Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
Seem to recall Ed Smith arguing the same point in a recent(ish) article on about luck in the sport.
there's no doubt that luck is a huge factor in this sport on an individual basis.. (although it may balance out over the whole team)
a guy may make his first mistake
on 30 runs and get out.
another guy may make numberous mistakes
and still get a 100.
and we'd praise the latter and bash the former.
A luck-less patch may put one out of form, while a lucky period may bring one back in form.
the more you give thought to it, the more you realize that the sport is odd and that numbers only reveal half the story.