Champions League Twenty20, 2011

Warner's feats, Badree's frugality, and other numbers

A look at a few key numbers from the Champions League Twenty20 2011 so far

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan

October 6, 2011

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Samuel Badree took 2 for 7 in four overs, Leicestershire v Trinidad &Tobago, CLT20 qualifier, Hyderabad, September 20, 2011
Samuel Badree has bowled the most dot-balls and has the best economy rate in a completed spell in the 2011 edition © AFP
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At the end of the league phase of the Champions League Twenty20 2011, last year's winners Chennai Super Kings and the runners-up Warriors have been eliminated. However, two IPL teams are still in the fray after Royal Challengers Bangalore's dramatic win over South Australia Redbacks. The league phase in this edition has had four 200-plus scores, the most in any edition. On the other hand, there have been five scores below 130 for the team batting first as compared to three in the previous edition. Here is a look at a few interesting stats from the latest edition of the Champions League.

* All numbers updated till the end of the league phase and include stats from the qualifying matches.

135 - David Warner's score against Super Kings, the highest in the Champions League. There have been three centuries and 83 fifties scored in the tournament across the three editions
12 - The number of wickets taken by Ravi Rampaul in the 2011 edition, the highest for any bowler. The most wickets taken in a single edition is 13 by R Ashwin in 2010
7.61 - The run-rate in the 2011 tournament so far which is the second-highest among the three editions. The second edition (2010) had the lowest run-rate of 7.25
139 - The highest partnership in the 2011 edition, between Adrian Barath and Lendl Simmons against Leicestershire. The highest stand overall is 147 between Ashwell Prince and Davy Jacobs in 2010.
195.65 - Warner's strike rate during his 135 against Super Kings, the highest for a fifty-plus score in the 2011 edition. Kieron Pollard's strike rate of 300 in his 54 against New South Wales in 2009 is the highest in the Champions League
98 - The lowest first-innings team total in the 2011 tournament, by T&T against Mumbai Indians. This equals the record set by Delhi Daredevils against Victoria in 2009.
1.75 - Samuel Badree's economy rate in his spell against Leicestershire, the joint-best economy rate for a completed spell (four overs) in the Champions League.
8 - The highest number of sixes hit in an innings in the 2011 edition, by Chris Gayle and Warner. Pollard holds the record with nine sixes against Guyana in 2010.
138 - The most runs in boundaries for a batsman in the Champions League 2011, for Warner. Jacobs holds the record, with 208 runs in boundaries in the 2010 edition.
429 - The highest aggregate in a match in the 2011 edition, in the game between Royal Challengers and Redbacks in Bangalore. This is also the record aggregate for a match across all editions.
12.60 - The partnership run-rate during the 63-run stand between Darren Bravo and Sherwin Ganga against Ruhuna which is the best run-rate for a fifty-plus stand in the Champions League 2011.
128 - The number of runs in boundaries conceded by S Aravind, the most in a single editon of the Champions League.
16 - The most number of sixes hit in an edition of the Champions League, by Chris Gayle. Kieron Pollard is second with 14 sixes in both the 2009 and 2010 editions.
9.52 - Royal Challengers' run-rate in the 2011 edition. It is the highest for any team in a particular edition of the Champions League.
69 - The most runs conceded in an innings, by Aravind against Redbacks. Amit Mishra is second, with 59 runs against Royal Challengers in 2009.
146 - The most runs in boundaries in a team innings in the 2011 edition, for Royal Challengers against Somerset. The highest is 150 by T&T against Eagles in 2009.
51 - The highest victory margin for a team batting first in the 2011 edition, for Royal Challengers against Somerset and T&T against Leicestershire. The highest victory margin across all editions is 97 runs for Super Kings against Wayamba in 2010.
0.76 - The win-loss ratio for teams batting first in 2011. In the previous two editions, the win-loss ratio was an identical 1.20.
84 - The number of dot-balls bowled by Badree, the highest for any bowler in the 2011 edition. Brett Lee holds the overall record with 86 dot-balls in the 2009 edition.
6 - The number of catches held by Owais Shah and Arul Suppiah in the 2011 edition, the highest for any fielder. It equals the record set by Daniel Harris in 2010.

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Posted by the_silent_observer on (October 7, 2011, 15:20 GMT)

@Mohsin & Bheemz, would agree 100%. T & T looked extremely competent and competitive. The love for that team comes not from their "underdogs" status prior to the tournament, but the way they performed in it. Rarely has one seen a team that made every other team fight to win their matches, whatever be the target. To do this with No 'so-called' Superstars is a testimony to their inborn talent, togetherness and total commitment to a cause. We would love to see quite a few of the T & Tians figure in the WI teams, just for their fighting-, and team-spirit. Finally, their performance has sent out a very strong message to the 'mercenaries' that they are dispensable and that is good for WI cricket. And I am, like so many others, surprised that Darren Ganga has not made it to the captaincy of WI !!

Posted by   on (October 7, 2011, 14:53 GMT)

Jese, the West Indian players Dominate the records! Why can't the WICB find a formula to win the 20/20 World cup?

Maybe because the team would have no Bajans or Small Islanders in it. It would be Gayle, Russell, Bishoo, and a bunch of Trinis. (Deonarine, Baugh, Hayatt and Fidel could sneak in)

Posted by SamAsh07 on (October 7, 2011, 14:30 GMT)

Sad not to see T&T in the semis, they are a great side, all their 4 matches in the group stages were fab. Though they lost the first 2....but the way they defended a mere 98 was just unbelievable (excluding last ball :( ). I hope they come back next season and win the cup.

Posted by   on (October 7, 2011, 12:14 GMT)

@Shams yes guyana participated last year

Posted by riverlime on (October 7, 2011, 9:50 GMT)

Badree and Narine have flummoxed the world's best batsmen but have yet to be picked by the WICB. Instead they re-picked the discredited Shillingford, to play on the spin-friendly Bangladeshi wickets. And you wonder why the players and the WICB can't see eye-to-eye.

Posted by ZahidJamil on (October 7, 2011, 7:08 GMT)

@Shams...U can visit http://www.espncricinfo.com/t20champions2010/engine/match/465128.html

They were ofcourse played in Sa Last Year Cl

Posted by Shams on (October 7, 2011, 6:31 GMT)

Did Guyana ever participate in CL? How come pollard had 9 sixes against them in 2010?

Posted by mohsin9975 on (October 6, 2011, 23:52 GMT)

Tnt dint make the semis bt def won many fans in india. I personally wud hav loved to see them lift the trophy. They played as a unit. Had the bowlers to suit these tracks. Narine nd badree shd make it to wi t20 teams anyday. They are what we call spinners with guile nd deception as opposed to other spinners in ipl teams. Also murli karthik deserves some praise nd def an india call in tests

Posted by   on (October 6, 2011, 13:48 GMT)

most of these stats belong to TnT! so unlucky we didnt make it through

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