Tuesday, 3 June 2008

80s and 90s Test team cause oil price rise

Petrol prices have recently risen. What is it caused by? Energy insecurity or the Iraq war? No! It's the fault of cricket, in particular Aussie cricket. Let's check out the Australian Cricket Team's Test winning percentage between 1982 and 2004 and compare it to the oil price rise over the last 8 years.

It's all cricket's fault

As you can see, the correlation is remarkable! So, when you fill up this week and notice the latest price rise, you can blame Allan Border, Mark Taylor and Steve Waugh for improving the results of the Aussie Test Team! By the way, the data are completely real - make it for yourself at Cricinfo.

I put this together over at Mr Science to show how things can look correlated when they actually have nothing to do with each other - check it out for some more info on the maths behind it.


1 comment:

The Sporting Spirit said...

hehe...thats some great stuff...good one there...too bad both are unstoppable right now...