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Can we think of a next gen cricket scorecard?

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What's the best scorecard you've seen? When I first saw the new look cricinfo score card that allowed each dismissal to be read about, I thought that was neat. Incremental improvement is still possible. E.g., the fours and sixers count can be made clickable, to get highlights of a batsmen's innings. But can we do even better? Can we think of a truly next gen cricket scorecard?
Usual stats don't tell the story in between, do they? Can we publish stats such as:

  • How many times a batsman was beaten?
  • How many mi****s resulted in runs?
  • How many catches dropped short?
  • How many short balls and full-tosses didn't get hit?
  • Was there dew? From when?
  • How many overs did each bowler bowl with the new ball?
  • How many deliveries were reverse swinging/googlies/doosras?
  • ...

Possibilities seem infinite

How does one collect all this info? Hawk-eye?

And even if we did collect all the info, what's the best way of visualizing all this info compactly in a smart scorecard?
Don't think it is impossible. Look at how neat a job some programming team did for Every single drive is visually represented in a "drive chart" (one of the tabs at the bottom right of the gamecenter). Fans can click on each drive to get exact details who made the pass/catch or who ran with the ball and how long. Rabid fans can even download an entire game book full of stats :-)
Wanna try? We can even patent it :-) Let your creativity unleash! Post your wish list as comments and may be we'll some day make it for fun and even profit!
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  1. rohitjindal_2008's Avatar
    engineer can do everything
  2. FaaDoO-Engineer's Avatar
    My Wish list in this new scorecard--

    1. How many runs were missed being taken because of slow running between wickets?
    2. How many over-the-wicket and around-the-wicket deliveries were bowled by a bowler?
    3. How many runs were scored by a batsman with a heavy bat against a lighter bat?
    4. How many runs were scored with a runner and without a runner?
    5. How many times did a batsman take off-stump guard or leg-stump guard or middle-stump guard? How many runs he scored against each of these guards? How many times he got out against each of these guards?
    6. How many runs did a batsman score against every particular shot?

    I was thinking of a live video playback with all the statistics dynamically appearing when action takes place with users provided with the option of choosing the statistic they want to watch live as the video plays.
  3. crazybishnoi29's Avatar
    My wish list-
    1. How many times he tapped his bat against pitch
    2. Average Batting time