Thursday, June 11, 2009

Strange Things Happen in the ICC World Twenty20

Round 1 of the ICC World Twenty20 is over; in 12 matches played so far, there have been some extraordinary performances and some strange ones.

Here's a look at the latter.

  1. Kamran Akmal is the leading wicket keeper in terms of dismissals - 4 - all stumped in the same match against Netherlands.

    That is also a record for the number of stumpings in a T20 international. Its never happened in ODIs either. Its happened only thrice before in a test innings. Quite a feat that for Akmal for all cricket matches.

  2. Tilekaratne Dilshan is the leading run scorer so far - 127 runs. Nothing strange about that, but there is about the man who follows him - Luke Wright! An English Slogger. That just doesn't sound right.

  3. Sanath Jayasuriya knocked the 2nd highest score of the tournament - 81 - against West Indies. He's almost 40 and the oldest man in the 20-20 World Cup. Who said it was a game for the younger fresher legs?

  4. Ricky Ponting, Shane Watson, and David Warner are in the list of batsmen with the most ducks. Besides Van Der Merwe, the only others are from Netherlands, Scotland, and Ireland.

  5. They said it was a batsmen's game this T20, but there are 28 bowlers who have an economy rate below 7.00! The best - 3.87 - belongs to Van Der Merwe aka ROFL whose 8 overs have gone for only 31 runs.

  6. Brett Lee has the worst figures in an innings for the tournament - 4-0-56-1.

  7. Pakistan were at the receiving end of the 2nd biggest loss in terms of runs - 48 - when they lost to England. They then inflicted the 2nd biggest loss in terms of runs - 84 - when they beat Netherlands.

    That's not strange. That's just Pakistan!
Will we see stranger things happen in this World Twenty20?

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4 Pitched:

  1. Fark said...

    Interesting facts Q. I am not the least bit surprised about Pakistan featuring at the polar opposites. An enigmatic team as always!

    Not a word about ROFL!! I've got him on my fantasy team!! :-)

  2. Anonymous said...

    Musing facts.

  3. Q said...


    As always!

    As for ROFL.. hope he got you some points today :-)

  4. Q said...

    I thought so too sam :-)

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