A FACTOR ANALYSIS APPROACH IN PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF T-20 CRICKET
This paper investigates the systematic covariation among various dimensions pertaining to batting and bowling capabilities of T20 cricket using the advanced statistical technique of factor analysis. The real dataset of 85 batsmen and 85 bowlers has been considered from Indian Premier League (IPL) 2012 for analysis purpose. The findings of this study show that batting capability dominates over bowling capability. This conclusion coincides with the general opinion of several cricketing enthusiasts and experts; however till date, there is no research study, to the best of the author’s knowledge that provides statistical evidence to support this notion.