Summary of the Women’s World Cup-3

More statistical highlights of the Women’s World Cup in 2017.

Fielding:

Most dismissals (6 and more):

Most dismissals

The lesser-known S Verma of India has the most dismissals, catches by a keeper and stumpings. AJ Healy (Aus) and niece of a famous keeper is next, while AE Satterthwaite (NZ) has the most catches by a non-keeper.

Most dismissals in an innings (3 and more):

innings fielding

While S Verma has 4 dismissals in an innings, several non-keepers have 3 catches.

Most dismissals per innings (minimum 6 innings fielded):

Dismissal rate

S Verma and AE Satterthwaite lead the keepers and non-keepers respectively.

All-round:

At least 6 innings batted and bowled, one 50 and one 4wi:

AR overall

Only one such instance. Let us modify the criteria to

At least 6 innings batted and bowled, 100 runs and 5 wickets:

AR-overall (Rev)

This gives a better idea of all-round performances throughout the tournament-though van Niekerk misses out here. EA Perry (Aus) leads here.

All-round match performance (minimum 30 runs and 3 wickets):

AR-match

Only 2 cases, including one from the team which finished last.

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Summary of the Women’s World Cup-2

Statistical highlights of the Women’s World Cup in 2017.

Batting:

Most runs (200 and above):

Most runs

Highest innings (90 and above):

innings batting

NR Sciver (Eng) is the only one with two centuries. But EA Perry (Aus) made 5 scores of 50+, though her top score was only 71. M Raj (Ind) and L Wolvaardt (SA) made 4 scores of 50+, while the latter also failed to score a century.

It is ironic that the highest score was made by a batter from a team which finished second from the bottom.

Highest averages (Minimum 6 innings, average 30 or more):

Bat Avg

Highest strike rates (Minimum 6 innings, SR 80 or above):

Batting SR

The first name may be a surprise, as she was among the lesser-known players from her side until the later stages of this championship.

Bowling:

Most wickets (8 and above):

Most wkts

D van Niekerk (SA) is the only one to take more than one 4wi, including 4 for 0 which has never been achieved in men’s or women’s ODIs before.

The top two wicket-takers are engaged to be married. Once this takes place, they will be the first married couple to play in the same national cricket team. Not sure if this has happened in other sports.

Best innings bowling (including all 4wi):

innings bowling

Best bowling averages (Minimum 6 innings, average below 30):

Bowling avg

van Niekerk has the best bowling average (as well as the best economy and strike rate).

To be continued

 

Summary of the Women’s World Cup-1

A full record of India’s participation in the Women’s World Cup cricket tournaments since 1973-2 years before the men got going.

1973-did not take part

1978-4th out of 4

1982-4th out of 5

1988-did not take part

1993-4th out of 8 (no semifinals)

1997-lost in semis to Aus

2000-lost in semis to NZ

2005-lost in finals to Aus

2009-3rd place, beat Aus in playoff

2013-7th out of 8

2017-lost in final to Eng

These results can be seen in more detail here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women%27s_Cricket_World_Cup#Teams.27_performances

 

 

 

Four wickets for none

The bowling record of four wickets for no run in any international cricket match occurred recently:

http://www.espncricinfo.com/icc-womens-world-cup-2017/engine/match/1085956.html

where SA’s captain Dane van Niekerk was instrumental in dismissing the West Indies team of 48 in an ODI in the Women’s World Cup.

There have been many cheap 4-wicket hauls in women’s ODIs:

Women ODI-4

Most of the names would be quite unfamiliar to male cricket followers. The previous record of 4 wickets for 1 run was held by an Indian bowler in an ODI against South Africa in the 2005 World Cup.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/67380.html

And few of us would have heard of the record holder Deepa Marathe .

We now look at the corresponding records for 4-wicket hauls in men’s ODIs:

Mens ODI 4

The record was 4 for 3 by PV Simmons. It is interesting to note that the first few names (Simmons, Dilshan, Yuvraj and Sehwag) were all primarily batsmen whose bowling was secondary.

However, 4 for 0 has been recorded several times in first-class cricket. Bowlers who have achieved this include Lala Amarnath and, more recently, Axar Patel in 2015. More about this here:

https://abn397.wordpress.com/2015/08/28/axar-patels-feat-4-wickets-for-none-3/

This also gives details of the best 4-wicket analyses in Tests, headed by the unlikely AG Cremer of Zimbabwe.