How Sachin failed Englands maths quiz
A mathematicians plan and modern technology have helped England keep Sachin Tendulkars bat quiet in the ongoing Test series against the Indian cricket team,reports here claimed.
England have relied on drawing Tendulkar outside his off-stump in the early part of his innings rather than let him get his runs on the onside and this ploy is the result of a computer simulator plan,created by team analyst Nathan Leamon.
We feed into the simulator information about pitches and the 22 players who might play,and it plays the game a number of times and tells us likely outcomes. Leamon was quoted as saying in a British newspaper.
Tendulkar,world’s greatest run-maker ever and on the cusp of his 100th international hundred,has so far got 34,12,16,56,1,40 and 23 from seven innings for a combined total of 182 from the series at an average of 26.00.Leamon,nicknamed Numbers by England players,breaks down the target area of the pitch into 20 blocks,each 100cm x15cm,in his software and bowlers begin to get a better idea of where to aim against a particular opponent.It helps us in strategy and selection.Ive checked the program against more than 300 Tests and it is accurate to within 4-5 %.
According to an insider in the Indian team,Tendulkar did work out what England were doing to him by the time the third Test match was played at Edgbaston.
Tendulkar realised that he was being made to reach out to deliveries,which the strokes he was attempting were going on the left of the cover fielder-an indication that he was playing beyond his body.PTI
THE ENGLISH PLAN
Tendulkar largely gets his runs on the onside until he has made 50 and England have denied him the advantage completely
Break down target area of the pitch into 20 blocks,each 100cm x15cm,in his software and bowlers begin to get a better idea of where to aim
Tendulkar was being made to reach out to deliveries,which the strokes he was attempting were going on the left of the cover fielder
Keeper Matt Prior came up to the stumps to James Anderson to force the Little Master back into his crease.
So this was the English Plan to keep the master blaster away from scoring runs freely. What’s your take on this plan by the English bowlers to counter Sachin from scoring big runs? Add your comments below and let us know.