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Indian selectors given data analytics presentation before World Cup squad meeting

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiApril 15, 2019UPDATED: April 15, 2019 22:58 IST BCCI selection committee was given a data analytics presentation before the World Cup squad meeting. (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndian selectors were given a 3-hour data analytics presentation before the World Cup squad meetingThe presentation was shown to give selectors a clearer picture as to where the players stood and what can be expected in English conditionsIndian team’s data analyst CKM Dhananjay prepared the data analytics packageDinesh Karthik’s scoring areas in the middle overs, Rishabh Pant’s success rate at the death overs were all put in a data analytics software and shown to the selection committee prior to the World Cup squad meeting on Monday.In a first by the BCCI, the five-member national selection committee was given a three and half hour presentation, a day before the meeting in order to give the selectors a clearer picture as to where the players stood and what can be expected in English conditions.It is learnt that the Indian team’s data analyst CKM Dhananjay prepared a special data analytics package doing an entire SWOT analysis of the World Cup hopefuls as well as opposition since the 2017 Champions Trophy.The normal convention is that the selectors are provided with raw data, like matches, runs and strike-rates, wickets etc.”This time, it was decided that there would be a tweak in the system. On Sunday, a three and half hour presentation was provided with processed data. In fact, this could be done before every major selection meeting,” a source close to the selection committee told PTI on conditions of anonymity.So what exactly were the things that were discussed?It was learnt that certain specifics areas were looked into. Like Kedar Jadhav’s strike-rate during a particular phase of play or the specific conditions when the top three have faced trouble against any particular opposition.”Things like how England or New Zealand have fared against our wrist spinners or how Australia has negotiated our orthodox left-arm spinners during a particular phase of play was shown to the selectors,” the source said.advertisementThe par score at each of the venues in England also came up for discussion.It is learnt that the selectors were shown England’s playing XI in various home conditions and what exactly worked for the winning sides — home or opposition.The kind of bowling attacks expected and who among the Indian players can be successful against specific bowlers.Also Read | India strong contender for World Cup: VVS LaxmanAlso Read | 7 first-timers, 2 World Cup-winners in India’s World Cup 2019 squadAlso Read | 3-dimensional Vijay Shankar preferred over Ambati Rayudu for India’s World Cup squadFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bykarishma Tags :Follow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019Follow Indian cricket team Indian selectors given data analytics presentation before World Cup squad meetingIn a first by the BCCI, the five-member national selection committee was given a three and half hour presentation, a day before the meeting in order to give the selectors a clearer picture as to where the players stood and what can be expected in English conditions.advertisementlast_img read more

Brazil opens vast Amazon reserve to mining

The reserve was created in 1984 by the then-military government(BBC) Brazil’s government has abolished a vast national reserve in the Amazon to open up the area to mining.The area, covering 46,000 sq km (17,800 sq miles), straddles the northern states of Amapa and Para, and is thought to be rich in gold, and other minerals.The government said nine conservation and indigenous land areas within it would continue to be legally protected.But activists have voiced concern that these areas could be badly compromised.A decree from President Michel Temer abolished a protected area known as the National Reserve of Copper and Associates (Renca).Its size is larger than Denmark and about 30% of it will be open to mining.The mining and energy ministry says protected forest areas and indigenous reserves will not be affected.“The objective of the measure is to attract new investments, generating wealth for the country and employment and income for society, always based on the precepts of sustainability,” the ministry said in a statement. But opposition Senator Randolfe Rodrigues denounced the move as “the biggest attack on the Amazon of the last 50 years”, O Globo newspaper reported (in Portuguese).Maurício Voivodic, head of the conservation body WWF in Brazil, warned last month that mining in the area would lead to “demographic explosion, deforestation, the destruction of water resources, the loss of biodiversity and the creation of land conflict”.According to the WWF report, the main area of interest for copper and gold exploration is in one of the protected areas, the Biological Reserve of Maicuru.There is also said to be gold in the Para State forest, which lies within the area.The WWF says there is potential for conflict too in two indigenous reserves that are home to various ethnic communities living in relative isolation.WWF’s report said that a “gold rush in the region could create irreversible damage to these cultures”.“If the government insisted on opening up these areas for mining without discussing environmental safeguards it will have to deal with an international outcry.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBrazil revokes decree opening Amazon reserve to miningSeptember 26, 2017In “Regional”Indigenous people’s rights will be respected as development advances- Minister PersaudJuly 14, 2013In “Local News”Each region in Guyana should have protected areas – GrangerAugust 15, 2016In “latest news” read more