Dan’s Newsletter

Dan Weston
I talk about Cricket analytics, data, and a bit about my life working with teams.
Created 23 Aug 2021
  • It's time to talk about England's usage of Jack Leach
    13 Dec 2021 • 7 min read • 2 2
    I was fortunate enough to have one of the best seats in the house for Moeen Ali’s brutal take-down of Graeme White at Edgbaston in The Hundred in the summer. The over, in case you missed it, went six/...
  • IPL Retentions - Part 4 - Bonus Substack
    04 Dec 2021 • 8 min read • 3 0
    In the final part of this IPL retention and market dynamics series, I want to take a look at how I’d approach running one of the new franchises. Just as a reminder, here’s the links for the previous p...
  • IPL Retentions - Part 3
    02 Dec 2021 • 12 min read • 3 3
    This third part of my IPL retention series of articles looks at the remaining four existing teams in the tournament who I didn’t cover in yesterday’s part two. Just a recap, if you would like to view ...
  • IPL Retentions - Part 2
    01 Dec 2021 • 12 min read • 3 0
    In this second part of a multiple-article series, I want to start looking at the decisions of the four teams who spent the least with their retentions. Tomorrow, in part three, I’ll focus on the four ...
  • IPL Retentions - Part 1
    30 Nov 2021 • 8 min read • 7 3
    “There is an epidemic failure within the game to understand what is really happening. This leads people who run major league baseball teams to misjudge their players and mismanage their teams.” “Peopl...
  • Mailbag #3 (November 2021)
    28 Nov 2021 • 10 min read • 2 0
    Thanks again for the latest questions people have asked over the last couple of days for Mailbag #3, so with a few hours to spare this afternoon before Bangla Tigers face Delhi Bulls tonight in the T1...
  • Any Questions?
    27 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 0 12
    It’s that time again… Apologies for not posting for a couple of weeks - it’s been a busy time over in Abu Dhabi where I’m working with Bangla Tigers for Season 5 of the T10 League. However, it’s been ...
  • Rebuilding the West Indies
    09 Nov 2021 • 9 min read • 5 8
    The West Indies have a proud history in T20 cricket. Having won two out of the last three T20 World Cups, in 2012 and 2016, they played a fearless, aggressive, boundary-hitting brand of cricket which ...
  • Mailbag #2
    28 Oct 2021 • 10 min read • 1 0
    Thanks so much for the questions which people have sent in over the last few days for Mailbag #2, it’s great to have this opportunity to try and give my thoughts on some various subjects, although one...
  • Recruiting a 'Smaller Nation' Batter
    26 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 4 0
    With there being a number of impressive performances from both associate players and players from nations not generally at the top of cricket, there’s been plenty of discussion on social media about w...
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