Singapore T20I Tri-series 2019, Singapore vs Nepal vs Zimbabwe – Statistical Preview

Singapore T20I Tri-series 2019, Singapore vs Nepal vs Zimbabwe – Statistical Preview

All the key stats and numbers that matter ahead of the T20I Tri-series in Singapore:

Zimbabwe players
Zimbabwe players. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Singapore will be hosting Zimbabwe and Nepal in a T20I Tri-series containing six matches to be played between 27th September and 3rd October. The hosts Singapore are the only side among these three to have qualified for the ICC Men’s T20 CWC 2020 Qualifiers scheduled to begin mid-October. Zimbabwe missed the chance due to the suspension from ICC. Nepal, on the other hand, lost to Singapore in the Asia Qualifiers two months ago and lost the chance of featuring in the Qualifiers at least.

All the key stats and numbers that matter ahead of the T20I Tri-series in Singapore:

0 – Zimbabwe never faced either of Nepal or Singapore in International cricket till date. Zimbabwe did play once against Nepal; during the 2019 World Cup Qualifier but the game didn’t have official status. Zimbabwe won by 116 runs after posting 380/6.

They also played once against Singapore – in 1990 ICC trophy game which was a 60-over game but didn’t have even List A status. Zimbabwe chased down the target of 109 without losing a wicket in 24.5 overs only.

1 – Nepal and Singapore clashed in an International match only once before this tournament. They came up against each other in the Men’s T20 CWC Asia Qualifiers which Singapore won by 82 runs also at the Indian Association Ground.

Between 2008 and 2018, the two sides faced off in six One-Day games that didn’t even have List A status and Nepal came up trumps in all of those matches. The two teams played even in three T20 games which didn’t have official T20 status out of which Nepal won two while another game ended without a result.

1 – The game between Zimbabwe and Nepal will be the first-ever Men’s International match in Singapore to be played under the lights. Singapore has hosted 23 International matches (14 ODIs and 9 T20Is) till date and all have been day games. Earlier this year, Singapore Women played three T20Is apiece against Myanmar and Malaysia; all six matches had started at 7:30 PM local time.

3 – Singapore featured in three T20Is till date; all during the recently played Men’s T20 CWC Asia Qualifiers at the Indian Association Ground. Singapore were victorious on all three instances as they defeated Qatar, Malaysia and Nepal respectively.

7 – Sean Williams will become the 7th T20I captain of Zimbabwe in this tournament. He will also become the 20th player to lead Zimbabwe in any International format. Williams made his International debut in 2005 and his T20I debut in 2006 but never got a chance to lead the team before.

71.14 – The batting average of Timothy David for Singapore across all formats. He scored 369 runs from 5 List A games at an average of 92.25 and 129 runs in three T20Is at 43.

He recorded five consecutive scores of 60+ for Singapore before getting dismissed on 39 in the game against Canada on Thursday. He bowled for the first time for Singapore in the same match and ended up picking up three wickets.

92 – Number of wickets picked up by Sompal Kami in his professional career for Nepal. (FC/List A/T20) He needs 8 more wickets to become the 2nd player after Basant Regmi (103) with 100 professional wickets for Nepal. Including other matches, Regmi is four wickets away from becoming first with 300 wickets for Nepal but is not named in the squad for this Tri-series.

4961 – Runs scored by the stand-in Zimbabwe skipper Sean Williams in International cricket. He needs 39 more runs to become the 8th player to aggregate 5000 International runs for Zimbabwe.