The Numbers Game: England v/s New Zealand one-off T20

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June 23, 2015 5:28 pm

Ahead of the much awaited T20 international between England and the Kiwis, there are some staggering numbers that come to the fore.

It will be the 423rd T20 International in the history of the game and will be contested in Manchester. The following are the statistics to look forward to ahead of the game:

1. Brendon McCullum’s augmentation of his lead as the highest run-scorer in T20Is.

Brendon McCullum has scored 2105 runs in 70 T20I matches at an average of 35.67 and a strike rate of 135.28, with 2 hundreds and 13 half-centuries. He is followed by a distant Mahela Jayawardene, who has scored 1493 runs in his 55 matches.

Player Matches Innings NO Runs HS Average SR 100 50
BB McCullum (NZ) 70 69 10 2105 123 35.67 135.28 2 13
DPMD Jayawardene (SL) 55 55 8 1493 100 31.76 133.18 1 9
TM Dilshan (SL) 62 61 10 1466 104* 28.74 119.57 1 9
DA Warner (Aus) 52 52 3 1444 90* 29.46 138.84 0 11
CH Gayle (WI) 45 43 3 1406 117 35.15 142.59 1 13

2. Morgan looks to emulate Pietersen as England’s leading run-scorer in T20Is

England captain Eoin Morgan needs another 30 runs to overtake Kevin Pietersen as England’s highest run-getter in T20Is.  Pietersen has 1176 runs at an average of 37.93 in 37 matches for England, while Morgan has scored 29 less in 50 matches at an average of 29.41, with six fifties. Here is a list of the England’s leading run-getters in T20 Internationals.

Player Matches Innings NO Runs HS Average SR 100 50
KP Pietersen 37 36 5 1176 79 37.93 141.51 0 7
EJG Morgan 50 49 10 1147 85* 29.41 131.99 0 6
AD Hales 33 33 5 1062 116* 37.92 138.46 1 7
LJ Wright 51 45 5 759 99* 18.97 137.00 0 4
RS Bopara 38 35 10 711 65* 28.44 118.69 0 3

3. Most runs chasing – McCullum, Guptill, Hales

Brendon McCullum, Martin Guptill and Alex Hales are the top three batsmen in run chases in T20Is. Here are the statistics.

Player Matches Innings NO Runs HS Average SR 100 50
BB McCullum (NZ) 38 37 8 971 81* 33.48 125.29 0 7
MJ Guptill (NZ) 29 27 5 724 101* 32.90 120.66 1 3
AD Hales (Eng) 22 22 4 715 116* 39.72 138.83 1 5
DA Warner (Aus) 28 28 2 713 67 27.42 141.18 0 6
KC Sangakkara (SL) 25 22 7 674 69 44.93 114.82 0 4

4. McCullum’s most 50+ scores

McCullum has also got the most number of 50 plus scores in T20Is with 15 such scores. Following him is Chris Gayle with 14.

Player Matches Innings NO Runs HS Average SR 100 50 50+
BB McCullum (NZ) 70 69 10 2105 123 35.67 135.28 2 13 15
CH Gayle (WI) 45 43 3 1406 117 35.15 142.59 1 13 14
DA Warner (Aus) 52 52 3 1444 90* 29.46 138.84 0 11 11
SR Watson (Aus) 48 46 3 1156 81 26.88 143.96 0 10 10
DPMD Jayawardene (SL) 55 55 8 1493 100 31.76 133.18 1 9 10

5. Most sixes in career – McCullum

This certainly proves to be the favourite format for the Kiwi captain. McCullum is tied with Chris Gayle for maximum number of sixes scored in T20Is by a player – 87. He needs just one more to overtake the big West Indian.

Player Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave SR 100 50 6s
CH Gayle (WI) 45 43 3 1406 117 35.15 142.59 1 13 87
BB McCullum (NZ) 70 69 10 2105 123 35.67 135.28 2 13 87
SR Watson (Aus) 48 46 3 1156 81 26.88 143.96 0 10 69
DA Warner (Aus) 52 52 3 1444 90* 29.46 138.84 0 11 66
Yuvraj Singh (India) 40 37 6 968 77* 31.22 144.69 0 8 63

6. Most fours in Career – McCullum

Brendon McCullum has also hit the most number of fours in T20 Internationals – 197. Next best is Mahela Jayawardene with 173 fours.

Player Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave SR 100 50 4s
BB McCullum (NZ) 70 69 10 2105 123 35.67 135.28 2 13 197
DPMD Jayawardene (SL) 55 55 8 1493 100 31.76 133.18 1 9 173
TM Dilshan (SL) 62 61 10 1466 104* 28.74 119.57 1 9 171
Mohammad Hafeez (Pak) 62 60 3 1354 86 23.75 115.52 0 7 142
KC Sangakkara (SL) 56 53 9 1382 78 31.40 119.55 0 8 139
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