England and India tastes success, Australia goes undefeated
What a month it’s been of T20 International cricket! Venturing back to late last month, Australia’s comprehensive 3-0 victory over the touring Sri Lankan’s gave them the confidence that was required to take down Pakistan in yet another almost-flawless series. The Aussies dominance at home makes them the outright-form team in T20 cricket, Pakistan seems to have slumped in recent times despite holding the No. 1 ranking in the format. Australia are right on their tail now, England have also shot up the rankings after a 3-2 series victory over the Black Caps. After a shock-loss to Bangladesh in the opening game of the series, it looked as if India weren’t going to be as dominant as perhaps first thought. They managed to turn things around in the remaining two games, showing their class with some individual brilliance to burst Bangladesh’s bubble. Later this week, Afghanistan and the West Indies will also be taking part in a T20I series against each other at Lucknow in India. With the ICC World T20 quickly approaching, it’s vital that teams make the most of these T20 International series against one another.
Listed below are the leading run scorers & wicket takers in T20I cricket (Oct 27-Nov 11)
- David Warner (Australia) 287 runs (average 287.00)
- Dawid Malan (England) 208 runs (average 69.33)
- Aaron Finch (Australia) 207 runs (average 51.75)
- Eoin Morgan (England) 192 runs (average 48.00)
- Martin Guptill (New Zealand) 153 runs (average 30.60)
- Steven Smith (Australia) 146 runs (average 146.00)
- Mohammad Naim (Bangladesh) 143 runs (average 47.66)
- Mitchell Santner (New Zealand) 11 wickets (5 matches)
- Deepak Chahar (India) 8 wickets (3 matches)
- Mitchell Starc (Australia) 8 wickets (5 matches)
- Kane Richardson (Australia) 8 wickets (6 matches)
- Chris Jordan (England) 7 wickets (4 matches)
- Ashton Agar (Australia) 7 wickets (6 matches)
- Pat Cummins (Australia) 7 wickets (5 matches)
*List will be updated after Afghanistan V West Indies T20I series
Zak Varik is an Australian columnist/writer who specializes in the sports category cricket. With over four years of experience covering all sorts of cricket tournaments around the world, Zak has gained extensive knowledge in International cricket as well as domestic.
“I’ve loved watching cricket since I was about 7 years old, my childhood hero was none other than Andrew “Roy” Symonds who probably enhanced my love of the game through the years”.
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