June 4th – June 10th, 2018.
55.80 – Rashid Khan’s total bowling impact in Afghanistan’s three match series against Bangladesh, the fifth highest bowling impact ever in a three match T20 international series. Rashid’s figures across the three matches were 3-0-13-3, 4-0-12-4 and 4-0-24-1. In the third match of the series Rashid bowled the 16th, 18th and 20th overs and conceded just 16 runs to help Afghanistan defend 145 and win the series 3-0.
4.38 – The difference in economy rates between Afghanistan’s three spinners – Mujeeb Zadran, Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan – and their three pacers – Shapoor Zadran, Karim Janat and Aftab Alam, in Afghanistan’s series against Bangladesh. The spinners had combined figures of 14 for 169 in 35 overs – giving them an economy rate of 4.82 – while the pacers had combined figures of 7 for 221 in 25 overs – giving them an economy rate of 9.20.
0 – The number of batsmen Bangladesh have who have scored at more than 8.50 runs per over in T20 international cricket since the 2016 World T20. Bangladesh’s lack of power-hitters is one of their biggest problems in T20 cricket.
1 – Under the leadership of Head Coach Mike Hesson – who resigned this week – New Zealand reached their first World Cup Final in 2015 – having reached six semi-finals before then.
3 – During Hesson’s tenure New Zealand made their home venue a fortress in Test cricket, losing just three of the 25 Tests they played. The only two teams with a better Win/Loss ratio at home in this period were Australia and India. In their 2014 and 2016/17 home seasons New Zealand won all of the Tests they played.
271 – The runs scored by the Windies’ number six to ten in the first innings of their Test against Sri Lanka in Trinidad – out-scoring both of Sri Lanka’s innings in the Test of 185 and 226.
5 – After winning just one of their 17 Test matches between December 2014 and October 2016, the Windies have since one five of their last 14 Test matches – beating Pakistan in the UAE and at home, England and Zimbabwe away and now Sri Lanka at home. This was only their third home win in 13 Tests and they are a long way away from being a consistent team but they are at least rediscovering an ability to win matches.
371 – Scotland’s total of 371 is the highest total made by an Associate Member of the ICC in an ODI & the third highest total in an ODI in England.
5.70 – England’s economy rate since the 2015 World Cup – only Sri Lanka’s is higher.
28 – The number of times England have scored 300+ in an innings in ODIs since the 2015 World Cup – the most by any team.
17 – The number of times England have conceded 300+ in an innings in ODIs since the 2015 World Cup – the most by any team.
4 – Scotland have beaten four ICC Full Member nations in the last year: Afghanistan, England, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.
4 – England have now lost four matches to European opposition in the last ten years: v Netherlands in the 2009 World T20, v Ireland in the 2011 World Cup, v Netherlands in the 2014 World T20 and now v Scotland in a bilateral ODI.
490 – The total scored by New Zealand Women against Ireland Women in Dublin on Friday, setting a new record for highest total in the history of Women’s ODI cricket, smashing the previous record by 35 runs.
2 – The number of different teams to have won the Women’s Asia Cup after Bangladesh beat India in the Final on Sunday. India had won all six editions of the tournament before Bangladesh’s historic victory in Malaysia.
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