In an era of big-data, how are leaders in sport, business, politics and education supposed to use the power of this new tool productively? Hitting Against the Spin is an object lesson in how to use data and analytics to elucidate the science and structure of cricket. Easy to read and packed with illustrative diagrams, it manages to be both enjoyable and accessible to the newcomer who wants to understand the game better, and also shocking and absorbing to the expert. In the tradition of MONEYBALL, SOCCERNOMICS and INVERTING THE PYRAMID, it entertains whilst challenging preconceptions about cricket and lifting the lid on a wealth of ideas and details you never knew existed. HITTING AGAINST THE SPIN brings our understanding of how cricket works into the twenty-first century, showing which traditional ideas still hold in the cauldron of the IPL, and which need updating.
Author: Jones, Ben; Leamon, Nathan
Publication date: 08/06/2021