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CRICONOMICS EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT ODI CRICKET AND MORE

by Surjit S. Bhalla and Ankur Choudhary

  • Category Sports
  • Format PB
  • Imprint
  • Price 250
  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-3577-3
  2. Pages: 216 pages
  3. Date: February 2015

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Who are the best and the greatest batsmen, bowlers, captains, teams, and all-rounders in ODI history?
How accurately can cricket matches be predicted?
Which teams and players perform the best under stress?
Who is likely to become the most successful team of this decade, and why?
Cricket has its glorious uncertainties, but some things are less uncertain than commonly believed. Criconomics breaks new ground in cricket research by eliminating subjectivity to bring home intriguing truths for both serious as well as casual fans. It explores what really works in predicting player and team performances and shows how batting and bowling can be evaluated in a symmetrical manner. After reading Criconomics, you will be able to size up batsmen and bowlers, predict first innings scores and chances of successful chases—that too, without even having to use a calculator! The book also speculates on the future of Test, ODI and T20 cricket, and gives recommendations for all the three forms of cricket to flourish.
The ultimate treatise on ODI cricket, Criconomics is a must-have and must-read for all cricket fans, sports enthusiasts and number buffs.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Surjit S. Bhalla is chairman of Oxus Investments, a portfolio management and emerging markets advisory firm. He has worked as a research economist at the Rand Corporation, Brookings Institution, World Bank and The Policy Group. In addition, he has worked in asset management at the World Bank, Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank. His first book, Between the Wickets: The Who and Why of the Best in Cricket, developed a model for evaluating performance in cricket.
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nkur Choudhary is an investment consultant and the co-founder of GoodInvesting.in—an online investment advisory start-up. He has worked as a quantitative analyst in the financial markets for several years, with his last stint being at a leading global hedge fund in 2014. He holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from IIT Kanpur.