I'm going to make a few comments on Rahul Tewatia's innings, because, statistically, it's really interesting.
First of all, the rate of acceleration was astounding.
I find that breaking T20 innings into 15 ball groups is often really informative. It's very, very informative here.
Another good technique is to look at using exponential smoothing to look at a batsman's scoring rate. For Tewatia's innings, his smoothed rate is astoundingly low at the start, then astoundingly high at the end.
While I'm loathe to praise a new tax, I've had a think about the new tax that Labour is proposing and while I think they could have done it a lot better, I can see some of the rationale in those numbers. 1/n
According to TradingEconomies, we're expected to have a government debt of about $98 billion at the end of this year.
The cost of servicing that debt based on our current interest rates is about $610 million per year. 2/n
A tax that raises $550 million from the top 2% income earners almost completely pays the maintenance costs of the debt that's kept our economy afloat during the pandemic created recession.
They'll be hoping that bracket creep will cover the rest. 3/4
Normally on a Tuesday/Wednesday I put out a cricket stats article. I set aside time every Tuesday for doing analysis.
This week was no different, except that I decided to do some more work on a large project that I've been attempting for about 4 months, looking at ODI captaincy.
As a result, I didn't have anything to publish. But I did notice something in a different sport.
Ever since I was about 10 years old, I've followed (vaguely) the Portland Trailblazers. I saw them playing a match against the Bulls and I decided they'd be my team. 2/n
It's hard to follow too many sports, so I've generally only checked in on them from time to time, but there's still a bit of loyalty there, and I know more players from them than from any football side, so I have a small degree of fandom, without being particularly obsessive. 3/n
I've been working for a camping ground do some analysis for their business.
At the moment the tourism industry is needing to change focus from overseas tourists to domestic tourists, so it's a good time to do target the capital expenditure carefully. I'm helping with that.
I ran a survey and got a fairly good response. It found some interesting things about how to target the marketing and who was responding from different methods. But I also found that about 15% of people complained about the bathrooms.
I could have just said "you need to improve the bathrooms" but I feel like that would be a bit generic, so I dug a bit deeper. I broke those complaints into 5 categories, and then mapped them, based on where they were staying.