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News and analysis from the OptaPro team.

VACANCY: Recruitment data analyst position available at @NorwichCityFC. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Canary. 17 Aug

Ahead of the Premier League season, @StatsBomb have again published a host of analytical team previews. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Fixture. 10 Aug

FILM: Jason Lawson, head of recruitment & analysis at Reading FC, presents at the #OptaProKonferenz.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 9 Aug

PODCAST: @BenMackriell & @Worville discuss playing philosophies and how data can feed into team selection.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 3 Aug

The #ThreeAtTheBack pod explores how data is integrated within a playing philosophy and in picking a team.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 3 Aug

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BLOG: Beyond the strike

In his first guest blog for OptaPro, John Robertson introduces a new metric to assess batting performance.
Posted by John Robertson at 00:00
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BLOG: Can Cook recover?

With calls for Alastair Cook to be dropped due to poor form, our cricket analysts look for precedents to a potential recovery.
Posted by Phil Oliver at 11:31
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BLOG: England's Batting Conundrum

By using Opta’s vast cricket database, we can look at how England’s current batsmen performed in the last 3 Test series in the sub-continent. We can also effectively evaluate the options for England at the top of the order to replace the retired Andrew Strauss in a number of ways.
Posted by Danny StQuinton at 15:04

BLOG: Laying down the gauntlet to AB de Villiers

Following Mark Boucher’s horrific injury AB de Villiers will probably assume wicket-keeping responsibilities for SA. This blog evaluates the statistical merits of that move.
Posted by Sam Green at 18:21

NEWS: OptaPro launch new Reports service

OptaPro can offer a comprehensive suite of data and reports for all club and player scouting requirements.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 16:31