How an­a­lyt­ics helped sort out fear­some op­po­nents

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LA­SITH MALINGA

Sri Lankan fast bowler Prob­lem Sling­ing ac­tion. Video anal­y­sis Bats­men were ad­vised to crouch and ex­pect york­ers dur­ing end overs.

THE HIT JOB

Team In­dia has learnt to tackle his york­ers. M. S. Dhoni has a strike rate of 117 against him.

CHRIS GAYLE

West In­dian opener Prob­lem Big hit­ter of the ball, an ab­so­lute match- win­ner. Video anal­y­sis Was sus­cep­ti­ble to bowlers clock­ing over 140 kmph, and strug­gled with outswingers early in his in­nings.

NICK IN TIME

In Eng­land’s seam­ing con­di­tions, dur­ing the 2013 Cham­pi­ons Tro­phy, Bhu­vnesh­war Kumar got Gayle’s wicket, caught at first slip, with an outswinger.

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