# Statistical Analysis of Cricket

## Batting Statistics

This graph shows a plot of batting strike rate versus
batting average for all Test and ODI cricket players for whom these
statistics can be calculated and who have batted 20 or more innings, as of 15 January, 2004. Move the mouse pointer
over the graph to display the names of significant batsmen in particular regions of the graph.

Statistic | Test | ODI |

Number of points | 278 | 421 |

Correlation Coefficient | 0.414 | 0.248 |

Minimum Batting Average | 2.00 | 3.77 |

Maximum Batting Average | 58.29 | 54.86 |

Mean Batting Average | 25.61 | 23.46 |

Median Batting Average | 25.04 | 23.35 |

Batting Average Standard Deviation | 13.11 | 10.26 |

Batting Average Kurtosis | -0.715 | -0.669 |

Minimum Strike Rate | 17.62 | 32.12 |

Maximum Strike Rate | 83.26 | 104.89 |

Mean Strike Rate | 42.80 | 68.17 |

Median Strike Rate | 41.96 | 67.95 |

Strike Rate Standard Deviation | 10.58 | 12.01 |

Strike Rate Kurtosis | 0.692 | 0.545 |

This table shows that the means and medians of batting averages and strike rates are similar in both Tests and ODIs.
In each case the median is slightly lower than the mean, as expected for a distribution bounded at the the lower end only.
The distribution of batting averages is platykurtic in both forms of cricket, indicating a distribution flatter than a
normal distribution. The distributions of strike rates are however leptokurtic, indicating they are more centrally peaked
than a normal distribution. These features can be seen on the histograms of
batting average and
batting strike rate.

Strike rates and batting averages are significantly correlated in both Tests and ODIs, with a much stronger correlation
in Test matches.

## Bowling Statistics

This graph shows a plot of bowling economy rate versus
bowling average for all Test and ODI cricket players for whom these
statistics can be calculated and who have batted 20 or more innings, as of 15 January, 2004. Move the mouse pointer
over the graph to display the names of significant bowlers in particular regions of the graph.

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