Review of T20Is between India and the West Indies

Even a tiny series like this gets duly recorded. To see how tiny it is, first look at the

Full history of these T20Is -only 7 including one washout:

Ind-WI T20 intro

The West Indies lead 4-2 with one NR. In neutral venues they lead 2-1 with one NR.

All these matches except the one in 2011 and the two just concluded have been in World Championship matches.

A quick look at individual performances:

Batting-overall (75 or more runs):

Batting overall

RG Sharma is the only one to have played in all 7 matches, while Simmons and Dhoni played in 6. Appropriately Sharma and Simmons have scored the most runs, while Rahul has the highest strike rate of 215.68 though it came from only one innings. Sharma has the highest strike rate of 136.53 among those who batted in at least 5 innings.

Batting-innings (40 or more):

Batting innings

Rahul and Lewis scored the first centuries in this series, surpassing the old records of Gayle and Kohli. Badrinath’s 43 came in his only T20I. And Dwayne Bravo’s 66* came in one of the finest all-round T20I performances.

Bowling-overall (3 wickets or more):

Bowling overall

Dwayne Bravo has the most wickets, followed by Jadeja. Ashwin has the best economy rate (7.11) among those with 5 or more innings bowled.

Bowling (2wi or more):

Bowling-innings

The best bowling here is 4-16 by Sammy-though it did not stop India from winning that match. The best by an Indian bowler is Mishra’s 3-24 in the just-concluded washout. The previous best for India was Nehra’s 3-35. Dwayne Bravo’s 4-38 came along with his 66*.

Fielding-overall (2 or more dismissals):

Fielding overall

Dhoni and Fletcher have the most dismissals (4) for keepers, while Kohli and Sharma also took 4 catches as non-keepers.

Fielding (2 or more dismissals in an innings):

Fielding innings

Simmons has the most dismissals (3) for a non-keeper while no one else (including keepers) has more than 2.

All-round (overall)-minimum 5 innings batted and bowled:

AR-overall

Only one here. And he figures in the next one as well.

All-round (match, minimum 20 runs and 2 wickets):

AR-match

As we will see now, it is one of the best all-round performances in all T20Is.

All-round (all T20I matches, minimum 40 runs and 4 wickets):

AR-all countries-match

Possibly Watson’s performance would be a little better than Bravo’s. The last three are against weak teams.

Eclectic score cards for ODIs

This is a follow-up from the last post

https://abn397.wordpress.com/2016/04/14/eclectic-score-cards-for-tests/

Now we take up ODIs in the same way. Though others interested in cricket statistics may disagree, I have removed ODIs involving multi-national teams such as the ICC World XI, Africa XI and Asia XI.

First, the highest scores at various batting positions in all ODIs:

ODI eclectic-1

Interesting that Kapil’s 175* in 1983 is the oldest record standing, followed by Viv Richard’s 189* in 1984. That was the only ODI played at Tunbridge Wells, and there is no video of this match available because of a dispute with the BBC at that time.

Now for Indian players:

ODI eclectic-2

Interesting that the records for numbers 9 and 10 came in the same match.

Now we look at all debutants in ODIs:

ODI eclectic-3

Interesting that Haynes’s record of 1978 still stands.

No debutant from India in the above table. Their details are here:

ODI eclectic-4

Oddly enough Brijesh Patel’s 82 from India’s very first ODI in 1974 is still a record.

Some may be thinking of Yuvraj Singh’s 84 at No 5 in 2000. But that was in his second ODI, while he did not bat in the first. (Shahid Afridi’s 37-ball century had a similar story).