World T20: For the record

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Published on: Mar 12, 2014

As the fifth edition of the World T20 approaches, here’s a statistical preview of the much-hyped series to be held in Bangladesh.

As the fifth edition of the World T20 approaches, here’s a statistical preview of the much-hyped series to be held in Bangladesh.

Top 5 batsmen with most runs

Mahela Jayawardene: The Sri Lankan batsman has scored the most runs in the World T20 competition with 858 runs in 25 matches at an average of 41 with one hundred and five fifties.

Chris Gayle: The West Indian is second on the list with 664 runs from 18 matches averaging 44 with one hundred and six fifties. Tillakaratne

Dilshan: This veteran Sri Lankan has 632 runs to his credit in 25 matches averaging 30 with four fifties.

Kumar Sangakkara: Yet another Sri Lankan is at number four with 590 runs in 25 games averaging 27 with three fifties.

Kevin Pietersen: In 15 matches, KP has 580 runs to his credit at an average of 44 with four fifties.

Top 5 highest scores in an innings

Brian McCullum: The New Zealand batsman smashed 123 in merely 58 balls against Bangladesh at Pallekele on September 21, 2012. McCullum hit 11 fours and 7 sixes.

Chris Gayle: The West Indian smacked 117 from 57 balls with the aid of 7 fours and 10 sixes against South Africa at Johannesburg on September 11, 2007.

Suresh Raina: The Indian southpaw blasted 101 from 60 balls against South Africa at Gros Islet on May 2, 2010. The innings featured 9 fours and 5 sixes.

Mahela Jayawardene: The former Sri Lankan captain made exactly 100 off 64 balls with the aid of 10 fours and 6 sixes against Zimbabwe at Providence on May 3, 2010.

Luke Wright: The England batsman was unbeaten on 99 from 55 balls against Afghanistan at Colombo on September 21, 2012. The knock included 8 fours and 6 sixes.

Top 5 bowlers with most wickets

Lasith Malinga: The Sri Lankan slinger has 33 wickets to his credit from 25 games averaging 20 with a best of 5/31.

Saeed Ajmal: The Pakistan off-spinner has claimed 32 wickets in 19 games at an average of 15 and a best of 4/19.

Ajantha Mendis: In 18 games, the Lankan spinner has grabbed 31 wickets averaging 13.5 with a best of 6/8.

Shahid Afridi: The maverick Pakistani leg-spinner has claimed 31 wickets from 26 matches averaging 22 with a best of 4/11.

Umar Gul: In 20 games, the Pakistan pacer has claimed 29 wickets averaging 16.5 with a best of 5/6.

Top 5 best bowling figures in an innings

Ajantha Mendis: The Lankan spinner finished with figures of 6/8 against Zimbabwe at Hambantota on September 18, 2012.

Umar Gul: The Pakistani speedster claimed 5/6 against New Zealand at The Oval on June 13, 2009.

Lasith Malinga: Sri Lanka’s premier fast bowler had figures of 5/31 against England at Pallekele on October 1, 2012.

Mark Gillespie: The New Zealand speedster claimed figures of 4/7 against Kenya at Durban on September 12, 2007.

Shahid Afridi: He had figures of 4/11 against Netherlands at Lord’s on June 9, 2009.

--By A Cricket Analyst

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