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The top batsmen/bowlers at World T20

October 09, 2012 08:14 IST

Cricket is a team sport but individual brilliance goes a long way in helping the team to victory.

The West Indies won their first World Twenty20 title on the back of some good performances from their leading players.

Rajneesh Gupta presents a statistical analysis of the top individual performances in the tournament.

Highest individual innings:
Runs Opposition Venue Date
BB McCullum (NZ) 123 v Bangladesh Pallekele 21-09-2012
LJ Wright (Eng) 99* v Afghanistan Colombo RPS 21-09-2012
Shakib Al Hasan (Ban) 84 v Pakistan Pallekele 25-09-2012
J Charles (WI) 84 v England Pallekele 27-09-2012
V Kohli (Ind) 78* v Pakistan Colombo RPS 30-09-2012
M Samuels (WI) 78 v Sri Lanka Colombo RPS 07-10-2012
TM Dilshan (SL) 76 v New Zealand Pallekele 27-09-2012
LJ Wright (Eng) 76 v New Zealand Pallekele 29-09-2012
CH Gayle (WI) 75* v Australia Colombo RPS 05-10-2012
Imran Nazir (Pak) 72 v Bangladesh Pallekele 25-09-2012
SR Watson (Aus) 72 v India Colombo RPS 28-09-2012
EJG Morgan (Eng) 71* v West Indies Pallekele 27-09-2012
SR Watson (Aus) 70 v South Africa Colombo RPS 30-09-2012

Leading run scorers:
Mts Runs Hs Avg SR 100 50
SR Watson (Aus) 6 249 72 49.80 150.00 0 3
DPMD Jayawardene (SL) 7 243 65* 40.50 116.26 0 1
MN Samuels (WI) 7 230 78 38.33 132.94 0 3
CH Gayle (WI) 7 222 75* 44.40 150.00 0 3
BB McCullum (NZ) 5 212 123 42.40 159.39 1 0
LJ Wright (Eng) 5 193 99* 48.25 169.29 0 2
V Kohli (Ind) 5 185 78* 46.25 122.51 0 2
TM Dilshan (SL) 7 179 76 25.57 120.94 0 1
KC Sangakkara (SL) 7 170 44 28.33 126.86 0 0
Mohammad Hafeez (Pak) 6 164 45 27.33 98.20 0 0
MEK Hussey (Aus) 6 155 54* 77.50 123.01 0 1
Imran Nazir (Pak) 6 153 72 25.50 150.00 0 1

Fastest innings: (50 runs and more)
SR Batsman Runs Balls Opposition Venue Date
217.24 GJ Bailey (Aus) 63 29 v West Indies Colombo RPS 05-10-2012
212.06 BB McCullum (NZ) 123 58 v Bangladesh Pallekele 21-09-2012
200.00 Imran Nazir (Pak) 72 36 v Bangladesh Pallekele 25-09-2012
197.22 EJG Morgan (Eng) 71* 36 v West Indies Pallekele 27-09-2012
182.92 CH Gayle (WI) 75* 41 v Australia Colombo RPS 05-10-2012
180.00 LJ Wright (Eng) 99* 55 v Afghanistan Colombo RPS 21-09-2012
176.74 LJ Wright (Eng) 76 43 v New Zealand Pallekele 29-09-2012

Fastest half-century:
Balls Player Runs Vs Venue Date
23 GJ Bailey (Aus) 63 WI Colombo RPS 05-10-2012
25 Imran Nazir (Pak) 72 Ban Pallekele 25-09-2012
25 EJG Morgan (Eng) 71* WI Pallekele 27-09-2012
26 CH Gayle (WI) 54 Aus Colombo RPS 22-09-2012
27 Nasir Jamshed (Pak) 56 NZ Pallekele 23-09-2012
28 SR Watson (Aus) 51 Ire Colombo RPS 19-09-2012
28 SR Watson (Aus) 72 Ind Colombo RPS 28-09-2012
29 BB McCullum (NZ) 123 Ban Pallekele 21-09-2012
29 CH Gayle (WI) 58 Eng Pallekele 27-09-2012
29 F du Plessis (SA) 65 Ind Colombo RPS 02-10-2012
29 CH Gayle (WI) 75* Aus Colombo RPS 05-10-2012

Most runs scored from boundary in an innings:
Runs 4s 6s Batsman Runs Opposition Venue Date
86 11 7 BB McCullum (NZ) 123 v Bangladesh Pallekele 21-09-2012
68 8 6 LJ Wright (Eng) 99* v Afghanistan Colombo RPS 21-09-2012
58 10 3 J Charles (WI) 84 v England Pallekele 27-09-2012
56 11 2 Shakib Al Hasan (Ban) 84 v Pakistan Pallekele 25-09-2012
56 5 6 CH Gayle (WI) 75* v Australia Colombo RPS 05-10-2012
54 9 3 Imran Nazir (Pak) 72 v Bangladesh Pallekele 25-09-2012
50 2 7 SR Watson (Aus) 72 v India Colombo RPS 28-09-2012
50 5 5 LJ Wright (Eng) 76 v New Zealand Pallekele 29-09-2012

Most ducks:
0s Inns
WTS Porterfield (Ire) 2 2
C Kieswetter (Eng) 2 4
Shahid Afridi (Pak) 2 5
TM Dilshan (SL) 2 7

Most dot balls in the tournament:
Dots Player Balls %
95 DPMD Jayawardene (SL) 209 45.45
83 Mohammad Hafeez (Pak) 167 49.70
70 MN Samuels (WI) 173 40.46
67 J Charles (WI) 116 57.76
66 CH Gayle (WI) 148 44.59
59 SR Watson (Aus) 166 35.54
52 DA Warner (Aus) 103 50.49
52 V Kohli (Ind) 151 34.44
50 TM Dilshan (SL) 148 33.78

Batsmen hitting most boundaries in the tournament:
Player 4s
DPMD Jayawardene (SL) 29
Imran Nazir (Pak) 24
BB McCullum (NZ) 20
V Kohli (Ind) 20
CH Gayle (WI) 19
SR Watson (Aus) 19
KC Sangakkara (SL) 18
J Charles (WI) 18
TM Dilshan (SL) 17

Batsmen hitting most sixes in the tournament:
Player 6s
CH Gayle (WI) 16
SR Watson (Aus) 15
MN Samuels (WI) 15
LJ Wright (Eng) 13
BB McCullum (NZ) 10
Nasir Jamshed (Pak) 8
EJG Morgan (Eng) 7
DJ Bravo (WI) 7

Batsmen not hitting a six despite playing most balls:
Player Balls
SK Raina (Ind) 87
G Gambhir (Ind) 72
Shoaib Malik (Pak) 65
RE Levi (SA) 60
H Masakadza (Zim) 40
KS Williamson (NZ) 40

Highest partnership for each wicket:
Wkt Runs Partners Opposition Venue Date
1st 133 SR Watson-DA Warner (Aus) v India Colombo RPS 28-09-2012
2nd 108* DPMD Jayawardene-KC Sangakkara (SL) v West Indies Pallekele 29-09-2012
3rd 89 LJ Wright-EJG Morgan (Eng) v New Zealand Pallekele 29-09-2012
4th 107 AD Hales-EJG Morgan (Eng) v West Indies Pallekele 27-09-2012
5th 52 NJ O'Brien-KJ O'Brien (Ire) v Australia Colombo RPS 19-09-2012
6th 60* F Behardien-RJ Peterson (SA) v Australia Colombo RPS 30-09-2012
7th 68 GJ Bailey-PJ Cummins (Aus) v West Indies Colombo RPS 05-10-2012
8th 51 SR Patel-GP Swann (Eng) v Sri Lanka Pallekele 01-10-2012
9th 44 Gulbodin Naib-Shapoor Zadran (Afg) v England Colombo RPS 21-09-2012
10th 20 ST Finn-JW Dernbach (Eng) v India Colombo RPS 23-09-2012

Highest partnerships:
Runs Wkt Partners Opposition Venue Date
133 1st SR Watson-DA Warner (Aus) v India Colombo RPS 28-09-2012
124 1st Mohammad Hafeez-Imran Nazir (Pak) v Bangladesh Pallekele 25-09-2012
108* 2nd DPMD Jayawardene-KC Sangakkara (SL) v West Indies Pallekele 29-09-2012
107 4th AD Hales-EJG Morgan (Eng) v West Indies Pallekele 27-09-2012
103 1st J Charles-CH Gayle (WI) v England Pallekele 27-09-2012
99 2nd SR Watson-MEK Hussey (Aus) v South Africa Colombo RPS 30-09-2012
94* 1st RE Levi-HM Amla (SA) v Zimbabwe Hambantota 20-09-2012
94 4th KC Sangakkara-BMAJ Mendis (SL) v Zimbabwe Hambantota 18-09-2012
94 2nd JEC Franklin-BB McCullum (NZ) v Bangladesh Pallekele 21-09-2012
89 3rd LJ Wright-EJG Morgan (Eng) v New Zealand Pallekele 29-09-2012
83 3rd CH Gayle-DJ Bravo (WI) v Australia Colombo RPS 05-10-2012
80 1st DPMD Jayawardene-TM Dilshan (SL) v New Zealand Pallekele 27-09-2012
79 3rd Nasir Jamshed-amran Akmal (Pak) v Australia Colombo RPS 02-10-2012
78 3rd BB McCullum-LRPL Taylor (NZ) v Bangladesh Pallekele 21-09-2012
76 2nd Mohammad Hafeez-Nasir Jamshed (Pak) v New Zealand Pallekele 23-09-2012

Best bowling figures:
Figures Team Opposition Venue Date
BAW Mendis 6-8 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Hambantota 18-09-2012
SL Malinga 5-31 Sri Lanka v England Pallekele 01-10-2012
Harbhajan Singh 4-12 India v England Colombo RPS 23-09-2012
BAW Mendis 4-12 Sri Lanka v West Indies Colombo RPS 07-10-2012
JH Kallis 4-15 South Africa v Zimbabwe Hambantota 20-09-2012
Saeed Ajmal 4-30 Pakistan v New Zealand Pallekele 23-09-2012
SP Narine 3-9 West Indies v Sri Lanka Colombo RPS 07-10-2012
TG Southee 3-16 New Zealand v Bangladesh Pallekele 21-09-2012
ST Finn 3-16 England v New Zealand Pallekele 29-09-2012
R Rampaul 3-16 West Indies v Australia Colombo RPS 05-10-2012
Saeed Ajmal 3-17 Pakistan v Australia Colombo RPS 02-10-2012
L Balaji 3-19 India v Afghanistan Colombo RPS 19-09-2012

Best bowling figures:
Mts Wkts Best Avg RPO 4WI
BAW Mendis (SL) 6 15 6-8 9.80 6.12 2
SR Watson (Aus) 6 11 3-26 16.00 7.33 0
MA Starc (Aus) 6 10 3-20 16.40 6.83 0
L Balaji (Ind) 4 9 3-19 9.77 7.33 0
SP Narine (WI) 7 9 3-9 15.44 5.63 0
Saeed Ajmal (Pak) 6 9 4-30 18.11 6.79 1
R Rampaul (WI) 7 9 3-16 21.00 7.93 0
Yuvraj Singh (Ind) 5 8 3-24 10.12 5.92 0
ST Finn (Eng) 5 8 3-16 15.37 6.15 0
TG Southee (NZ) 5 8 3-16 18.00 8.00 0
SL Malinga (SL) 7 8 5-31 25.87 8.44 1

Leading wicket-takers:
RPO Bowler O M R W Opposition Venue Date
2.00 BAW Mendis (SL) 4 2 8 6 v Zimbabwe Hambantota 18-09-2012
2.00 SR Patel (Eng) 3 0 6 2 v Afghanistan Colombo RPS 21-09-2012
2.25 DW Steyn (SA) 4 0 9 1 v Zimbabwe Hambantota 20-09-2012
2.50 JP Duminy (SA) 2 0 5 1 v Pakistan Colombo RPS 28-09-2012
3.00 Harbhajan Singh (Ind) 4 2 12 4 v England Colombo RPS 23-09-2012
3.00 BAW Mendis (SL) 4 1 12 2 v West Indies Pallekele 29-09-2012
3.25 PP Chawla (Ind) 4 1 13 2 v England Colombo RPS 23-09-2012
3.33 SCJ Broad (Eng) 3 1 10 2 v Afghanistan Colombo RPS 21-09-2012
3.50 Raza Hasan (Pak) 4 0 14 2 v Australia Colombo RPS 02-10-2012
3.50 AD Mathews (SL) 2 0 7 0 v Zimbabwe Hambantota 18-09-2012

Most economical figures in a match:
O M R W RPO Opposition Venue Date
Izatullah Dawlatzai (Afg) 3 0 56 2 18.66 v England Colombo RPS 21-09-2012
SL Malinga (SL) 4 0 54 0 13.50 v West Indies Colombo RPS 07-10-2012
CB Mpofu (Zim) 4 0 49 0 12.25 v Sri Lanka Hambantota 18-09-2012
BAW Mendis (SL) 4 0 48 1 12.00 v New Zealand Pallekele 27-09-2012
XJ Doherty (Aus) 3 0 48 1 16.00 v West Indies Colombo RPS 05-10-2012
Mohammad Nabi (Afg) 4 0 46 0 11.50 v England Colombo RPS 21-09-2012
JW Dernbach (Eng) 4 0 45 1 11.25 v India Colombo RPS 23-09-2012
JDP Oram (NZ) 4 0 44 2 11.00 v Pakistan Pallekele 23-09-2012
TG Southee (NZ) 4 0 44 0 11.00 v Sri Lanka Pallekele 27-09-2012
Umar Gul (Pak) 3 0 43 0 14.33 v Bangladesh Pallekele 25-09-2012
JW Dernbach (Eng) 4 0 42 0 10.50 v Sri Lanka Pallekele 01-10-2012
PJ Cummins (Aus) 4 0 42 1 10.50 v Pakistan Colombo RPS 02-10-2012
PJ Cummins (Aus) 4 1 41 1 10.25 v West Indies Colombo RPS 22-09-2012
RJ Peterson (SA) 4 0 41 1 10.25 v Australia Colombo RPS 30-09-2012
Shakib Al Hasan (Ban) 4 0 40 0 10.00 v New Zealand Pallekele 21-09-2012
BAW Mendis (SL) 4 0 40 0 10.00 v England Pallekele 01-10-2012

Bowlers delivering most dot balls in the tournament:
Dots Player Balls %
73 BAW Mendis (SL) 144 50.69
72 KMDN Kulasekara (SL) 133 54.14
70 SP Narine (WI) 151 46.36
66 MA Starc (Aus) 144 45.83
65 ST Finn (Eng) 120 54.17
63 DW Steyn (SA) 102 61.76
61 R Rampaul (WI) 145 42.07
59 PJ Cummins (Aus) 145 40.69
58 SR Watson (Aus) 144 40.28
57 SCJ Broad (Eng) 115 49.57
57 Saeed Ajmal (Pak) 144 39.58

Bowlers conceding most boundaries:
Player 4s
Umar Gul (Pak) 22
PJ Cummins (Aus) 21
Saeed Ajmal (Pak) 19
SL Malinga (SL) 18
KMDN Kulasekara (SL) 18
R Rampaul (WI) 18
KD Mills (NZ) 17
SCJ Broad (Eng) 17

Bowlers conceding most sixes:
Player 6s
XJ Doherty (Aus) 9
JW Dernbach (Eng) 7
SR Patel (Eng) 6
SR Watson (Aus) 6
R Rampaul (WI) 6
PJ Cummins (Aus) 6

Bowlers not conceding a six in most balls:
Player Balls
ST Finn (Eng) 120
DW Steyn (SA) 102
Dawlat Zadran (Afg) 48
KM Jarvis (Zim) 43
AG Cremer (Zim) 37
P Utseya (Zim) 36

Most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in a match:
AB de Villiers (SA) 4 (all ct) v Zimbabwe Hambantota 20-09-2012
MS Dhoni (Ind) 4 (all ct) v Pakistan Colombo RPS 30-09-2012
AB de Villiers (SA) 3 (1 ct, 2 st) v Pakistan Colombo RPS 28-09-2012
MS Wade (Aus) 3 (2 ct, 1 st) v South Africa Colombo RPS 30-09-2012
KC Sangakkara (SL) 2 (2 st) v Zimbabwe Hambantota 18-09-2012
Kamran Akmal (Pak) 2 (1 ct, 1 st) v South Africa Colombo RPS 28-09-2012
KC Sangakkara (SL) 2 (1 ct, 1 st) v West Indies Pallekele 29-09-2012
KC Sangakkara (SL) 2 (2 st) v Pakistan Colombo RPS 04-10-2012
D Ramdin (WI) 2 (1 ct, 1 st) v Australia Colombo RPS 05-10-2012

Leading wicketkeepers in the tournament:
Mts Dismissals Ct St
AB de Villiers (SA) 5 9 7 2
KC Sangakkara (SL) 7 7 1 6
MS Dhoni (Ind) 5 6 5 1
D Ramdin (WI) 7 6 4 2
MS Wade (Aus) 6 5 4 1

Leading fielders in the tournament:
Mts Catches
SK Raina (Ind) 5 6
DA Warner (Aus) 6 5
KS Williamson (NZ) 4 4
JM Bairstow (Eng) 5 4
G Gambhir (Ind) 5 4
LRPL Taylor (NZ) 5 4
GJ Bailey (Aus) 6 4
TM Dilshan (SL) 7 4

Most man of the match awards:
Awards Player Mts
4 SR Watson (Aus) 6
2 DPMD Jayawardene (SL) 7
2 V Kohli (Ind) 5
2 LJ Wright (Eng) 5

Player of the series:
Player Mts Runs Avg SR Wkts Avg RPO Ct
SR Watson (Aus) 6 249 31.00 150.00 11 16.00 7.33 3

Rajneesh Gupta