For a quick overview of past tournaments see the previous post:
Here are the statistics for all CT matches from 1998 to 2013. In case there is any doubt, it also includes the qualifying matches for the teams seeded 7th to 10th in 2006 which were played just before the “main” tournament for the top 8 teams.
Batting-most runs-250 and above:
Chris Gayle leads M Jayawardene and Sangakkara. The two Sri Lankans have played the most CT matches (22).
Gayle, Ganguly and Gibbs (the three Gs?) have the most centuries (3).
For scores of 50+, Dravid leads with 6 while several others have 5.
Highest innings scores (all scores of 100 and above):
Astle and Andy Flower lead, with Astle making his score against the US on its one Championship in 2004. As we will see later, Tendulkar’s 141* featured in one of the best all-round performances in the championship.
Batting averages (minimum 15 innings batted):
Chanderpaul is just above Gayle here.
It can be seen that the highest strike rates are 88.77 by Gayle and 88.01 by Jayasuriya.
Bowling (15 or more wickets):
Headed by the relatively unheralded Kyle Mills followed by Muralitharan.
Best innings bowling (including all 5wi):
Note that the only 6-wicket haul came from one of the qualifying matches in 2006.
Best bowling averages (minimum 750 balls bowled):
Muralitharan has the best bowling average, economy rate and strike rate.
To be continued: