20 Jun / 2016(411)…At Caribbean spinners turning the tri-series into a even contest.

The tri series is in balance as all three teams have won 2 games. Due to low NRR, host West Indies are at the bottom of the points table with 2 more games to play. So far the run rate in this series is less than 5 (4.95). This is the lowest run-rate in a series involving top teams since 2015.

The pitch supposedly helping the spinners …out of 92 wicket that fell in 7 games, 51(55.43%) went to spinners. The grounds in Caribbean are very small compared to other grounds around the cricketing world, yet the boundary rate was very low @ 7.59/100 balls. In today’s power hitting age the boundary rate is around 10/100 balls. The spinners have picked more than half of the wicket that fell inside 30 overs. They have dented the run-rate in first powerplay and continue doing that, by not allowing batsman to score runs freely.

Maximum scalps for spinners between 11-20 overs.

The overs between 11-20 is where the maximum damaged happened. Overall 18 wickets fell in that phase (all games) and out of that 14 went to spinners.
Table 1. Overall Performance for bowlers.
Table 2. Spinners performance.


All data updated at the end of game 7 in the ongoing tri series in WestIndies.

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