News from the world of maths: The Plus sports page: El Ni

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Scientists/cricket geeks have shown that the weather has a significant effect on the results of the Ashes cricket series between Australia and England when the series is held in Australia. The Australian cricket team is more likely to succeed after El Niño years, while the English cricket team does better following La Niña years, the opposite phase when the weather is cooler and wetter. But how significant is this effect and should the teams change their strategies accordingly?

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