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Is The Hot Hand Theory Back?

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The "Hot Hand Theory" was discredited in 1985 (it says that a player making a few shots in a row has a 'Hot Hand' and is more likely to make the next shot). New work has found the Hot Hand effect in cricket: Since the seminal work of Gilovich et al. [20] there has been a historical debate on whether "success breeds success" or "failure breeds failure" in [...] sports [21, 22]. Here, the long-range persistent behavior in the score evolution not only indicates the existence of this phenomenon in cricket, but also suggests that this phenomenon can act over a very long temporal scale. [...] We are optimistic that the discussion presented may be applied to other sports...

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