Issue: 2016/Vol.26/No.4, Pages 21-32
FACTORS AFFECTING THE RESULT OF MATCHES IN THE ONE DAY FORMAT OF CRICKET
Cite as: A. Bandulasiri, T. Brown, I. Wickramasinghe. Factors affecting the result of matches in the one day format of cricket. Operations Research and Decisions 2016: 26(4), 21-32. DOI 10.5277/ord160402
Factors contributing to winning games are imperative, as the ultimate objective in a game is victory. The aim of this study was to identify the factors that characterize the game of cricket, and to investigate the factors that truly influence the result of a game using the data collected from the Champions Trophy cricket tournament. According to the results, this cricket tournament can be characterized using the factors of batting, bowling, and decision-making. Further investigation suggests that the rank of the team and the number of runs they score have the most significant influence on the result of games. As far as the effectiveness of assigning bowlers is concerned, the Australian team has done a fabulous job compared to the rest of the teams.
Keywords: victory in a cricket match, efficient bowling, assignment problem, team sport
Received: 10 July 2016 Accepted: 29 December 2016