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dc.contributor.authorO'Donoghue, Peter
dc.contributor.othercmet = Peter O'Donoghue
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-25T13:31:32Z
dc.date.available2016-04-25T13:31:32Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationO'Donoghue, P. (2016) 'Wicket loss and risk taking during the 2011 and 2015 Cricket World Cups', International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 16(1), pp.80-95.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1474-8185
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/uwic/ujpa/2016/00000016/00000001/art00008#expand/collapse
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/7866
dc.descriptionThis article was published in International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport on 01 April 2016en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of the current investigation was to determine whether there is an optimal strategy in one-day international cricket and whether there is an even distribution of wickets during a 50 over innings. The investigation included 92 matches from the 2011 and 2015 Cricket World Cups. An initial study used required run rate at the start of overs within second innings as an indication of strategy required to reach the target number of runs. This suggested that teams played optimally when 8 to 10 runs were required per over. The second study revealed that batting teams within the both innings lost fewer wickets and scored fewer runs during the first half of innings than during the second half. Despite winning teams within matches losing wickets significantly later than losing teams, this pattern of an increasing run rate and an increasing rate of wicket loss was observed for both winning and losing teams. Teams are not awarded any additional runs for having wickets remaining at the end of the 50 overs. International teams may be more successful if they are prepared to risk losing more wickets in the first half of innings in an attempt to score runs.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherCardiff Metropolitan Universityen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInternational Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport
dc.subjectrun rateen_US
dc.subjectone-day cricketen_US
dc.titleWicket loss and risk taking during the 2011 and 2015 Cricket World Cupsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.date.dateAccepted2016-04-01


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