As a cricket fan or as a player I would like to know certain facts of my team and the team I am playing against. It is called THE LIST, and not based on performance on the ground, but related to it. The list can be for any format or level and it can be long …but I created a short one for T20I
As Australia lost their one-off match against South Africa today(17th Nov, 2018)I put down a small list from all test playing nation(12) post T20WC2016.
- No. of matches played
- No. of matches won
- No. of matches lost
- No. of crickets played for each team
- No. of debutants
- No. of Captains
- No. of Wicket-keepers
- No. of Spinners
- No. of Left arm pace bowler
- No. of batting pair
- Batting Pair – This is a tricky and interesting one. On surface we might get caught up with no. of players used with no. of batting pair, however most times, a team can keep the same set of 11/13 players for a series, but will have variable batting position for their players. Sri Lanka have the most(124)batting pair in 26 matches from 41 players. It means 124 different batsmen partnered together!.
- Spinners – Asian countries have used maximum spin bowlers, with Sri Lankans using maximum, but surprisingly Pakistan have used least No. of spinner in this format.
- Left arm pace – However not surprisingly Pakistan have used maximum No. of left arm pace bowlers
- Debutants -There were 124(34.25%)Int debutants in T20I cricket, with South Africa having maximum 4(46.70%)….literary every game there is one debutant. They are followed by India(43.90)and West Indies(42.40%)
- Captains : Apart from Pakistan and Afghanistan every test playing nation had 2 or more captains leading their side, with SA/SL using 4 different players to lead their side.
- Wicket-Keeper: Only Pakistan and England have used one wicket-keeper. There are at least 2 keepers with other teams, and SL and NZ having 5 and 4 respectively.