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England Women’s cricket coach reveals his team use AI to help pick their team – and shares how technology helped mount last summer’s Ashes comeback

Jon Lewis, the coach of the England women’s cricket team, has revealed he and his staff use artificial intelligence to help with selection – and made good use of the technology during last summer’s Ashes comeback against Australia.

Lewis first came across the software, produced by London-based firm PSi, while working for UP Warriorz at the T20 Women’s Premier League in India, and decided to apply its use to the England team. Other sporting sides that use the PSi technology include the national men’s rugby union team, Wigan Athletic FC and rugby league club Wigan Warriors.

‘We are able to run simulated teams versus the simulated opposition to give us an idea about how those teams may match up against each other,’ said Lewis. ‘I can send multiple different line-ups to the PSi, and they run about 250,000 simulations per team that I send, with all different permutations that could happen through the game.

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