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First time: Selectors given Data Analytics presentation before WC squad meeting

Dinesh Karthik s scoring areas in the middle overs, Rishabh Pant s success rate at the death overs were all put in a data analytics software and shown to the selection committee prior to the World Cup squad meeting on Monday. In a first by the BCCI, the five-member national selection committee was given a three and half hour presentation, a day before the meeting in order to give the selectors a clearer picture as to where the players stood and what can be expected in English conditions. It is learnt that the Indian team s data analyst CKM Dhananjay prepared a special data analytics package doing an entire SWOT analysis of the World Cup hopefuls as well as opposition since the 2017 Champions Trophy. The normal convention is that the selectors are provided with raw data, like matches, runs and strike-rates, wickets etc. This time, it was decided that there would be a tweak in the system. On Sunday, a three and half hour presentation was provided with processed data. In fact, this ...


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