ODI statistics for 2021-Part 2

Hope you have read Part 1

We now look at Bowling

Most wickets (10 or more):

The most (20) is by PVD Chameera (20) followed by Simi Singh with 19-two relatively lesser-known players. The best for India is 9 by B Kumar.

Best innings bowling (including all 5wi):

The best innings bowling is 6-11 by S Lamichane followed by 5-10 by Simi Singh.

No one has taken more than one 5wi. Nepal’s S Lamichane has 3 of 4wi.

The best for India is 4-54 by MP Krishna.

There is not enough data to meaningfully study bowling averages, economy rates and strike rates.

Now for Fielding:

Most dismissals (9 or more):

The most is 17 by Ireland’s LJ Tucker, followed by RW Chakabva with 13. The most by a non-keeper is 9 by K Bhurtel (Nepal) followed by 8 by Liton Das.

Most dismissals in an innings (4 or more):

The best is by England’s stand-in JA Simpson with 5. We also see that no non-keeper has taken more than 4 catches.

All-round performance in a match (40+ runs and 4+ wickets):

The best performances are by Simi Singh and JJ Smit. Another example of players from lesser-known sides thriving in the absence of players from major teams.

ODI statistics for 2021- Part 1

2021 had relatively fewer ODIs than in recent years. Covid cancellations played their part, and many teams gave priority to T20Is because of the World Cup late in the year. (But that will happen in 2022 as well). Anyway, we summarize whatever information is available for ODIs in the calendar year 2021.

Team performances:

Considering teams which have played at least 10 matches, the best W/L ratios are by Bangladesh and Oman followed by South Africa. Teams such as New Zealand, England, Australia and India played less than 10 matches.


Most runs (250 and above):

As you may guess, the most runs were played by someone from a minor team: PR Stirling of Ireland with 706. Next is JN Malan of SA with 509. India has one representative here in S Dhawan (297).

The most centuries are 3 by PR Stirling, and 2 by 3 others.

The most 50+ scores are 5 by Stirling (again) and Tamim Iqbal.

Highest individual scores (100 and above):

The top scores (above 150) are 193 by Fakhar Zaman, 177* by JN Malan, 173* by JS Malhotra (USA) and 158 by Babar Azam. The best for India is 108 by KL Rahul.

There is not enough data (minimum 20 innings) for batting averages. However, we have something for Strike Rates (Minimum 500 balls faced, all instances):

JN Malan’s 90+ SR is considerably higher than the next (Stirling yet again).

To be continued.