# Cricket stats puzzle

FMF
Sports 29 Dec '12 08:54
1. FMF
Main Poster
29 Dec '12 08:54
What is the precise statistical basis for the selection of the following 'fantasy' XI (featuring 6 batsmen and 5 bowlers)?

Stewart
Atherton
Vaughan
Butcher
Hussain
Gooch
DeFreitas
Gough
Fraser
Malcolm

These would be the six other players in the same squad (3 more batsmen, and 3 more bowlers, picked on the same basis):

Thorpe
Ramprakash
Pietersen
Tufnell
and Hoggard or Harmison
2. 29 Dec '12 22:312 edits
Originally posted by FMF
What is the precise statistical basis for the selection of the following 'fantasy' XI (featuring 6 batsmen and 5 bowlers)?

Stewart
Atherton
Vaughan
Butcher
Hussain
Gooch
DeFreitas
Gough
Fraser
Malcolm

These would be the six other players in the same squad (3 more batsmen, and 3 more bowlers, picked on the same basis):

Thorpe
Ramprakash
Pietersen
Tufnell
and Hoggard or Harmison
Total stab in the dark. As they are all players from the last 20 years or so, are these the top English run scorers and wicket takers in tests against South Africa?

Or, alternatively, the top individual score / most wickets taken in a test match against South Africa. I recall Devon Malcolm taking a bucketful against them once.

Or best test averages against South Africa?
3. FMF
Main Poster
30 Dec '12 00:25
Originally posted by Rank outsider
Total stab in the dark. As they are all players from the last 20 years or so, are these the top English run scorers and wicket takers in tests against South Africa?

Or, alternatively, the top individual score / most wickets taken in a test match against South Africa. I recall Devon Malcolm taking a bucketful against them once.

Or best test averages against South Africa?
No. This puzzle does not involve South Africa.
4. 30 Dec '12 08:55
Originally posted by FMF
No. This puzzle does nojt involve South Africa.
I thought I was being so clever.

Anything to do with alphabetical order?
5. FMF
Main Poster
30 Dec '12 11:02
Originally posted by Rank outsider
I thought I was being so clever.

Anything to do with alphabetical order?
No. You were on the right lines before.
6. 30 Dec '12 19:46
Originally posted by FMF
No. You were on the right lines before.
Is it about performances against a specific country?
7. FMF
Main Poster
30 Dec '12 23:55
Originally posted by Rank outsider
Is it about performances against a specific country?
Yes.
8. 31 Dec '12 11:01
9. FMF
Main Poster
31 Dec '12 12:33
Originally posted by Rank outsider
10. 31 Dec '12 12:34
Originally posted by FMF
Sri Lanka?
11. FMF
Main Poster
31 Dec '12 14:411 edit
Originally posted by Rank outsider
Sri Lanka?
Dean Headley never played a Test against them.

Ramprakash only scored 95 against them in 2 games.
12. 31 Dec '12 15:361 edit
Is it bad performance related rather than good?

Australia?
13. FMF
Main Poster
31 Dec '12 17:07
Originally posted by Rank outsider
Is it bad performance related rather than good?

Australia?
England unable to win AWAY in Australia 1988-2007, most prolific run scorers and most prolific wicket takers.
14. Red Night
RHP Prophet
16 Jan '13 17:37
Originally posted by FMF
What is the precise statistical basis for the selection of the following 'fantasy' XI (featuring 6 batsmen and 5 bowlers)?

Stewart
Atherton
Vaughan
Butcher
Hussain
Gooch
DeFreitas
Gough
Fraser
Malcolm

These would be the six other players in the same squad (3 more batsmen, and 3 more bowlers, picked on the same basis):

Thorpe
Ramprakash
Pietersen