Batting and bowling performance measures for list-a and first class cricket matches
South African Journal for Research in Sport, Physical Education and Recreation
Department of Statistics, University of Johannesburg, South Africa; 122 Fourth Avenue, Fairland 2170, South Africa
It is always difficult to decide whether a batsman (or bowler) who performs well in domestic matches should replace a player in the national team. It is therefore necessary that a sound basis should be found for a comparison of players' performances on local and international levels. In this study the performance measures BPW for batsmen and CBPW for bowlers at international level are extended to include this situation. This is achieved by determining appropriate weights for runs scored by batsmen, and also for wickets taken and runs conceded by bowlers, in local matches. BPW and CBPW are applied to each player's complete set of one-day scores (local and international) and recommendations are made on which players should be considered for inclusion in the ODI team. The same is done in the case of unlimited overs matches in order to identify strong new candidates for the test team.