The Test cricket caravan for 2018 finally comes to an end on December 30.
Meanwhile we look at the T20Is of 2018, which had concluded earlier in the month.
Here are the ICC rankings at the end of the year:
And the teams arranged by win/loss ratio:
Here Afghanistan has a clean sweep, including minnows as well as regulars such as Bangladesh. Pakistan has a more valid claim to the top position, as they do in the ICC rankings.
Some statistics for individual performances are given below. As in the above table, the one match involving the ICC XI is not counted.
Most runs: 250 and above:
Shikhar Dhawan is far ahead of the rest.
Highest innings: 90 and above:
AJ Finch is far ahead of the rest.
Most wickets: 10 and above:
The lesser known AJ Tye has the most wickets.
Best innings bowling: includes all cases of 4wi and above:
Most dismissals: 10 and above:
Sarfraz and Finch head the lists for keepers and non-keepers respectively.
All-round match performances: 30 runs and 3 wickets:
GJ Maxwell and Shakib Al Hasan have the best performances here.
From 2019 onwards, all T20I matches will be considered official and there will be no select list of T20I countries as there is for ODIs. So matches including presently unranked teams will figure in these statistics, as it already does with women’s T20I matches.