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Analysing the Vitality Blast’s Final Four (Part One)

By: Andy Cooper

Key takeaways

– Matt Parkinson could be key in stopping Moeen Ali

– Importance of length for Patrick Brown

– Lancashire Lightning’s middle order struggle against leg spin

活力爆炸在本周末达到高潮,四个县争夺2018年的冠军.

总决赛日是连续第六年在埃格巴斯顿举行, where three of the competing teams, Lancashire Lightning, Sussex Sharks and Somerset, can boast 14 previous appearances between them. 第四支队伍,伍斯特郡急流队,将在总决赛日首次亮相.

In the first part of this blog, vip威尼斯登录入口应用Opta的数据来分析一些参加揭幕战的关键球员, Worcestershire vs Lancashire, 并找出能够帮助双方脱颖而出的策略.

Venue considerations

During the 2018 Blast, Edgbaston has been a high scoring ground. The average total for a team batting first is 177, 哪个是所有测试场地中第二高的,高于比赛平均水平(165个.14).

During the past four seasons, spin享受了比seam在Edgbaston的T20比赛更好的经济率, with leg spin enjoying the lowest strike rate.

两支球队的主力球员都在球队进入总决赛的过程中发挥了关键作用. 兰开夏郡的马特·帕金森以22分名列第三, 而布雷特·德奥利韦拉在四分之一决赛中以4/26战胜了格洛斯特郡.

Potential strategies to thwart Worcestershire’s openers

莫恩·阿里和乔·克拉克都拥有最高的命中率. 克拉克本赛季也进入了《vip威尼斯登录入口》的前10强(262次),场均20次.15 per innings.

However he appears to have a weakness when facing left-arm seamers, 是谁两次解雇他,并把他的罢工率降到81.3.

莫恩对左臂缝线手的打击率也较低,两名球员面对腿部旋转时的破坏性也较低. 特别是莫恩在他的7局58局的比赛中,两次因腿伤被罚下场.他面对的6%的传球不是点球就是单打.

So to stop Moeen getting Worcestershire off to a rapid start, Lancashire may elect to open the bowling with Parkinson, 在本赛季的比赛中,谁罚下了7次左撇子.

Parkinson could be partnered by one of two left-arm seamers, James Faulkner or Toby Lester, targeting Clarke’s weakness to this type of bowling. 然而莱斯特是兰开夏郡本赛季最昂贵的强力投球手,输掉了19球.9 runs per innings.

兰开夏郡选择使用他们的左臂缝线的另一个原因是,他是Rapid第二快的得分王, Ross Whiteley, 历史上在最后一局对阵左臂缝线时表现出色.

Whiteley’s 2018 strike rate is 164.8 and when facing left-arm seam during the last two Blast campaigns, the left handed batsman’s rate has exceeded 200. 从他的T20喷射图可以看出,他在边线得分方面特别强大.

Ross Whiteley T20 spray chart vs left-arm fast seam: 2014-present

怀特利在伍斯特郡的球队中也有最好的死亡打击率(207.8)但当面对缝匠的长传球时,他的命中率下降到134.3. 这是兰开夏郡的保龄球手在死亡时要考虑到的.

Countering the Blast’s leading wicket taker

伍斯特郡在今年的掷币比赛中更喜欢公布总数(他们在8次比赛中选择了6次参加比赛), however one of their stand-out performers, 20 year-old seamer Patrick Brown, appears to relish defending totals.

布朗在今年的比赛中以27分领先. 然而,他的17次三柱球都是在经济较低的时候打出的(6次).77) than his average economy (8.11).

21 of his total dismissals have been caught, 在菲尔丁圈内的方形前面有很大的比例. 在有防守限制的情况下,兰开夏郡的击球手们应该谨慎地与他对抗.

接球地点帕特里克·布朗的保龄球:2018活力爆炸

 

One of the secrets of Brown’s success may lie in the length he bowls. 他61%的投球都是长距离的,他只投过三次客客球和四次完整投球. 他也比其他伍斯特郡球员使用更多的短线球.每局2个)并且在短时间内有很高的圆球命中率(42%).

With this in mind, 闪电队的击球手可能想要反击布朗的战术,通过移动到折痕处,在腿的一侧得分. As illustrated by the chart below, 这就是布朗本赛季在底线上让步的地方.

Boundaries conceded by Patrick Brown: 2018 Vitality Blast

Utilising leg spin against Lancashire’s middle order

急流队可能想在中场战术上使用布雷特·德奥利韦拉,以减缓兰开夏郡局的节奏.

D 'Oliveira似乎更喜欢用右手打保龄球,在那里他享有更好的经济率(7.78 compared to 9.31 against left handers). 7 of his 8 wickets have been right handers too.

Two of the Lightning’s middle order batsmen, 比利亚斯和克罗夫特两次被罚出场,在对抗腿部旋转时,他们的进球率也较低, however Keaton Jennings, a left hander, is more productive against leg breaks.

因此,当维拉斯和克罗夫特开始他们的比赛时,急流队队长莫恩可能想让德奥利维亚上场, but hang back when Jennings is at the crease.

Tactics of overseas bowlers at the death

双方都有国际边锋,他们在比赛结束时扮演着关键角色:韦恩·帕内尔和詹姆斯·福克纳.

When we look at their respective death bowling lengths, vip威尼斯登录入口可以看到福克纳在一个长度或一个长度的后面投球, 考虑到罗斯·惠特利在这个长度下的效率往往较低,这可能会对兰开夏郡有利.

In contrast, Parnell looks to bowl fuller. 值得注意的是,帕内尔公司近四分之一的订单都是一次性交付的, suggesting that he has been targeting a yorker, but has frequently missed his length. 尽管如此,他还是投了两次全垒打,只丢了1分.每球76分,这表明击球手还没能赚到钱.

With this in mind, Lancashire’s lower order batsman Jordan Clark, who has a strike rate of 200 against left-arm seam this season, 可能会考虑在面对帕内尔时把自己放在球场的折痕处,然后把球打回地面.

然而值得记住的是,这两位投手本赛季都有很好的记录. Faulkner averages 11.92 death runs per innings, whilst Parnell’s is 10.43, so if this semi-final ends up going to the wire, the performance of these two players may be key to the final outcome.

下一篇文章将关注另外两支半决赛队伍,苏塞克斯鲨鱼队和萨默塞特.