Whether you like it or not, standardized testing is a crucial part of everyone's professional life. If you are applying to colleges or trying to take your professional career to the next level, you will have to give tests like the GMAT, GRE, CFA, Actuarial Exams etc.

Preparing for these could take months at a time: as preparing for them involves first learning the material, then revising and finally taking mock examinations. It is very important that throughout the process, you keep track of your performance.

Trying to analyze your performance manually can become very tedious, so as a solution…

One of the key elements in the movie Moneyball(2011) is that Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) and Peter Brand (Jonah Hill) discover an anomaly in the way baseball clubs recruit baseball players. Baseball scouts (recruiters) value characteristics that have nothing to do with how well a player is going to perform. Peter (the statistics whizz) states that baseball teams should focus on buying wins by focusing on buying runs. A similar case could be made for cricket, one could argue that the most important statistic for a batsman is how much he/she can score.

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Sabermetrics has been useful in predicting baseball outcomes and has been used by professional teams, to achieve better results. The story has been well documented in the movie “Money ball”. The idea is to use statistics to find hidden value in players, and make better decisions in team building.

Now the obvious question arises is there a way to use statistics to find “hidden value” in other sports, namely cricket. The purpose of this article to explore this question and see how one can go about doing that. The article is inspired and adapted from this research paper: Modelling and…

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