Sunday, December 06, 2009

Cricinfo's Stories....

Content is so important and the one-liner is so important to surround a big story. I always love the articles with stats and Sports is all about numbers.

Cricinfo is good in their thought process and converts many one-liners into great stories. Cricket lovers would love to read all the surrounding facts for the one-liner.

How long India can hold the No.1 spot? From Cricinfo's Story

"India's immediate threat is South Africa, but they will have to beat England by a 2-0 margin or better to reclaim the No. 1 spot. A 2-0 or 3-1 victory for South Africa will take them marginally ahead of India, 3-0 will given them 126 points, and 4-0 will extend their lead over India by three. However, if England win 1-0 or 2-1, South Africa's tally will reduce to 117, increasing India's lead by seven points.

If South Africa fail to recapture the top spot against England, India's reign will receive an extension because even if Australia blank Pakistan 3-0 at home, following a 3-0 win against West Indies, their ratings points will increase only by three to 119. They will then need to beat Pakistan in England - an away series for Australia -to move up the ladder. "

It throws a different proposition to the readers and try themselves drawing a calendar but end up searching Cricinfo for the future tour roster.

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