Get the One day player data from ESPN Cricinfo based on specific inputs and store in a file in a given directory

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Description

Get the player data given the profile of the batsman. The allowed inputs are home,away or both and won,lost or draw of matches. The data is stored in a <player>.csv file in a directory specified. This function also returns a data frame of the player

Usage

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getPlayerDataOD(profile, dir = "../", file = "player001.csv", 
type = "batting", homeOrAway = c(1, 2, 3), result = c(1, 2, 3,5))

Arguments

profile

This is the profile number of the player to get data. This can be obtained from http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/index.html. Type the name of the player and click search. This will display the details of the player. Make a note of the profile ID. For e.g For Virender Sehwag this turns out to be http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/player/35263.html. Hence the profile for Sehwag is 35263

dir

Name of the directory to store the player data into. If not specified the data is stored in a default directory "../data". Default="../data"

file

Name of the file to store the data into for e.g. tendulkar.csv. This can be used for subsequent functions. Default="player001.csv"

type

type of data required. This can be "batting" or "bowling"

homeOrAway

This is vector with either or all 1,2, 3. 1 is for home 2 is for away, 3 is for neutral venue

result

This is a vector that can take values 1,2,3,5. 1 - won match 2- lost match 3-tied 5- no result

Details

More details can be found in my short video tutorial in Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9uMPFVsXsI

Value

Returns the player's dataframe

Note

Maintainer: Tinniam V Ganesh <tvganesh.85@gmail.com>

Author(s)

Tinniam V Ganesh

References

http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/stats/index.html
https://gigadom.wordpress.com/

See Also

getPlayerDataSp getPlayerData

Examples

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## Not run: 
# Both home and away. Result = won,lost and drawn
sehwag <-getPlayerDataOD(35263,dir="../cricketr/data", file="sehwag1.csv",
type="batting", homeOrAway=c(1,2),result=c(1,2,3,5))

# Only away. Get data only for won and lost innings
sehwag <-getPlayerDataOD(35263,dir="../cricketr/data", file="sehwag2.csv",
type="batting",homeOrAway=c(2),result=c(1,2))

# Get bowling data and store in file for future
malinga <- getPlayerData(49758,dir="../cricketr/data",file="malinga1.csv",
type="bowling")

## End(Not run)

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