Records of the T20I World Cup (2007-2022): Part 1

Team performance, (ranked by W/L ratio):

This includes all teams who have participated in one or more tournaments until 2022, and also includes the preliminary rounds which are held just before the main tournament.

Here we see that Nepal has the highest W/L ratio, though they played in only 3 matches in the preliminary rounds in 2014. Of the “regular” teams, India leads with 1.80 followed by Australia (1.67), Sri Lanka (1.63) and South Africa (1.60). The current champion (England, 1.26) and runner-up (Pakistan, 1.56) are further down.

Next we come to


Most runs (500 and above):

V Kohli has leapfrogged over MJ and Gayle to head this list by a large margin. Next among current players are RG Sharma and DA Warner.

The only player with 2 centuries is Gayle. Several others have one.

The most 50+ scores is 14 by V Kohli (no centuries). Next are 9 by CH Gayle (including 2 centuries) and RG Sharma (no centuries).

Most 4s ; 111 by M Jayawardene, 103 by V Kohli

Most 6s: 63 by CH Gayle, 35 by RG Sharma

Next we look at Highest Innings Scores (85 and above):

There are 11 centuries, including two from 2022. SK Raina’s 101* from 2010 remains the highest for India. AD Hales (116*) has the highest score among current players. There is a single 99 (unbeaten) by LJ Wright.

Now we look at Batting Averages (Minimum 20 innings, all instances):

Headed by V Kohli with 81.50, almost twice that of second-placed JC Buttler with 42.05. Kohli was aided by a large proportion of unbeaten innings.

Finally for today, the Highest Batting Strike Rates (Minimum 250 balls faced and minimum 125.00):

Headed by Shahid Afridi (154) and KP Pietersen (148). The most by a current player is 147 by GJ Maxwell. The best for India is, unsurprisingly, V Kohli with 131.

To be continued.

Records of the T20 World Cup (2007-2021)-Part 1

To refresh your memory about the finals and finalists, see :

The overall records for all teams:

The W/L ratio is headed by Nepal (!) who won 2 of their 3 matches.

Among those who played 10 or more matches, the highest W/L ratios are by Sri Lanka (1.80), India (1.77) and South Africa (1.69). The 2021 finalists are a little lower: Australia (1.57) and New Zealand (1.33)

Now for individual performances in Batting:.

Most runs (500 and above):

Gayle might still be there in 2022 to overtake MJ’s record aggregate. The next highest among the current players are RG Sharma (847), V Kohli (845) and DA Warner (762).

Highest innings (90 and above):

Gayle is the only one with 2 centuries.

In 2021 there was one century (Buttler) and a 90 (van der Dussen).

Raina is the only Indian player who has made a score above 90.

The most 50+ scores are 10 by Kohli (no centuries), 9 by Gayle (including 2 centuries) and 8 by RG Sharma (no centuries).

Batting averages (Minimum 20 innings, all instances):

Buttler now heads this table. Next among current players are RG Sharma, Gayle and Shoaib Malik. Kohli is not here as he has played only 19 innings.

Strike rates (Minimum 250 balls faced, 125.00 and above):

Afridi leads by a large margin over the runners-up Pietersen and Buttler. Other current players here are Gayle,Warner and RG Sharma.

To be continued.

Review of England-Pakistan Tests-2020-I

England won the series 1-0 with 2 rain-ruined draws.

This was their first series win against Pakistan since 2010. A summary of series since then:

2010: Eng won 3-1

2011-12: Pak won 3-0 in UAE

2015-16: Pak won 2-0 in UAE

2016: Drawn 1-1

2018: Drawn 1-1

2020: Eng won 1-0

Here is a summary of all Tests between these teams:

And this was the WTC points table after the series:

We now look at individual records, starting with


Most runs (1000 or more):

Root and Azhar are the only current players here, while recent retiree Cook heads the table.

Mohammad Yousuf has the most centuries (6), followed by Cook and Inzamam with 5.

Inzamam has the most 50+ scores with 15, followed by Mushtaq Mohammad with 14.

Highest innings scores (175 and above):

The only such instance in this series was 267 by Crawley, which was his maiden century. It is the second highest for Eng vs Pak, after Compton’s 278 in 1954.

It ranks high among the highest maiden centuries:

It is 7th on the all-time list and second for England, surpassed only by RE Foster’s 287 in 1903-04.

Then we come to
Highest batting averages (Minimum 20 innings, all cases):

Among current and near-current players we have Root near the top, followed by Cook, Asad Shafiq, and Azhar Ali. Even Anderson finds a place here.

Finally, there are Highest strike rates (Minimum 1000 balls, all cases):

Some of the earlier players do not have full data for balls played. But there is no dispute about Pietersen’s position here, followed by Root and Inzamam. Asad Shafiq and Bairstow are next among current players.

I normally do not cover partnerships, but this time 5th wicket partnerships are covered:

Highest 5th wicket partnerships (250 and above):

The 5th wicket partnership of Buttler and Crawley (359) in the 3rd Test was the highest by England against all teams, surpassing the 254 by Fletcher and Greig in 1972-73. It is also the 5th in 5th-wicket partnerships in all Tests.

To be continued.