Wednesday is for statistics buffs — joining me is Dr Srinivas Bhogle, elder brother of Harsha and a certified whiz with cricket stats. Srinivas, and the late Professor Manohar Rao, had while I was with Rediff created our rankings system there on a well thought out, well articulated analytical platform, and has been updating it ever since.
As Dr Bhogle [more of his work here] pointed out in course of a recent conversation, cricket/sports analytics is sadly under-developed. Sadly, because cricket more than most other sports lends itself to endless statistics-based discussions and debate. We’ve started talking of what is possible and how it can be built; let’s see where that goes. Meanwhile, on Wednesday, Dr Bhogle is live on the chat, to chat numbers.
So — Amit Varma today; JRod with me tomorrow and Dr Bhogle with me the day after. Should be fun — join in. Links to the shows — 3.30 pm-4.30 pm each day — as always on my twitter stream and also on Yahoo’s News and Cricket streams.