- May 5, 2016
- AFL Club
That is undoubted, more the connection you're making between scoring rate and bowler's strike rates. Correlation does not equal causation, ergo I'd like to see it proven before one discounts bowling performance on that basis.
That’s fair enough. I think it would be a big oversight to dismiss it as a potential factor though.
Clearly the current Australian pace attack are absolutely elite. Not arguing that they aren’t by any means. But I think strike rates when sides are routinely in the habit of playing a relatively defensive brand of cricket, which most sides apart from the WI were in that period, will naturally be a bit higher. Just a theory anyway.