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CricViz & Pretoria Capitals


London, September 20, 2022: CricViz are delighted to announce an analytics partnership with the Pretoria Capitals in the inaugural SA20 League. The Capitals are one of six teams in the new T20 tournament, being played in South Africa, in early 2023. 

Senior analyst Ben Jones has provided the Capitals with support from the retention stage onwards, alongside CricViz’s data science team headed by James Norton-Brown. Onsite in South Africa for both the planning stage and on the auction table itself, Jones worked with the experienced and talented recruitment team already in place at the franchise. With assistance from CricViz’s data, models, and analytical expertise, the Capitals’ team have built a strong, balanced playing squad, with a core of excellent domestic talent supported by a group of high quality overseas stars. 

Rilee Rossouw, one of South Africa’s finest batting talents, offers both power and stability at the top of the order, while the experienced Wayne Parnell provides balance with both his batting and bowling quality. Theunis de Bruyn, Cameron Delport, and Marco Marais all bring boundary-hitting skill and flexibility to the XI, with varied and complementary skillsets, while Daryn Dupavillon brings yet more pace and wicket-taking threat to the attack.

The side will also feature Phil Salt and Will Jacks, two young English batters who rank among the most explosive players in the tournament. They are joined by compatriot Adil Rashid, England’s leading white ball spinner and a versatile, exceptional performer. All-rounder Jimmy Neesham provides batting power down the order, as well as valuable left-handed balance, while Irishman Josh Little brings high-pace and new ball wicket-taking threat.

About CricViz

CricViz was founded in 2015 to deliver a new narrative in cricket. Combining the world’s most extensive cricket database and unique predictive models with the expertise of our team of data scientists, programmers and analysts, CricViz provides unrivalled analysis and insight to cricket clients around the world.

In supplying governing bodies, broadcasters, professional teams and media, CricViz offers a unique analytical service to tell data-driven stories.

About Ellipse Data

Ellipse Data is a leading sports data and analytics company comprising CricViz (cricket), TennisViz (tennis), Oval Insights (rugby), Stuart Farmer Media Services (rugby), SoccerViz (football) and horse racing. Working with the world’s biggest broadcasters, professional teams and rights holders, we aim to bring sport’s new narrative to life with data-driven products and services.

Our innovative approach to sports data and analytics engages millions of sports fans worldwide by using data to explain the potential outcomes during any sporting event.

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Alan Davis – Head of Marketing


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