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England's World Cup failure: Data suggests otherwise, Peter Moores

Stats indicate how bad England cricket team has planned for the World Cup

England’s wonderfully brilliant 2015 World Cup campaign ended with this gem from its coach:

We had a look at the data, and here is what it said, Mr. Moores

It’s a 24-hour flight home to Heathrow from Sydney. Moores will have plenty of time to look over the data in between cups of Earl Gray. However, being the good corporate citizen that I am, I’ve done the work for him.

Here you go, Mr. Moores. Thank me later.


England World Cup Wins: 0

Attempts: 11


Aggregate wins against Test status nations at the last 6 World Cups: 7

Of those English wins, number of wins that were against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe: 2

England’s World Cup wins vs Test playing nations per event in last 6 World Cups: 1.16


Number of consecutive losses to Bangladesh in the World Cup: 2

Aggregate wins against Test status nations by Bangladesh at the last 6 World Cups: 5


England’s World Cup win rate (against all nations): 57.85%

Test status nations with a better World Cup win rate (against all nations): 6

Test Status nations with a lower World Cup win rate (against all nations): 3 (Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh)


England’s highest World Cup score: 8/338 v India 2011

Where that ranks in the all-time list of World Cup high scores: 26th


Number of times Peter Moores has been appointed English coach: 2

Number of times Peter Moores has made the English team better: 0


English scapegoats since the 2014 Ashes: 4 (Kevin Pietersen, Graham Gooch, Andy Flower, Mushtaq Ahmed)

New English scapegoats required: I can’t count that high


England’s highest ODI wicket-taker in the past two years: James Tredwell

Matches he has played at the 2015 World Cup: 0


England’s highest wicket-taker in the 2015 World Cup: Steven Finn

England’s worst bowler in the 2015 World Cup: Steven Finn


Number of English batsmen averaging over 45 in the 2015 World Cup: 0

Ranking of the highest batting average of an English player in the 2015 World Cup: 36th


Number of English batsmen with a strike rate over 100 in the 2015 World Cup: 2

Number of batsmen with a strike rate over 100 in the 2015 World Cup: 34


50s made by England batsmen in the 2015 World Cup: 4

50s made by Misbah-ul-Haq in the 2015 World Cup: 4


Ranking of the lowest bowling average of an English Player in the 2015 World Cup: 43rd


Total wickets taken between Stuart Broad, James Anderson and Chris Woakes: 12

Players with 12 or more wickets in the 2015 World Cup: 6


The English player most likely to re-energise the English team: Kevin Pietersen

The English player least likely to be selected in the English team:  Kevin Pietersen


England’s Head Coach record at World Cups: Never played

England’s Batting Coach record at World Cups: Never played

England’s Bowling Coach record at World Cups: Never played


Estimated percentage of ECB executives who will take responsibility: 0%

Percentage of people (excluding Peter Moores) who need to check the data to see if 275 is chaseable: 0%

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