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An Investigation of Synergy between Batsmen in Opening Partnerships
Sri Lankan Journal of Applied Statistics
In cricket, it has long been accepted that synergies in batting partnerships are an important aspect in batting performance. This paper investigates the importance of partnerships in Test and one-day cricket by comparing the performance of opening batsmen with their "synergistic" partners to the performance of these batsmen with alternative partners. In Test cricket, a bivariate performance statistic based on the strike rate and the batting average is assessed using a nonparametric binomialdoi:10.4038/sljastats.v13i0.5125 fatcat:jwr2ygblofag5mfyu6vyhkuaj4