New Zealand Women vs India Women 2019, T20I series – Statistical Preview

New Zealand Women vs India Women 2019, T20I series – Statistical Preview

All the key stats and numbers going into the T20I series between the White Ferns and India Women.

Smriti Mandhana
Smriti Mandhana. (Photo by Kerry Marshall/Getty Images)

After a successful ODI series against the New Zealand Women, the Indian Women look forward to their maiden T20I assignment in New Zealand. The captaincy responsibilities now move forward to Harmanpreet Kaur who didn’t get much to make up during the 3-match ODI series. This T20I series of three matches between India and New Zealand will be crucial for the visitors. They will be taking the field in the shortest format for the first time since the WT20 where they excluded Mithali Raj due to the team dynamics.

All the key stats and numbers going into the T20I series between the White Ferns and India Women:

0 – India Women never featured in a T20I on the New Zealand soil. However, they faced the White Ferns in eight T20Is winning three of them including their previous two meetings.

1 – Number of wickets Leigh Kasperek bagged during the 3-match ODI series against India. Kasperek needed three wickets from the series to become the joint-fastest Women to 50 ODI wickets in terms of matches and in two games to become the joint-fastest to 50 Women’s ODI wickets in terms of innings.

Kasperek completed the same milestone in the T20I format in 29 matches; the joint-fewest in Women’s cricket. In terms of innings, only Anisa Mohammed (28) took fewer innings for 50 wickets in Women’s T20Is.

35 – Number of wickets Poonam Yadav bagged from the 25 T20I matches she played in 2018, the most in a calendar year in T20I format across Men’s and Women’s cricket. Andrew Tye’s 31 wickets from 19 games also in 2018 were the 2nd highest in a year.

Rumana Ahmed (30), Megan Schutt (28) and Leigh Kasperek (27) – All in 2018 are the 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the list of most T20I wickets in a calendar year in Women’s cricket.

49 – Suzie Bates needs one more wicket to complete 50 wickets in T20I cricket. During the last T20I game Bates featured in (vs Ireland in WT20), she became the first player (Male or Female) to aggregate 3000 runs in T20I cricket.

50 – Indian leg-spinner Poonam Yadav (48) and New Zealand pacer Lea Tahuhu (47) could be seen completing 50 appearances in T20I format during this series.

670 – Suzie Bates’ 670 T20I runs from 17 matches in 2018 are the most in a calendar year in Women’s cricket. In Men’s cricket, only Shikhar Dhawan (689 runs in 2018) and Virat Kohli (641 in 2016) have aggregated over 600 T20I runs in a year.

Harmanpreet Kaur finds the 2nd spot in Women’s Cricket with 663 runs also in 2018 while Smriti Mandhana’s 622 runs last year are the 4th highest. Meg Lanning’s 625 runs in 2014 were the highest in a year in Women’s T20I cricket before 2018.

676 – Runs Smriti Mandhana aggregated against non-Asian teams in T20I cricket. She scored 676 runs from 25 innings with 6 fifties at an average of 30.72.

However, Mandhana scored only 4, 0 and 2 runs respectively in the three T20I innings against New Zealand. Against the Asian teams, Mandhana aggregated 370 runs from 25 innings at 15.41 with the highest score of 43*.

1886 – Harmanpreet Kaur needs 114 more runs for 2000 T20I runs while Sophie Devine (1802) is 198 runs away. Only Mithali Raj (2283) and Suzie Bates (3007) have scored 2000+ runs in Women’s T20I cricket for India and for New Zealand respectively.

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