Analytics Compass

The madness has begun. 

Continuing our tradition of analytics before the kick off of major sporting events, we looked at cricket statistics for the last 4 IPL seasons to see if there are any patterns. For example, has high scoring (180+ runs in 20 overs) increased over the years? Do bowlers ever matter in this slug fest? Has any one player dominated the league? Let the numbers speak for themselves.

ipl 2008 2011 highest lowest team scores resized 600


Herbert Thompson, computer science professor at Columbia University, recently shared his experience on Scientific American about how he cracked someone’s identity and got into her bank account in just a few hours of web searches.

SmartPlanet sums up the seven steps he took:

  1. Google…