roy                    12  41.250000  142.182147
## DJM Short                 12  40.250000  131.182294
## AN Petersen               12  37.916667  132.522727
## IR Bell                   13  37.615385  130.104721
## M Klinger                 26  35.346154  112.682922
## EJG Morgan                16  35.062500  129.817650
## AJ Finch                  19  34.578947  137.093465
## MH Wessels                26  33.884615  116.300969
## S Steel                   11  33.545455  140.118207
## DJ Bell-Drummond          21  33.142857  108.566309
## Ashar Zaidi               11  33.000000  178.553331
## DJ Malan                  26  33.000000  120.127202
## T Kohler-Cadmore          23  32.956522  112.493019

3b. Ranking of NTB bowlers

import yorkpy.analytics as yka
NTBT20RankBowling=yka.rankNTBT20Bowling("C:\\software\\cricket-package\\yorkpyPkg\\data\\ntbdata")
NTBT20RankBowling.head(15)
##                        matches  wicket_mean  econrate_mean
## bowler                                                    
## MW Parkinson                11     2.000000       7.628788
## HF Gurney                   23     1.956522       8.831884
## GR Napier                   12     1.916667       8.694444
## R Rampaul                   19     1.736842       7.131579
## P Coughlin                  11     1.727273       8.909091
## AJ Tye                      26     1.692308       8.227564
## GC Viljoen                  12     1.666667       7.708333
## BAC Howell                  21     1.666667       6.857143
## BW Sanderson                12     1.583333       7.902778
## KJ Abbott                   14     1.571429       9.398810
## JE Taylor                   13     1.538462       9.839744
## JDS Neesham                 12     1.500000      10.812500
## MJ Potts                    12     1.500000       8.486111
## TT Bresnan                  21     1.476190       8.817460
## T van der Gugten            13     1.461538       7.211538

4. Big Bash Leagure (BBL) T20

The steps to do before ranking for BBL T20 matches are 1. Download BBL T20 zip file from Cricsheet BBL T20 2. Unzip the file. This will create a folder with yaml files

import yorkpy.analytics as yka
#yka.convertAllYaml2PandasDataframesT20("../bbl","../bbldata")

This above step will convert the yaml files into CSV files in the /bbldata folder. Now do the ranking as below

4a. Ranking of BBL batsmen

import yorkpy.analytics as yka
BBLT20RankBatting=yka.rankBBLT20Batting("C:\\software\\cricket-package\\yorkpyPkg\\data\\bbldata")
BBLT20RankBatting.head(15)
##                 matches  runs_mean     SR_mean
## batsman                                       
## DJM Short            43  40.883721  118.773047
## SE Marsh             47  39.148936  113.616053
## AJ Finch             62  36.306452  120.271231
## AT Carey             37  34.945946  120.125341
## UT Khawaja           41  31.268293  107.355655
## CA Lynn              74  31.162162  121.746578
## MS Wade              46  30.782609  120.310081
## TM Head              45  30.000000  126.769564
## MEK Hussey           23  29.173913  109.492934
## BJ Hodge             29  29.000000  124.438040
## BR Dunk              39  28.230769  106.149913
## AD Hales             31  27.161290  117.678008
## BB McCullum          34  27.058824  115.486392
## GJ Bailey            57  27.000000  121.159220
## MR Marsh             47  26.510638  114.994909

4b. Ranking of BBL bowlers

import yorkpy.analytics as yka
BBLT20RankBowling=yka.rankBBLT20Bowling("C:\\software\\cricket-package\\yorkpyPkg\\data\\bbldata")
BBLT20RankBowling.head(15)
##                    matches  wicket_mean  econrate_mean
## bowler                                                
## Yasir Arafat            15     2.000000       7.587778
## CH Morris               15     1.733333       8.572222
## TK Curran               27     1.629630       8.716049
## TT Bresnan              13     1.615385       8.775641
## JR Hazlewood            18     1.555556       7.361111
## CJ McKay                15     1.533333       8.555556
## DR Sams                 36     1.527778       8.581019
## AC McDermott            14     1.500000       9.166667
## JP Faulkner             20     1.500000       8.345833
## SP Narine               12     1.500000       7.395833
## AJ Tye                  51     1.490196       8.101307
## M Kelly                 21     1.476190       8.908730
## SA Abbott               73     1.438356       8.737443
## B Laughlin              82     1.426829       8.332317
## SW Tait                 31     1.419355       8.895161

Conclusion

You should be able to now rank players in the above formats as new data is added to Cricsheet. yorkpy can also be used for other leagues which follow the Cricsheet format.

Also see
1. Deep Learning from first principles in Python, R and Octave – Part 5
2. Using Linear Programming (LP) for optimizing bowling change or batting lineup in T20 cricket
3. Using Reinforcement Learning to solve Gridworld
4. Big Data-4: Webserver log analysis with RDDs, Pyspark, SparkR and SparklyR
5. My book ‘Practical Machine Learning in R and Python: Third edition’ on Amazon
6. Deblurring with OpenCV: Weiner filter reloaded
7. Rock N’ Roll with Bluemix, Cloudant & NodeExpress
8. Modeling a Car in Android

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Cricpy performs granular analysis of players

“Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, & a hard-to-find alloy called guts.” Dan Gable

“It doesn’t matter whether you are pursuing success in business, sports, the arts, or life in general: The bridge between wishing and accomplishing is discipline” Harvey Mackay

“I won’t predict anything historic. But nothing is impossible.” Michael Phelps

Introduction

In this post, I introduce 2 new functions in my Python package ‘cricpy’ (cricpy v0.20) see Introducing cricpy:A python package to analyze performances of cricketers which enable granular analysis of batsmen and bowlers. They are

  1. Step 1: getPlayerDataHA – This function is a wrapper around getPlayerData(), getPlayerDataOD() and getPlayerDataTT(), and adds an extra column ‘homeOrAway’ which says whether the match was played at home/away/neutral venues. A CSV file is created with this new column.
  2. Step 2: getPlayerDataOppnHA – This function allows you to slice & dice the data for batsmen and bowlers against specific oppositions, at home/away/neutral venues and between certain periods. This reducedsubset of data can be used to perform analyses. A CSV file is created as an output based on the parameters of opposition, home or away and the interval of time

Note All the existing cricpy functions can be used on this smaller fine-grained data set for a closer analysis of players

This post has been published in Rpubs and can be accessed at Cricpy performs granular analysis of players

You can download a PDF version of this post at Cricpy performs granular analysis of players

I have also updated the cricpy template with these lastest changes. See cricpy-template

1. Analyzing Rahul Dravid at 3 different stages of his career

The following functions analyze Rahul Dravid during 3 different periods of his illustrious career. a) 1st Jan 2001-1st Jan 2002 b) 1st Jan 2004-1st Jan 2005 c) 1st Jan 2009-1st Jan 2010

import cricpy.analytics as ca
# Get the homeOrAway dataset for Dravid in matches
# Note:Since I have already got the data I reuse the CSV file
#df=ca.getPlayerDataHA(28114,tfile="dravidTestHA.csv",matchType="Test")

# Get Dravid's data for 2001-02
df1=ca.getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="dravidTestHA.csv",outfile="dravidTest2001.csv",startDate="2001-01-01",endDate="2002-01-01")

# Get Dravid's data for 2004-05
df2=ca.getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="dravidTestHA.csv",outfile="dravidTest2004.csv", startDate="2004-01-01",endDate="2005-01-01")

# Get Dravid's data for 2009-10
df3=ca.getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="dravidTestHA.csv",outfile="dravidTest2009.csv",startDate="2009-01-01",endDate="2010-01-01")

1a. Plot the performance of Dravid at venues during 2001,2004,2009

Note: Any of the cricpy functions can be used on the fine-grained subset of data as below.

import cricpy.analytics as ca
ca.batsmanAvgRunsGround("dravidTest2001.csv","Dravid-2001")

ca.batsmanAvgRunsGround("dravidTest2004.csv","Dravid-2004")

ca.batsmanAvgRunsGround("dravidTest2009.csv","Dravid-2009")


1b. Plot the performance of Dravid against different oppositions during 2001,2004,2009

import cricpy.analytics as ca
ca.batsmanAvgRunsOpposition("dravidTest2001.csv","Dravid-2001")

ca.batsmanAvgRunsOpposition("dravidTest2004.csv","Dravid-2004")


ca.batsmanAvgRunsOpposition("dravidTest2009.csv","Dravid-2009")


1c. Plot the relative cumulative average and relative strike rate of Dravid in 2001,2004,2009

The plot below compares Dravid’s cumulative strike rate and cumulative average during 3 different stages of his career

import cricpy.analytics as ca
frames=["dravidTest2001.csv","dravidTest2004.csv","dravidTest2009.csv"]
names=["Dravid-2001","Dravid-2004","Dravid-2009"]
ca.relativeBatsmanCumulativeAvgRuns(frames,names)

 

ca.relativeBatsmanCumulativeStrikeRate(frames,names)

2. Analyzing Virat Kohli’s performance against England in England in 2014 and 2018

The analysis below looks at Kohli’s performance against England in ‘away’ venues (England) in 2014 and 2018

import cricpy.analytics as ca
# Get the homeOrAway data for Kohli in Test matches
#df=ca.getPlayerDataHA(253802,tfile="kohliTestHA.csv",type="batting",matchType="Test")

# Get the homeOrAway data for Kohli in Test matches
df=ca.getPlayerDataHA(253802,tfile="kohliTestHA.csv",type="batting",matchType="Test")

# Get the subset if data of Kohli's performance against England in England in 2014
df=ca.getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="kohliTestHA.csv",outfile="kohliTestEng2014.csv",  opposition=["England"],homeOrAway=["away"],startDate="2014-01-01",endDate="2015-01-01")

# Get the subset if data of Kohli's performance against England in England in 2018
df1=ca.getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="kohliTestHA.csv",outfile="kohliTestEng2018.csv",
   opposition=["England"],homeOrAway=["away"],startDate="2018-01-01",endDate="2019-01-01")

2a. Kohli’s performance at England grounds in 2014 & 2018

Kohli had a miserable outing to England in 2014 with a string of low scores. In 2018 Kohli pulls himself out of the morass

import cricpy.analytics as ca
ca.batsmanAvgRunsGround("kohliTestEng2014.csv","Kohli-Eng-2014")
ca.batsmanAvgRunsGround("kohliTestEng2018.csv","Kohli-Eng-2018")


2a. Kohli’s cumulative average runs in 2014 & 2018

Kohli’s cumulative average runs in 2014 is in the low 15s, while in 2018 it is 70+. Kohli stamps his class back again and undoes the bad memories of 2014

import cricpy.analytics as ca
ca.batsmanCumulativeAverageRuns("kohliTestEng2014.csv", "Kohli-Eng-2014")

ca.batsmanCumulativeAverageRuns("kohliTestEng2018.csv", "Kohli-Eng-2018")

3a. Compare the performances of Ganguly, Dravid and VVS Laxman against opposition in ‘away’ matches in Tests

The analyses below compares the performances of Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman against Australia, South Africa, and England in ‘away’ venues between 01 Jan 2002 to 01 Jan 2008

import cricpy.analytics as ca
#Get the HA data for Ganguly, Dravid and Laxman
#df=ca.getPlayerDataHA(28779,tfile="gangulyTestHA.csv",type="batting",matchType="Test")
#df=ca.getPlayerDataHA(28114,tfile="dravidTestHA.csv",type="batting",matchType="Test")
#df=ca.getPlayerDataHA(30750,tfile="laxmanTestHA.csv",type="batting",matchType="Test")

# Slice the data 
df=ca.getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="gangulyTestHA.csv",outfile="gangulyTestAES2002-08.csv" ,opposition=["Australia", "England", "South Africa"],                        homeOrAway=["away"],startDate="2002-01-01",endDate="2008-01-01")
df=ca.getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="dravidTestHA.csv",outfile="dravidTestAES2002-08.csv" ,opposition=["Australia", "England", "South Africa"],                        homeOrAway=["away"],startDate="2002-01-01",endDate="2008-01-01")
df=ca.getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="laxmanTestHA.csv",outfile="laxmanTestAES2002-08.csv",opposition=["Australia", "England", "South Africa"],                       homeOrAway=["away"],startDate="2002-01-01",endDate="2008-01-01")

3b Plot the relative cumulative average runs and relative cumative strike rate

Plot the relative cumulative average runs and relative cumative strike rate of Ganguly, Dravid and Laxman

-Dravid towers over Laxman and Ganguly with respect to cumulative average runs. – Ganguly has a superior strike rate followed by Laxman and then Dravid

import cricpy.analytics as ca
frames=["gangulyTestAES2002-08.csv","dravidTestAES2002-08.csv","laxmanTestAES2002-08.csv"]
names=["GangulyAusEngSA2002-08","DravidAusEngSA2002-08","LaxmanAusEngSA2002-08"]
ca.relativeBatsmanCumulativeAvgRuns(frames,names)

ca.relativeBatsmanCumulativeStrikeRate(frames,names)

4. Compare the ODI performances of Rohit Sharma, Joe Root and Kane Williamson against opposition

Compare the performances of Rohit Sharma, Joe Root and Kane williamson in away & neutral venues against Australia, West Indies and Soouth Africa

  • Joe Root piles us the runs in about 15 matches. Rohit has played far more ODIs than the other two and averages a steady 35+
import cricpy.analytics as ca
# Get the ODI HA data for Rohit, Root and Williamson
#df=ca.getPlayerDataHA(34102,tfile="rohitODIHA.csv",type="batting",matchType="ODI")
#df=ca.getPlayerDataHA(303669,tfile="joerootODIHA.csv",type="batting",matchType="ODI")
#df=ca.getPlayerDataHA(277906,tfile="williamsonODIHA.csv",type="batting",matchType="ODI")

# Subset the data for specific opposition in away and neutral venues
## C:\Users\Ganesh\ANACON~1\lib\site-packages\statsmodels\compat\pandas.py:56: FutureWarning: The pandas.core.datetools module is deprecated and will be removed in a future version. Please use the pandas.tseries module instead.
##   from pandas.core import datetools
df=ca.getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="rohitODIHA.csv",outfile="rohitODIAusWISA.csv"
                       ,opposition=["Australia", "West Indies", "South Africa"],
                      homeOrAway=["away","neutral"])
df=ca.getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="joerootODIHA.csv",outfile="joerootODIAusWISA.csv"
                       ,opposition=["Australia", "West Indies", "South Africa"],
                       homeOrAway=["away","neutral"])
df=ca.getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="williamsonODIHA.csv",outfile="williamsonODIAusWiSA.csv",opposition=["Australia", "West Indies", "South Africa"],                    homeOrAway=["away","neutral"])

4a. Compare cumulative strike rates and cumulative average runs of Rohit, Root and Williamson

The relative cumulative strike rate of all 3 are comparable

import cricpy.analytics as ca
frames=["rohitODIAusWISA.csv","joerootODIAusWISA.csv","williamsonODIAusWiSA.csv"]
names=["Rohit-ODI-AusWISA","Joe Root-ODI-AusWISA","Williamson-ODI-AusWISA"]
ca.relativeBatsmanCumulativeAvgRuns(frames,names)

ca.relativeBatsmanCumulativeStrikeRate(frames,names)

5. Plot the performance of Dhoni in T20s against specific opposition at all venues

Plot the performances of Dhoni against Australia, West Indies, South Africa and England

import cricpy.analytics as ca
# Get the HA T20 data for Dhoni
#df=ca.getPlayerDataHA(28081,tfile="dhoniT20HA.csv",type="batting",matchType="T20")
#Subset the data
df=ca.getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="dhoniT20HA.csv",outfile="dhoniT20AusWISAEng.csv",opposition=["Australia", "West Indies", "South Africa","England"],                homeOrAway=["all"])

5a. Plot Dhoni’s performances in T20

Note You can use any of cricpy’s functions against the fine grained data

import cricpy.analytics as ca
ca.batsmanAvgRunsOpposition("dhoniT20AusWISAEng.csv","Dhoni")

ca.batsmanAvgRunsGround("dhoniT20AusWISAEng.csv","Dhoni")

ca.batsmanCumulativeStrikeRate("dhoniT20AusWISAEng.csv","Dhoni")

ca.batsmanCumulativeAverageRuns("dhoniT20AusWISAEng.csv","Dhoni")

6. Compute and performances of Anil Kumble, Muralitharan and Warne in ‘away’ test matches

Compute the performances of Kumble, Warne and Maralitharan against New Zealand, West Indies, South Africa and England in pitches that are not ‘home’ pithes

import cricpy.analytics as ca
# Get the bowling data for Kumble, Warne and Muralitharan in Test matches
#df=ca.getPlayerDataHA(30176,tfile="kumbleTestHA.csv",type="bowling",matchType="Test")
#df=ca.getPlayerDataHA(8166,tfile="warneTestHA.csv",type="bowling",matchType="Test")
#df=ca.getPlayerDataHA(49636,tfile="muraliTestHA.csv",type="bowling",matchType="Test")

# Subset the data
df=ca.getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="kumbleTestHA.csv",outfile="kumbleTest-NZWISAEng.csv",opposition=["New Zealand", "West Indies", "South Africa","England"],
                       homeOrAway=["away"])

df=ca.getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="warneTestHA.csv",outfile="warneTest-NZWISAEng.csv"
                       ,opposition=["New Zealand", "West Indies", "South Africa","England"], homeOrAway=["away"])

df=ca.getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="muraliTestHA.csv",outfile="muraliTest-NZWISAEng.csv"
                       ,opposition=["New Zealand", "West Indies", "South Africa","England"], homeOrAway=["away"])

6a. Plot the average wickets of Kumble, Warne and Murali

import cricpy.analytics as ca
ca.bowlerAvgWktsOpposition("kumbleTest-NZWISAEng.csv","Kumble-NZWISAEng-AN")

ca.bowlerAvgWktsOpposition("warneTest-NZWISAEng.csv","Warne-NZWISAEng-AN")

ca.bowlerAvgWktsOpposition("muraliTest-NZWISAEng.csv","Murali-NZWISAEng-AN")

6b. Plot the average wickets in different grounds of Kumble, Warne and Murali

import cricpy.analytics as ca
ca.bowlerAvgWktsGround("kumbleTest-NZWISAEng.csv","Kumble")

ca.bowlerAvgWktsGround("warneTest-NZWISAEng.csv","Warne")

ca.bowlerAvgWktsGround("muraliTest-NZWISAEng.csv","Murali")

6c. Plot the cumulative average wickets and cumulative economy rate of Kumble, Warne and Murali

  • Murali has the best economy rate followed by Kumble and then Warne
  • Again Murali has the best cumulative average wickets followed by Warne and then Kumble
import cricpy.analytics as ca
frames=["kumbleTest-NZWISAEng.csv","warneTest-NZWISAEng.csv","muraliTest-NZWISAEng.csv"]
names=["Kumble","Warne","Murali"]
ca.relativeBowlerCumulativeAvgEconRate(frames,names)

ca.relativeBowlerCumulativeAvgWickets(frames,names)

7. Compute and plot the performances of Bumrah in 2016, 2017 and 2018 in ODIs

import cricpy.analytics as ca
# Get the HA data for Bumrah in ODI in bowling
#df=ca.getPlayerDataHA(625383,tfile="bumrahODIHA.csv",type="bowling",matchType="ODI")

# Slice the data for periods 2016, 2017 and 2018
df=ca.getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="bumrahODIHA.csv",outfile="bumrahODI2016.csv",
                       startDate="2016-01-01",endDate="2017-01-01")

df=ca.getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="bumrahODIHA.csv",outfile="bumrahODI2017.csv",
                       startDate="2017-01-01",endDate="2018-01-01")

df=ca.getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="bumrahODIHA.csv",outfile="bumrahODI2018.csv",
                       startDate="2018-01-01",endDate="2019-01-01")

7a. Compute the performances of Bumrah in 2016, 2017 and 2018

  • Very clearly Bumrah is getting better at his art. His economy rate in 2018 is the best!!!
  • Bumrah has had a very prolific year in 2017. However all the years he seems to be quite effective
import cricpy.analytics as ca
frames=["bumrahODI2016.csv","bumrahODI2017.csv","bumrahODI2018.csv"]
names=["Bumrah-2016","Bumrah-2017","Bumrah-2018"]
ca.relativeBowlerCumulativeAvgEconRate(frames,names)

ca.relativeBowlerCumulativeAvgWickets(frames,names)

8. Compute and plot the performances of Shakib, Bumrah and Jadeja in T20 matches for bowling

import cricpy.analytics as ca
# Get the HA bowling data for Shakib, Bumrah and Jadeja
#df=ca.getPlayerDataHA(56143,tfile="shakibT20HA.csv",type="bowling",matchType="T20")
#df=ca.getPlayerDataHA(625383,tfile="bumrahT20HA.csv",type="bowling",matchType="T20")
#df=ca.getPlayerDataHA(234675,tfile="jadejaT20HA.csv",type="bowling",matchType="T20")

# Slice the data for performances against Sri Lanka, Australia, South Africa and England
df=ca.getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="shakibT20HA.csv",outfile="shakibT20-SLAusSAEng.csv" ,opposition=["Sri Lanka","Australia", "South Africa","England"],
                       homeOrAway=["all"])
df=ca.getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="bumrahT20HA.csv",outfile="bumrahT20-SLAusSAEng.csv",opposition=["Sri Lanka","Australia", "South Africa","England"],
                       homeOrAway=["all"])

df=ca.getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="jadejaT20HA.csv",outfile="jadejaT20-SLAusSAEng.csv"                      ,opposition=["Sri Lanka","Australia", "South Africa","England"],   homeOrAway=["all"])

8a. Compare the relative performances of Shakib, Bumrah and Jadeja

  • Jadeja and Bumrah have comparable economy rates. Shakib is more expensive
  • Shakib pips Bumrah in number of cumulative wickets, though Bumrah is close behind
import cricpy.analytics as ca
frames=["shakibT20-SLAusSAEng.csv","bumrahT20-SLAusSAEng.csv","jadejaT20-SLAusSAEng.csv"]
names=["Shakib-SLAusSAEng","Bumrah-SLAusSAEng","Jadeja-SLAusSAEng"]
ca.relativeBowlerCumulativeAvgEconRate(frames,names)

ca.relativeBowlerCumulativeAvgWickets(frames,names)

Conclusion

By getting the homeOrAway data for players using the profileNo, you can slice and dice the data based on your choice of opposition, whether you want matches that were played at home/away/neutral venues. Finally by specifying the period for which the data has to be subsetted you can create fine grained analysis.

Hope you have a great time with cricpy!!!

Also see
1. My book ‘Cricket analytics with cricketr and cricpy’ is now on Amazon
2. The 3rd paperback & kindle editions of my books on Cricket, now on Amazon
3. Exploring Quantum Gate operations with QCSimulator
4. Deep Learning from first principles in Python, R and Octave – Part 6
5. Natural selection of database technology through the years
6. Pitching yorkpy … short of good length to IPL – Part 1
7. Using Linear Programming (LP) for optimizing bowling change or batting lineup in T20 cricket
8. Practical Machine Learning with R and Python – Part 3

To see all posts click Index of posts

Updated:Analyzing performance of cricketers and cricket teams with cricketr templates

Note: I have included the latest set of functions that perform granular analysis of batsmen and bowlers to the cricketr template below! You can download this RMarkdown file from Github at cricketr-template 

This post includes a template which you can use for analyzing the performances of cricketers, both batsmen and bowlers in Test, ODI and Twenty 20 cricket. Additionally this template can also be used for analyzing performancs of teams in Test, ODI and T20 matches using my R package cricketr. To see actual usage of functions related to players in the R package cricketr see Introducing cricketr! : An R package to analyze performances of cricketers and associated posts on cricket in Index of posts. For the analyses on team performances see https://gigadom.in/2019/06/21/cricpy-adds-team-analytics-to-its-repertoire/

The ‘cricketr’ package uses the statistics info available in ESPN Cricinfo Statsguru. The current version of this package supports all formats of the game including Test, ODI and Twenty20 versions.

You should be able to install the package from GitHub and use the many functions available in the package. Please mindful of the ESPN Cricinfo Terms of Use

Take a look at my short video tutorial on my R package cricketr on Youtube – R package cricketr – A short tutorial

Do check out my interactive Shiny app implementation using the cricketr package – Sixer – R package cricketr’s new Shiny avatar

The cricketr package

The cricketr package has several functions that perform several different analyses on both batsman and bowlers. The package can also analyze performances of teams The package has function that plot percentage frequency runs or wickets, runs likelihood for a batsman, relative run/strike rates of batsman and relative performance/economy rate for bowlers are available. Other interesting functions include batting performance moving average, forecast and a function to check whether the batsmans in in-form or out-of-form.

In addition performances of teams against different oppositions at different venues can be computed and plotted. The timeline of wins & losses can be plotted.

A. Performances of batsmen and bowlers

The data for a particular player can be obtained with the getPlayerData() function. To do you will need to go to ESPN CricInfo Player and type in the name of the player for e.g Ricky Ponting, Sachin Tendulkar etc. This will bring up a page which have the profile number for the player e.g. for Sachin Tendulkar this would be http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/player/35320.html. Hence, Sachin’s profile is 35320. This can be used to get the data for Tendulkar as shown below

The cricketr package is now available from CRAN!!! You should be able to install directly with

1. Install the cricketr package

if (!require("cricketr")){
    install.packages("cricketr",lib = "c:/test")
}
library(cricketr)

The cricketr package includes some pre-packaged sample (.csv) files. You can use these sample to test functions as shown below

# Retrieve the file path of a data file installed with cricketr
#pathToFile <- system.file("data", "tendulkar.csv", package = "cricketr")
#batsman4s(pathToFile, "Sachin Tendulkar")

# The general format is pkg-function(pathToFile,par1,...)
#batsman4s(<path-To-File>,"Sachin Tendulkar")

“` The pre-packaged files can be accessed as shown above. To get the data of any player use the function in Test, ODI and Twenty20 use the following

2. For Test cricket

#tendulkar <- getPlayerData(35320,dir="..",file="tendulkar.csv",type="batting",homeOrAway=c(1,2), result=c(1,2,4))

2a. For ODI cricket

#tendulkarOD <- getPlayerDataOD(35320,dir="..",file="tendulkarOD.csv",type="batting")

2b For Twenty 20 cricket

#tendulkarT20 <- getPlayerDataTT(35320,dir="..",file="tendulkarT20.csv",type="batting")

Important Note 1 This needs to be done only once for a player. This function stores the player’s data in a CSV file (for e.g. tendulkar.csv as above) which can then be reused for all other functions. Once we have the data for the players many analyses can be done. This post will use the stored CSV file obtained with a prior getPlayerData for all subsequent analyses

Important Note 2 The same set of functions can be used for Tests, ODI and T20s. I have mentioned wherever you may need special functions for ODI and T20 below

Sachin Tendulkar’s performance – Basic Analyses

The 3 plots below provide the following for Tendulkar

  1. Frequency percentage of runs in each run range over the whole career
  2. Mean Strike Rate for runs scored in the given range
  3. A histogram of runs frequency percentages in runs ranges For example

3. Basic analyses

par(mfrow=c(1,3))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#batsmanRunsFreqPerf("./tendulkar.csv","Tendulkar")
#batsmanMeanStrikeRate("./tendulkar.csv","Tendulkar")
#batsmanRunsRanges("./tendulkar.csv","Tendulkar")
dev.off()
## null device 
##           1
  1. Player 1
  2. Player 2
  3. Player 3
  4. Player 4

4. More analyses

par(mfrow=c(1,3))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#batsman4s("./player1.csv","Player1")
#batsman6s("./player1.csv","Player1")
#batsmanMeanStrikeRate("./player1.csv","Player1")

# For ODI and T20
#batsmanScoringRateODTT("./player1.csv","Player1")
dev.off()
## null device 
##           1
par(mfrow=c(1,3))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#batsman4s("./player2.csv","Player2")
#batsman6s("./player2.csv","Player2")
#batsmanMeanStrikeRate("./player2.csv","Player2")
# For ODI and T20
#batsmanScoringRateODTT("./player1.csv","Player1")
dev.off()
## null device 
##           1
par(mfrow=c(1,3))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#batsman4s("./player3.csv","Player3")
#batsman6s("./player3.csv","Player3")
#batsmanMeanStrikeRate("./player3.csv","Player3")
# For ODI and T20
#batsmanScoringRateODTT("./player1.csv","Player1")

dev.off()
## null device 
##           1
par(mfrow=c(1,3))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#batsman4s("./player4.csv","Player4")
#batsman6s("./player4.csv","Player4")
#batsmanMeanStrikeRate("./player4.csv","Player4")
# For ODI and T20
#batsmanScoringRateODTT("./player1.csv","Player1")
dev.off()
## null device 
##           1

Note: For mean strike rate in ODI and Twenty20 use the function batsmanScoringRateODTT()

5.Boxplot histogram plot

This plot shows a combined boxplot of the Runs ranges and a histogram of the Runs Frequency

#batsmanPerfBoxHist("./player1.csv","Player1")
#batsmanPerfBoxHist("./player2.csv","Player2")
#batsmanPerfBoxHist("./player3.csv","Player3")
#batsmanPerfBoxHist("./player4.csv","Player4")

6. Contribution to won and lost matches

For the 2 functions below you will have to use the getPlayerDataSp() function. I have commented this as I already have these files. This function can only be used for Test matches

#player1sp <- getPlayerDataSp(xxxx,tdir=".",tfile="player1sp.csv",ttype="batting")
#player2sp <- getPlayerDataSp(xxxx,tdir=".",tfile="player2sp.csv",ttype="batting")
#player3sp <- getPlayerDataSp(xxxx,tdir=".",tfile="player3sp.csv",ttype="batting")
#player4sp <- getPlayerDataSp(xxxx,tdir=".",tfile="player4sp.csv",ttype="batting")
par(mfrow=c(2,2))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#batsmanContributionWonLost("player1sp.csv","Player1")
#batsmanContributionWonLost("player2sp.csv","Player2")
#batsmanContributionWonLost("player3sp.csv","Player3")
#batsmanContributionWonLost("player4sp.csv","Player4")
dev.off()
## null device 
##           1

7, Performance at home and overseas

This function also requires the use of getPlayerDataSp() as shown above. This can only be used for Test matches

par(mfrow=c(2,2))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#batsmanPerfHomeAway("player1sp.csv","Player1")
#batsmanPerfHomeAway("player2sp.csv","Player2")
#batsmanPerfHomeAway("player3sp.csv","Player3")
#batsmanPerfHomeAway("player4sp.csv","Player4")
dev.off()
## null device 
##           1

8. Batsman average at different venues

par(mfrow=c(2,2))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#batsmanAvgRunsGround("./player1.csv","Player1")
#batsmanAvgRunsGround("./player2.csv","Player2")
#batsmanAvgRunsGround("./player3.csv","Ponting")
#batsmanAvgRunsGround("./player4.csv","Player4")
dev.off()
## null device 
##           1

9. Batsman average against different opposition

par(mfrow=c(2,2))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#batsmanAvgRunsOpposition("./player1.csv","Player1")
#batsmanAvgRunsOpposition("./player2.csv","Player2")
#batsmanAvgRunsOpposition("./player3.csv","Ponting")
#batsmanAvgRunsOpposition("./player4.csv","Player4")
dev.off()
## null device 
##           1

10. Runs Likelihood of batsman

par(mfrow=c(2,2))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#batsmanRunsLikelihood("./player1.csv","Player1")
#batsmanRunsLikelihood("./player2.csv","Player2")
#batsmanRunsLikelihood("./player3.csv","Ponting")
#batsmanRunsLikelihood("./player4.csv","Player4")
dev.off()
## null device 
##           1

11. Moving Average of runs in career

par(mfrow=c(2,2))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#batsmanMovingAverage("./player1.csv","Player1")
#batsmanMovingAverage("./player2.csv","Player2")
#batsmanMovingAverage("./player3.csv","Ponting")
#batsmanMovingAverage("./player4.csv","Player4")
dev.off()
## null device 
##           1

12. Cumulative Average runs of batsman in career

par(mfrow=c(2,2))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#batsmanCumulativeAverageRuns("./player1.csv","Player1")
#batsmanCumulativeAverageRuns("./player2.csv","Player2")
#batsmanCumulativeAverageRuns("./player3.csv","Ponting")
#batsmanCumulativeAverageRuns("./player4.csv","Player4")
dev.off()
## null device 
##           1

13. Cumulative Average strike rate of batsman in career

par(mfrow=c(2,2))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#batsmanCumulativeStrikeRate("./player1.csv","Player1")
#batsmanCumulativeStrikeRate("./player2.csv","Player2")
#batsmanCumulativeStrikeRate("./player3.csv","Ponting")
#batsmanCumulativeStrikeRate("./player4.csv","Player4")
dev.off()
## null device 
##           1

14. Future Runs forecast

Here are plots that forecast how the batsman will perform in future. In this case 90% of the career runs trend is uses as the training set. the remaining 10% is the test set.

A Holt-Winters forecating model is used to forecast future performance based on the 90% training set. The forecated runs trend is plotted. The test set is also plotted to see how close the forecast and the actual matches

Take a look at the runs forecasted for the batsman below.

par(mfrow=c(2,2))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#batsmanPerfForecast("./player1.csv","Player1")
#batsmanPerfForecast("./player2.csv","Player2")
#batsmanPerfForecast("./player3.csv","Player3")
#batsmanPerfForecast("./player4.csv","Player4")
dev.off()
## null device 
##           1

15. Relative Mean Strike Rate plot

The plot below compares the Mean Strike Rate of the batsman for each of the runs ranges of 10 and plots them. The plot indicate the following

frames <- list("./player1.csv","./player2.csv","player3.csv","player4.csv")
names <- list("Player1","Player2","Player3","Player4")
#relativeBatsmanSR(frames,names)

16. Relative Runs Frequency plot

The plot below gives the relative Runs Frequency Percetages for each 10 run bucket. The plot below show

frames <- list("./player1.csv","./player2.csv","player3.csv","player4.csv")
names <- list("Player1","Player2","Player3","Player4")
#relativeRunsFreqPerf(frames,names)

17. Relative cumulative average runs in career

frames <- list("./player1.csv","./player2.csv","player3.csv","player4.csv")
names <- list("Player1","Player2","Player3","Player4")
#relativeBatsmanCumulativeAvgRuns(frames,names)

18. Relative cumulative average strike rate in career

frames <- list("./player1.csv","./player2.csv","player3.csv","player4.csv")
names <- list("Player1","Player2","Player3","player4")
#relativeBatsmanCumulativeStrikeRate(frames,names)

19. Check Batsman In-Form or Out-of-Form

The below computation uses Null Hypothesis testing and p-value to determine if the batsman is in-form or out-of-form. For this 90% of the career runs is chosen as the population and the mean computed. The last 10% is chosen to be the sample set and the sample Mean and the sample Standard Deviation are caculated.

The Null Hypothesis (H0) assumes that the batsman continues to stay in-form where the sample mean is within 95% confidence interval of population mean The Alternative (Ha) assumes that the batsman is out of form the sample mean is beyond the 95% confidence interval of the population mean.

A significance value of 0.05 is chosen and p-value us computed If p-value >= .05 – Batsman In-Form If p-value < 0.05 – Batsman Out-of-Form

Note Ideally the p-value should be done for a population that follows the Normal Distribution. But the runs population is usually left skewed. So some correction may be needed. I will revisit this later

This is done for the Top 4 batsman

#checkBatsmanInForm("./player1.csv","Player1")
#checkBatsmanInForm("./player2.csv","Player2")
#checkBatsmanInForm("./player3.csv","Player3")
#checkBatsmanInForm("./player4.csv","Player4")

20. 3D plot of Runs vs Balls Faced and Minutes at Crease

The plot is a scatter plot of Runs vs Balls faced and Minutes at Crease. A prediction plane is fitted

par(mfrow=c(1,2))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#battingPerf3d("./player1.csv","Player1")
#battingPerf3d("./player2.csv","Player2")
par(mfrow=c(1,2))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#battingPerf3d("./player3.csv","Player3")
#battingPerf3d("./player4.csv","player4")
dev.off()
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21. Predicting Runs given Balls Faced and Minutes at Crease

A multi-variate regression plane is fitted between Runs and Balls faced +Minutes at crease.

BF <- seq( 10, 400,length=15)
Mins <- seq(30,600,length=15)
newDF <- data.frame(BF,Mins)
#Player1 <- batsmanRunsPredict("./player1.csv","Player1",newdataframe=newDF)
#Player2 <- batsmanRunsPredict("./player2.csv","Player2",newdataframe=newDF)
#ponting <- batsmanRunsPredict("./player3.csv","Player3",newdataframe=newDF)
#sangakkara <- batsmanRunsPredict("./player4.csv","Player4",newdataframe=newDF)
#batsmen <-cbind(round(Player1$Runs),round(Player2$Runs),round(Player3$Runs),round(Player4$Runs))
#colnames(batsmen) <- c("Player1","Player2","Player3","Player4")
#newDF <- data.frame(round(newDF$BF),round(newDF$Mins))
#colnames(newDF) <- c("BallsFaced","MinsAtCrease")
#predictedRuns <- cbind(newDF,batsmen)
#predictedRuns

Analysis of bowlers

  1. Bowler1
  2. Bowler2
  3. Bowler3
  4. Bowler4

player1 <- getPlayerData(xxxx,dir=“..”,file=“player1.csv”,type=“bowling”) Note For One day you will have to use getPlayerDataOD() and for Twenty20 it is getPlayerDataTT()

21. Wicket Frequency Plot

This plot below computes the percentage frequency of number of wickets taken for e.g 1 wicket x%, 2 wickets y% etc and plots them as a continuous line

par(mfrow=c(1,3))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#bowlerWktsFreqPercent("./bowler1.csv","Bowler1")
#bowlerWktsFreqPercent("./bowler2.csv","Bowler2")
#bowlerWktsFreqPercent("./bowler3.csv","Bowler3")
dev.off()
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22. Wickets Runs plot

par(mfrow=c(1,3))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#bowlerWktsRunsPlot("./bowler1.csv","Bowler1")
#bowlerWktsRunsPlot("./bowler2.csv","Bowler2")
#bowlerWktsRunsPlot("./bowler3.csv","Bowler3")
dev.off()
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23. Average wickets at different venues

#bowlerAvgWktsGround("./bowler3.csv","Bowler3")

24. Average wickets against different opposition

#bowlerAvgWktsOpposition("./bowler3.csv","Bowler3")

25. Wickets taken moving average

par(mfrow=c(1,3))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#bowlerMovingAverage("./bowler1.csv","Bowler1")
#bowlerMovingAverage("./bowler2.csv","Bowler2")
#bowlerMovingAverage("./bowler3.csv","Bowler3")

dev.off()
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26. Cumulative Wickets taken

par(mfrow=c(1,3))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#bowlerCumulativeAvgWickets("./bowler1.csv","Bowler1")
#bowlerCumulativeAvgWickets("./bowler2.csv","Bowler2")
#bowlerCumulativeAvgWickets("./bowler3.csv","Bowler3")
dev.off()
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27. Cumulative Economy rate

par(mfrow=c(1,3))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#bowlerCumulativeAvgEconRate("./bowler1.csv","Bowler1")
#bowlerCumulativeAvgEconRate("./bowler2.csv","Bowler2")
#bowlerCumulativeAvgEconRate("./bowler3.csv","Bowler3")
dev.off()
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28. Future Wickets forecast

Here are plots that forecast how the bowler will perform in future. In this case 90% of the career wickets trend is used as the training set. the remaining 10% is the test set.

A Holt-Winters forecating model is used to forecast future performance based on the 90% training set. The forecated wickets trend is plotted. The test set is also plotted to see how close the forecast and the actual matches

par(mfrow=c(1,3))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#bowlerPerfForecast("./bowler1.csv","Bowler1")
#bowlerPerfForecast("./bowler2.csv","Bowler2")
#bowlerPerfForecast("./bowler3.csv","Bowler3")
dev.off()
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29. Contribution to matches won and lost

As discussed above the next 2 charts require the use of getPlayerDataSp(). This can only be done for Test matches

#bowler1sp <- getPlayerDataSp(xxxx,tdir=".",tfile="bowler1sp.csv",ttype="bowling")
#bowler2sp <- getPlayerDataSp(xxxx,tdir=".",tfile="bowler2sp.csv",ttype="bowling")
#bowler3sp <- getPlayerDataSp(xxxx,tdir=".",tfile="bowler3sp.csv",ttype="bowling")
par(mfrow=c(1,3))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#bowlerContributionWonLost("bowler1sp","Bowler1")
#bowlerContributionWonLost("bowler2sp","Bowler2")
#bowlerContributionWonLost("bowler3sp","Bowler3")
dev.off()
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30. Performance home and overseas.

This can only be done for Test matches

par(mfrow=c(1,3))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#bowlerPerfHomeAway("bowler1sp","Bowler1")
#bowlerPerfHomeAway("bowler2sp","Bowler2")
#bowlerPerfHomeAway("bowler3sp","Bowler3")
dev.off()
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31 Relative Wickets Frequency Percentage

frames <- list("./bowler1.csv","./bowler3.csv","bowler2.csv")
names <- list("Bowler1","Bowler3","Bowler2")
#relativeBowlingPerf(frames,names)

32 Relative Economy Rate against wickets taken

frames <- list("./bowler1.csv","./bowler3.csv","bowler2.csv")
names <- list("Bowler1","Bowler3","Bowler2")
#relativeBowlingER(frames,names)

33 Relative cumulative average wickets of bowlers in career

frames <- list("./bowler1.csv","./bowler3.csv","bowler2.csv")
names <- list("Bowler1","Bowler3","Bowler2")
#relativeBowlerCumulativeAvgWickets(frames,names)

34 Relative cumulative average economy rate of bowlers

frames <- list("./bowler1.csv","./bowler3.csv","bowler2.csv")
names <- list("Bowler1","Bowler3","Bowler2")
#relativeBowlerCumulativeAvgEconRate(frames,names)

35 Check for bowler in-form/out-of-form

The below computation uses Null Hypothesis testing and p-value to determine if the bowler is in-form or out-of-form. For this 90% of the career wickets is chosen as the population and the mean computed. The last 10% is chosen to be the sample set and the sample Mean and the sample Standard Deviation are caculated.

The Null Hypothesis (H0) assumes that the bowler continues to stay in-form where the sample mean is within 95% confidence interval of population mean The Alternative (Ha) assumes that the bowler is out of form the sample mean is beyond the 95% confidence interval of the population mean.

A significance value of 0.05 is chosen and p-value us computed If p-value >= .05 – Batsman In-Form If p-value < 0.05 – Batsman Out-of-Form

Note Ideally the p-value should be done for a population that follows the Normal Distribution. But the runs population is usually left skewed. So some correction may be needed. I will revisit this later

Note: The check for the form status of the bowlers indicate

#checkBowlerInForm("./bowler1.csv","Bowler1")
#checkBowlerInForm("./bowler2.csv","Bowler2")
#checkBowlerInForm("./bowler3.csv","Bowler3")
dev.off()
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36. Performing granular analysis of batsmen and bowlers

To perform granular analysis of batsmen and bowlers do the following 2 steps

  1. Step 1: getPlayerDataHA – This function is a wrapper around getPlayerData(), getPlayerDataOD() and getPlayerDataTT(), and adds an extra column ‘homeOrAway’ which says whether the match was played at home/away/neutral venues. A CSV file is created with this new column.
  2. Step2:getPlayerDataOppnHA – This function allows you to slice & dice the data for batsmen and bowlers against specific oppositions, at home/away/neutral venues and between certain periods. This reduced subset of data can be used to perform analyses. A CSV file is created as an output based on the parameters of opposition, home or away and the interval of time

See Cricketr learns new tricks : Performs fine-grained analysis of players

37. GetPlayerDataHA (Batsmen, Tests)

#This saves a file playerTestHA.csv
#df=getPlayerDataHA(<profileNo>,tfile="playerTestHA.csv",type="batting", matchType="Test")

#Use the generate file to create a subset of data
#df1=getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="playerTestHA.csv",outfile="playerTestFile1.csv",
#                         startDate=<start Date>,endDate=<end Date>)

38. GetPlayerDataHA (Bowlers, Tests)

#This saves a file playerTestHA.csv
#df=getPlayerDataHA(<profileNo>,tfile="playerTestHA.csv",type="bowling", matchType="Test")

#Use the generate file to create a subset of data
#df1=getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="playerTestHA.csv",outfile="playerTestFile1.csv",
#                         startDate=<start Date>,endDate=<end Date>)

39. GetPlayerDataHA (Batsmen, ODI)

#This saves a file playerTestHA.csv
#df=getPlayerDataHA(<profileNo>,tfile="playerODIHA.csv",type="batting", matchType="ODI")

#Use the generate file to create a subset of data
#df1=getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="playerODIHA.csv",outfile="playerODIFile1.csv",
#                         startDate=<start Date>,endDate=<end Date>)

40. GetPlayerDataHA (Bowlers, ODI)

#This saves a file playerTestHA.csv
#df=getPlayerDataHA(<profileNo>,tfile="playerODIHA.csv",type="bowling", matchType="ODI")

#Use the generate file to create a subset of data
#df1=getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="playerODIHA.csv",outfile="playerODIFile1.csv",
#                         startDate=<start Date>,endDate=<end Date>)

41. GetPlayerDataHA (Batsmen, T20)

#This saves a file playerTestHA.csv
#df=getPlayerDataHA(<profileNo>,tfile="playerT20HA.csv",type="batting", matchType="T20")

#Use the generate file to create a subset of data
#df1=getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="playerT20HA.csv",outfile="playerT20File1.csv",
#                         startDate=<start Date>,endDate=<end Date>)

42. GetPlayerDataHA (Bowlers, T20)

#This saves a file playerTestHA.csv
#df=getPlayerDataHA(<profileNo>,tfile="playerT20HA.csv",type="bowling", matchType="T20")

#Use the generate file to create a subset of data
#df1=getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="playerT20HA.csv",outfile="playerT20File1.csv",
#                         startDate=<start Date>,endDate=<end Date>)

Important Note Once you get the subset of data for batsmen and bowlers playerTestFile1.csv, playerODIFile1.csv or playerT20File1.csv , you can use any of the cricketr functions on the subset of data for a fine-grained analysis

8. Performances of teams

The following functions will get the team data for Tests, ODI and T20s

1a. Get Test team data

#country1Test= getTeamDataHomeAway(dir=".",teamView="bat",matchType="Test",file="country1Test.csv",save=True,teamName="Country1")
#country2Test= getTeamDataHomeAway(dir=".",teamView="bat",matchType="Test",file="country2Test.csv",save=True,teamName="Country2")
#country3Test= getTeamDataHomeAway(dir=".",teamView="bat",matchType="Test",file="country3Test.csv",save=True,teamName="Country3")

1b. Get ODI team data

#team1ODI=  getTeamDataHomeAway(dir=".",matchType="ODI",file="team1ODI.csv",save=True,teamName="team1")
#team2ODI=  getTeamDataHomeAway(dir=".",matchType="ODI",file="team2ODI.csv",save=True,teamName="team2")
#team3ODI=  getTeamDataHomeAway(dir=".",matchType="ODI",file="team3ODI.csv",save=True,teamName="team3")

1c. Get T20 team data

#team1T20 = getTeamDataHomeAway(matchType="T20",file="team1T20.csv",save=True,teamName="team1")
#team2T20 = getTeamDataHomeAway(matchType="T20",file="team2T20.csv",save=True,teamName="team2")
#team3T20 = getTeamDataHomeAway(matchType="T20",file="team3T20.csv",save=True,teamName="team3")

2a. Test – Analyzing test performances against opposition

# Get the performance of Indian test team against all teams at all venues as a dataframe
#df <- teamWinLossStatusVsOpposition("country1Test.csv",teamName="Country1",opposition=c("all"),homeOrAway=c("all"),matchType="Test",plot=FALSE)
#head(df)

# Plot the performance of Country1 Test team  against all teams at all venues
#teamWinLossStatusVsOpposition("country1Test.csv",teamName="Country1",opposition=c("all"),homeOrAway=c("all"),matchType="Test",plot=TRUE)

# Plot the performance of Country1 Test team  against specific teams at home/away venues
#teamWinLossStatusVsOpposition("country1Test.csv",teamName="Country1",opposition=c("Country2","Country3","Country4"),homeOrAway=c("home","away","neutral"),matchType="Test",plot=TRUE)

2b. Test – Analyzing test performances against opposition at different grounds

# Get the performance of Indian test team against all teams at all venues as a dataframe
#df <- teamWinLossStatusAtGrounds("country1Test.csv",teamName="Country1",opposition=c("all"),homeOrAway=c("all"),matchType="Test",plot=FALSE)
#head(df)

# Plot the performance of Country1 Test team  against all teams at all venues
#teamWinLossStatusAtGrounds("country1Test.csv",teamName="Country1",opposition=c("all"),homeOrAway=c("all"),matchType="Test",plot=TRUE)

# Plot the performance of Country1 Test team  against specific teams at home/away venues
#teamWinLossStatusAtGrounds("country1Test.csv",teamName="Country1",opposition=c("Country2","Country3","Country4"),homeOrAway=c("home","away","neutral"),matchType="Test",plot=TRUE)

2c. Test – Plot time lines of wins and losses

#plotTimelineofWinsLosses("country1Test.csv",team="Country1",opposition=c("all"), #startDate="1970-01-01",endDate="2017-01-01")
#plotTimelineofWinsLosses("country1Test.csv",team="Country1",opposition=c("Country2","Count#ry3","Country4"), homeOrAway=c("home",away","neutral"), startDate=<start Date> #,endDate=<endDate>)

3a. ODI – Analyzing test performances against opposition

#df <- teamWinLossStatusVsOpposition("team1ODI.csv",teamName="Team1",opposition=c("all"),homeOrAway=c("all"),matchType="ODI",plot=FALSE)
#head(df)

# Plot the performance of team1  in ODIs against Sri Lanka, India at all venues
#teamWinLossStatusVsOpposition("team1ODI.csv",teamName="Team1",opposition=c("all"),homeOrAway=c(all"),matchType="ODI",plot=TRUE)

# Plot the performance of Team1 ODI team  against specific teams at home/away venues
#teamWinLossStatusVsOpposition("team1ODI.csv",teamName="Team1",opposition=c("Team2","Team3","Team4"),homeOrAway=c("home","away","neutral"),matchType="ODI",plot=TRUE)

3b. ODI – Analyzing test performances against opposition at different venues

#df <- teamWinLossStatusAtGrounds("team1ODI.csv",teamName="Team1",opposition=c("all"),homeOrAway=c("all"),matchType="ODI",plot=FALSE)
#head(df)

# Plot the performance of Team1s in ODIs specific ODI teams at all venues
#teamWinLossStatusAtGrounds("team1ODI.csv",teamName="Team1",opposition=c("all"),homeOrAway=c(all"),matchType="ODI",plot=TRUE)

# Plot the performance of Team1 against specific ODI teams at home/away venues
#teamWinLossStatusAtGrounds("team1ODI.csv",teamName="Team1",opposition=c("Team2","Team3","Team4"),homeOrAway=c("home","away","neutral"),matchType="ODI",plot=TRUE)

3c. ODI – Plot time lines of wins and losses

#Plot the time line of wins/losses of Bangladesh ODI team between 2 dates all venues
#plotTimelineofWinsLosses("team1ODI.csv",team="Team1",startDate=<start date> ,endDa#te=<end date>,matchType="ODI")

#Plot the time line of wins/losses against specific opposition between 2 dates
#plotTimelineofWinsLosses("team1ODI.csv",team="Team1",opposition=c("Team2","Team2"), homeOrAway=c("home",away","neutral"), startDate=<start date>,endDate=<end date> ,matchType="ODI")

4a. T20 – Analyzing test performances against opposition

#df <- teamWinLossStatusVsOpposition("teamT20.csv",teamName="Team1",opposition=c("all"),homeOrAway=c("all"),matchType="T20",plot=FALSE)
#head(df)

# Plot the performance of Team1 in T20s  against  all opposition at all venues
#teamWinLossStatusVsOpposition("teamT20.csv",teamName="Team1",opposition=c("all"),homeOrAway=c(all"),matchType="T20",plot=TRUE)

# Plot the performance of T20 Test team  against specific teams at home/away venues
#teamWinLossStatusVsOpposition("teamT20.csv",teamName="Team1",opposition=c("Team2","Team3","Team4"),homeOrAway=c("home","away","neutral"),matchType="T20",plot=TRUE)

4b. T20 – Analyzing test performances against opposition at different venues

#df <- teamWinLossStatusAtGrounds("teamT20.csv",teamName="Team1",opposition=c("all"),homeOrAway=c("all"),matchType="T20",plot=FALSE)
#head(df)

# Plot the performance of Team1s in ODIs specific ODI teams at all venues
#teamWinLossStatusAtGrounds("teamT20.csv",teamName="Team1",opposition=c("all"),homeOrAway=c(all"),matchType="T20",plot=TRUE)

# Plot the performance of Team1 against specific ODI teams at home/away venues
#teamWinLossStatusAtGrounds("teamT20.csv",teamName="Team1",opposition=c("Team2","Team3","Team4"),homeOrAway=c("home","away","neutral"),matchType="T20",plot=TRUE)

4c. T20 – Plot time lines of wins and losses

#Plot the time line of wins/losses of Bangladesh ODI team between 2 dates all venues
#plotTimelineofWinsLosses("teamT20.csv",team="Team1",startDate=<start date> ,endDa#te=<end date>,matchType="T20")

#Plot the time line of wins/losses against specific opposition between 2 dates
#plotTimelineofWinsLosses("teamT20.csv",team="Team1",opposition=c("Team2","Team2"), homeOrAway=c("home",away","neutral"), startDate=<start date>,endDate=<end date> ,matchType="T20")

Key Findings

Analysis of batsman

Analysis of bowlers

Analysis of teams

Conclusion

Using the above template, analysis can be done for both batsmen and bowlers in Test, ODI and T20. Also analysis of any any team in Test, ODI and T20 against other specific opposition, at home/away and neutral venues can be performed.

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Cricketr learns new tricks : Performs fine-grained analysis of players

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Introduction

In this post, I introduce 2 new functions in my R package ‘cricketr’ (cricketr v0.22) see Re-introducing cricketr! : An R package to analyze performances of cricketers which enable granular analysis of batsmen and bowlers. They are

  1. Step 1: getPlayerDataHA – This function is a wrapper around getPlayerData(), getPlayerDataOD() and getPlayerDataTT(), and adds an extra column ‘homeOrAway’ which says whether the match was played at home/away/neutral venues. A CSV file is created with this new column.
  2. Setp 2: getPlayerDataOppnHA – This function allows you to slice & dice the data for batsmen and bowlers against specific oppositions, at home/away/neutral venues and between certain periods. This reduced subset of data can be used to perform analyses. A CSV file is created as an output based on the parameters of opposition, home or away and the interval of time

Note All the existing cricketr functions can be used on this smaller fine-grained data set for a closer analysis of players

Note 1: You have to call the above functions only once. You can reuse the CSV files in other functions

Important note: Don’t go too fine-grained by choosing just one opposition, in one of home/away/neutral and for too short a period. Too small a dataset may defeat the purpose of the analysis!

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1. Analyzing Tendulkar at 3 different stages of his career

The following functions analyze Sachin Tendulkar during 3 different periods of his illustrious career. a) 1st Jan 2001-1st Jan 2002 b) 1st Jan 2005-1st Jan 2006 c) 1st Jan 2012-1st Jan 2013

# Get the homeOrAway dataset for Tendulkar in matches
#Note: I have commented the lines to getPlayerDataHA() as I already have 
# CSV file
#df=getPlayerDataHA(35320,tfile="tendulkarTestHA.csv",matchType="Test")

# Get Tendulkar's data for 2001-02
df1=getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="tendulkarHA.csv",outfile="tendulkarTest2001.csv",
                         startDate="2001-01-01",endDate="2002-01-01")

# Get Tendulkar's data for 2005-06
df2=getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="tendulkarHA.csv",outfile="tendulkarTest2005.csv",

                                               startDate="2005-01-01",endDate="2006-01-01")

# Get Tendulkar's data for 20012-13
#df3=getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="tendulkarHA.csv",outfile="tendulkarTest2012.csv",
#                        startDate="2012-01-01",endDate="2013-01-01")

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1a Mean strike rate of Tendulkar in 2001,2005,2012

Note: Any of the cricketr R functions can be used on the fine-grained subset of data as below. The mean strike rate of Tendulkar is of the order of 60+ in 2001 which decreases to 50 and later to around 45

# Compute and plot mean strike rate of Tendulkar in the 3 periods
batsmanMeanStrikeRate ("./tendulkarTest2001.csv","Tendulkar-2001")

batsmanMeanStrikeRate ("./tendulkarTest2005.csv","Tendulkar-2005")

batsmanMeanStrikeRate ("./tendulkarTest2012.csv","Tendulkar-2012")

1b. Plot the performance of Tendulkar at venues during 2001,2005,2012

On an average Tendulkar score 60+ in 2001 and is really blazing. This performance decreases in 2005 and later in 2012

par(mfrow=c(1,3))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
batsmanAvgRunsGround("tendulkarTest2001.csv","Tendulkar-2001")
batsmanAvgRunsGround("tendulkarTest2005.csv","Tendulkar-2005")
batsmanAvgRunsGround("tendulkarTest2012.csv","Tendulkar-2012")

dev.off()

 

 

1c. Plot the performance of Tendulkar against different oppositions during 2001,2005,2012

Sachin uniformly scores 50+ against formidable oppositions in 2001. In 2005 this decreases to 40 in 2005 and in 2012 it is around 25

batsmanAvgRunsOpposition("tendulkarTest2001.csv","Tendulkar-2001")
batsmanAvgRunsOpposition("tendulkarTest2005.csv","Tendulkar-2005")

batsmanAvgRunsOpposition("tendulkarTest2012.csv","Tendulkar-2012")

1d. Plot the relative cumulative average and relative strike rate of Tendulkar in 2001,2005,2012

The plot below compares Tendulkar’s cumulative strike rate and cumulative average during 3 different stages of his career

  1. The cumulative average runs of Tendulkar is in the high 60+ in 2001, which drops to ~50 in 2005 and later plummets to the low 25s in 2012
  2. The strike rate in 2001 for Tendulkar is amazing 60+
frames=list("tendulkarTest2001.csv","tendulkarTest2005.csv","tendulkarTest2012.csv")
names=list("Tendulkar-2001","Tendulkar-2005","Tendulkar-2012")
relativeBatsmanCumulativeAvgRuns(frames,names)

relativeBatsmanCumulativeStrikeRate(frames,names)

2. Analyzing Virat Kohli’s performance against England in England in 2014 and 2018

The analysis below looks at Kohli’s performance against England in ‘away’ venues (England) in 2014 and 2018

# Get the homeOrAway data for Kohli in Test matches
#df=getPlayerDataHA(253802,tfile="kohliTestHA.csv",type="batting",matchType="Test")

# Get the subset if data of Kohli's performance against England in England in 2014
df=getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="kohliTestHA.csv",outfile="kohliTestEng2014.csv",
   opposition=c("England"),homeOrAway=c("away"),startDate="2014-01-01",endDate="2015-01-01")

# Get the subset if data of Kohli's performance against England in England in 2018
df1=getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="kohliHA.csv",outfile="kohliTestEng2018.csv",
   opposition=c("England"),homeOrAway=c("away"),startDate="2018-01-01",endDate="2019-01-01")

2a. Kohli’s performance at England grounds in 2014 & 2018

Kohli had a miserable outing to England in 2014 with a string of low scores. In 2018 Kohli pulls himself out of the morass

batsmanAvgRunsGround("kohliTestEng2014.csv","Kohli-Eng-2014")

batsmanAvgRunsGround("kohliTestEng2018.csv","Kohli-Eng-2018")

2a. Kohli’s cumulative average runs in 2014 & 2018

Kohli’s cumulative average runs in 2014 is in the low 15s, while in 2018 it is 70+. Kohli stamps his class back again and undoes the bad memories of 2014

batsmanCumulativeAverageRuns("kohliTestEng2014.csv", "Kohli-Eng-2014")

batsmanCumulativeAverageRuns("kohliTestEng2018.csv", "Kohli-Eng-2018")

3a. Compare the performances of Ganguly, Dravid and VVS Laxman against opposition in ‘away’ matches in Tests

The analyses below compares the performances of Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman against Australia, South Africa, and England in ‘away’ venues between 01 Jan 2002 to 01 Jan 2008

#Get the HA data for Ganguly, Dravid and Laxman
#df=getPlayerDataHA(28779,tfile="gangulyTestHA.csv",type="batting",matchType="Test")
#df=getPlayerDataHA(28114,tfile="dravidTestHA.csv",type="batting",matchType="Test")
#df=getPlayerDataHA(30750,tfile="laxmanTestHA.csv",type="batting",matchType="Test")


# Slice the data 
df=getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="gangulyTestHA.csv",outfile="gangulyTestAES2002-08.csv"
                       ,opposition=c("Australia", "England", "South Africa"),
                       homeOrAway=c("away"),startDate="2002-01-01",endDate="2008-01-01")


df=getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="dravidTestHA.csv",outfile="dravidTestAES2002-08.csv"
                       ,opposition=c("Australia", "England", "South Africa"),
                       homeOrAway=c("away"),startDate="2002-01-01",endDate="2008-01-01")


df=getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="laxmanTestHA.csv",outfile="laxmanTestAES2002-08.csv"
                       ,opposition=c("Australia", "England", "South Africa"),
                       homeOrAway=c("away"),startDate="2002-01-01",endDate="2008-01-01")

3b Plot the relative cumulative average runs and relative cumative strike rate

Plot the relative cumulative average runs and relative cumative strike rate of Ganguly, Dravid and Laxman

-Dravid towers over Laxman and Ganguly with respect to cumulative average runs. – Ganguly has a superior strike rate followed by Laxman and then Dravid

frames=list("gangulyTestAES2002-08.csv","dravidTestAES2002-08.csv","laxmanTestAES2002-08.csv")
names=list("GangulyAusEngSA2002-08","DravidAusEngSA2002-08","LaxmanAusEngSA2002-08")
relativeBatsmanCumulativeAvgRuns(frames,names)

relativeBatsmanCumulativeStrikeRate(frames,names)

4. Compare the ODI performances of Rohit Sharma, Joe Root and Kane Williamson against opposition

Compare the performances of Rohit Sharma, Joe Root and Kane williamson in away & neutral venues against Australia, West Indies and Soouth Africa

  • Joe Root piles us the runs in about 15 matches. Rohit has played far more ODIs than the other two and averages a steady 35+
# Get the ODI HA data for Rohit, Root and Williamson
#df=getPlayerDataHA(34102,tfile="rohitODIHA.csv",type="batting",matchType="ODI")
#df=getPlayerDataHA(303669,tfile="joerootODIHA.csv",type="batting",matchType="ODI")
#df=getPlayerDataHA(277906,tfile="williamsonODIHA.csv",type="batting",matchType="ODI")

# Subset the data for specific opposition in away and neutral venues
df=getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="rohitODIHA.csv",outfile="rohitODIAusWISA.csv"
                       ,opposition=c("Australia", "West Indies", "South Africa"),
                      homeOrAway=c("away","neutral"))

df=getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="joerootODIHA.csv",outfile="joerootODIAusWISA.csv"
                       ,opposition=c("Australia", "West Indies", "South Africa"),
                       homeOrAway=c("away","neutral"))

df=getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="williamsonODIHA.csv",outfile="williamsonODIAusWiSA.csv"
                       ,opposition=c("Australia", "West Indies", "South Africa"),
                       homeOrAway=c("away","neutral"))

4a. Compare cumulative strike rates and cumulative average runs of Rohit, Root and Williamson

The relative cumulative strike rate of all 3 are comparable

frames=list("rohitODIAusWISA.csv","joerootODIAusWISA.csv","williamsonODIAusWiSA.csv")
names=list("Rohit-ODI-AusWISA","Joe Root-ODI-AusWISA","Williamson-ODI-AusWISA")
relativeBatsmanCumulativeAvgRuns(frames,names)

relativeBatsmanCumulativeStrikeRate(frames,names)

5. Plot the performance of Dhoni in T20s against specific opposition at all venues

Plot the performances of Dhoni against Australia, West Indies, South Africa and England

# Get the HA T20 data for Dhoni
#df=getPlayerDataHA(28081,tfile="dhoniT20HA.csv",type="batting",matchType="T20")

#Subset the data
df=getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="dhoniT20HA.csv",outfile="dhoniT20AusWISAEng.csv"
                       ,opposition=c("Australia", "West Indies", "South Africa","England"),
                       homeOrAway=c("all"))

5a. Plot Dhoni’s performances in T20

Note You can use any of cricketr’s functions against the fine grained data

batsmanAvgRunsOpposition("dhoniT20AusWISAEng.csv","Dhoni")

batsmanAvgRunsGround("dhoniT20AusWISAEng.csv","Dhoni")

batsmanCumulativeStrikeRate("dhoniT20AusWISAEng.csv","Dhoni")

batsmanCumulativeAverageRuns("dhoniT20AusWISAEng.csv","Dhoni")

6. Compute and performances of Anil Kumble, Muralitharan and Warne in ‘away’ test matches

Compute the performances of Kumble, Warne and Maralitharan against New Zealand, West Indies, South Africa and England in pitches that are not ‘home’ pithes

# Get the bowling data for Kumble, Warne and Muralitharan in Test matches
#df=getPlayerDataHA(30176,tfile="kumbleTestHA.csv",type="bowling",matchType="Test")
#df=getPlayerDataHA(8166,tfile="warneTestHA.csv",type="bowling",matchType="Test")
#df=getPlayerDataHA(49636,tfile="muraliTestHA.csv",type="bowling",matchType="Test")


# Subset the data
df=getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="kumbleTestHA.csv",outfile="kumbleTest-NZWISAEng.csv"
                       ,opposition=c("New Zealand", "West Indies", "South Africa","England"),
                       homeOrAway=c("away"))

df=getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="warneTestHA.csv",outfile="warneTest-NZWISAEng.csv"
                       ,opposition=c("New Zealand", "West Indies", "South Africa","England"),
                       homeOrAway=c("away"))

df=getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="muraliTestHA.csv",outfile="muraliTest-NZWISAEng.csv"
                       ,opposition=c("New Zealand", "West Indies", "South Africa","England"),
                       homeOrAway=c("away"))

6a. Plot the average wickets of Kumble, Warne and Murali

bowlerAvgWktsOpposition("kumbleTest-NZWISAEng.csv","Kumble-NZWISAEng-AN")

bowlerAvgWktsOpposition("warneTest-NZWISAEng.csv","Warne-NZWISAEng-AN")

bowlerAvgWktsOpposition("muraliTest-NZWISAEng.csv","Murali-NZWISAEng-AN")

6b. Plot the average wickets in different grounds of Kumble, Warne and Murali

bowlerAvgWktsGround("kumbleTest-NZWISAEng.csv","Kumblew")

bowlerAvgWktsGround("warneTest-NZWISAEng.csv","Warne")

bowlerAvgWktsGround("muraliTest-NZWISAEng.csv","murali")

6c. Plot the cumulative average wickets and cumulative economy rate of Kumble, Warne and Murali

  • Murali has the best economy rate followed by Kumble and then Warne
  • Again Murali has the best cumulative average wickets followed by Warne and then Kumble
frames=list("kumbleTest-NZWISAEng.csv","warneTest-NZWISAEng.csv","muraliTest-NZWISAEng.csv")
names=list("Kumble","Warne","Murali")
relativeBowlerCumulativeAvgEconRate(frames,names)

relativeBowlerCumulativeAvgWickets(frames,names)

7. Compute and plot the performances of Bumrah in 2016, 2017 and 2018 in ODIs

# Get the HA data for Bumrah in ODI in bowling
df=getPlayerDataHA(625383,tfile="bumrahODIHA.csv",type="bowling",matchType="ODI")
## [1] "Working..."
# Slice the data for periods 2016, 2017 and 2018
df=getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="bumrahODIHA.csv",outfile="bumrahODI2016.csv",
                       startDate="2016-01-01",endDate="2017-01-01")

df=getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="bumrahODIHA.csv",outfile="bumrahODI2017.csv",
                       startDate="2017-01-01",endDate="2018-01-01")

df=getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="bumrahODIHA.csv",outfile="bumrahODI2018.csv",
                       startDate="2018-01-01",endDate="2019-01-01")

7a. Compute the performances of Bumrah in 2016, 2017 and 2018

  • Very clearly Bumrah is getting better at his art. His economy rate in 2018 is the best!!!
  • Bumrah has had a very prolific year in 2017. However all the years he seems to be quite effective
frames=list("bumrahODI2016.csv","bumrahODI2017.csv","bumrahODI2018.csv")
names=list("Bumrah-2016","Bumrah-2017","Bumrah-2018")
relativeBowlerCumulativeAvgEconRate(frames,names)

relativeBowlerCumulativeAvgWickets(frames,names)

8. Compute and plot the performances of Shakib, Bumrah and Jadeja in T20 matches for bowling

# Get the HA bowling data for Shakib, Bumrah and Jadeja
df=getPlayerDataHA(56143,tfile="shakibT20HA.csv",type="bowling",matchType="T20")
## [1] "Working..."
df=getPlayerDataHA(625383,tfile="bumrahT20HA.csv",type="bowling",matchType="T20")
## [1] "Working..."
df=getPlayerDataHA(234675,tfile="jadejaT20HA.csv",type="bowling",matchType="T20")
## [1] "Working..."
# Slice the data for performances against Sri Lanka, Australia, South Africa and England
df=getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="shakibT20HA.csv",outfile="shakibT20-SLAusSAEng.csv"
                       ,opposition=c("Sri Lanka","Australia", "South Africa","England"),
                       homeOrAway=c("all"))
df=getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="bumrahT20HA.csv",outfile="bumrahT20-SLAusSAEng.csv"
                       ,opposition=c("Sri Lanka","Australia", "South Africa","England"),
                       homeOrAway=c("all"))

df=getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="jadejaT20HA.csv",outfile="jadejaT20-SLAusSAEng.csv"
                       ,opposition=c("Sri Lanka","Australia", "South Africa","England"),
                       homeOrAway=c("all"))

8a. Compare the relative performances of Shakib, Bumrah and Jadeja

  • Jadeja and Bumrah have comparable economy rates. Shakib is more expensive
  • Shakib pips Bumrah in number of cumulative wickets, though Bumrah is close behind
frames=list("shakibT20-SLAusSAEng.csv","bumrahT20-SLAusSAEng.csv","jadejaT20-SLAusSAEng.csv")
names=list("Shakib-SLAusSAEng","Bumrah-SLAusSAEng","Jadeja-SLAusSAEng")
relativeBowlerCumulativeAvgEconRate(frames,names)

relativeBowlerCumulativeAvgWickets(frames,names)

Conclusion

By getting the homeOrAway data for players using the profileNo, you can slice and dice the data based on your choice of opposition, whether you want matches that were played at home/away/neutral venues. Finally by specifying the period for which the data has to be subsetted you can create fine grained analysis.

Hope you have a great time with cricketr!!!

Also see

1. My book ‘Deep Learning from first principles:Second Edition’ now on Amazon
2. Cricpy takes a swing at the ODIs
3. My book ‘Practical Machine Learning in R and Python: Third edition’ on Amazon
4. Googly: An interactive app for analyzing IPL players, matches and teams using R package yorkr
5. Big Data-2: Move into the big league:Graduate from R to SparkR
6. Rock N’ Roll with Bluemix, Cloudant & NodeExpress
7. A method to crowd source pothole marking on (Indian) roads
8. De-blurring revisited with Wiener filter using OpenCV

To see all posts click Index of posts

Analyze cricket players and cricket teams with cricpy template

Introduction

This post shows how you can analyze batsmen, bowlers see Introducing cricpy:A python package to analyze performances of cricketers and cricket teams see Cricpy adds team analytics to its arsenal! in Test, ODI and T20s using cricpy templates, with data from ESPN Cricinfo.

The cricpy package

A. Analyzing batsmen and bowlers in Test, ODI and T20s

The data for a particular player can be obtained with the getPlayerData() function. To do you will need to go to ESPN CricInfo Player and type in the name of the player for e.g Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli, Alastair Cook etc. This will bring up a page which have the profile number for the player e.g. for Rahul Dravid this would be http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/player/28114.html. Hence, Dravid’s profile is 28114. This can be used to get the data for Rahul Dravid as shown below

and select the player you want Please mindful of the ESPN Cricinfo Terms of Use

My posts on Cripy were

  1. Introducing cricpy:A python package to analyze performances of cricketers
  2. Cricpy takes a swing at the ODIs
  3. Cricpy takes guard for the Twenty20s

You can clone/download this cricpy template for your own analysis of players. This can be done using RStudio or IPython notebooks

The cricpy package is now available with pip install cricpy!!!

1 Importing cricpy – Python

# Install the package
# Do a pip install cricpy
# Import cricpy
import cricpy.analytics as ca 
## C:\Users\Ganesh\ANACON~1\lib\site-packages\statsmodels\compat\pandas.py:56: FutureWarning: The pandas.core.datetools module is deprecated and will be removed in a future version. Please use the pandas.tseries module instead.
##   from pandas.core import datetools

2. Invoking functions with Python package cricpy

import cricpy.analytics as ca 
#ca.batsman4s("aplayer.csv","A Player")

3. Getting help from cricpy – Python

import cricpy.analytics as ca
#help(ca.getPlayerData)

The details below will introduce the different functions that are available in cricpy.

4. Get the player data for a player using the function getPlayerData()

Important Note This needs to be done only once for a player. This function stores the player’s data in the specified CSV file (for e.g. dravid.csv as above) which can then be reused for all other functions). Once we have the data for the players many analyses can be done. This post will use the stored CSV file obtained with a prior getPlayerData for all subsequent analyses

4a. For Test players

import cricpy.analytics as ca
#player1 =ca.getPlayerData(profileNo1,dir="..",file="player1.csv",type="batting",homeOrAway=[1,2], result=[1,2,4])
#player1 =ca.getPlayerData(profileNo2,dir="..",file="player2.csv",type="batting",homeOrAway=[1,2], result=[1,2,4])

4b. For ODI players

import cricpy.analytics as ca
#player1 =ca.getPlayerDataOD(profileNo1,dir="..",file="player1.csv",type="batting")
#player1 =ca.getPlayerDataOD(profileNo2,dir="..",file="player2.csv",type="batting"")

4c For T20 players

import cricpy.analytics as ca
#player1 =ca.getPlayerDataTT(profileNo1,dir="..",file="player1.csv",type="batting")
#player1 =ca.getPlayerDataTT(profileNo2,dir="..",file="player2.csv",type="batting"")

5 A Player’s performance – Basic Analyses

The 3 plots below provide the following for Rahul Dravid

  1. Frequency percentage of runs in each run range over the whole career
  2. Mean Strike Rate for runs scored in the given range
  3. A histogram of runs frequency percentages in runs ranges

import cricpy.analytics as ca
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt


#ca.batsmanRunsFreqPerf("aplayer.csv","A Player")
#ca.batsmanMeanStrikeRate("aplayer.csv","A Player")
#ca.batsmanRunsRanges("aplayer.csv","A Player") 

6. More analyses

This gives details on the batsmen’s 4s, 6s and dismissals

import cricpy.analytics as ca

#ca.batsman4s("aplayer.csv","A Player")
#ca.batsman6s("aplayer.csv","A Player") 
#ca.batsmanDismissals("aplayer.csv","A Player")

# The below function is for ODI and T20 only
#ca.batsmanScoringRateODTT("./kohli.csv","Virat Kohli")  

7. 3D scatter plot and prediction plane

The plots below show the 3D scatter plot of Runs versus Balls Faced and Minutes at crease. A linear regression plane is then fitted between Runs and Balls Faced + Minutes at crease

import cricpy.analytics as ca
#ca.battingPerf3d("aplayer.csv","A Player")

8. Average runs at different venues

The plot below gives the average runs scored at different grounds. The plot also the number of innings at each ground as a label at x-axis.

import cricpy.analytics as ca
#ca.batsmanAvgRunsGround("aplayer.csv","A Player")

9. Average runs against different opposing teams

This plot computes the average runs scored against different countries.

import cricpy.analytics as ca

#ca.batsmanAvgRunsOpposition("aplayer.csv","A Player")

10. Highest Runs Likelihood

The plot below shows the Runs Likelihood for a batsman.

import cricpy.analytics as ca

#ca.batsmanRunsLikelihood("aplayer.csv","A Player")

11. A look at the Top 4 batsman

Choose any number of players

1.Player1 2.Player2 3.Player3 …

The following plots take a closer at their performances. The box plots show the median the 1st and 3rd quartile of the runs

12. Box Histogram Plot

This plot shows a combined boxplot of the Runs ranges and a histogram of the Runs Frequency

import cricpy.analytics as ca

#ca.batsmanPerfBoxHist("aplayer001.csv","A Player001")
#ca.batsmanPerfBoxHist("aplayer002.csv","A Player002")
#ca.batsmanPerfBoxHist("aplayer003.csv","A Player003")
#ca.batsmanPerfBoxHist("aplayer004.csv","A Player004")

13. get Player Data special

import cricpy.analytics as ca

#player1sp = ca.getPlayerDataSp(profile1,tdir=".",tfile="player1sp.csv",ttype="batting")
#player2sp = ca.getPlayerDataSp(profile2,tdir=".",tfile="player2sp.csv",ttype="batting")
#player3sp = ca.getPlayerDataSp(profile3,tdir=".",tfile="player3sp.csv",ttype="batting")
#player4sp = ca.getPlayerDataSp(profile4,tdir=".",tfile="player4sp.csv",ttype="batting")

14. Contribution to won and lost matches

Note:This can only be used for Test matches

import cricpy.analytics as ca

#ca.batsmanContributionWonLost("player1sp.csv","A Player001")
#ca.batsmanContributionWonLost("player2sp.csv","A Player002")
#ca.batsmanContributionWonLost("player3sp.csv","A Player003")
#ca.batsmanContributionWonLost("player4sp.csv","A Player004")

15. Performance at home and overseas

Note:This can only be used for Test matches This function also requires the use of getPlayerDataSp() as shown above

import cricpy.analytics as ca
#ca.batsmanPerfHomeAway("player1sp.csv","A Player001")
#ca.batsmanPerfHomeAway("player2sp.csv","A Player002")
#ca.batsmanPerfHomeAway("player3sp.csv","A Player003")
#ca.batsmanPerfHomeAway("player4sp.csv","A Player004")

16 Moving Average of runs in career

import cricpy.analytics as ca

#ca.batsmanMovingAverage("aplayer001.csv","A Player001")
#ca.batsmanMovingAverage("aplayer002.csv","A Player002")
#ca.batsmanMovingAverage("aplayer003.csv","A Player003")
#ca.batsmanMovingAverage("aplayer004.csv","A Player004")

17 Cumulative Average runs of batsman in career

This function provides the cumulative average runs of the batsman over the career.

import cricpy.analytics as ca

#ca.batsmanCumulativeAverageRuns("aplayer001.csv","A Player001")
#ca.batsmanCumulativeAverageRuns("aplayer002.csv","A Player002")
#ca.batsmanCumulativeAverageRuns("aplayer003.csv","A Player003")
#ca.batsmanCumulativeAverageRuns("aplayer004.csv","A Player004")

18 Cumulative Average strike rate of batsman in career

.

import cricpy.analytics as ca
#ca.batsmanCumulativeStrikeRate("aplayer001.csv","A Player001")
#ca.batsmanCumulativeStrikeRate("aplayer002.csv","A Player002")
#ca.batsmanCumulativeStrikeRate("aplayer003.csv","A Player003")
#ca.batsmanCumulativeStrikeRate("aplayer004.csv","A Player004")

19 Future Runs forecast

import cricpy.analytics as ca

#ca.batsmanPerfForecast("aplayer001.csv","A Player001")

20 Relative Batsman Cumulative Average Runs

The plot below compares the Relative cumulative average runs of the batsman for each of the runs ranges of 10 and plots them.

import cricpy.analytics as ca

frames = ["aplayer1.csv","aplayer2.csv","aplayer3.csv","aplayer4.csv"]
names = ["A Player1","A Player2","A Player3","A Player4"]
#ca.relativeBatsmanCumulativeAvgRuns(frames,names)

21 Plot of 4s and 6s

import cricpy.analytics as ca

frames = ["aplayer1.csv","aplayer2.csv","aplayer3.csv","aplayer4.csv"]
names = ["A Player1","A Player2","A Player3","A Player4"]
#ca.batsman4s6s(frames,names)

22. Relative Batsman Strike Rate

The plot below gives the relative Runs Frequency Percetages for each 10 run bucket. The plot below show

import cricpy.analytics as ca

frames = ["aplayer1.csv","aplayer2.csv","aplayer3.csv","aplayer4.csv"]
names = ["A Player1","A Player2","A Player3","A Player4"]
#ca.relativeBatsmanCumulativeStrikeRate(frames,names)

23. 3D plot of Runs vs Balls Faced and Minutes at Crease

The plot is a scatter plot of Runs vs Balls faced and Minutes at Crease. A prediction plane is fitted

import cricpy.analytics as ca
#ca.battingPerf3d("aplayer001.csv","A Player001")
#ca.battingPerf3d("aplayer002.csv","A Player002")
#ca.battingPerf3d("aplayer003.csv","A Player003")
#ca.battingPerf3d("aplayer004.csv","A Player004")

24. Predicting Runs given Balls Faced and Minutes at Crease

A multi-variate regression plane is fitted between Runs and Balls faced +Minutes at crease.

import cricpy.analytics as ca

import numpy as np
import pandas as pd

BF = np.linspace( 10, 400,15)
Mins = np.linspace( 30,600,15)
newDF= pd.DataFrame({'BF':BF,'Mins':Mins})

#aplayer = ca.batsmanRunsPredict("aplayer.csv",newDF,"A Player")
#print(aplayer)

The fitted model is then used to predict the runs that the batsmen will score for a given Balls faced and Minutes at crease.

25 Analysis of Top 3 wicket takers

Take any number of bowlers from either Test, ODI or T20

  1. Bowler1
  2. Bowler2
  3. Bowler3 …

26. Get the bowler’s data (Test)

This plot below computes the percentage frequency of number of wickets taken for e.g 1 wicket x%, 2 wickets y% etc and plots them as a continuous line

import cricpy.analytics as ca

#abowler1 =ca.getPlayerData(profileNo1,dir=".",file="abowler1.csv",type="bowling",homeOrAway=[1,2], result=[1,2,4])
#abowler2 =ca.getPlayerData(profileNo2,dir=".",file="abowler2.csv",type="bowling",homeOrAway=[1,2], result=[1,2,4])
#abowler3 =ca.getPlayerData(profile3,dir=".",file="abowler3.csv",type="bowling",homeOrAway=[1,2], result=[1,2,4])

26b For ODI bowlers

import cricpy.analytics as ca

#abowler1 =ca.getPlayerDataOD(profileNo1,dir=".",file="abowler1.csv",type="bowling")
#abowler2 =ca.getPlayerDataOD(profileNo2,dir=".",file="abowler2.csv",type="bowling")
#abowler3 =ca.getPlayerDataOD(profile3,dir=".",file="abowler3.csv",type="bowling")

26c For T20 bowlers

import cricpy.analytics as ca

#abowler1 =ca.getPlayerDataTT(profileNo1,dir=".",file="abowler1.csv",type="bowling")
#abowler2 =ca.getPlayerDataTT(profileNo2,dir=".",file="abowler2.csv",type="bowling")
#abowler3 =ca.getPlayerDataTT(profile3,dir=".",file="abowler3.csv",type="bowling")

27. Wicket Frequency Plot

This plot below plots the frequency of wickets taken for each of the bowlers

import cricpy.analytics as ca

#ca.bowlerWktsFreqPercent("abowler1.csv","A Bowler1")
#ca.bowlerWktsFreqPercent("abowler2.csv","A Bowler2")
#ca.bowlerWktsFreqPercent("abowler3.csv","A Bowler3")

28. Wickets Runs plot

The plot below create a box plot showing the 1st and 3rd quartile of runs conceded versus the number of wickets taken

import cricpy.analytics as ca

#ca.bowlerWktsRunsPlot("abowler1.csv","A Bowler1")
#ca.bowlerWktsRunsPlot("abowler2.csv","A Bowler2")
#ca.bowlerWktsRunsPlot("abowler3.csv","A Bowler3")

29 Average wickets at different venues

The plot gives the average wickets taken bat different venues.

import cricpy.analytics as ca

#ca.bowlerAvgWktsGround("abowler1.csv","A Bowler1")
#ca.bowlerAvgWktsGround("abowler2.csv","A Bowler2")
#ca.bowlerAvgWktsGround("abowler3.csv","A Bowler3")

30 Average wickets against different opposition

The plot gives the average wickets taken against different countries.

import cricpy.analytics as ca

#ca.bowlerAvgWktsOpposition("abowler1.csv","A Bowler1")
#ca.bowlerAvgWktsOpposition("abowler2.csv","A Bowler2")
#ca.bowlerAvgWktsOpposition("abowler3.csv","A Bowler3")

31 Wickets taken moving average

import cricpy.analytics as ca

#ca.bowlerMovingAverage("abowler1.csv","A Bowler1")
#ca.bowlerMovingAverage("abowler2.csv","A Bowler2")
#ca.bowlerMovingAverage("abowler3.csv","A Bowler3")

32 Cumulative average wickets taken

The plots below give the cumulative average wickets taken by the bowlers.

import cricpy.analytics as ca

#ca.bowlerCumulativeAvgWickets("abowler1.csv","A Bowler1")
#ca.bowlerCumulativeAvgWickets("abowler2.csv","A Bowler2")
#ca.bowlerCumulativeAvgWickets("abowler3.csv","A Bowler3")

33 Cumulative average economy rate

The plots below give the cumulative average economy rate of the bowlers.

import cricpy.analytics as ca

#ca.bowlerCumulativeAvgEconRate("abowler1.csv","A Bowler1")
#ca.bowlerCumulativeAvgEconRate("abowler2.csv","A Bowler2")
#ca.bowlerCumulativeAvgEconRate("abowler3.csv","A Bowler3")

34 Future Wickets forecast

import cricpy.analytics as ca
#ca.bowlerPerfForecast("abowler1.csv","A bowler1")

35 Get player data special

import cricpy.analytics as ca

#abowler1sp =ca.getPlayerDataSp(profile1,tdir=".",tfile="abowler1sp.csv",ttype="bowling")
#abowler2sp =ca.getPlayerDataSp(profile2,tdir=".",tfile="abowler2sp.csv",ttype="bowling")
#abowler3sp =ca.getPlayerDataSp(profile3,tdir=".",tfile="abowler3sp.csv",ttype="bowling")

36 Contribution to matches won and lost

Note:This can be done only for Test cricketers

import cricpy.analytics as ca

#ca.bowlerContributionWonLost("abowler1sp.csv","A Bowler1")
#ca.bowlerContributionWonLost("abowler2sp.csv","A Bowler2")
#ca.bowlerContributionWonLost("abowler3sp.csv","A Bowler3")

37 Performance home and overseas

Note:This can be done only for Test cricketers

import cricpy.analytics as ca

#ca.bowlerPerfHomeAway("abowler1sp.csv","A Bowler1")
#ca.bowlerPerfHomeAway("abowler2sp.csv","A Bowler2")
#ca.bowlerPerfHomeAway("abowler3sp.csv","A Bowler3")

38 Relative cumulative average economy rate of bowlers

import cricpy.analytics as ca

frames = ["abowler1.csv","abowler2.csv","abowler3.csv"]
names = ["A Bowler1","A Bowler2","A Bowler3"]
#ca.relativeBowlerCumulativeAvgEconRate(frames,names)

39 Relative Economy Rate against wickets taken

import cricpy.analytics as ca

frames = ["abowler1.csv","abowler2.csv","abowler3.csv"]
names = ["A Bowler1","A Bowler2","A Bowler3"]
#ca.relativeBowlingER(frames,names)

40 Relative cumulative average wickets of bowlers in career

import cricpy.analytics as ca
frames = ["abowler1.csv","abowler2.csv","abowler3.csv"]
names = ["A Bowler1","A Bowler2","A Bowler3"]
#ca.relativeBowlerCumulativeAvgWickets(frames,names)

B. Analyzing cricket teams in Test, ODI and T20s

The following functions will get the team data for Tests, ODI and T20s

1a. Get Test team data

import cricpy.analytics as ca
#country1Test= ca.getTeamDataHomeAway(dir=".",teamView="bat",matchType="Test",file="country1Test.csv",save=True,teamName="Country1")
#country2Test= ca.getTeamDataHomeAway(dir=".",teamView="bat",matchType="Test",file="country2Test.csv",save=True,teamName="Country2")
#country3Test= ca.getTeamDataHomeAway(dir=".",teamView="bat",matchType="Test",file="country3Test.csv",save=True,teamName="Country3")

1b. Get ODI team data

import cricpy.analytics as ca
#team1ODI=  ca.getTeamDataHomeAway(dir=".",matchType="ODI",file="team1ODI.csv",save=True,teamName="team1")
#team2ODI=  ca.getTeamDataHomeAway(dir=".",matchType="ODI",file="team2ODI.csv",save=True,teamName="team2")
#team3ODI=  ca.getTeamDataHomeAway(dir=".",matchType="ODI",file="team3ODI.csv",save=True,teamName="team3")

1c. Get T20 team data

import cricpy.analytics as ca
#team1T20 = ca.getTeamDataHomeAway(matchType="T20",file="team1T20.csv",save=True,teamName="team1")
#team2T20 = ca.getTeamDataHomeAway(matchType="T20",file="team2T20.csv",save=True,teamName="team2")
#team3T20 = ca.getTeamDataHomeAway(matchType="T20",file="team3T20.csv",save=True,teamName="team3")

2a. Test – Analyzing test performances against opposition

import cricpy.analytics as ca
# Get the performance of Indian test team against all teams at all venues as a dataframe
#df = ca.teamWinLossStatusVsOpposition("country1Test.csv",teamName="Country1",opposition=["all"],homeOrAway=["all"],matchType="Test",plot=False)
#print(df.head())
# Plot the performance of Country1 Test team  against all teams at all venues
#ca.teamWinLossStatusVsOpposition("country1Test.csv",teamName="Country1",opposition=["all"],homeOrAway=["all"],matchType="Test",plot=True)
# Plot the performance of Country1 Test team  against specific teams at home/away venues
#ca.teamWinLossStatusVsOpposition("country1Test.csv",teamName="Country1",opposition=["Country2","Country3","Country4"],homeOrAway=["home","away","neutral"],matchType="Test",plot=True)

2b. Test – Analyzing test performances against opposition at different grounds

import cricpy.analytics as ca
# Get the performance of Indian test team against all teams at all venues as a dataframe
#df = ca.teamWinLossStatusAtGrounds("country1Test.csv",teamName="Country1",opposition=["all"],homeOrAway=["all"],matchType="Test",plot=False)
#df.head()
# Plot the performance of Country1 Test team  against all teams at all venues
#ca.teamWinLossStatusAtGrounds("country1Test.csv",teamName="Country1",opposition=["all"],homeOrAway=["all"],matchType="Test",plot=True)
# Plot the performance of Country1 Test team  against specific teams at home/away venues
#ca.teamWinLossStatusAtGrounds("country1Test.csv",teamName="Country1",opposition=["Country2","Country3","Country4"],homeOrAway=["home","away","neutral"],matchType="Test",plot=True)

2c. Test – Plot time lines of wins and losses

import cricpy.analytics as ca
#ca.plotTimelineofWinsLosses("country1Test.csv",team="Country1",opposition=["all"], #startDate="1970-01-01",endDate="2017-01-01")
#ca.plotTimelineofWinsLosses("country1Test.csv",team="Country1",opposition=["Country2","Count#ry3","Country4"], homeOrAway=["home",away","neutral"], startDate=<start Date> #,endDate=<endDate>)

3a. ODI – Analyzing test performances against opposition

import cricpy.analytics as ca
#df = ca.teamWinLossStatusVsOpposition("team1ODI.csv",teamName="Team1",opposition=["all"],homeOrAway=["all"],matchType="ODI",plot=False)
#print(df.head())
# Plot the performance of team1  in ODIs against Sri Lanka, India at all venues
#ca.teamWinLossStatusVsOpposition("team1ODI.csv",teamName="Team1",opposition=["all"],homeOrAway=[all"],matchType="ODI",plot=True)
# Plot the performance of Team1 ODI team  against specific teams at home/away venues
#ca.teamWinLossStatusVsOpposition("team1ODI.csv",teamName="Team1",opposition=["Team2","Team3","Team4"],homeOrAway="home","away","neutral"],matchType="ODI",plot=True)

3b. ODI – Analyzing test performances against opposition at different venues

import cricpy.analytics as ca
#df = ca.teamWinLossStatusAtGrounds("team1ODI.csv",teamName="Team1",opposition=["all"],homeOrAway=["all"],matchType="ODI",plot=False)
#print(df.head())
# Plot the performance of Team1s in ODIs specific ODI teams at all venues
#ca.teamWinLossStatusAtGrounds("team1ODI.csv",teamName="Team1",opposition=["all"],homeOrAway=[all"],matchType="ODI",plot=True)
# Plot the performance of Team1 against specific ODI teams at home/away venues
#ca.teamWinLossStatusAtGrounds("team1ODI.csv",teamName="Team1",opposition=["Team2","Team3","Team4"],homeOrAway=["home","away","neutral"],matchType="ODI",plot=True)

3c. ODI – Plot time lines of wins and losses

import cricpy.analytics as ca
#Plot the time line of wins/losses of Bangladesh ODI team between 2 dates all venues
#ca.plotTimelineofWinsLosses("team1ODI.csv",team="Team1",startDate=<start date> ,endDa#te=<end date>,matchType="ODI")
#Plot the time line of wins/losses against specific opposition between 2 dates
#ca.plotTimelineofWinsLosses("team1ODI.csv",team="Team1",opposition=["Team2","Team2"], homeOrAway=["home",away","neutral"], startDate=<start date>,endDate=<end date> ,matchType="ODI")

4a. T20 – Analyzing test performances against opposition

import cricpy.analytics as ca
#df = ca.teamWinLossStatusVsOpposition("teamT20.csv",teamName="Team1",opposition=["all"],homeOrAway=["all"],matchType="T20",plot=False)
#print(df.head())
# Plot the performance of Team1 in T20s  against  all opposition at all venues
#ca.teamWinLossStatusVsOpposition("teamT20.csv",teamName="Team1",opposition=["all"],homeOrAway=[all"],matchType="T20",plot=True)
# Plot the performance of T20 Test team  against specific teams at home/away venues
#ca.teamWinLossStatusVsOpposition("teamT20.csv",teamName="Team1",opposition=["Team2","Team3","Team4"],homeOrAway=["home","away","neutral"],matchType="T20",plot=True)

4b. T20 – Analyzing test performances against opposition at different venues

import cricpy.analytics as ca
#df = ca.teamWinLossStatusAtGrounds("teamT20.csv",teamName="Team1",opposition=["all"],homeOrAway=["all"],matchType="T20",plot=False)
#df.head()
# Plot the performance of Team1s in ODIs specific ODI teams at all venues
#ca.teamWinLossStatusAtGrounds("teamT20.csv",teamName="Team1",opposition=["all"],homeOrAway=["all"],matchType="T20",plot=True)
# Plot the performance of Team1 against specific ODI teams at home/away venues
#ca.teamWinLossStatusAtGrounds("teamT20.csv",teamName="Team1",opposition=["Team2","Team3","Team4"],homeOrAway=["home","away","neutral"],matchType="T20",plot=True)

4c. T20 – Plot time lines of wins and losses

import cricpy.analytics as ca
#Plot the time line of wins/losses of Bangladesh ODI team between 2 dates all venues
#ca.plotTimelineofWinsLosses("teamT20.csv",team="Team1",startDate=<start date> ,endDa#te=<end date>,matchType="T20")
#Plot the time line of wins/losses against specific opposition between 2 dates
#ca.plotTimelineofWinsLosses("teamT20.csv",team="Team1",opposition=c("Team2","Team2"), homeOrAway=c("home",away","neutral"), startDate=<start date>,endDate=<end date> ,matchType="T20")

Conclusion

Key Findings

Analysis of batsman

Analysis of bowlers

Analysis of teams

Have fun with cripy!!!

Analyzing cricketers’ and cricket team’s performances with cricketr template

This post includes a template which you can use for analyzing the performances of cricketers, both batsmen and bowlers in Test, ODI and Twenty 20 cricket. Additionally this template can also be used for analyzing performances of teams in Test, ODI and T20 matches using my R package cricketr. To see actual usage of functions related to players in the R package cricketr see Introducing cricketr! : An R package to analyze performances of cricketers and associated posts on cricket in Index of posts. For the analyses on team performances see https://gigadom.in/2019/06/21/cricpy-adds-team-analytics-to-its-repertoire/

The ‘cricketr’ package uses the statistics info available in ESPN Cricinfo Statsguru. The current version of this package supports all formats of the game including Test, ODI and Twenty20 versions.

You should be able to install the package from GitHub and use the many functions available in the package. Please mindful of the ESPN Cricinfo Terms of Use

Take a look at my short video tutorial on my R package cricketr on Youtube – R package cricketr – A short tutorial

Do check out my interactive Shiny app implementation using the cricketr package – Sixer – R package cricketr’s new Shiny avatar

You can download this RMarkdown file from Github at cricketr-template

The cricketr package

The cricketr package has several functions that perform several different analyses on both batsman and bowlers. The package can also analyze performances of teams The package has function that plot percentage frequency runs or wickets, runs likelihood for a batsman, relative run/strike rates of batsman and relative performance/economy rate for bowlers are available. Other interesting functions include batting performance moving average, forecast and a function to check whether the batsmans in in-form or out-of-form.

In addition performances of teams against different oppositions at different venues can be computed and plotted. The timeline of wins & losses can be plotted.

A. Performances of batsmen and bowlers

The data for a particular player can be obtained with the getPlayerData() function. To do you will need to go to ESPN CricInfo Player and type in the name of the player for e.g Ricky Ponting, Sachin Tendulkar etc. This will bring up a page which have the profile number for the player e.g. for Sachin Tendulkar this would be http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/player/35320.html. Hence, Sachin’s profile is 35320. This can be used to get the data for Tendulkar as shown below

The cricketr package is now available from CRAN!!! You should be able to install as below

1. Install the cricketr package

if (!require("cricketr")){
    install.packages("cricketr",lib = "c:/test")
}
library(cricketr)

The cricketr package includes some pre-packaged sample (.csv) files. You can use these sample to test functions as shown below
# Retrieve the file path of a data file installed with cricketr
#pathToFile <- system.file("data", "tendulkar.csv", package = "cricketr")
#batsman4s(pathToFile, "Sachin Tendulkar")

# The general format is pkg-function(pathToFile,par1,...)
#batsman4s(<path-To-File>,"Sachin Tendulkar")

The pre-packaged files can be accessed as shown above. To get the data of any player use the function in Test, ODI and Twenty20 use the following

2. For Test cricket

#tendulkar <- getPlayerData(35320,dir="..",file="tendulkar.csv",type="batting",homeOrAway=c(1,2), result=c(1,2,4))

2a. For ODI cricket

#tendulkarOD <- getPlayerDataOD(35320,dir="..",file="tendulkarOD.csv",type="batting")

2b For Twenty 20 cricket

#tendulkarT20 <- getPlayerDataTT(35320,dir="..",file="tendulkarT20.csv",type="batting")

Important Note 1: This needs to be done only once for a player. This function stores the player’s data in a CSV file (for e.g. tendulkar.csv as above) which can then be reused for all other functions. Once we have the data for the players many analyses can be done. This post will use the stored CSV file obtained with a prior getPlayerData for all subsequent analyses

Important Note 2: The same set of functions can be used for Tests, ODI and T20s. I have mentioned wherever you may need special functions for ODI and T20 below

Sachin Tendulkar’s performance – Basic Analyses

The 3 plots below provide the following for Tendulkar

  1. Frequency percentage of runs in each run range over the whole career
  2. Mean Strike Rate for runs scored in the given range
  3. A histogram of runs frequency percentages in runs ranges For example

3. Basic analyses

par(mfrow=c(1,3))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#batsmanRunsFreqPerf("./tendulkar.csv","Tendulkar")
#batsmanMeanStrikeRate("./tendulkar.csv","Tendulkar")
#batsmanRunsRanges("./tendulkar.csv","Tendulkar")
dev.off()
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  1. Player 1
  2. Player 2
  3. Player 3
  4. Player 4

4. More analyses

par(mfrow=c(1,3))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#batsman4s("./player1.csv","Player1")
#batsman6s("./player1.csv","Player1")
#batsmanMeanStrikeRate("./player1.csv","Player1")

# For ODI and T20
#batsmanScoringRateODTT("./player1.csv","Player1")
dev.off()
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par(mfrow=c(1,3))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#batsman4s("./player2.csv","Player2")
#batsman6s("./player2.csv","Player2")
#batsmanMeanStrikeRate("./player2.csv","Player2")
# For ODI and T20
#batsmanScoringRateODTT("./player1.csv","Player1")
dev.off()
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par(mfrow=c(1,3))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#batsman4s("./player3.csv","Player3")
#batsman6s("./player3.csv","Player3")
#batsmanMeanStrikeRate("./player3.csv","Player3")
# For ODI and T20
#batsmanScoringRateODTT("./player1.csv","Player1")

dev.off()
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par(mfrow=c(1,3))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#batsman4s("./player4.csv","Player4")
#batsman6s("./player4.csv","Player4")
#batsmanMeanStrikeRate("./player4.csv","Player4")
# For ODI and T20
#batsmanScoringRateODTT("./player1.csv","Player1")
dev.off()
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Note: For mean strike rate in ODI and Twenty20 use the function batsmanScoringRateODTT()

5.Boxplot histogram plot

This plot shows a combined boxplot of the Runs ranges and a histogram of the Runs Frequency

#batsmanPerfBoxHist("./player1.csv","Player1")
#batsmanPerfBoxHist("./player2.csv","Player2")
#batsmanPerfBoxHist("./player3.csv","Player3")
#batsmanPerfBoxHist("./player4.csv","Player4")

6. Contribution to won and lost matches

For the 2 functions below you will have to use the getPlayerDataSp() function. I have commented this as I already have these files. This function can only be used for Test matches

#player1sp <- getPlayerDataSp(xxxx,tdir=".",tfile="player1sp.csv",ttype="batting")
#player2sp <- getPlayerDataSp(xxxx,tdir=".",tfile="player2sp.csv",ttype="batting")
#player3sp <- getPlayerDataSp(xxxx,tdir=".",tfile="player3sp.csv",ttype="batting")
#player4sp <- getPlayerDataSp(xxxx,tdir=".",tfile="player4sp.csv",ttype="batting")
par(mfrow=c(2,2))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#batsmanContributionWonLost("player1sp.csv","Player1")
#batsmanContributionWonLost("player2sp.csv","Player2")
#batsmanContributionWonLost("player3sp.csv","Player3")
#batsmanContributionWonLost("player4sp.csv","Player4")
dev.off()
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7, Performance at home and overseas

This function also requires the use of getPlayerDataSp() as shown above. This can only be used for Test matches

par(mfrow=c(2,2))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#batsmanPerfHomeAway("player1sp.csv","Player1")
#batsmanPerfHomeAway("player2sp.csv","Player2")
#batsmanPerfHomeAway("player3sp.csv","Player3")
#batsmanPerfHomeAway("player4sp.csv","Player4")
dev.off()
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8. Batsman average at different venues

par(mfrow=c(2,2))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#batsmanAvgRunsGround("./player1.csv","Player1")
#batsmanAvgRunsGround("./player2.csv","Player2")
#batsmanAvgRunsGround("./player3.csv","Ponting")
#batsmanAvgRunsGround("./player4.csv","Player4")
dev.off()
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9. Batsman average against different opposition

par(mfrow=c(2,2))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#batsmanAvgRunsOpposition("./player1.csv","Player1")
#batsmanAvgRunsOpposition("./player2.csv","Player2")
#batsmanAvgRunsOpposition("./player3.csv","Ponting")
#batsmanAvgRunsOpposition("./player4.csv","Player4")
dev.off()
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10. Runs Likelihood of batsman

par(mfrow=c(2,2))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#batsmanRunsLikelihood("./player1.csv","Player1")
#batsmanRunsLikelihood("./player2.csv","Player2")
#batsmanRunsLikelihood("./player3.csv","Ponting")
#batsmanRunsLikelihood("./player4.csv","Player4")
dev.off()
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11. Moving Average of runs in career

par(mfrow=c(2,2))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#batsmanMovingAverage("./player1.csv","Player1")
#batsmanMovingAverage("./player2.csv","Player2")
#batsmanMovingAverage("./player3.csv","Ponting")
#batsmanMovingAverage("./player4.csv","Player4")
dev.off()
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12. Cumulative Average runs of batsman in career

par(mfrow=c(2,2))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#batsmanCumulativeAverageRuns("./player1.csv","Player1")
#batsmanCumulativeAverageRuns("./player2.csv","Player2")
#batsmanCumulativeAverageRuns("./player3.csv","Ponting")
#batsmanCumulativeAverageRuns("./player4.csv","Player4")
dev.off()
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13. Cumulative Average strike rate of batsman in career

par(mfrow=c(2,2))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#batsmanCumulativeStrikeRate("./player1.csv","Player1")
#batsmanCumulativeStrikeRate("./player2.csv","Player2")
#batsmanCumulativeStrikeRate("./player3.csv","Ponting")
#batsmanCumulativeStrikeRate("./player4.csv","Player4")
dev.off()
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14. Future Runs forecast

Here are plots that forecast how the batsman will perform in future. In this case 90% of the career runs trend is uses as the training set. the remaining 10% is the test set.

A Holt-Winters forecating model is used to forecast future performance based on the 90% training set. The forecated runs trend is plotted. The test set is also plotted to see how close the forecast and the actual matches

Take a look at the runs forecasted for the batsman below.

par(mfrow=c(2,2))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#batsmanPerfForecast("./player1.csv","Player1")
#batsmanPerfForecast("./player2.csv","Player2")
#batsmanPerfForecast("./player3.csv","Player3")
#batsmanPerfForecast("./player4.csv","Player4")
dev.off()
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15. Relative Mean Strike Rate plot

The plot below compares the Mean Strike Rate of the batsman for each of the runs ranges of 10 and plots them. The plot indicate the following

frames <- list("./player1.csv","./player2.csv","player3.csv","player4.csv")
names <- list("Player1","Player2","Player3","Player4")
#relativeBatsmanSR(frames,names)

16. Relative Runs Frequency plot

The plot below gives the relative Runs Frequency Percetages for each 10 run bucket. The plot below show

frames <- list("./player1.csv","./player2.csv","player3.csv","player4.csv")
names <- list("Player1","Player2","Player3","Player4")
#relativeRunsFreqPerf(frames,names)

17. Relative cumulative average runs in career

frames <- list("./player1.csv","./player2.csv","player3.csv","player4.csv")
names <- list("Player1","Player2","Player3","Player4")
#relativeBatsmanCumulativeAvgRuns(frames,names)

18. Relative cumulative average strike rate in career

frames <- list("./player1.csv","./player2.csv","player3.csv","player4.csv")
names <- list("Player1","Player2","Player3","player4")
#relativeBatsmanCumulativeStrikeRate(frames,names)

19. Check Batsman In-Form or Out-of-Form

The below computation uses Null Hypothesis testing and p-value to determine if the batsman is in-form or out-of-form. For this 90% of the career runs is chosen as the population and the mean computed. The last 10% is chosen to be the sample set and the sample Mean and the sample Standard Deviation are caculated.

The Null Hypothesis (H0) assumes that the batsman continues to stay in-form where the sample mean is within 95% confidence interval of population mean The Alternative (Ha) assumes that the batsman is out of form the sample mean is beyond the 95% confidence interval of the population mean.

A significance value of 0.05 is chosen and p-value us computed If p-value >= .05 – Batsman In-Form If p-value < 0.05 – Batsman Out-of-Form

Note Ideally the p-value should be done for a population that follows the Normal Distribution. But the runs population is usually left skewed. So some correction may be needed. I will revisit this later

This is done for the Top 4 batsman

#checkBatsmanInForm("./player1.csv","Player1")
#checkBatsmanInForm("./player2.csv","Player2")
#checkBatsmanInForm("./player3.csv","Player3")
#checkBatsmanInForm("./player4.csv","Player4")

20. 3D plot of Runs vs Balls Faced and Minutes at Crease

The plot is a scatter plot of Runs vs Balls faced and Minutes at Crease. A prediction plane is fitted

par(mfrow=c(1,2))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#battingPerf3d("./player1.csv","Player1")
#battingPerf3d("./player2.csv","Player2")
par(mfrow=c(1,2))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#battingPerf3d("./player3.csv","Player3")
#battingPerf3d("./player4.csv","player4")
dev.off()
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21. Predicting Runs given Balls Faced and Minutes at Crease

A multi-variate regression plane is fitted between Runs and Balls faced +Minutes at crease.

BF <- seq( 10, 400,length=15)
Mins <- seq(30,600,length=15)
newDF <- data.frame(BF,Mins)
#Player1 <- batsmanRunsPredict("./player1.csv","Player1",newdataframe=newDF)
#Player2 <- batsmanRunsPredict("./player2.csv","Player2",newdataframe=newDF)
#ponting <- batsmanRunsPredict("./player3.csv","Player3",newdataframe=newDF)
#sangakkara <- batsmanRunsPredict("./player4.csv","Player4",newdataframe=newDF)
#batsmen <-cbind(round(Player1$Runs),round(Player2$Runs),round(Player3$Runs),round(Player4$Runs))
#colnames(batsmen) <- c("Player1","Player2","Player3","Player4")
#newDF <- data.frame(round(newDF$BF),round(newDF$Mins))
#colnames(newDF) <- c("BallsFaced","MinsAtCrease")
#predictedRuns <- cbind(newDF,batsmen)
#predictedRuns

Analysis of bowlers

  1. Bowler1
  2. Bowler2
  3. Bowler3
  4. Bowler4

player1 <- getPlayerData(xxxx,dir=“..”,file=“player1.csv”,type=“bowling”) Note For One day you will have to use getPlayerDataOD() and for Twenty20 it is getPlayerDataTT()

21. Wicket Frequency Plot

This plot below computes the percentage frequency of number of wickets taken for e.g 1 wicket x%, 2 wickets y% etc and plots them as a continuous line

par(mfrow=c(1,3))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#bowlerWktsFreqPercent("./bowler1.csv","Bowler1")
#bowlerWktsFreqPercent("./bowler2.csv","Bowler2")
#bowlerWktsFreqPercent("./bowler3.csv","Bowler3")
dev.off()
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22. Wickets Runs plot

par(mfrow=c(1,3))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#bowlerWktsRunsPlot("./bowler1.csv","Bowler1")
#bowlerWktsRunsPlot("./bowler2.csv","Bowler2")
#bowlerWktsRunsPlot("./bowler3.csv","Bowler3")
dev.off()
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23. Average wickets at different venues

#bowlerAvgWktsGround("./bowler3.csv","Bowler3")

24. Average wickets against different opposition

#bowlerAvgWktsOpposition("./bowler3.csv","Bowler3")

25. Wickets taken moving average

par(mfrow=c(1,3))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#bowlerMovingAverage("./bowler1.csv","Bowler1")
#bowlerMovingAverage("./bowler2.csv","Bowler2")
#bowlerMovingAverage("./bowler3.csv","Bowler3")

dev.off()
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26. Cumulative Wickets taken

par(mfrow=c(1,3))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#bowlerCumulativeAvgWickets("./bowler1.csv","Bowler1")
#bowlerCumulativeAvgWickets("./bowler2.csv","Bowler2")
#bowlerCumulativeAvgWickets("./bowler3.csv","Bowler3")
dev.off()
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27. Cumulative Economy rate

par(mfrow=c(1,3))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#bowlerCumulativeAvgEconRate("./bowler1.csv","Bowler1")
#bowlerCumulativeAvgEconRate("./bowler2.csv","Bowler2")
#bowlerCumulativeAvgEconRate("./bowler3.csv","Bowler3")
dev.off()
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28. Future Wickets forecast

Here are plots that forecast how the bowler will perform in future. In this case 90% of the career wickets trend is used as the training set. the remaining 10% is the test set.

A Holt-Winters forecating model is used to forecast future performance based on the 90% training set. The forecated wickets trend is plotted. The test set is also plotted to see how close the forecast and the actual matches

par(mfrow=c(1,3))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#bowlerPerfForecast("./bowler1.csv","Bowler1")
#bowlerPerfForecast("./bowler2.csv","Bowler2")
#bowlerPerfForecast("./bowler3.csv","Bowler3")
dev.off()
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29. Contribution to matches won and lost

As discussed above the next 2 charts require the use of getPlayerDataSp(). This can only be done for Test matches

#bowler1sp <- getPlayerDataSp(xxxx,tdir=".",tfile="bowler1sp.csv",ttype="bowling")
#bowler2sp <- getPlayerDataSp(xxxx,tdir=".",tfile="bowler2sp.csv",ttype="bowling")
#bowler3sp <- getPlayerDataSp(xxxx,tdir=".",tfile="bowler3sp.csv",ttype="bowling")
par(mfrow=c(1,3))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#bowlerContributionWonLost("bowler1sp","Bowler1")
#bowlerContributionWonLost("bowler2sp","Bowler2")
#bowlerContributionWonLost("bowler3sp","Bowler3")
dev.off()
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30. Performance home and overseas.

This can only be done for Test matches

par(mfrow=c(1,3))
par(mar=c(4,4,2,2))
#bowlerPerfHomeAway("bowler1sp","Bowler1")
#bowlerPerfHomeAway("bowler2sp","Bowler2")
#bowlerPerfHomeAway("bowler3sp","Bowler3")
dev.off()
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31 Relative Wickets Frequency Percentage

frames <- list("./bowler1.csv","./bowler3.csv","bowler2.csv")
names <- list("Bowler1","Bowler3","Bowler2")
#relativeBowlingPerf(frames,names)

32 Relative Economy Rate against wickets taken

frames <- list("./bowler1.csv","./bowler3.csv","bowler2.csv")
names <- list("Bowler1","Bowler3","Bowler2")
#relativeBowlingER(frames,names)

33 Relative cumulative average wickets of bowlers in career

frames <- list("./bowler1.csv","./bowler3.csv","bowler2.csv")
names <- list("Bowler1","Bowler3","Bowler2")
#relativeBowlerCumulativeAvgWickets(frames,names)

34 Relative cumulative average economy rate of bowlers

frames <- list("./bowler1.csv","./bowler3.csv","bowler2.csv")
names <- list("Bowler1","Bowler3","Bowler2")
#relativeBowlerCumulativeAvgEconRate(frames,names)

35 Check for bowler in-form/out-of-form

The below computation uses Null Hypothesis testing and p-value to determine if the bowler is in-form or out-of-form. For this 90% of the career wickets is chosen as the population and the mean computed. The last 10% is chosen to be the sample set and the sample Mean and the sample Standard Deviation are caculated.

The Null Hypothesis (H0) assumes that the bowler continues to stay in-form where the sample mean is within 95% confidence interval of population mean The Alternative (Ha) assumes that the bowler is out of form the sample mean is beyond the 95% confidence interval of the population mean.

A significance value of 0.05 is chosen and p-value us computed If p-value >= .05 – Batsman In-Form If p-value < 0.05 – Batsman Out-of-Form

Note Ideally the p-value should be done for a population that follows the Normal Distribution. But the runs population is usually left skewed. So some correction may be needed. I will revisit this later

Note: The check for the form status of the bowlers indicate

#checkBowlerInForm("./bowler1.csv","Bowler1")
#checkBowlerInForm("./bowler2.csv","Bowler2")
#checkBowlerInForm("./bowler3.csv","Bowler3")
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36. Performing granular analysis of batsmen and bowlers

To perform granular analysis of batsmen and bowlers do the following 2 steps

  1. Step 1: getPlayerDataHA – This function is a wrapper around getPlayerData(), getPlayerDataOD() and getPlayerDataTT(), and adds an extra column ‘homeOrAway’ which says whether the match was played at home/away/neutral venues. A CSV file is created with this new column.
  2. Step2:getPlayerDataOppnHA – This function allows you to slice & dice the data for batsmen and bowlers against specific oppositions, at home/away/neutral venues and between certain periods. This reduced subset of data can be used to perform analyses. A CSV file is created as an output based on the parameters of opposition, home or away and the interval of time

37. GetPlayerDataHA (Batsmen, Tests)

#This saves a file playerTestHA.csv
#df=getPlayerDataHA(<profileNo>,tfile="playerTestHA.csv",type="batting", matchType="Test")

#Use the generate file to create a subset of data
#df1=getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="playerTestHA.csv",outfile="playerTestFile1.csv",
#                         startDate=<start Date>,endDate=<end Date>)

38. GetPlayerDataHA (Bowlers, Tests)

#This saves a file playerTestHA.csv
#df=getPlayerDataHA(<profileNo>,tfile="playerTestHA.csv",type="bowling", matchType="Test")

#Use the generate file to create a subset of data
#df1=getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="playerTestHA.csv",outfile="playerTestFile1.csv",
#                         startDate=<start Date>,endDate=<end Date>)

39. GetPlayerDataHA (Batsmen, ODI)

#This saves a file playerTestHA.csv
#df=getPlayerDataHA(<profileNo>,tfile="playerODIHA.csv",type="batting", matchType="ODI")

#Use the generate file to create a subset of data
#df1=getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="playerODIHA.csv",outfile="playerODIFile1.csv",
#                         startDate=<start Date>,endDate=<end Date>)

40. GetPlayerDataHA (Bowlers, ODI)

#This saves a file playerTestHA.csv
#df=getPlayerDataHA(<profileNo>,tfile="playerODIHA.csv",type="bowling", matchType="ODI")

#Use the generate file to create a subset of data
#df1=getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="playerODIHA.csv",outfile="playerODIFile1.csv",
#                         startDate=<start Date>,endDate=<end Date>)

41. GetPlayerDataHA (Batsmen, T20)

#This saves a file playerTestHA.csv
#df=getPlayerDataHA(<profileNo>,tfile="playerT20HA.csv",type="batting", matchType="T20")

#Use the generate file to create a subset of data
#df1=getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="playerT20HA.csv",outfile="playerT20File1.csv",
#                         startDate=<start Date>,endDate=<end Date>)

42. GetPlayerDataHA (Bowlers, T20)

#This saves a file playerTestHA.csv
#df=getPlayerDataHA(<profileNo>,tfile="playerT20HA.csv",type="bowling", matchType="T20")

#Use the generate file to create a subset of data
#df1=getPlayerDataOppnHA(infile="playerT20HA.csv",outfile="playerT20File1.csv",
#                         startDate=<start Date>,endDate=<end Date>)

Important Note Once you get the subset of data for batsmen and bowlers playerTestFile1.csv, playerODIFile1.csv or playerT20File1.csv , you can use any of the cricketr functions on the subset of data for a fine-grained analysis

B. Performances of teams

The following functions will get the team data for Tests, ODI and T20s

1a. Get Test team data

#country1Test= getTeamDataHomeAway(dir=".",teamView="bat",matchType="Test",file="country1Test.csv",save=True,teamName="Country1")
#country2Test= getTeamDataHomeAway(dir=".",teamView="bat",matchType="Test",file="country2Test.csv",save=True,teamName="Country2")
#country3Test= getTeamDataHomeAway(dir=".",teamView="bat",matchType="Test",file="country3Test.csv",save=True,teamName="Country3")

1b. Get ODI team data

#team1ODI=  getTeamDataHomeAway(dir=".",matchType="ODI",file="team1ODI.csv",save=True,teamName="team1")
#team2ODI=  getTeamDataHomeAway(dir=".",matchType="ODI",file="team2ODI.csv",save=True,teamName="team2")
#team3ODI=  getTeamDataHomeAway(dir=".",matchType="ODI",file="team3ODI.csv",save=True,teamName="team3")

1c. Get T20 team data

#team1T20 = getTeamDataHomeAway(matchType="T20",file="team1T20.csv",save=True,teamName="team1")
#team2T20 = getTeamDataHomeAway(matchType="T20",file="team2T20.csv",save=True,teamName="team2")
#team3T20 = getTeamDataHomeAway(matchType="T20",file="team3T20.csv",save=True,teamName="team3")

2a. Test – Analyzing test performances against opposition

# Get the performance of Indian test team against all teams at all venues as a dataframe
#df <- teamWinLossStatusVsOpposition("country1Test.csv",teamName="Country1",opposition=c("all"),homeOrAway=c("all"),matchType="Test",plot=FALSE)
#head(df)

# Plot the performance of Country1 Test team  against all teams at all venues
#teamWinLossStatusVsOpposition("country1Test.csv",teamName="Country1",opposition=c("all"),homeOrAway=c("all"),matchType="Test",plot=TRUE)

# Plot the performance of Country1 Test team  against specific teams at home/away venues
#teamWinLossStatusVsOpposition("country1Test.csv",teamName="Country1",opposition=c("Country2","Country3","Country4"),homeOrAway=c("home","away","neutral"),matchType="Test",plot=TRUE)

2b. Test – Analyzing test performances against opposition at different grounds

# Get the performance of Indian test team against all teams at all venues as a dataframe
#df <- teamWinLossStatusAtGrounds("country1Test.csv",teamName="Country1",opposition=c("all"),homeOrAway=c("all"),matchType="Test",plot=FALSE)
#head(df)

# Plot the performance of Country1 Test team  against all teams at all venues
#teamWinLossStatusAtGrounds("country1Test.csv",teamName="Country1",opposition=c("all"),homeOrAway=c("all"),matchType="Test",plot=TRUE)

# Plot the performance of Country1 Test team  against specific teams at home/away venues
#teamWinLossStatusAtGrounds("country1Test.csv",teamName="Country1",opposition=c("Country2","Country3","Country4"),homeOrAway=c("home","away","neutral"),matchType="Test",plot=TRUE)

2c. Test – Plot time lines of wins and losses

#plotTimelineofWinsLosses("country1Test.csv",team="Country1",opposition=c("all"), #startDate="1970-01-01",endDate="2017-01-01")
#plotTimelineofWinsLosses("country1Test.csv",team="Country1",opposition=c("Country2","Count#ry3","Country4"), homeOrAway=c("home",away","neutral"), startDate=<start Date> #,endDate=<endDate>)

3a. ODI – Analyzing test performances against opposition

#df <- teamWinLossStatusVsOpposition("team1ODI.csv",teamName="Team1",opposition=c("all"),homeOrAway=c("all"),matchType="ODI",plot=FALSE)
#head(df)

# Plot the performance of team1  in ODIs against Sri Lanka, India at all venues
#teamWinLossStatusVsOpposition("team1ODI.csv",teamName="Team1",opposition=c("all"),homeOrAway=c(all"),matchType="ODI",plot=TRUE)

# Plot the performance of Team1 ODI team  against specific teams at home/away venues
#teamWinLossStatusVsOpposition("team1ODI.csv",teamName="Team1",opposition=c("Team2","Team3","Team4"),homeOrAway=c("home","away","neutral"),matchType="ODI",plot=TRUE)

3b. ODI – Analyzing test performances against opposition at different venues

#df <- teamWinLossStatusAtGrounds("team1ODI.csv",teamName="Team1",opposition=c("all"),homeOrAway=c("all"),matchType="ODI",plot=FALSE)
#head(df)

# Plot the performance of Team1s in ODIs specific ODI teams at all venues
#teamWinLossStatusAtGrounds("team1ODI.csv",teamName="Team1",opposition=c("all"),homeOrAway=c(all"),matchType="ODI",plot=TRUE)

# Plot the performance of Team1 against specific ODI teams at home/away venues
#teamWinLossStatusAtGrounds("team1ODI.csv",teamName="Team1",opposition=c("Team2","Team3","Team4"),homeOrAway=c("home","away","neutral"),matchType="ODI",plot=TRUE)

3c. ODI – Plot time lines of wins and losses

#Plot the time line of wins/losses of Bangladesh ODI team between 2 dates all venues
#plotTimelineofWinsLosses("team1ODI.csv",team="Team1",startDate=<start date> ,endDa#te=<end date>,matchType="ODI")

#Plot the time line of wins/losses against specific opposition between 2 dates
#plotTimelineofWinsLosses("team1ODI.csv",team="Team1",opposition=c("Team2","Team2"), homeOrAway=c("home",away","neutral"), startDate=<start date>,endDate=<end date> ,matchType="ODI")

4a. T20 – Analyzing test performances against opposition

#df <- teamWinLossStatusVsOpposition("teamT20.csv",teamName="Team1",opposition=c("all"),homeOrAway=c("all"),matchType="T20",plot=FALSE)
#head(df)

# Plot the performance of Team1 in T20s  against  all opposition at all venues
#teamWinLossStatusVsOpposition("teamT20.csv",teamName="Team1",opposition=c("all"),homeOrAway=c(all"),matchType="T20",plot=TRUE)

# Plot the performance of T20 Test team  against specific teams at home/away venues
#teamWinLossStatusVsOpposition("teamT20.csv",teamName="Team1",opposition=c("Team2","Team3","Team4"),homeOrAway=c("home","away","neutral"),matchType="T20",plot=TRUE)

4b. T20 – Analyzing test performances against opposition at different venues

#df <- teamWinLossStatusAtGrounds("teamT20.csv",teamName="Team1",opposition=c("all"),homeOrAway=c("all"),matchType="T20",plot=FALSE)
#head(df)

# Plot the performance of Team1s in ODIs specific ODI teams at all venues
#teamWinLossStatusAtGrounds("teamT20.csv",teamName="Team1",opposition=c("all"),homeOrAway=c(all"),matchType="T20",plot=TRUE)

# Plot the performance of Team1 against specific ODI teams at home/away venues
#teamWinLossStatusAtGrounds("teamT20.csv",teamName="Team1",opposition=c("Team2","Team3","Team4"),homeOrAway=c("home","away","neutral"),matchType="T20",plot=TRUE)

4c. T20 – Plot time lines of wins and losses

#Plot the time line of wins/losses of Bangladesh ODI team between 2 dates all venues
#plotTimelineofWinsLosses("teamT20.csv",team="Team1",startDate=<start date> ,endDa#te=<end date>,matchType="T20")

#Plot the time line of wins/losses against specific opposition between 2 dates
#plotTimelineofWinsLosses("teamT20.csv",team="Team1",opposition=c("Team2","Team2"), homeOrAway=c("home",away","neutral"), startDate=<start date>,endDate=<end date> ,matchType="T20")

Key Findings

Analysis of batsman

Analysis of bowlers

Analysis of teams

Conclusion

Using the above template, analysis can be done for both batsmen and bowlers in Test, ODI and T20. Also analysis of any any team in Test, ODI and T20 against other specific opposition, at home/away and neutral venues can be performed.

Have fun with cricketr!!

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5. Cricpy takes a swing at the ODIs
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