As the tri-series concluded today (12th Feb) one wonders whether this was a dress rehearsal for forthcoming T20 World Cup to be played in Australia in 9 days time ?.
The World Cup is held this year in Australia from 21st Feb till March 8th.
Here is a brief analysis on T20I tri-series between host Australia, England and India. A short 6 match series where 4 games each (2 against each other) before the finals.
It was not a high scoring series, hence teams that batted first won only two games – the finals defending 156, and match before that defending 133. It was Australia who defending both games.
The successful bowlers were the spinners, and fast bowler who found extra bounce.
However the primary reason for low scores were collapses teams had after getting a decent start from their top batters.
Both India and England suffered this collapse regularly in this series. If we use two or wickets that fell inside 20 runs than
- England twice lost 3 wickets inside 17 runs, and twice lost 2 wickets inside 10 runs
- India twice lost 4 wickets inside 10 runs, including the finals where they collapsed from 115/4 to 144 all out chasing 156!!.
- Australia too suffered couple of collapses, once they lost 3 wickets inside 10 runs and once they lost 2 wickets inside 13 runs
One feels that all three teams need to improve their performance from their lower order batters, especially India (see gfx). Interestingly India had most > 25s scores in this series, viz 10, yet they had less or no support from lower order.
WomenT20 tri-seriesBelow are two graphics
- Batting partnerships(Runs/Inns) of each wicket for three teams
- Batting XI Avg (Runs/Inns) for each position for three teams
|Openers Smirti Mandhana and Beth Mooney were stand out batters in this series. They both scored 200 plus runs opening the batting in 5 inns!.|
Spinners had great success in this series as they picked up wickets regularly inducing batters to play big shots!. However it was the seamers who could produce good bounce were the most effective bowlers!.