Cricket is a sport that generates a variety of statistics.

Statistics are recorded for each player during a match, and aggregated over a career. At the professional level, statistics for Test cricket, one-day internationals, and first-class cricket are recorded separately. However, since Test matches are a form of first-class cricket, a player's first-class statistics will include their Test match statistics – but not vice versa. Nowadays records are also maintained for List A and Twenty20 limited over matches. These matches are normally limited over games played domestically at the national level by leading Test nations. Since one-day internationals are a form of List A limited over matches, a player's List A statistics will include their ODI match statistics – but not vice versa.

General statistics

Batting statistics

1 Batsmen who are not required to bat in a particular innings (due to victory or declaration) are not considered "Not Out" in that innings. Only the player/s who have taken to the crease and remained there until the completion of an innings, are marked "Not Out" on the scorecard. For statistical purposes, batsmen who retire due to injury or illness are also deemed not out,[1] while batsmen who retire for any other reason are deemed out,[2] except in exceptional circumstances (in 1983 Gordon Greenidge, not out on 154, departed a Test match to be with his daughter, who was ill and subsequently died – he was subsequently deemed not out[3] the only such decision in the history of Test cricket).

Bowling statistics

Common notation:

⟨Bowler⟩ ⟨Number of overs⟩⟨Number of maidens⟩⟨Number of runs conceded⟩⟨Number of wickets taken⟩



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Dynamic and graphical statistics

The advent of saturation television coverage of professional cricket has provided an impetus to develop new and interesting forms of presenting statistical data to viewers. Television networks have thus invented several new ways of presenting statistics.[9] The advent of T20 cricket has contributed to this as well.[10]

These include displaying two-dimensional and even three-dimensional plots of shot directions and distances on an overhead view of a cricket field, commonly referred to as a Wagon-Wheel.[11] Other forms include graphs of run scoring and wicket taking numbers plotted against time or balls bowled over a career or within a match. These graphics can be changed dynamically through a computer-controlled back-end, as statistics evolve during a game. Commonly used graphics, especially during a limited-over match, are a worm graph,[12] called so, for the worm-like appearance of the teams' score progression as the overs progress; and; a Manhattan Chart,[13] called so, for its resemblance to the Manhattan skyline.


See also: Scoring_(cricket) § Detailed_scoring, and Scoring_(cricket) § Scoring_notation

The asterisk (the * symbol) is used to mean different things in different contexts:

Parentheses (or numbers presented in smaller font next to other numbers) generally indicate number of balls:

A slash or dash between two numbers usually indicates that one of the numbers is the number of runs, and the other number is the number of wickets:

Innings are sometimes shortened to "inns" or "inn" i.e. 2nd inns of a Test match.[15]

See also


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  2. ^ "Full Scorecard of Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 2nd Match 2001 - Score Report |". ESPN Cricinfo.
  3. ^ "Full Scorecard of India vs West Indies 5th Test 1983 - Score Report |". ESPN Cricinfo.
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  8. ^ "Use Of Statistics In Cricket | Network Analysis Python For IPL 2019". Analytics Vidhya. 4 February 2020. Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  9. ^ "Analytics - Cricket's single biggest evolution point". Sportskeeda. 19 September 2016. Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  10. ^ "How T20 went from being a bit of fun to downright futuristic". ESPN Cricinfo. 22 May 2018. Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  11. ^ "Cricket Photos | Latest cricket images |". Cricinfo.
  12. ^ "Commercial Cricket Games - Anil Kumble's Googly Independence Cup".
  13. ^ "An A-plus performance |". ESPN Cricinfo.
  14. ^ "A Short Guide to Scoring.pdf" (PDF).
  15. ^ "The curious cases of Shafiq and Karunaratne". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 September 2020.