Review of India-New Zealand T20Is-January 2023

India continued its run of successes in white-ball cricket at home, winning the series 2-1 after losing the first match.

A total of 25 T20Is have been played between these teams.

India leads 12-10 with 3 ties.

In India, India leads 7-4

In NZ, India leads 5-4 with 3 ties

On neutral grounds, India trail 0-2. Both these losses came in World Cup matches.

Looking at individual performances, starting with Batting:

Most runs (250 or more):

Headed by RG Sharma with C Munro some distance behind.Munro. S Gill and SA Yadav are the only other ones with centuries. RG Sharma has the most fifties (six).

Highest innings (75 or more):

S Gill now has the highest score in this series, overtaking Yadav’s 111* a short time ago. Munro’s 109* is the best for NZ.

Highest strike rates (minimum 250 balls faced):

This time Munro is ahead of RG Sharma.

Now for Bowling:

Most wickets (8 or more):

New Zealand bowlers dominate this list, starting with Sodhi (25) and Southee (20). The most for India is Bumrah’s 12.

Best innings bowling (including all 4wi or more):

DJ Hooda, not a frontline bowler, has the best innings figures followed by Santner and Pandya.

Most dismissals (8 or more):

Southee has the most dismissals (13). The most by a keeper is 9 by Dhoni.

Most innings dismissals: Several players have made 3 dismissals in an innings.

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

HH Pandya appears to have the best match performance, which cane in India’s win in the final T20I.

Review of India-New Zealand ODI series-Jan 2023

India won the series 3-0.

A total of 116 ODIs have been played between these teams,

India have won 58, New Zealand 50, ties 1, no result 7

In India: 29-8-0-1

In NZ: 14-26-1-4

Neutral 15-16-0-2

Note the strong home advantage for both teams.

Looking at individual performances, starting with Batting:

Most runs (750 or more):

The most centuries were 6 by Sehwag, followed by three players with 5 (Tendulkar, Kohli and Astle). The most 50+ scores were 13 by Kohli and Tendulkar, followed by 11 by R Taylor.

Highest innings scores (115 or more):

In this series, S Gill’s 208 became the highest for India against NZ, surpassing Tendulkar’s 186* in 1999. That was at Hyderabad, though on another ground.MG Bracewell’s 140 was the highest for NZ in India, surpassing NJ Astle’s 120 in 1999. Conway’s 138 also surpassed the old record.

Highest batting averages (Minimum 20 innings, all instances):

Headed by Kohli with Latham close behind.

Highest strike rates (Minimum 500 balls faced and 75.00):

Headed by Sehwag with Kapil Dev close behind.

Now for Bowling:

Most wickets (20 or more):

Srinath is far ahead of the second-placed Kumble. Southee has the most among current players.

Best innings bowling (including all 5wi):

SE Bond is the only one with a 6-for. Next is A Mishra. K Srikkanth is the only one with 2 five-fors.

Best bowling averages (Minimum 1000 balls bowled, all instances):

The best averages are by Srinath and Hadlee.

The best economy rates are by Hadlee and Kapil

The best strike rates are by Srinath and Southee.

Next is Fielding:

Most dismissals (12 or more):

Headed by the lesser-known NR Mongia, who also has the most stumpings. Latham has the most from current players, and R Taylor has the most catches by a fielder

Best innings fielding (4 or more dismissals):

Several have made 5 dismissals in an innings. Similarly for 4 catches as a fielder.

Best dismissal rate (Minimum 20 innings, 0.500):

Again headed by NR Mongia.

All-round performances:

Overall performances (see criteria in table below):

Only one player qualifies here,

Match performances:

Only one player qualifies, and he was an occasional bowler.

Review of India-Sri Lanka ODIs-Jan 2023

India won the series 3-0, being the latest in a series of numerous clean sweeps against Sri Lanka. The highlight was a 317-run victory in the 3rd match, which is the biggest victory margin in any ODI. More on this topic here: https://abn397.wordpress.com/2023/01/15/record-victories-in-odis/

A total of 165 ODIs have been played between these teams.

India has won 96, Sri Lanka 57, 1 tied and 11 no-results.

In India: 39-12-0-3

In Sri Lanka: 30-28-0-6

On neutral grounds: 27-17-1-2

Interestingly, the first ODI between these teams was during the 1979 World Cup in England. Sri Lanka won. India did not win any match in that tournament.

Looking at individual performances, starting with

Batting:

Most runs (750 or more):

Headed by Tendulkar and Jayasuriya. Kohli is in 5th place.

Kohli has the most centuries (10) followed by Tendulkar with 8. For 50+ scores, Tendulkar has 25 and Sangakkara 24.

Highest innings scores (125 or more):

Headed by 2 double centuries by RG Sharma. His 264 is the record individual score in ODIs. Kohli’s 166* is in 7th place.

Highest batting averages (Minimum 20 innings and 35.00):

Headed by Dhoni with Kohli just behind.

Highest strike rates (Minimum 500 balls faced, 75.00):

Note that Sehwag is well ahead of the next (Dhawan and Jayasuriya). Kohli is 5th here.

Now for Bowling:

Most wickets (Minimum 30):

Headed by Murali (74) and Vaas (70). No recent players here.

No one has taken more than one 5wi, or more than 3 4wis.

Best innings bowling (Includes all 5wis):

Headed by Murali’s 7-30. India’s best is 6-59 by A Nehra.

Best bowling averages (Minimum 1000 balls bowled and maximum 45.00):

Headed by the unheralded AB Agarkar and BAW Mendis. Kapil and Harbhajan have the best economy rates, and Agarkar and I. Sharma the best strike rates.

Now to Fielding:

Most dismissals (Minimum 20):

Led by Dhoni, with Sangakkara some distance behind. Dhoni also has the most stumpings (25). M Jayawardene has the most catches as a fielder (38).

Most dismissals in an innings (4 or more):

Headed by Dhoni with 5 dismissals. Kaif has the most catches as a fielder (4). This was in the 2003 World Cup and was the WC record until 2015.

Highest dismissal rate (Minimum 20 innings and 0.450):

Dhoni again, with Sangakkara some distance behind.The best figures by a pure fielder are 0.454 by Mahanama and Raina.

All-round performances :

Overall (see table for criteria):

Mathews heads this list, with the next (Pathan) far behind.

Match performances:

These two performances are clearly the best.

Review of T20Is between India and Sri Lanka-Jan 2023

India won the most recent T20I series 2-1 at home.

A total of 29 T20Is have been played between these teams.

India leads 19-9 with 1 no-result.

In India, India leads 13-3 with 1 no-result

In Sri Lanka, India leads 5-3

On neutral grounds, India trails 1-3.

We now look at individual performances, starting with Batting:

Most runs (250 runs or more):

Headed by current players MD Shanaka and RG Sharma.

Only 2 centuries have been made, by RG Sharma and SA Yadav.

Regarding 50+ scores, Kohli has made 4 and several others made 3.

Highest innings scores (75 and above):

SA Yadav’s 112* in 2023 is the second highest score here.

Batting averages (Minimum 20 innings):

MD Shanaka is the only one who has played enough.

Highest strike rates (Minimum 250 balls faced):

RG Sharma has the best strike rate here, closely followed by Shanaka.

Now for Bowling:

Most wickets (8 or more):

YS Chahal leads by a comfortable margin. Chameera is the next highest among current players.

Best bowling (including all 4wi or better):

Headed by Ashwin’s 4-8 in 2016. Newcomer Shivam Mavi had the best figures (4-22) in the 2023 series.

Most dismissals (5 or more):

Led by Dhoni with 18. He also has the most stumpings with 9. Pandya has the most catches by a fielder (11)

Most dismissals in an innings (3 or more):

Headed by Dhoni with 4, while Nissanka has the most for Sri Lanka.

Best match performance (30 runs and 3wi):

Yuvraj Singh is the only one to reach this mark.

Review of India-Bangladesh Tests

After India’s 2-0 victory, this is the summary of Tests between these teams:

Overall: India leads 11-0 with 2 draws

In India, India leads 3-0 with no draws.

In Bangladesh, India lead 8-0 with 2 draws.

This series was only significant as the second Test was probably the first time that Bangladesh had a significant chance of winning against India.

We now look at individual performances, starting with

Batting:

Most runs (250 or more):

Headed by Tendulkar with Mushfiqur Rahim in second place. Other current players near the top are Pujara and Kohli.

Highest innings (100 or more):

The current series was low-scoring, with only 3 scores above 100 with a top score of 110 by Gill. Zakir Hasan scored 100 on debut, as did Aminul Islam in the first Test between these teams.

The most centuries are 5 by Tendulkar and 3 by Dravid. The most scores of 50+ are 6 by Pujara and 5 by Tendulkar.

There is not enough data for meaningful calculation of averages. For Strike Rates, we have this for a minimum of 1000 balls faced.

We can see that Tendulkar has a big lead over the second-placed Mushfiqur.

Now for’

Bowling:

Most wickets (8 or more):

Zaheer Khan has a big lead over the second-placed I Sharma. Shakib (21 wkts) has the most for Bangladesh.

The most instances of 5wi are 3 by Pathan and 2 by Zaheer Khan. These two are also the only ones to take 10wms.

Best innings bowling (5wi or better):

Note Naimur Rehman’s performance in the first Test between these countries, which remains the best innings bowling for Bangladesh.

Best match bowling (including all cases of 8wm or better):

Note that no Bangladeshi bowler has taken more than 7 wickets in a match.

There is not enough data to get meaningful data for bowling averages etc.

Fielding:

Most dismissals (8 or more):

Led by Dhoni with Karthik and others close behind. Dravid has the most catches by a fielder. Mushfiqur and Pant.

represent the current players.

Most innings dismissals (4 or more):

Led by Dhoni and Mushfiqur.

Most match dismissals (5 or more):

Dhoni has the top position to himself here. SS Das and SC Ganguly have the most catches as fielders.

All-round match performance (50+ and 5wi):

Only one instance, which marked the highlight of SB Joshi’s Test career. This was in the first Test between these teams.

Review of Bangladesh-India ODIs.

Bangladesh won the series 2-1. However the first two matches were won by the narrow margins of 1 wicket and 5 runs, while India won the 3rd match by a massive margin of 227 runs.

Bangladesh had also won 2-1 against India in 2015.

Here we review the main statistical highlights of ODIs between these teams.

Overall results:

While Bangladesh has done relatively well on its home soil, it has not yet won an ODI against India in India. They have won only one match on neutral grounds, but that was enough to prevent India proceeding further in the 2007 World Cup.

We now look at individual records, starting with Batting:

Most runs (250 or more):

Ishan Kishan is not here as his 210 was scored in his only ODI against Bangladesh.

Kohli and RG Sharma head this list, with Shakib in third place.

Highest innings (100 or more):

Ishan Kishan has the highest score here. Among other things, this is the highest maiden century in any ODI.

It is far ahead of the earlier mark of 175 by V Sehwag during the 2011 World Cup. The best by Bangladesh is

121 by Litton Das in 2018.

The records set by Ishan Kishan are summarised here:

https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/stats-ishan-kishan-double-century-ban-vs-ind-2022-23-3rd-odi-1348968

Highest batting averages (Minimum 20 innings):

Only two batsmen have played sufficient innings.

Highest strike rates (Minimum 500 balls faced):

Kohli is followed closely by RG Sharma.

Now for Bowling:

Most wickets (10 or more):

This list is led by 4 Bangladeshi bowlers, starting with Shakib with 28. Agarkar has the most for India with 18.

Best innings bowling (including all 5wi):

Headed by the startling 6 for 4 by STR Binny. The next best is 6-43 by Mustafizur. Also note Sehwag’s 4 for 6.

Best bowling averages (Minimum 1000 balls bowled):

Shakib heads this list which has only one other member in Mortaza.

Now for Fielding:

Most dismissals (6 and above):

Dhoni (32) is followed by Mushfiqur with 29.Dhoni has the most stumpings with 10, while Mushfiqur has the most catches as a keeper (25). The most catches by a fielder are 8 by S Dhawan.

Most dismissals in an innings (4 and more):

Led by MS Dhoni and Mushfiqur Rahim with 5. Dhoni has 2 stumpings, while the most by a fielder is 4 by S Dhawan.

Highest dismissal rates (Minimum 20 innings):

Led by Dhoni and Mushfiqur again. Mortaza and Shakib have the best figures for fielders.

All-round performances:

Overall (see criteria from table):

Only Shakib has batted and bowled enough.

Match figures (Minimum of a fifty and a 5wi):

Only 3 instances here. Tendulkar’s 47 and 4-54 would appear to be the best.

Records of the T20I World Cup (2007-2022): Part 2

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Continuing with Bowling statistics:

Most wickets (20 or more):

Shakib leads by a large margin over Shahid Afridi (the original one). From India, the best is 32 by Ashwin.

Best innings bowling (including all 5wi and over):

BAW Mendis and Herath have much better innings analyses than others including Umar Gul and Sam Curran. Curran’s 5-10 was the best in 2022. For India, the best is 4-11 by Ashwin in 2014

Best bowling averages (Minimum 500 balls bowled, all instances):

Only 7 bowlers have bowled enough to qualify. S Ajmal is closely followed by Ashwin, who is the only Indian player here. Next is Shakib.

Summing up this table:

Best averages: Ajmal, Ashwin

Best economy rates: Ashwin, S Afridi

Best strike rates: Ajmal, Ashwin.

Next we come to Fielding statistics:

Most dismissals (12 and above):

The most dismissals are 32 by ABD and Dhoni. AB de Villiers has 9 dismissals as a keeper and 23 as a fielder, while all of Dhoni’s 32 dismissals are as a keeper.

Kamran Akmal is next with 30 dismissals as a keeper, including the most stumpings at 18.

de Villers has the most catches as a fielder (23) followed by DA Warner with 20.

Most dismissals in an innings (4):

Nobody reached this level in 2022. Dhoni is the only one from India, and the only one to appear here twice. Also note the 4 stumpings by Kamran Akmal and Ramdin. DJG Sammy is the only fielder here.

Best dismissal rate (Minimum 20 innings and 0.600):

The best here is by the “hybrid” AB de Villiers with 1.066. Next are Dhoni and Kamran Akmal with 1.000.

The best by a “pure” fielder is 0.678 by MJ Guptill followed by current player GJ Maxwell (0.666)

Finally, we come to all-round performances:

Overall: Minimum 20 innings batted and 500 balls bowled:

Only 3 qualify here, with only Shakib having a creditable performance.

However, we get another viewpoint here:

Best match performance (Minimum 30 runs and 3 wickets):

The best performances here would be by DJ Bravo (66* and 4-38), followed by SR Watson’s 72 and 3-34 and Shakib’s 46 and 4-9. The best for India is by HH Pandya in 2022. Also note CR Brathwaite’s 34* which included 4 successive 6s in the 2016 final.

Review of India-South Africa ODIs-Oct 2022: Part 2

Continuing with the statistical summary of ODIs between India and South Africa.

Hope you have read Part 1: https://abn397.wordpress.com/2022/10/15/review-of-india-south-africa-odis-oct-2022-part-1/

Continuing with individual performances in

Bowling:

Most wickets (15 and above):

The most by current players is 24 by Kuldeep Yadav and 22 by YS Chahal.

No one has more than one 5wi.

3 players have 3 instances of 4wi.

Best innings bowling (including all instances of 4wi):

SB Joshi’s 5-6 was the best in his short ODI career.

Kuldeep Yadav’s 4-18 at Delhi in this series is the best for India against SA at home. The previous best was 4-25 by Kumble at Wankhede in 1996.

Best bowling averages (Minimum 1000 balls bowled, all instances):

Donald and Pollock have the best averages. But no current player has bowled enough.

Kumble and Pollock have the best economy rates

Donald and Pollock have the best strike rates.

Now for

Fielding:

Most dismissals (10 and above):

Boucher (42) is closely followed by Dhoni (41). Dhoni has the most stumpings (11).

The most catches by a fielder is 23 by Kohli. Also note the “hybrid” de Villiers with 9 dismissals as keeper and 8 as fielder, totalling 17.

de Kock (25) has the most for current players.

Most innings dismissals (4 and above):

Boucher is the only one with 5 dismissals. GC Smith and Bavuma have taken 4 catches as fielders.

Best dismissal rate (Minimum 20 innings and 0.500):

Headed by Boucher. Kohli has the best rate by a fielder.

Finally, all-round performance:

Career performance (see criteria in table):

Cronje’s occasional bowling puts him at the top here, far ahead of Tendulkar. Strangely, Kallis does not qualify here.

Match performance (Minimum 30 runs and 3 wickets):

There are several instances here, but the best would clearly be by Kallis (Nov 2006) followed by Kallis again (Feb 2010). Honourable mention to Klusener.

Review of Australia-India T20Is-Sep 2022

India won the series 2-1, just as they had won in Australia in 2020-21.

A summary of all T20Is between these teams:

India leads 15-10 overall, as well as 7-4 in Australia and 6-4 in India. They are level at 2-2 on neutral venues.

We now look at individual performances, starting with

Batting:

Most runs (200 and above):

Kohli leads by a large margin over Finch at # 2.

The first 5 batsmen in this list all played in the series just concluded

Watson and Maxwell are the only ones to have scored centuries. Kohli made 8 scores of 50+, while no one else made more than 3.

Highest innings (60 and above):

Note that the highest score in this series was 71* by Pandya. For Australia it was 61 by Green.

There is not enough data to get meaningful batting averages. However, we have some strike rates:

Highest strike rates (Minimum 250 balls faced, all instances):

Kohli and the next three are closely bunched together.

Now for Bowling:

Most wickets (6 and above):

Bumrah and Zampa lead here. Both of them played in the current series.

Best innings bowling (Includes all 3wi and above):

No one has a 5-for. Those with 4-fors did not play in this series.

The best in this series was 3-16 by Zampa and 3-17 by AR Patel.

Note that the best performance here (Ashwin’s 4-11) came in a World Championship match at a neutral venue.

We do not have enough data for proper estimation of bowling averages, economy rates and strike rates.

Now for Fielding:

Most dismissals (5 and above):

Dhoni is the only keeper here, with 10 catches and 5 stumpings. Kohli has the most catches by a fielder (10).

Most dismissals in an innings (3 and above):

Dhoni and Paine have the most dismissals by keepers, while Behrendorff took 3 catches as a fielder. No one took more than 2 dismissals in this series.

All-round match performance (Minimum 20 runs and 2 wickets):

Watson’s performance in 2012 is clearly the best. DR Sams achieved a modest 28* and 2-33 in this series.

T20I cricket between India and Pakistan (Sep 2022)

As India and Pakistan will not be playing T20I matches in the near future, we can review the few matches they have played since 2007.

Here is the

Complete list of matches until Sep 7, 2022:

India and Pakistan first met at the start of the 2007 T20 World Championship. While that was a tie, India won in a bowl-out and went on to win the final against Pakistan.

Of the 11 matches played, India won 7, Pakistan 3 and 1 was tied.

In India, India lead 2-1

No matches have been played in Pakistan.

On neutral grounds, India won 5, Pakistan 2 and 1 was tied.

Batting-most runs (100 and above):

Kohli has by far the most runs with 406. No one else has made even 200. Kohli also has the most fifties (4). No one from either side has scored a century.

Highest individual score (50 and above):

Rizwan just outscores Kohli here. Next is Gambhir in the 2007 final.

Rizwan also has the highest score in the current Asia Cup.

Bowling-most wickets (5 and above):

Umar Gul has the most wickets (11) followed by the current player B Kumar with 10.

Innings bowling-3wi and above:

Mohammad Asif’s 4-18 in 2007 is the best, followed by B Kumar’s 4-26 in the current Asia Cup.

Fielding-most dismissals (4 and above):

Headed by Dhoni (who else?) while Raina has the most catches by a fielder.

Fielding-most innings dismissals (3 and above):

Headed by Dhoni again with 4 catches. 3 others (Raina and current players Karthik and Nawaz) with 3 are next.

All-round performance

At least 20 runs and 2 wickets in an innings:

Only 2 instances, with HH Pandya’s effort in this Asia Cup being the best.

Review of ODIs between India and West Indies (July 2022)-Part 2

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Continuing with individual performances:

Bowling:

Most wickets (20 or more):

Walsh is just ahead of Kapil, Jadeja and Kumble. Kuldeep Yadav with 26 has the most by those who played in 2022.

M Dillon is the only one with 2 instances of 5wi.

M Shami and R Rampaul have 4 instances of 4wi.

Best innings bowling (Includes all instances of 5wi or more):

Kumble and Patterson have the best for their teams, with Viv Richards in third place.

YS Chahal’s 4-17 in this series is the best for India in WI, surpassing A Mishra’s 4-51 in 2011.

Best bowling average (Minimum 1000 balls bowled, maximum 35.00)

Surprisingly headed by Viv Richards, closely followed by Ambrose.

Marshall has the best economy rate, and Richards the best strike rate.

No one who played in 2022 is here.

Fielding:

Most dismissals (15 or more):

Headed by Dhoni and Dujon. Dhoni also has the most stumpings.

Richards and Hooper have the most catches as fielders.

SD Hope has the most dismissals among current players.

Most dismissals in an innings (4 or more):

Ramdin is the only one with 5 dismissals.

Dravid is the only one with 4 dismissals as a fielder.

Best dismissal rate (Minimum 20 innings, 0.450)

Headed by Ramdin, followed by Jacobs.

SD Hope has the best average among current players, followed by Dhawan.

Richards (again) has the best among fielders.

All-round performance:

Overall (see criteria below):

Headed by Richards yet again, followed by Hooper and Kapil.

Match performance (Minimum 40 runs and 4 wickets):

Richards is the only one here.

Weird conclusion: Viv Richards was the best all-rounder in matches between these teams.

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Continuing with individual records

Fielding:

Most dismissals (12 or more):

Led by Dhoni (55) and current player Buttler.

The most by a fielder is 24 by Collingwood.

Most innings dismissals (4 or more):

Dhoni is the only one with 6 dismissals, followed by the forgotten S Viswanath and today’s Buttler. No fielder took 4 or more catches.

Dismissal rate (Minimum 20 innings, 0.600):

The current player Buttler is followed by Dhoni at a distance. Azharuddin has the highest rate as a fielder, followed by Dravid who was the keeper in some matches.

All-round performance:

Overall (Minimum 20 innings and 1000 balls bowled):

The current player Jadeja has left Kapil and Flintoff far behind,

Match performance (Minimum 40 and 4wi):

In this short list, Yuvraj’s performance would be followed by Pandya’s in this series.