Identifying the Key Factors of the Performance of Bangladesh Cricket Team: Evidence from One Day International Cricket Matches
At present Bangladesh is well-known as a great cricket playing country based on some better performance in recent years. The game of cricket is spreading in every corner of Bangladesh day by day. The result of a cricket match depends on many factors such as venue, match time, toss, bat or field first, opponent, and so on. This paper investigates the most important factors influencing the performance of the Bangladesh team in ODI matches. This study considers 318 ODI matches (excluding tied and suspended matches) played by Bangladesh cricket team in the period from 29th May 2000 to 14th December 2018. This paper considers toss (win/loss), match time (day-night/day), decision (Bat /Ball first), venue (Asia/non-Asia), place (Home/Away), year and opposition team’s origin as independent variables. The results revealed that the Bangladesh cricket team tends to perform better in the matches which were held on the Asian subcontinent alongside in home condition rather than non-Asia or away. The performance of the cricket team of Bangladesh also is found to be better in day matches, played better in Asian venues and takes full benefit of home condition.
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