T20I statistical annual round-up

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ICC’s decision of granting T20I status to all T20 matches played by the Associate Nations proved to be a historic one. A lot criticized the decision, some were doubtful about the quality of the game. But interestingly 2019 saw quite a few players from these nations dominating some of the key Statistical highlights in limited over cricket.

Most successful team-

One of the key T20I tournaments of the year was the ICC Men’s World T20 Qualifier in the UAE. This provided a platform to these Associate Nations to prove their mettle and teams like Papua New Guinea and Namibia excelled in the same.

Team M W L T NR W/L
Papua New Guinea 17 14 2 0 1 7.000
Namibia 16 12 4 0 0 6.000
Canada 12 8 3 0 1 4.000
Afghanistan 10 7 3 0 0 3.500
Germany 10 7 3 0 0 3.500
Qatar 15 9 4 2 0 4.500
Nepal 19 12 7 0 0 6.000
New Zealand 12 7 4 1 0 3.500
United Arab Emirates 17 10 6 0 1 5.000
Scotland 15 9 6 0 0 4.500

Best T20I batsmen- 

Ireland and Netherlands batsmen dominated the most runs table at the end of the year. Two Irish batter, Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, and the attacking opener Max O’Dowd from Netherlands are only three batsmen to get more than 700 runs individually this year.

Players Teams R Ave SR
Paul Stirling Ireland 748 41.55 140.6
Kevin O’Brien Ireland 729 31.69 155.43
Max O’Dowd Netherlands 702 29.25 120.82
Ben Cooper  Netherlands 637 37.47 127.91
Andy Balbirnie  Ireland 601 33.38 143.77
Tony Ura Papua New Guinea 572 47.66 147.04
Parash Khadka Nepal 541 33.81 145.82
George Munsey  Scotland 526 37.57 166.45
Virat Kohli India 466 77.66 147.93
Callum MacLeod Scotland 440 36.66 128.27

David Warner ended the year with an astonishing T20I average of 287 to his name. Indian skipper Virat Kohli is another legendary name from top nations to get featured in the list.  

Players  Teams R Ave SR
David Warner Australia 287 287 145.68
Sami Sohail Malawi 115 115 118.55
Virat Kohli India 466 77.66 147.93
Iftikhar Ahmed Pakistan 150 75 144.23
Sudesh Wickramasekara Czech Republic 214 71.33 205.76
Stuart Poynter Ireland 70 70 137.25
Nouman Sarwar Qatar 172 57.33 134.37
Rehman Abdul Italy 102 51 99.02
Mohammed Nurji Malawi 101 50.5 171.18
Muhammad Kashif Kuwait 242 48.4 112.55

Highest score

The highest T20I scorer of the year is Hazratullah Zazai from Afghanistan. Thanks to Gyanendra Malla and Paras Khadka that Nepal got featured twice in the top ten T20I scores of 2019.

Players Scores Teams Against Date
Hazratullah Zazai 162* Afghanistan Ireland 23-Feb-19
George Munsey 127* Scotland Netherlands 16-Sep-19
Kevin O’Brien 124 Ireland Hong Kong 7-Oct-19
Glenn Maxwell 113* Australia India 27-Feb-19
Bilal Zalmai 111* Austria Czech Republic 1-Sep-19
Tony Ura 107* P.N.G. Philippines 23-Mar-19
Gyanendra Malla 107 Nepal Bhutan 5-Dec-19
Paras Khadka 106* Nepal Singapore 28-Sep-19
Sivakumar Periyalwar 105* Romania Turkey 29-Aug-19
S Wickramasekara 104* Czech Rep. Turkey 30-Aug-19
Leslie Dunbar 104* Serbia Bulgaria 14-Oct-19

Best T20I bowlers-

The wonder boy from Nepal, Sandeep Lamichhane ended the year as the most successful T20I with 28 wickets to his name at an average of 13.75. His colleague Karan NC also got the same number of scalps along with Brandon Glovar from Netherlands. 

Players Teams W Ave Econ
Sandeep Lamichhane Nepal 28 13.71 6.5
Brandon Glover Netherlands 28 16 6.89
Karan KC Nepal 28 17 7.23
Mark Adair Ireland 27 15.29 6.57
Paul van Meekeren Netherlands 27 18.33 7.26
Iqbal Hussain Qatar 26 16.38 8.16
Damien Ravu Papua New Guinea 24 9.2 5.24
Nalin Nipiko Vanuatu 24 12.95 7.9
Bilal Khan Oman 24 15.75 6.75
Dominic Blampied Jersey 24 16.45 6.4

Romania’s Ramesh Satheesan had the best bowling average with just eight wickets to his tally. Moreover, four Argentina bowlers entered the top ten list of best T20I bowling average in 2019.

Players Teams W Ave Econ
Ramesh Satheesan Romania 8 5.5 3.38
Lega Siaka Papua New Guinea 9 6.22 4.66
Jonathan Hurley Argentina 5 6.6 3.3
Hernan Fennell  Argentina 8 7.12 4.75
Bilal Zalmai Austria 9 7.44 4.78
Ruann van der Merwe Argentina 8 7.75 4.76
Chad Soper  Papua New Guinea 10 8.3 4.18
Pedro Arrighi  Argentina 10 8.4 4.42
Irfan Bhima Malawi 6 8.5 3.4
Karima Gore USA 8 8.75 4.37

 

Best spell

When Deepak Chahar bowled the record-breaking spell against Bangladesh, it was expected to become the spell of the year. Chahar is the only one in the table who picked up six wickets in an innings which also included a hat-trick. 

Players Spells Teams Against Date
Deepak Chahar 6/7 India Bangladesh 10-Nov-19
Pedro Arrighi 5/4 Argentina Brazil 4-Oct-19
Ankush Nanda 5/6 Luxembourg Turkey 29-Aug-19
Lasith Malinga 5/6 Sri Lanka New Zealand 6-Sep-19
Christi Viljoen 5/9 Namibia Botswana 22-May-19
Karim Janat 5/11 Afghanistan West Indies 16-Nov-19
Damien Ravu  5/15 Papua New Guinea Vanuatu 9-Jul-19
Aamir Kaleem 5/15 Oman Nepal 10-Oct-19
Charles Perchard 5/17 Jersey Guernsey 1-Jun-19
Norman Vanua 5/17 Papua New Guinea Vanuatu 13-Jul-19

 

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