More about OR and Cricket

There is a great deal of decision-making in some sports, and cricket has been the subject of several research papers (mainly, for obvious reasons, in UK journals).  The most well-known is the paper which led to the Duckworth-Lewis scheme for limited over matches which were cut short part way through.

The latest Journal of the OR Society (vol 62 (issue 11), November 2011) has two further papers to add to this literature.  From Canada, Bhattacharya, Gill and Swartz write about: "Duckworth-Lewis and Twenty20 Cricket" (pp1951-1957 (doi:10.1057/jors.2010.175)).  From the UK, Scarf and Akhtar write about "An analysis of strategy in the first three innings in test cricket; declaration and follow-on" (p1931-1940 (doi:10.1057/jors.2010.169))


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