Cricpy performs granular analysis of players

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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

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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!!!

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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

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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!!!

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Introduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1. Get team data

1a. Test

The teams in Test cricket are included below

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

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

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

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

1b. ODI

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

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

1c T20

The T20 teams in the world are

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

2 Analysis of Test matches

The functions below perform analysis of Test teams

2a. Wins vs Loss against opposition

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

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















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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

3 ODI

The functions below perform analysis of ODI teams listed above

3a. Wins vs Loss against opposition ODI teams

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

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

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















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

 

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

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
























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

 

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


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























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

 

4 Twenty 20

The functions below perform analysis of Twenty 20 teams listed above

4a. Wins vs Loss against opposition ODI teams

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

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

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

























#Plot the performance of Afghanistan T20 teams against all oppositions

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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





















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

Conclusion

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

Have fun with cricpy!!!

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My book ‘Cricket analytics with cricketr and cricpy’ is now on Amazon

‘Cricket analytics with cricketr and cricpy – Analytics harmony with R and Python’ is now available on Amazon in both paperback ($21.99) and kindle ($9.99/Rs 449) versions. The book includes analysis of cricketers using both my R package ‘cricketr’ and my python package ‘cricpy’ for all formats of the game namely Test, ODI and T20. Both packages use data from ESPN Cricinfo Statsguru. The paperback is available on Amazon for $21.99 and the kindle version is available for $9.99/Rs 449

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The book includes the following chapters

CONTENTS

Introduction 7
1. Cricket analytics with cricketr 9
1.1. Introducing cricketr! : An R package to analyze performances of cricketers 10
1.2. Taking cricketr for a spin – Part 1 48
1.2. cricketr digs the Ashes! 69
1.3. cricketr plays the ODIs! 97
1.4. cricketr adapts to the Twenty20 International! 139
1.5. Sixer – R package cricketr’s new Shiny avatar 168
1.6. Re-introducing cricketr! : An R package to analyze performances of cricketers 178
1.7. cricketr sizes up legendary All-rounders of yesteryear 233
1.8. cricketr flexes new muscles: The final analysis 277
1.9. The Clash of the Titans in Test and ODI cricket 300
1.10. Analyzing performances of cricketers using cricketr template 338
2. Cricket analytics with cricpy 352
2.1 Introducing cricpy:A python package to analyze performances of cricketers 353
2.2 Cricpy takes a swing at the ODIs 405
Analysis of Top 4 batsman 448
2.3 Cricpy takes guard for the Twenty20s 449
2.4 Analyzing batsmen and bowlers with cricpy template 490
9. Average runs against different opposing teams 493
3. Other cricket posts in R 500
3.1 Analyzing cricket’s batting legends – Through the mirage with R 500
3.2 Mirror, mirror … the best batsman of them all? 527
4. Appendix 541
Cricket analysis with Machine Learning using Octave 541
4.1 Informed choices through Machine Learning – Analyzing Kohli, Tendulkar and Dravid 542
4.2 Informed choices through Machine Learning-2 Pitting together Kumble, Kapil, Chandra 555
Further reading 569
Important Links 570

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7. Computer Vision: Ramblings on derivatives, histograms and contours

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Analyzing batsmen and bowlers with cricpy template

Introduction

This post shows how you can analyze batsmen and bowlers of Test, ODI and T20s using cricpy templates, using data from ESPN Cricinfo.

The cricpy package

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  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

1. For Test players use batting and bowling.
2. For ODI use batting and bowling
3. For T20 use T20 Batting T20 Bowling

Please mindful of the  ESPN Cricinfo Terms of Use

My posts on Cripy were
a. Introducing cricpy:A python package to analyze performances of cricketers
b. Cricpy takes a swing at the ODIs
c. 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 from Github at cricpy-template. You can uncomment the functions and use them.

Cricpy can now analyze performances of teams in Test, ODI and T20 cricket see Cricpy adds team analytics to its arsenal!!

This post is also hosted on Rpubs at Int

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

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Untitled

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)

Clone/download this cricpy template for your own analysis of players. This can be done using RStudio or IPython notebooks from Github at cricpy-template

Important note: Do check out my other posts using cricpy at cricpy-posts

Key Findings

Analysis of Top 4 batsman

Analysis of Top 3 bowlers

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Cricpy takes guard for the Twenty20s

There are two ways to write error-free programs; only the third one works.”” Alan J. Perlis

Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the universe is winning. ” Rick Cook

My software never has bugs. It just develops random features.” Anon

If you make an ass out of yourself, there will always be someone to ride you.” Bruce Lee

Introduction

This is the 3rd and final post on cricpy, and is a continuation to my 2 earlier posts

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

Cricpy, is the python avatar of my R package ‘cricketr’. To know more about my R package cricketr see Re-introducing cricketr! : An R package to analyze performances of cricketers

With this post  cricpy, like cricketr, now becomes omnipotent, and is now capable of handling Test, ODI and T20 matches.

Cricpy uses the statistics info available in ESPN Cricinfo Statsguru.

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

Cricpy can now analyze performances of teams in Test, ODI and T20 cricket see Cricpy adds team analytics to its arsenal!!

This post is also hosted on Rpubs at Int

This post is also hosted on Rpubs at Cricpy takes guard for the Twenty 20s. You can also download the pdf version of this post at cricpy-TT.pdf

You can fork/clone the package at Github cricpy

Note: If you would like to do a similar analysis for a different set of batsman and bowlers, you can clone/download my skeleton cricpy-template from Github (which is the R Markdown file I have used for the analysis below). You will only need to make appropriate changes for the players you are interested in. The functions can be executed in RStudio or in a IPython notebook.

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The cricpy package

The data for a particular player in Twenty20s can be obtained with the getPlayerDataTT() function. To do this you will need to go to T20 Batting and T20 Bowling and click the player you are interested in This will bring up a page which have the profile number for the player e.g. for Virat Kohli this would be http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/player/253802.html. Hence,this can be used to get the data for Virat Kohlias shown below

The cricpy package is a clone of my R package cricketr. The signature of all the python functions are identical with that of its clone ‘cricketr’, with only the necessary variations between Python and R. It may be useful to look at my post R vs Python: Different similarities and similar differences. In fact if you are familar with one of the languages you can look up the package in the other and you will notice the parallel constructs.

You can fork/clone the package at Github cricpy

Note: The charts are self-explanatory and I have not added much of my own interpretation to it. Do look at the plots closely and check out the performances for yourself.

1 Importing cricpy – Python

# Install the package
# Do a pip install cricpy
# Import cricpy
import cricpy.analytics as ca 

2. Invoking functions with Python package cricpy

import cricpy.analytics as ca 
ca.batsman4s("./kohli.csv","Virat Kohli")

3. Getting help from cricpy – Python

import cricpy.analytics as ca 
help(ca.getPlayerDataTT)
## Help on function getPlayerDataTT in module cricpy.analytics:
## 
## getPlayerDataTT(profile, opposition='', host='', dir='./data', file='player001.csv', type='batting', homeOrAway=[1, 2, 3], result=[1, 2, 3, 5], create=True)
##     Get the Twenty20 International player data from ESPN Cricinfo based on specific inputs and store in a file in a given directory~
##     
##     Description
##     
##     Get the Twenty20 player data given the profile of the batsman/bowler. The allowed inputs are home,away, neutralboth and won,lost,tied or no result of matches. The data is stored in a <player>.csv file in a directory specified. This function also returns a data frame of the player
##     
##     Usage
##     
##     getPlayerDataTT(profile, opposition="",host="",dir = "./data", file = "player001.csv", 
##     type = "batting", homeOrAway = c(1, 2, 3), result = c(1, 2, 3,5))
##     Arguments
##     
##     profile     
##     This is the profile number of the player to get data. This can be obtained from http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/index.html. Type the name of the player and click search. This will display the details of the player. Make a note of the profile ID. For e.g For Virat Kohli this turns out to be 253802 http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/player/35263.html. Hence the profile for Sehwag is 35263
##     opposition  
##     The numerical value of the opposition country e.g.Australia,India, England etc. The values are Afghanistan:40,Australia:2,Bangladesh:25,England:1,Hong Kong:19,India:6,Ireland:29, New Zealand:5,Pakistan:7,Scotland:30,South Africa:3,Sri Lanka:8,United Arab Emirates:27, West Indies:4, Zimbabwe:9; Note: If no value is entered for opposition then all teams are considered
##     host        
##     The numerical value of the host country e.g.Australia,India, England etc. The values are Australia:2,Bangladesh:25,England:1,India:6,New Zealand:5, South Africa:3,Sri Lanka:8,United States of America:11,West Indies:4, Zimbabwe:9 Note: If no value is entered for host then all host countries are considered
##     dir 
##     Name of the directory to store the player data into. If not specified the data is stored in a default directory "./data". Default="./data"
##     file        
##     Name of the file to store the data into for e.g. kohli.csv. This can be used for subsequent functions. Default="player001.csv"
##     type        
##     type of data required. This can be "batting" or "bowling"
##     homeOrAway  
##     This is vector with either or all 1,2, 3. 1 is for home 2 is for away, 3 is for neutral venue
##     result      
##     This is a vector that can take values 1,2,3,5. 1 - won match 2- lost match 3-tied 5- no result
##     Details
##     
##     More details can be found in my short video tutorial in Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9uMPFVsXsI
##     
##     Value
##     
##     Returns the player's dataframe
##     
##     Note
##     
##     Maintainer: Tinniam V Ganesh <tvganesh.85@gmail.com>
##     
##     Author(s)
##     
##     Tinniam V Ganesh
##     
##     References
##     
##     http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/stats/index.html
##     https://gigadom.wordpress.com/
##     
##     See Also
##     
##     bowlerWktRateTT getPlayerData
##     
##     Examples
##     
##     ## Not run: 
##     # Only away. Get data only for won and lost innings
##     kohli =getPlayerDataTT(253802,dir="../cricketr/data", file="kohli1.csv",
##     type="batting")
##     
##     # Get bowling data and store in file for future
##     ashwin = getPlayerDataTT(26421,dir="../cricketr/data",file="ashwin1.csv",
##     type="bowling")
##     
##     kohli =getPlayerDataTT(253802,opposition = 2,host=2,dir="../cricketr/data", 
##     file="kohli1.csv",type="batting")

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

4. Get the Twenty20 player data for a player using the function getPlayerDataOD()

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. kohli.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 getPlayerDataTT for all subsequent analyses

import cricpy.analytics as ca
#kohli=ca.getPlayerDataTT(253802,dir=".",file="kohli.csv",type="batting")
#guptill=ca.getPlayerDataTT(226492,dir=".",file="guptill.csv",type="batting")
#shahzad=ca.getPlayerDataTT(419873,dir=".",file="shahzad.csv",type="batting")
#mccullum=ca.getPlayerDataTT(37737,dir=".",file="mccullum.csv",type="batting")

Included below are some of the functions that can be used for ODI batsmen and bowlers. For this I have chosen, Virat Kohli, ‘the run machine’ who is on-track for breaking many of the Test, ODI and Twenty20 records

5 Virat Kohli’s performance – Basic Analyses

The 3 plots below provide the following for Virat Kohli in T20s

  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("./kohli.csv","Virat Kohli")

ca.batsmanMeanStrikeRate("./kohli.csv","Virat Kohli")

ca.batsmanRunsRanges("./kohli.csv","Virat Kohli")

6. More analyses

import cricpy.analytics as ca
ca.batsman4s("./kohli.csv","Virat Kohli")

ca.batsman6s("./kohli.csv","Virat Kohli")

ca.batsmanDismissals("./kohli.csv","Virat Kohli")

ca.batsmanScoringRateODTT("./kohli.csv","Virat Kohli")

7. 3D scatter plot and prediction plane

The plots below show the 3D scatter plot of Kohli’s 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("./kohli.csv","Virat Kohli")

8. Average runs at different venues

The plot below gives the average runs scored by Kohli 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("./kohli.csv","Virat Kohli")

9. Average runs against different opposing teams

This plot computes the average runs scored by Kohli against different countries.

import cricpy.analytics as ca
ca.batsmanAvgRunsOpposition("./kohli.csv","Virat Kohli")

10 . Highest Runs Likelihood

The plot below shows the Runs Likelihood for a batsman. For this the performance of Kohli is plotted as a 3D scatter plot with Runs versus Balls Faced + Minutes at crease. K-Means. The centroids of 3 clusters are computed and plotted. In this plot Kohli’s highest tendencies are computed and plotted using K-Means

import cricpy.analytics as ca
ca.batsmanRunsLikelihood("./kohli.csv","Virat Kohli")

11. A look at the Top 4 batsman – Kohli,  Guptill, Shahzad and McCullum

The following batsmen have been very prolific in Twenty20 cricket and will be used for the analyses

  1. Virat Kohli: Runs – 2167, Average:49.25 ,Strike rate-136.11
  2. MJ Guptill : Runs -2271, Average:34.4 ,Strike rate-132.88
  3. Mohammed Shahzad :Runs – 1936, Average:31.22 ,Strike rate-134.81
  4. BB McCullum : Runs – 2140, Average:35.66 ,Strike rate-136.21

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("./kohli.csv","Virat Kohli")

ca.batsmanPerfBoxHist("./guptill.csv","M J Guptill")

ca.batsmanPerfBoxHist("./shahzad.csv","M Shahzad")

ca.batsmanPerfBoxHist("./mccullum.csv","BB McCullum")

13 Moving Average of runs in career

Take a look at the Moving Average across the career of the Top 4 Twenty20 batsmen.

import cricpy.analytics as ca
ca.batsmanMovingAverage("./kohli.csv","Virat Kohli")

ca.batsmanMovingAverage("./guptill.csv","M J Guptill")
#ca.batsmanMovingAverage("./shahzad.csv","M Shahzad") # Gives error. Check!

ca.batsmanMovingAverage("./mccullum.csv","BB McCullum")

14 Cumulative Average runs of batsman in career

This function provides the cumulative average runs of the batsman over the career.Kohli’s average tops around 45 runs around 43 innings, though there is a dip downwards

import cricpy.analytics as ca
ca.batsmanCumulativeAverageRuns("./kohli.csv","Virat Kohli")

ca.batsmanCumulativeAverageRuns("./guptill.csv","M J Guptill")

ca.batsmanCumulativeAverageRuns("./shahzad.csv","M Shahzad")

ca.batsmanCumulativeAverageRuns("./mccullum.csv","BB McCullum")

15 Cumulative Average strike rate of batsman in career

Kohli, Guptill and McCullum average a strike rate of 125+

import cricpy.analytics as ca
ca.batsmanCumulativeStrikeRate("./kohli.csv","Virat Kohli")

ca.batsmanCumulativeStrikeRate("./guptill.csv","M J Guptill")

ca.batsmanCumulativeStrikeRate("./shahzad.csv","M Shahzad")

ca.batsmanCumulativeStrikeRate("./mccullum.csv","BB McCullum")

16 Relative Batsman Cumulative Average Runs

The plot below compares the Relative cumulative average runs of the batsman. Kohli is way above all the other 3 batsmen. Behind Kohli is McCullum and then Guptill

import cricpy.analytics as ca
frames = ["./kohli.csv","./guptill.csv","./shahzad.csv","./mccullum.csv"]
names = ["Kohli","Guptill","Shahzad","McCullumn"]
ca.relativeBatsmanCumulativeAvgRuns(frames,names)

17. Relative Batsman Strike Rate

The plot below gives the relative Runs Frequency Percetages for each 10 run bucket. The plot below show that Kohli tops the overall strike rate followed by McCullum and then Guptill

import cricpy.analytics as ca
frames = ["./kohli.csv","./guptill.csv","./shahzad.csv","./mccullum.csv"]
names = ["Kohli","Guptill","Shahzad","McCullum"]
ca.relativeBatsmanCumulativeStrikeRate(frames,names)

18. 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 3D prediction plane is fitted

import cricpy.analytics as ca
ca.battingPerf3d("./kohli.csv","Virat Kohli")

ca.battingPerf3d("./guptill.csv","M J Guptill")

ca.battingPerf3d("./shahzad.csv","M Shahzad")

ca.battingPerf3d("./mccullum.csv","BB McCullum")

19. 3D plot of Runs vs Balls Faced and Minutes at Crease

Guptill and McCullum have a large percentage of sixes in comparison to the 4s. Kohli has a relative lower number of 6s

import cricpy.analytics as ca
frames = ["./kohli.csv","./guptill.csv","./shahzad.csv","./mccullum.csv"]
names = ["Kohli","Guptill","Shahzad","McCullum"]
ca.batsman4s6s(frames,names)

20. 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})
kohli= ca.batsmanRunsPredict("./kohli.csv",newDF,"Kohli")
print(kohli)
##             BF        Mins        Runs
## 0    10.000000   30.000000   14.753153
## 1    37.857143   70.714286   55.963333
## 2    65.714286  111.428571   97.173513
## 3    93.571429  152.142857  138.383693
## 4   121.428571  192.857143  179.593873
## 5   149.285714  233.571429  220.804053
## 6   177.142857  274.285714  262.014233
## 7   205.000000  315.000000  303.224414
## 8   232.857143  355.714286  344.434594
## 9   260.714286  396.428571  385.644774
## 10  288.571429  437.142857  426.854954
## 11  316.428571  477.857143  468.065134
## 12  344.285714  518.571429  509.275314
## 13  372.142857  559.285714  550.485494
## 14  400.000000  600.000000  591.695674

21 Analysis of Top Bowlers

The following 4 bowlers have had an excellent career and will be used for the analysis

  1. Shakib Hasan:Wickets: 80, Average = 21.07, Economy Rate – 6.74
  2. Mohammed Nabi : Wickets: 67, Average = 24.25, Economy Rate – 7.13
  3. Rashid Khan: Wickets: 64, Average = 12.40, Economy Rate – 6.01
  4. Imran Tahir : Wickets:62, Average – 14.95, Economy Rate – 6.77

22. Get the bowler’s data

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
#shakib=ca.getPlayerDataTT(56143,dir=".",file="shakib.csv",type="bowling")
#nabi=ca.getPlayerDataOD(25913,dir=".",file="nabi.csv",type="bowling")
#rashid=ca.getPlayerDataOD(793463,dir=".",file="rashid.csv",type="bowling")
#tahir=ca.getPlayerDataOD(40618,dir=".",file="tahir.csv",type="bowling")

23. Wicket Frequency Plot

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

import cricpy.analytics as ca
ca.bowlerWktsFreqPercent("./shakib.csv","Shakib Al Hasan")

ca.bowlerWktsFreqPercent("./nabi.csv","Mohammad Nabi")

ca.bowlerWktsFreqPercent("./rashid.csv","Rashid Khan")

ca.bowlerWktsFreqPercent("./tahir.csv","Imran Tahir")

24. 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("./shakib.csv","Shakib Al Hasan")

ca.bowlerWktsRunsPlot("./nabi.csv","Mohammad Nabi")

ca.bowlerWktsRunsPlot("./rashid.csv","Rashid Khan")

ca.bowlerWktsRunsPlot("./tahir.csv","Imran Tahir")

25 Average wickets at different venues

The plot gives the average wickets taken by Muralitharan at different venues.

import cricpy.analytics as ca
ca.bowlerAvgWktsGround("./shakib.csv","Shakib Al Hasan")

ca.bowlerAvgWktsGround("./nabi.csv","Mohammad Nabi")

ca.bowlerAvgWktsGround("./rashid.csv","Rashid Khan")

ca.bowlerAvgWktsGround("./tahir.csv","Imran Tahir")

26 Average wickets against different opposition

The plot gives the average wickets taken by Muralitharan against different countries. The x-axis also includes the number of innings against each team

import cricpy.analytics as ca
ca.bowlerAvgWktsOpposition("./shakib.csv","Shakib Al Hasan")

ca.bowlerAvgWktsOpposition("./nabi.csv","Mohammad Nabi")

ca.bowlerAvgWktsOpposition("./rashid.csv","Rashid Khan")

ca.bowlerAvgWktsOpposition("./tahir.csv","Imran Tahir")

27 Wickets taken moving average

From the plot below it can be see

import cricpy.analytics as ca
ca.bowlerMovingAverage("./shakib.csv","Shakib Al Hasan")

ca.bowlerMovingAverage("./nabi.csv","Mohammad Nabi")

ca.bowlerMovingAverage("./rashid.csv","Rashid Khan")

ca.bowlerMovingAverage("./tahir.csv","Imran Tahir")

28 Cumulative average wickets taken

The plots below give the cumulative average wickets taken by the bowlers. Rashid Khan has been the most effective with almost 2.28 wickets per match

import cricpy.analytics as ca
ca.bowlerCumulativeAvgWickets("./shakib.csv","Shakib Al Hasan")

ca.bowlerCumulativeAvgWickets("./nabi.csv","Mohammad Nabi")

ca.bowlerCumulativeAvgWickets("./rashid.csv","Rashid Khan")

ca.bowlerCumulativeAvgWickets("./tahir.csv","Imran Tahir")

29 Cumulative average economy rate

The plots below give the cumulative average economy rate of the bowlers. Rashid Khan has the nest economy rate followed by Mohammed Nabi

import cricpy.analytics as ca
ca.bowlerCumulativeAvgEconRate("./shakib.csv","Shakib Al Hasan")

ca.bowlerCumulativeAvgEconRate("./nabi.csv","Mohammad Nabi")

ca.bowlerCumulativeAvgEconRate("./rashid.csv","Rashid Khan")

ca.bowlerCumulativeAvgEconRate("./tahir.csv","Imran Tahir")

30 Relative cumulative average economy rate of bowlers

The Relative cumulative economy rate is given below. It can be seen that Rashid Khan has the best economy rate followed by Mohammed Nabi and then Imran Tahir

import cricpy.analytics as ca
frames = ["./shakib.csv","./nabi.csv","./rashid.csv","tahir.csv"]
names = ["Shakib Al Hasan","Mohammad Nabi","Rashid Khan", "Imran Tahir"]
ca.relativeBowlerCumulativeAvgEconRate(frames,names)

31 Relative Economy Rate against wickets taken

Rashid Khan has the best figures for wickets between 2-3.5 wickets. Mohammed Nabi pips Rashid Khan when takes a haul of 4 wickets.

import cricpy.analytics as ca
frames = ["./shakib.csv","./nabi.csv","./rashid.csv","tahir.csv"]
names = ["Shakib Al Hasan","Mohammad Nabi","Rashid Khan", "Imran Tahir"]
ca.relativeBowlingER(frames,names)

32 Relative cumulative average wickets of bowlers in career

Rashid has the best performance with cumulative average wickets. He is followed by Imran Tahir in the wicket haul, followed by Shakib Al Hasan

import cricpy.analytics as ca
frames = ["./shakib.csv","./nabi.csv","./rashid.csv","tahir.csv"]
names = ["Shakib Al Hasan","Mohammad Nabi","Rashid Khan", "Imran Tahir"]
ca.relativeBowlerCumulativeAvgWickets(frames,names)

33. Key Findings

The plots above capture some of the capabilities and features of my cricpy package. Feel free to install the package and try it out. Please do keep in mind ESPN Cricinfo’s Terms of Use.

Here are the main findings from the analysis above

Analysis of Top 4 batsman

The analysis of the Top 4 test batsman Kohli, Guptill, Shahzad and McCullum
1.Kohli has the best overall cumulative average runs and towers over everybody else
2. Kohli, Guptill and McCullum has a very good strike rate of around 125+
3. Guptill and McCullum have a larger percentage of sixes as compared to Kohli
4. Rashid Khan has the best cumulative average wickets, followed by Imran Tahir and then Shakib Al Hasan
5. Rashid Khan is the most economical bowler, followed by Mohammed Nabi

You can fork/clone the package at Github cricpy

Conclusion

Cricpy now has almost all the functions and functionalities of my R package cricketr. There are still a few more features that need to be added to cricpy. I intend to do this as and when I find time.

Go ahead, take cricpy for a spin! Hope you enjoy the ride!

Watch this space!!!

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Cricpy takes a swing at the ODIs

No computer has ever been designed that is ever aware of what it’s doing; but most of the time, we aren’t either.” Marvin Minksy

“The competent programmer is fully aware of the limited size of his own skull. He therefore approaches his task with full humility, and avoids clever tricks like the plague” Edgser Djikstra

Introduction

In this post, cricpy, the Python avatar of my R package cricketr, learns some new tricks to be able to handle ODI matches. To know more about my R package cricketr see Re-introducing cricketr! : An R package to analyze performances of cricketers

Cricpy uses the statistics info available in ESPN Cricinfo Statsguru. The current version of this package supports only Test cricket

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

Cricpy can now analyze performances of teams in Test, ODI and T20 cricket see Cricpy adds team analytics to its arsenal!!

This post is also hosted on Rpubs at Int

To know how to use cricpy see Introducing cricpy:A python package to analyze performances of cricketers. To the original version of cricpy, I have added 3 new functions for ODI. The earlier functions work for Test and ODI.

This post is also hosted on Rpubs at Cricpy takes a swing at the ODIs. You can also down the pdf version of this post at cricpy-odi.pdf

You can fork/clone the package at Github cricpy

Note: If you would like to do a similar analysis for a different set of batsman and bowlers, you can clone/download my skeleton cricpy-template from Github (which is the R Markdown file I have used for the analysis below). You will only need to make appropriate changes for the players you are interested in. The functions can be executed in RStudio or in a IPython notebook.

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The cricpy package

The data for a particular player in ODI can be obtained with the getPlayerDataOD() function. To do you will need to go to ESPN CricInfo Player and type in the name of the player for e.g Virat Kohli, Virendar Sehwag, Chris Gayle etc. This will bring up a page which have the profile number for the player e.g. for Virat Kohli this would be http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/player/253802.html. Hence, Kohli’s profile is 253802. This can be used to get the data for Virat Kohlis shown below

The cricpy package is a clone of my R package cricketr. The signature of all the python functions are identical with that of its clone ‘cricketr’, with only the necessary variations between Python and R. It may be useful to look at my post R vs Python: Different similarities and similar differences. In fact if you are familar with one of the lanuguages you can look up the package in the other and you will notice the parallel constructs.

You can fork/clone the package at Github cricpy

Note: The charts are self-explanatory and I have not added much of my owy interpretation to it. Do look at the plots closely and check out the performances for yourself.

1 Importing cricpy – Python

# Install the package
# Do a pip install cricpy
# Import cricpy
import cricpy.analytics as ca 

2. Invoking functions with Python package crlcpy

import cricpy.analytics as ca 
ca.batsman4s("./kohli.csv","Virat Kohli")

3. Getting help from cricpy – Python

import cricpy.analytics as ca 
help(ca.getPlayerDataOD)
## Help on function getPlayerDataOD in module cricpy.analytics:
## 
## getPlayerDataOD(profile, opposition='', host='', dir='./data', file='player001.csv', type='batting', homeOrAway=[1, 2, 3], result=[1, 2, 3, 5], create=True)
##     Get the One day player data from ESPN Cricinfo based on specific inputs and store in a file in a given directory
##     
##     Description
##     
##     Get the player data given the profile of the batsman. The allowed inputs are home,away or both and won,lost or draw of matches. The data is stored in a .csv file in a directory specified. This function also returns a data frame of the player
##     
##     Usage
##     
##     getPlayerDataOD(profile, opposition="",host="",dir = "../", file = "player001.csv", 
##     type = "batting", homeOrAway = c(1, 2, 3), result = c(1, 2, 3,5))
##     Arguments
##     
##     profile     
##     This is the profile number of the player to get data. This can be obtained from http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/index.html. Type the name of the player and click search. This will display the details of the player. Make a note of the profile ID. For e.g For Virender Sehwag this turns out to be http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/player/35263.html. Hence the profile for Sehwag is 35263
##     opposition      The numerical value of the opposition country e.g.Australia,India, England etc. The values are Australia:2,Bangladesh:25,Bermuda:12, England:1,Hong Kong:19,India:6,Ireland:29, Netherlands:15,New Zealand:5,Pakistan:7,Scotland:30,South Africa:3,Sri Lanka:8,United Arab Emirates:27, West Indies:4, Zimbabwe:9; Africa XI:405 Note: If no value is entered for opposition then all teams are considered
##     host            The numerical value of the host country e.g.Australia,India, England etc. The values are Australia:2,Bangladesh:25,England:1,India:6,Ireland:29,Malaysia:16,New Zealand:5,Pakistan:7, Scotland:30,South Africa:3,Sri Lanka:8,United Arab Emirates:27,West Indies:4, Zimbabwe:9 Note: If no value is entered for host then all host countries are considered
##     dir 
##     Name of the directory to store the player data into. If not specified the data is stored in a default directory "../data". Default="../data"
##     file        
##     Name of the file to store the data into for e.g. tendulkar.csv. This can be used for subsequent functions. Default="player001.csv"
##     type        
##     type of data required. This can be "batting" or "bowling"
##     homeOrAway  
##     This is vector with either or all 1,2, 3. 1 is for home 2 is for away, 3 is for neutral venue
##     result      
##     This is a vector that can take values 1,2,3,5. 1 - won match 2- lost match 3-tied 5- no result
##     Details
##     
##     More details can be found in my short video tutorial in Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9uMPFVsXsI
##     
##     Value
##     
##     Returns the player's dataframe
##     
##     Note
##     
##     Maintainer: Tinniam V Ganesh <tvganesh.85@gmail.com>
##     
##     Author(s)
##     
##     Tinniam V Ganesh
##     
##     References
##     
##     http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/stats/index.html
##     https://gigadom.wordpress.com/
##     
##     See Also
##     
##     getPlayerDataSp getPlayerData
##     
##     Examples
##     
##     
##     ## Not run: 
##     # Both home and away. Result = won,lost and drawn
##     sehwag =getPlayerDataOD(35263,dir="../cricketr/data", file="sehwag1.csv",
##     type="batting", homeOrAway=[1,2],result=[1,2,3,4])
##     
##     # Only away. Get data only for won and lost innings
##     sehwag = getPlayerDataOD(35263,dir="../cricketr/data", file="sehwag2.csv",
##     type="batting",homeOrAway=[2],result=[1,2])
##     
##     # Get bowling data and store in file for future
##     malinga = getPlayerData(49758,dir="../cricketr/data",file="malinga1.csv",
##     type="bowling")
##     
##     # Get Dhoni's ODI record in Australia against Australua
##     dhoni = getPlayerDataOD(28081,opposition = 2,host=2,dir=".",
##     file="dhoniVsAusinAusOD",type="batting")
##     
##     ## End(Not run)

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

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

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. kohli.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 getPlayerDataOD for all subsequent analyses

import cricpy.analytics as ca
#sehwag=ca.getPlayerDataOD(35263,dir=".",file="sehwag.csv",type="batting")
#kohli=ca.getPlayerDataOD(253802,dir=".",file="kohli.csv",type="batting")
#jayasuriya=ca.getPlayerDataOD(49209,dir=".",file="jayasuriya.csv",type="batting")
#gayle=ca.getPlayerDataOD(51880,dir=".",file="gayle.csv",type="batting")

Included below are some of the functions that can be used for ODI batsmen and bowlers. For this I have chosen, Virat Kohli, ‘the run machine’ who is on-track for breaking many of the Test & ODI records

5 Virat Kohli’s performance – Basic Analyses

The 3 plots below provide the following for Virat Kohli

  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("./kohli.csv","Virat Kohli")

ca.batsmanMeanStrikeRate("./kohli.csv","Virat Kohli")

ca.batsmanRunsRanges("./kohli.csv","Virat Kohli")

6. More analyses

import cricpy.analytics as ca
ca.batsman4s("./kohli.csv","Virat Kohli")

ca.batsman6s("./kohli.csv","Virat Kohli")

ca.batsmanDismissals("./kohli.csv","Virat Kohli")

ca.batsmanScoringRateODTT("./kohli.csv","Virat Kohli")


7. 3D scatter plot and prediction plane

The plots below show the 3D scatter plot of Kohli’s 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("./kohli.csv","Virat Kohli")

Average runs at different venues

The plot below gives the average runs scored by Kohli 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("./kohli.csv","Virat Kohli")

9. Average runs against different opposing teams

This plot computes the average runs scored by Kohli against different countries.

import cricpy.analytics as ca
ca.batsmanAvgRunsOpposition("./kohli.csv","Virat Kohli")

10 . Highest Runs Likelihood

The plot below shows the Runs Likelihood for a batsman. For this the performance of Kohli is plotted as a 3D scatter plot with Runs versus Balls Faced + Minutes at crease. K-Means. The centroids of 3 clusters are computed and plotted. In this plot Kohli’s highest tendencies are computed and plotted using K-Means

import cricpy.analytics as ca
ca.batsmanRunsLikelihood("./kohli.csv","Virat Kohli")

A look at the Top 4 batsman – Kohli, Jayasuriya, Sehwag and Gayle

The following batsmen have been very prolific in ODI cricket and will be used for the analyses

  1. Virat Kohli: Runs – 10232, Average:59.83 ,Strike rate-92.88
  2. Sanath Jayasuriya : Runs – 13430, Average:32.36 ,Strike rate-91.2
  3. Virendar Sehwag :Runs – 8273, Average:35.05 ,Strike rate-104.33
  4. Chris Gayle : Runs – 9727, Average:37.12 ,Strike rate-85.82

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("./kohli.csv","Virat Kohli")

ca.batsmanPerfBoxHist("./jayasuriya.csv","Sanath jayasuriya")

ca.batsmanPerfBoxHist("./gayle.csv","Chris Gayle")

ca.batsmanPerfBoxHist("./sehwag.csv","Virendar Sehwag")

13 Moving Average of runs in career

Take a look at the Moving Average across the career of the Top 4 (ignore the dip at the end of all plots. Need to check why this is so!). Kohli’s performance has been steadily improving over the years, so has Sehwag. Gayle seems to be on the way down

import cricpy.analytics as ca
ca.batsmanMovingAverage("./kohli.csv","Virat Kohli")

ca.batsmanMovingAverage("./jayasuriya.csv","Sanath jayasuriya")

ca.batsmanMovingAverage("./gayle.csv","Chris Gayle")

ca.batsmanMovingAverage("./sehwag.csv","Virendar Sehwag")

14 Cumulative Average runs of batsman in career

This function provides the cumulative average runs of the batsman over the career. Kohli seems to be getting better with time and reaches a cumulative average of 45+. Sehwag improves with time and reaches around 35+. Chris Gayle drops from 42 to 35

import cricpy.analytics as ca
ca.batsmanCumulativeAverageRuns("./kohli.csv","Virat Kohli")

ca.batsmanCumulativeAverageRuns("./jayasuriya.csv","Sanath jayasuriya")

ca.batsmanCumulativeAverageRuns("./gayle.csv","Chris Gayle")

ca.batsmanCumulativeAverageRuns("./sehwag.csv","Virendar Sehwag")

15 Cumulative Average strike rate of batsman in career

Sehwag has the best strike rate of almost 90. Kohli and Jayasuriya have a cumulative strike rate of 75.

import cricpy.analytics as ca
ca.batsmanCumulativeStrikeRate("./kohli.csv","Virat Kohli")

ca.batsmanCumulativeStrikeRate("./jayasuriya.csv","Sanath jayasuriya")

ca.batsmanCumulativeStrikeRate("./gayle.csv","Chris Gayle")

ca.batsmanCumulativeStrikeRate("./sehwag.csv","Virendar Sehwag")

16 Relative Batsman Cumulative Average Runs

The plot below compares the Relative cumulative average runs of the batsman . It can be seen that Virat Kohli towers above all others in the runs. He is followed by Chris Gayle and then Sehwag

import cricpy.analytics as ca
frames = ["./sehwag.csv","./gayle.csv","./jayasuriya.csv","./kohli.csv"]
names = ["Sehwag","Gayle","Jayasuriya","Kohli"]
ca.relativeBatsmanCumulativeAvgRuns(frames,names)

Relative Batsman Strike Rate

The plot below gives the relative Runs Frequency Percentages for each 10 run bucket. The plot below show Sehwag has the best strike rate, followed by Jayasuriya

import cricpy.analytics as ca
frames = ["./sehwag.csv","./gayle.csv","./jayasuriya.csv","./kohli.csv"]
names = ["Sehwag","Gayle","Jayasuriya","Kohli"]
ca.relativeBatsmanCumulativeStrikeRate(frames,names)

18. 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 3D prediction plane is fitted

import cricpy.analytics as ca
ca.battingPerf3d("./kohli.csv","Virat Kohli")

ca.battingPerf3d("./jayasuriya.csv","Sanath jayasuriya")

ca.battingPerf3d("./gayle.csv","Chris Gayle")

ca.battingPerf3d("./sehwag.csv","Virendar Sehwag")

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

From the plot below it can be seen that Sehwag has more runs by way of 4s than 1’s,2’s or 3s. Gayle and Jayasuriya have large number of 6s

import cricpy.analytics as ca
frames = ["./sehwag.csv","./kohli.csv","./gayle.csv","./jayasuriya.csv"]
names = ["Sehwag","Kohli","Gayle","Jayasuriya"]
ca.batsman4s6s(frames,names)

20. 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})
kohli= ca.batsmanRunsPredict("./kohli.csv",newDF,"Kohli")
print(kohli)
##             BF        Mins        Runs
## 0    10.000000   30.000000    6.807407
## 1    37.857143   70.714286   36.034833
## 2    65.714286  111.428571   65.262259
## 3    93.571429  152.142857   94.489686
## 4   121.428571  192.857143  123.717112
## 5   149.285714  233.571429  152.944538
## 6   177.142857  274.285714  182.171965
## 7   205.000000  315.000000  211.399391
## 8   232.857143  355.714286  240.626817
## 9   260.714286  396.428571  269.854244
## 10  288.571429  437.142857  299.081670
## 11  316.428571  477.857143  328.309096
## 12  344.285714  518.571429  357.536523
## 13  372.142857  559.285714  386.763949
## 14  400.000000  600.000000  415.991375

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

21 Analysis of Top Bowlers

The following 4 bowlers have had an excellent career and will be used for the analysis

  1. Muthiah Muralitharan:Wickets: 534, Average = 23.08, Economy Rate – 3.93
  2. Wasim Akram : Wickets: 502, Average = 23.52, Economy Rate – 3.89
  3. Shaun Pollock: Wickets: 393, Average = 24.50, Economy Rate – 3.67
  4. Javagal Srinath : Wickets:315, Average – 28.08, Economy Rate – 4.44

How do Muralitharan, Akram, Pollock and Srinath compare with one another with respect to wickets taken and the Economy Rate. The next set of plots compute and plot precisely these analyses.

22. Get the bowler’s data

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
#akram=ca.getPlayerDataOD(43547,dir=".",file="akram.csv",type="bowling")
#murali=ca.getPlayerDataOD(49636,dir=".",file="murali.csv",type="bowling")
#pollock=ca.getPlayerDataOD(46774,dir=".",file="pollock.csv",type="bowling")
#srinath=ca.getPlayerDataOD(34105,dir=".",file="srinath.csv",type="bowling")

23. Wicket Frequency Plot

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

import cricpy.analytics as ca
ca.bowlerWktsFreqPercent("./murali.csv","M Muralitharan")

ca.bowlerWktsFreqPercent("./akram.csv","Wasim Akram")

ca.bowlerWktsFreqPercent("./pollock.csv","Shaun Pollock")

ca.bowlerWktsFreqPercent("./srinath.csv","J Srinath")

24. 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. Murali’s median runs for wickets ia around 40 while Akram, Pollock and Srinath it is around 32+ runs. The spread around the median is larger for these 3 bowlers in comparison to Murali

import cricpy.analytics as ca
ca.bowlerWktsRunsPlot("./murali.csv","M Muralitharan")

ca.bowlerWktsRunsPlot("./akram.csv","Wasim Akram")

ca.bowlerWktsRunsPlot("./pollock.csv","Shaun Pollock")

ca.bowlerWktsRunsPlot("./srinath.csv","J Srinath")

25 Average wickets at different venues

The plot gives the average wickets taken by Muralitharan at different venues. McGrath best performances are at Centurion, Lord’s and Port of Spain averaging about 4 wickets. Kapil Dev’s does good at Kingston and Wellington. Anderson averages 4 wickets at Dunedin and Nagpur

import cricpy.analytics as ca
ca.bowlerAvgWktsGround("./murali.csv","M Muralitharan")

ca.bowlerAvgWktsGround("./akram.csv","Wasim Akram")

ca.bowlerAvgWktsGround("./pollock.csv","Shaun Pollock")

ca.bowlerAvgWktsGround("./srinath.csv","J Srinath")

26 Average wickets against different opposition

The plot gives the average wickets taken by Muralitharan against different countries. The x-axis also includes the number of innings against each team

import cricpy.analytics as ca
ca.bowlerAvgWktsOpposition("./murali.csv","M Muralitharan")

ca.bowlerAvgWktsOpposition("./akram.csv","Wasim Akram")

ca.bowlerAvgWktsOpposition("./pollock.csv","Shaun Pollock")

ca.bowlerAvgWktsOpposition("./srinath.csv","J Srinath")

27 Wickets taken moving average

From the plot below it can be see James Anderson has had a solid performance over the years averaging about wickets

import cricpy.analytics as ca
ca.bowlerMovingAverage("./murali.csv","M Muralitharan")

ca.bowlerMovingAverage("./akram.csv","Wasim Akram")

ca.bowlerMovingAverage("./pollock.csv","Shaun Pollock")

ca.bowlerMovingAverage("./srinath.csv","J Srinath")

28 Cumulative average wickets taken

The plots below give the cumulative average wickets taken by the bowlers. Muralitharan has consistently taken wickets at an average of 1.6 wickets per game. Shaun Pollock has an average of 1.5

import cricpy.analytics as ca
ca.bowlerCumulativeAvgWickets("./murali.csv","M Muralitharan")

ca.bowlerCumulativeAvgWickets("./akram.csv","Wasim Akram")

ca.bowlerCumulativeAvgWickets("./pollock.csv","Shaun Pollock")

ca.bowlerCumulativeAvgWickets("./srinath.csv","J Srinath")

29 Cumulative average economy rate

The plots below give the cumulative average economy rate of the bowlers. Pollock is the most economical, followed by Akram and then Murali

import cricpy.analytics as ca
ca.bowlerCumulativeAvgEconRate("./murali.csv","M Muralitharan")

ca.bowlerCumulativeAvgEconRate("./akram.csv","Wasim Akram")

ca.bowlerCumulativeAvgEconRate("./pollock.csv","Shaun Pollock")

ca.bowlerCumulativeAvgEconRate("./srinath.csv","J Srinath")

30 Relative cumulative average economy rate of bowlers

The Relative cumulative economy rate shows that Pollock is the most economical of the 4 bowlers. He is followed by Akram and then Murali

import cricpy.analytics as ca
frames = ["./srinath.csv","./akram.csv","./murali.csv","pollock.csv"]
names = ["J Srinath","Wasim Akram","M Muralitharan", "S Pollock"]
ca.relativeBowlerCumulativeAvgEconRate(frames,names)

31 Relative Economy Rate against wickets taken

Pollock is most economical vs number of wickets taken. Murali has the best figures for 4 wickets taken.

import cricpy.analytics as ca
frames = ["./srinath.csv","./akram.csv","./murali.csv","pollock.csv"]
names = ["J Srinath","Wasim Akram","M Muralitharan", "S Pollock"]
ca.relativeBowlingER(frames,names)

32 Relative cumulative average wickets of bowlers in career

The plot below shows that McGrath has the best overall cumulative average wickets. While the bowlers are neck to neck around 130 innings, you can see Muralitharan is most consistent and leads the pack after 150 innings in the number of wickets taken.

import cricpy.analytics as ca
frames = ["./srinath.csv","./akram.csv","./murali.csv","pollock.csv"]
names = ["J Srinath","Wasim Akram","M Muralitharan", "S Pollock"]
ca.relativeBowlerCumulativeAvgWickets(frames,names)

33. Key Findings

The plots above capture some of the capabilities and features of my cricpy package. Feel free to install the package and try it out. Please do keep in mind ESPN Cricinfo’s Terms of Use.

Here are the main findings from the analysis above

Analysis of Top 4 batsman

The analysis of the Top 4 test batsman Tendulkar, Kallis, Ponting and Sangakkara show the folliwing

  1. Kohli is a mean run machine and has been consistently piling on runs. Clearly records will lay shattered in days to come for Kohli
  2. Virendar Sehwag has the best strike rate of the 4, followed by Jayasuriya and then Kohli
  3. Shaun Pollock is the most economical of the bowlers followed by Wasim Akram
  4. Muralitharan is the most consistent wicket of the lot.

Important note: Do check out my other posts using cricpy at cricpy-posts

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