Dr Mikael Jamil

Senior Lecturer in Sport Performance Analysis

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Mikael joined us in the summer of 2016 after completing his interdisciplinary PhD in Sports Science and Sports Economics at Loughborough University. Mikael is currently a Senior Lecturer on several bespoke modules within Sports Performance Analysis and the wider Sports Sciences discipline. Mikael is also a supervisor of multiple PhD students.

Mikael’s research interests are focused in the main, on technical skill efficiency and skill acquisition in the sports of football and cricket. Specifically, Mikael has examined performances at the elite level in both football and cricket and has published several scientific investigations in numerous international journals. In addition, Mikael is a reviewer for some of the most prestigious journals in Sport and Exercise Science and Sports Performance Analysis.

Mikael is also a part-time professional cricket coach and is currently involved in research projects with his local cricket institution as well as the England Cricket Board (ECB). Mikael is also actively involved in research projects with other sporting institutions such as Norwich City Football Club and The London Lions. Mikael has also developed a strong network of industry links with other national and international sporting organisations such as Ipswich Town Football Club, Colchester United Football Club, Ipswich Basketball, the Lahore Qalandars, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).


Jamil, M., Kerruish, S., Mehta, S., Phatak, A., Memmert, D., & McRobert, A., (2023). Identifying which factors impact bowling and batting performances during the “death” phase of an innings in international men’s 50-over cricket. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport (Accepted March 2023, IN PRESS) DOI: 10.1080/24748668.2023.2193030


Jamil, M., Kerruish, S., Beato, M., & McErlain-Naylor, S. A. (2022). The effects of bowling lines and lengths on the spatial distribution of successful power-hitting strokes in international men’s one-day and T20 cricket. Journal of Sports Sciences, 00(00), 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2022.2148074

Mehta, S., Phatak, A., Memmert, D., Kerruish, S., & Jamil, M. (2022). Seam or swing? Identifying the most effective type of bowling variation for fast bowlers in men’s international 50-over cricket. Journal of Sports Sciences, 40(14), 1587–1591. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2022.2094140

Phatak, A. A., Mehta, S., Wieland, F.-G., Jamil, M., Connor, M., Bassek, M., & Memmert, D. (2022). Context is key: normalization as a novel approach to sport specific preprocessing of KPI’s for match analysis in soccer. Scientific Reports, 12(1), 1–6. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-05089-y

Jamil, M., Phatak, A., Mehta, S., Beato, M., Memmert, D., & Connor, M. (2021). Using multiple machine learning algorithms to classify elite and sub-elite goalkeepers in professional men’s football. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 22703. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-01187-5

Reynolds, J., Connor, M., Jamil, M., & Beato, M. (2021). Quantifying and Comparing the Match Demands of U18, U23, and 1ST Team English Professional Soccer Players. Frontiers in Physiology, 12(July), 2017–2022. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2021.706451

Jamil, M., Harkness, A., Mehta, S., Phatak, A., Memmert, D., & Beato, M. (2021). Investigating the impact age has on within-over and death bowling performances in international level 50-over cricket. Research in Sports Medicine, 00(00), 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1080/15438627.2021.1954515

Jamil, M., Liu, H., Phatak, A., & Memmert, D. (2021). An investigation identifying which key performance indicators influence the chances of promotion to the elite leagues in professional European football. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 21(04), 641–650. https://doi.org/10.1080/24748668.2021.1933845

Jamil, M., & Kerruish, S., (2020) At what age are English Premier League players at their most productive? A case study investigating the peak performance years of elite professional footballers, International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, DOI: 10.1080/24748668.2020.1833625

Jamil, M. (2020). Where do the best technical football players in the world come from? Analysing the association between technical proficiency and geographical origin in elite football. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 17(2), IN PRESS . https://doi.org/10.14198/jhse.2022.172.02


Jamil, M., Littman, P., & Beato, M. (2020). Investigating inter-league and inter-nation variations of key determinants for penalty success across European football. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 20(5), 892–907. https://doi.org/10.1080/24748668.2020.1794720

Jamil, M., McErlain-Naylor, S. A., & Beato, M. (2020). Investigating the impact of the mid-season winter break on technical performance levels across European football – Does a break in play affect team momentum? International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 20(3), 406–419. https://doi.org/10.1080/24748668.2020.1753980

Jamil, M. (2019). A case study assessing possession regain patterns in English Premier League Football. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 19(6), 1011–1025. https://doi.org/10.1080/24748668.2019.1689752


Beato, M., Jamil, M., & Devereux, G. (2018). Reliability of internal and external load parameters in recreational football (soccer) for health. Research in Sports Medicine, 26(2), 244–250. https://doi.org/10.1080/15438627.2018.1431532

Beato, M., Jamil, M., & Devereux, G. (2018). The Reliability of Technical and Tactical Tagging Analysis Conducted by a Semi-Automatic VTS In Soccer. Journal of Human Kinetics, 62(1), 103–110. https://doi.org/10.1515/hukin-2017-0162

Beato, M., & Jamil, M. (2018). Intra-system reliability of SICS: video-tracking system (Digital.Stadium®) for performance analysis in soccer. The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 58(6), 831–836. https://doi.org/10.23736/S0022-4707.17.07267-X

Chapters in Books:

Jamil, M. (2019). Team Production and Efficiency in Sports. In P. Downward, B. Frick, B. R. Humphreys, T. Pawlowski, J. E. Ruseski, & B. P. Soebbing (Eds.) The Sage Handbook of Sports Economics (pp. 210-218). London: Sage.