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Cricinfo Scraping using Python

Cricinfo Scraping using Python

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All the Cricket fans out there know that ESPN Cricinfo is one of the most prominent site to track everything related to the sport. One can find all the latest news, future tour program, expert analysis, and most important of all live scores, player records, old match records. So learn about Cricinfo Scraping using Python.

Cricinfo has the records of all the players who have ever played an international match, not only that it contains the domestic, first class and league records of all players. One can find the records of all the old matches test, ODI or T20 as well as records of all prominent leagues like IPL, BBL, Champions league etc.

So, for a cricket fan looking for any data cricinfo is the place to look. Now a days with the emergence of so many fantasy league apps and online betting people are trying to find the old data and develop machine learning algorithms to predict the match.

In this tutorial we will learn about cricinfo scraping to grab any data from cricinfo like match score, results, player records and much more.For this we will use a library called python-espncricinfo. This is the most complete library I have ever seen for web scraping. It is very easy to use and you can grab any data from cricinfo that you want using this. You can read more about the library here or here .

See the complete code below or watch video for detailed explantion:

First install the library

pip install python-espncricinfo

Import required classes

from espncricinfo.summary import Summary
from espncricinfo.series import Series
from espncricinfo.match import Match

To grab the details of any match we have to pass the match id, which can find on crickinfo as higlihted below:

m = Match('1119549')





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