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- To run or not? : some dynamic programming models in cricket
- Clarke, Stephen R.; Norman, John M.
- In cricket, particularly near the end of an innings, batsmen of different abilities need to manage the rate at which they score runs. Either batsman can choose to bat aggressively or defensively, which alters their chances of scoring runs or being dismissed. Since they change ends when they score a run and at the end of an over, by scoring an odd or even number of runs the two batsmen also determine which of them will face the next ball. It may be worthwhile to refuse a run to keep the slower or lower scoring batsman from the strike. Some dynamic programming models are developed which could be used to maximise the total number of runs scored.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Life and Social Sciences
- Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol. 50, no. 5 (May 1999), pp. 536-545
- Publication year
- Sports; Dynamic programming; Cricket; Markov processes
- Pergamon Press for Operational Research Society
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- © 1999 Operational Research Society Ltd. All rights reserved.
- Peer reviewed