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Fair point, I will play around with it at 30 and 35% and see if any results change.

Moneyball: Selecting the Australian Test team on stats only

Good point Brett, and that was the exact reason I didn’t pick a Captain. Couldn’t see anyone in the 11 that really stood out as an exceptional leader. You want the captain to be a clear choice in the 11 too, and the only non-bowler that applies to is Khawaja.

Moneyball: Selecting the Australian Test team on stats only

Wade was mostly let down by his past performances with the bat for Australia. Yep, fair point, I certainly don’t have the data to pull off such a sophisticated analysis. I just used it for a bit of attention to show that I was purely picking players based on the formula rather than any sort of subjectivity.

Moneyball: Selecting the Australian Test team on stats only

Correct, only went with shield stats, which don’t favour Renshaw this season, but he certainly had a great County stint last season. After the Sri Lanka series, I will look at incorporating County stats, as it will be a strong indicator of how they perform in English conditions. I thought about separating openers from middle order, but simply picked the top 5 due to the fact Harris and Khawaja opened together in the last test.

Moneyball: Selecting the Australian Test team on stats only

Wow, big call. If he goes well, looks like I will have to lower my minimum requirements on matches.

Moneyball: Selecting the Australian Test team on stats only

Lack of matches for Pucovski. He only played 1 in 16-17, 3 in 17-18 and 2 in 18-19, meaning he has only played 1.9 Weighted Average Matches (Well short of the 5 required). His Weighted Average is a phenomenal 75.73 (Second only to Smith). If he proves his great start is no fluke, and plays each shield match he should be in the top 5 batsman next season.

Moneyball: Selecting the Australian Test team on stats only

11 overs

Stars cruising to victory here, as Maxwell and Wright both move into the 30s.

MS 2/83
42 from 54 needed.

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7 overs

Tait back into the attack to bowl to Maxwell – should be exciting. Goes for a few runs, but no boundaries, as the Stars look back in control now.

MS 2/45
80 from 78 needed.

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6 overs

Maxwell and Wright both take Rainbird to the fence via a cover drive and leg-side nudge respectively.

MS 2/38
87 from 84 needed

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5 overs

Maxwell the new man in, as Wright takes a single to calm things down.

MS 2/28
97 from 90 needed

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WICKET

Now Pietersen is gone! He tells Channel Ten that he doesn’t want to chat until he is settled in, but he won’t get that chance. Wright smashes rose for four and six. He then played a cut and went to run but changed his mind, Pietersen ended up at the same end and will have to go.

Pietersen Run Out 1 (1)
MS 2/27

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4 overs

WICKET

Woeful drop from Bailey. Rainbird lures Wright into a big heave which he skies toward Bailey at mid-off. Bailey drops it in front of his face before dropping the rebound as well.

This time Stoinis is gone! Caught at long-on. It looked like it may go for six but Dunk caught it just inside the boundary rope.

Stoinis c Dunk b Rainbird 10 (16)

MS 1/15
110 from 96 needed

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3 overs

Now it’s time for the wild thing! You feel he could be the one to make some inroads. His first three balls are dots. Stoinis just gets a cut away for two. Follows up with another two.

MS 0/10
115 from 102 needed

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2 overs

Rainbird rather than Tait given the new ball. He keeps it tidy as well.

MS 0/6
119 from 108 needed

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1 over

Tight over from Rose, worked for a couple of singles.

MS 0/2
123 from 114 needed

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Melbourne set to begin their chase. Hobart following the spin trend by giving the new ball to Clive Rose. Stoinis and Wright opening the batting.

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Hobart have set the Stars with an easy target of 125 to chase. You wouldn’t expect them to have any troubles chasing that.

Hobart – All Out 124 (20 Overs)
Bailey 55 (40)
Wells 22 (29)
Sammy 17 (14)
Dunk 11 (6)

Zampa 4: 2/18
Boland 4: 2/26
Beer 3: 1/12
Hastings 4: 1/23
Maxwell 3: 1/25

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WICKET

Final ball of the innings. Boland to Tait on a hat-trick. Tait defends to avoid the hat-trick but it’s a team hat-trick! He’s run out by an inch as the ball went down to mid-off.

Tait Run Out 0 (1)

All Out 124

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WICKET

Bowled again! This time its Rainbird gone to a yorker, as he went for a slog.

Rainbird b Boland 0 (1)

HH 9/124

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WICKET

Boyce goes for a big swing against Boland but misses and is bowled.

Boyce 1 (2) b Boland

HH 8/124

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19 overs

WICKET

Hastings gets Sammy with a yorker! Sammy made room to have a big swing but missed.

Sammy b Hastings 17 (13)

Hastings 4: 1/23

HH 7/121

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18 overs

Some good full bowling from Boland there. Seven from the over.

HH 6/115

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17 overs

Hastings bowls to Sammy who hits a four just over Zampa’s head. It bounced twice before hitting the rope as Zampa was 20 metres in.

HH 6/108

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16 overs

Sammy and Rose have to be the men to steer Hobart home now.

Zampa 4: 2/18

HH 6/100

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WICKET

Zampa’s on a roll! He beats Bailey for pace as it crashes into the off stump.

Bailey b Zampa 55 (40)

6/99

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