GUWAHATI, Oct 23 - Ravindra Jadeja and Shai Hope were the best fielders in the One-day International played here on Sunday according to a study carried out by a fielding performance measure team comprising Dr Hemanta Saikia, Assistant Professor of statistics, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat; Dr Himadri Barman, Assistant Professor, Centre for Management Studies, Dibrugarh University and Dr Dinesh Agarwal, corporate relationship manager, ITC Limited, Guwahati.
After being cleared by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Assam Cricket Association (ACA), the team used Field-O-Meter, invented by Dr Hemanta Saikia and Dr Dibyojyoti Bhattacharjee, head of department of statistics, Assam University, Silchar and Professor Hoffie H Lemmer, University of Johannesburg, South Africa to measure the fielding performance of the players during the ODI at the ACA Stadium in Barsapara here.
The report has been placed before the ACA and will be forwarded to BCCI for assessing and adopting it as an official statistic for fielding performance.
The team had recorded fielding performances of all the players of both the teams and found Jadeja and Hope as best who scored 1 points each while others could not even cross .99. Yuzvendra Chahal of India and Ashley Nurse of West Indies were at the bottom among 22 players who scored .81 each.