In the sport of cricket, a bowling analysis (sometimes shortened to just analysis, especially in the phrase innings analysis) usually refers to a notation summarising a bowler's performance in terms of overs bowled, how many of those overs are maidens (ie with no runs conceded), total runs conceded and number of wickets taken. Cricket is a bat-and-ball team Sport that originated in England and is now played in more than 100 countries Muralijpg|thumb|250px|right|The world's leading off-spin bowler Muttiah Muralitharan sends down a delivery]] A bowler in the Sport of Cricket is usually In the sport of Cricket, an over is a set of six consecutive balls bowled in succession the Sport of Cricket, a run is the basic unit of scoring. Runs are scored by a Batsman, and the aggregate of the scores of a team's batsmen (plus In the sport of Cricket the word wicket has several distinct meanings Meanings of wicket Set of stumps Primarily the wicket Bowling analyses are generally given for each innings in cricket scoreboards printed in Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, newspapers and so on, but they are also sometimes quoted for other periods of time, such as a single spell of bowling. An inning, or innings, is a fixed-length segment of a game in any of a variety of Sports &ndash most notably Cricket and Baseball during Wisden Cricketers' Almanack (often referred to simply as Wisden or colloquially as "the Bible of Cricket" is by far the best For example, an innings analysis of 9. 4-1-31-2 would indicate that the bowler had bowled nine overs and four balls, of which one was a maiden, and that he had taken two wickets for a total cost of 31 runs.
In some cases, maidens are omitted from bowling figures, and are recorded showing 'Wickets/Runs (Overs)'; for example, 7/15 (7) by Glenn McGrath against Namibia shows he took his 7 wickets for 15 runs in 7 overs. Glenn Donald McGrath AM (pronounced) (born 9 February 1970 in Dubbo New South Wales) nicknamed "Pigeon" is a former Australian cricket player The Namibia national cricket team is the team that represents the country of Namibia in international Cricket matches