ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 – Statistical Preview

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 – Statistical Preview

All the key stats and numbers that matter ahead of the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup.

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Women’s T20 World Cup. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Australia Women, the defending champions of the Women’s T20 CWC,  are set to host the 2020 edition of this ICC event. They are prime contenders to clinch yet another title while the previous edition’s runners-up England will be searching for their first title since winning the inaugural edition. India Women could be the dark horse as their top four batters could spring surprises by posting huge totals. New Zealand Women are likely to be carried by their new skipper Sophie Devine who is probably in her career’s best form.

All the key stats and numbers that matter ahead of the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup:

5* – Sophie Devine has scored at least 50 runs in each of her last five T20I innings. She is the only player across Men’s and Women’s cricket to record 50+ scores in five successive T20I innings. Since losing to India and Australia in the 2018 WT20, Devine has scored six fifties and a hundred across 8 T20I innings.

Starting from the WBBL 2019-20, Devine has scored a century and 13 fifties in only 27 T20 innings. She aggregated 1253 runs in this period at an average of 69.61 while no other player even has 1000 Women’s T20 runs in this period.

10* – Sri Lanka Women lost each of their last 10 matches in T20I cricket; their longest losing streak in this format. This losing streak began from their last group game of Women’s WT20 2018. West Indies also come into this tournament with an active losing streak of 9 matches that started from their tour of England last year.

15Alyssa Healy could only score 15 runs in 5 matches during the recent T20I Tri-Nation series at home; the fewest runs aggregated by an opener during any T20I series/tournament. (Min: 5 innings) In 20 T20I innings before this series, Healy amassed 867 runs at an average of 54.18 with seven fifties and a record unbeaten 148.

23*Megan Schutt has picked up at least one wicket in each of her last 23 T20I matches; a streak that began during the 2018 Malaysia series against Pakistan. This is the longest streak with at least one wicket for any player in Women’s T20I cricket. The next best streak is Radha Yadav’s active streak of 23 matches which began during the 2018 Women’s WT20.

35 – Skipper Sornnarin Tippoch, Nattaya Boochatham, Chanida Sutthiruang, Naruemol Chaiwai and Suleeporn Laomi featured in all the 35 T20Is played by Thailand till date. Nattakan Chantam missed only one match while keeper Nannapat Koncharoenkai, Ratanaporn Padunglerd and Onnicha Kamchomphu played 33 of the 35 matches.

26/31 – Australia Women won 26 out of the 31 matches they played since the start of 2018 in the T20I format. They lost four T20Is in this period, two each against India and England. Another game ended in a Tie which they lost in the Superover. In this period, India (26 out of 45) is the only team to win as many Women’s T20Is as Australia.

77 – Marizanne Kapp has picked up 77 wickets in all T20 matches on Australian soil since the start of the 2015-16 WBBL. These are the most Women’s T20 wickets for a visiting player in Australia during this period.

Kapp (637 runs & 77 wickets), Dane van Niekerk (795 runs & 64 wickets) and Sophie Devine (2229 runs & 64 wickets) are the only visiting players with 500+ and 50+ wickets in Women’s T20s in Australia since the start of the WBBL (December 2015).

881 – Suzie Bates needs 119 more runs to become the first player to aggregate 1000 runs in the Women’s T20 World Cup history. Stafanie Taylor (797) and Meg Lanning (711) are other players who have a chance of completing this milestone in this edition.

1891 – Danielle Wyatt scored 1891 runs across all Twenty20 matches since the completion of the 2018 Women’s WT20. She played 59 T20s in this period in which she scored a hundred and 14 fifties. Only Sophie Devine (2037) scored more runs than Wyatt in this period.

2900 – Stafanie Taylor has amassed 2900 runs in her 100-match T20I career. Stafanie will become only the 2nd player after Suzie Bates (3195) to breach the 3000-run milestone in T20I history when she scores those 100 runs.