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Every week I will be writing an article about a sporting topic that data can help explain, or a topic close to my heart.

It all comes down to me

June 5, 2020

Do I have any right to put the blame elsewhere for the world is today? Rather than wait for others to do the necessary work, it is time I took responsibility.

French Open final 1985

May 30, 2020

Due to my emotions of missing the French Open, I spent Bank Holiday Monday watching a full re-run of the 1985 final between Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert. Here's what I noticed.

FA Cup final trends

May 23, 2020

Today would have been FA Cup final day in any other year. I decided to look at past FA Cup finals to see if there are any common methods to be successful on the big day.

Ross Taylor

May 16, 2020

Ian Bishop labelled Ross Taylor as the fifth best test batsman of the last decade. Was he right and is Taylor underappreciated?

Murray on clay

May 9, 2020

Between 2015 and 2017, Andy Murray was one of the best players in the world on clay, compared to indifferent form previously. How did he make this change?

Pujara overseas

May 2, 2020

Between 2013 and 2015, Cheteshwar Pujara was thought of as a liability overseas, but now he is a proven performer in the toughest conditions. How?

29 Premier League Games

April 25, 2020

There were suggestions that the Premier League season could end after every team has played 29 games. I looked at its relevance and how important the last nine games are.

Clay court tennis

April 18, 2020

Yes Rafael Nadal is still the clay court king, but tennis on the surface has changed over the last few decades. What are some of these changes?

Test bowling tactics

April 12, 2020

India statistically have the best bowling attack in test cricket right now, but what does the data say about how bowlers perform in key scenarios?

Thiem's major quest

April 4, 2020

In another year, Dominic Thiem would be preparing for the clay and another quest for a major title. What does he need to do to get over the line?

Rahul vs Sachin

March 27, 2020

I have always assumed Rahul Dravid was better than Sachin Tendulkar in test cricket in the 2000s, was I right?

Djokovic and his fast starts

March 20, 2020

Novak Djokovic had yet another stellar start to a season this year, how does it compare to his 2011 and 2015 seasons?

England and consistency?

March 13, 2020

England's next away series gives them a chance to win back to back overseas series for the first time since 2011, why haven't they done it recently?

Will Kaur deliver?

March 7, 2020

Captain Harmanpreet Kaur has scored just 26 runs in the T20 World Cup so far, can she change her fortunes and get India the trophy?

Champions League trends

March 1, 2020

Three English teams lost their last-16 first legs without scoring a goal. Is it easy to say that English teams are on the down slide?

India v New Zealand

February 20, 2020

India's bowlers have been remarkable with the ball away from home in test cricket, but is it time they stood up with their bats?

PSG Champions League

February 16, 2020

PSG have failed to get past the quarter-final stage of the Champions League since their Qatari takeover. Why are they not able to get over the line?

Kuldeep Yadav form

February 8, 2020

Kuldeep Yadav arrived in international cricket with an X factor, but now it seems that genius is diminishing. Why?

Mourinho in "big games"

February 1, 2020

Jose Mourinho has not won in eight matches against "Big Six" opposition in the league, what has happened to his teams?

Federer v Djokovic

January 28, 2020

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic face each other in a major yet again, what can Federer do to beat him for the first time since 2012?

Djokovic at Melbourne

January 17, 2020

Novak Djokovic returns as defending champion once more, so what makes him almost unbeatable at Melbourne?

Chasing in test cricket

January 10, 2020

This week we saw two more unsuccessful chases in the fourth innings, what is the way to win when batting last?

KL Rahul's T20 prowess

January 4, 2020

After a year that had everything for the boy from Bangalore, is he perfectly placed to be the key to India's T20 dream?

Sports and data - why?

January 1, 2020

A brief introduction as to why data and numbers in sport fascinate me and what I hope to write about this year.