Right Hand Batters v Right Arm Seam In Test Cricket

A look at five bats: Smith, Root, Kohli, Williamson and Pujara.

I collected all the publicly available ball tracking data (published by the ICC on its website), and looked at how different right handed batsmen face right arm seam bowling. Full essay here. This is my periodic contribution to ESPNCricinfo.

I’ve done some clustering in the essay. These are simpler heatmaps of batting averages below. I’ve included Rahane here instead of Williamson.