Monday, March 15, 2010

Lies, Damn Lies, Statistics and Graphics

I have only just started playing with  Cricinfo's hawkeye facility and what a time consumer it is for us registered cricketing trainspotters.

What does it all mean? A lot if you are a commentator looking for a sound bite but perhaps less for those who want to know what will happen next. It pays to remember the "Gamblers Fallacy" principle - the past can be a poor predictor of the very next event - or ten heads do not make a tail!

For the record the image is of all the dot balls Alistair Cook faced against Bangladesh.

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