Oct 6, 2010

Virendra Sehwag is Test Cricketer of the Year 2010

Sehwag has played really good test cricket since early 2009 and contributed well to India's impressive winning record during this period (played 10 test matches, won 6, lost 2, draw 2). He has been awarded Test Cricketer of the Year award by ICC. 

Figure 1 shows batting and bowling record of all nominees for this award. Notice that not only did Sehwag score the highest # runs, he scored them at high strike rate (runs/ball) as well. This put his team in a very strong position and resulted in many wins (see "% Wins.When.High.Score" column). The chances that Sehwag would score big (50+, 100+) was also the highest during this period (see "High.Score.Probability").

Figure 1

Figure 2 shows his batting and bowling record from Aug 2009 - Aug 2010 (time period in which his performance was compared to others for this award). 

Figure 3 shows his entire test career record. We can clearly see in Figure 2 how his average jumps in the last 12 months. 

Figure 2

Figure 3

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