On the first day of the second Test between India and South Africa, we were being fed series bowling averages. Harbhajan Singh’s was really bad. He was in dire form was the insinuation.
To be fair to Harbhajan, South Africa had only had one innings in the series up until that point, so his series bowling average was basically meaningless. He promptly proved as much by bowling a wicket maiden and then taking two wickets in his following over. In South Africa’s second innings, he took 5-59 off 48.3 overs on a pitch that wasn’t even spinning that much.
The campaign for statistically significant sample sizes to be used in cricket coverage starts here! Who’s with us?