England v West Indies, World T20 final, Kolkata April 2, 2016

Battle of the power-hitters

West Indies and England have been explosive with the bat in this tournament, but West Indies' spinners have done far better than England's

England have played West Indies four times in the World T20, and lost each of those games © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

9-4 West Indies' head-to-head advantage in T20Is against England; it's the most games West Indies have won against any opposition, and the most England have lost against a team. In World T20s, West Indies have a clean 4-0 record against England, including a six-wicket win earlier in this edition.

0 Number of times West Indies have batted first in this tournament: they have chased all five times, winning four of those games and losing once, to Afghanistan. England, on the other hand, have won two out of three games batting first, and two out of two while chasing. West Indies have also won the toss in every game in this tournament, while Eoin Morgan has got it right three out of five times.

9.12 England's run rate in this World T20 - they are the only team to average more than nine per over. Since the start of the Super 10s, the next best are South Africa with 8.78, while West Indies are fifth with a run rate of 7.78. As a bowling unit, though, England's economy rate of 8.68 is the worst among all teams, while West Indies are second best at 7.41, next only to New Zealand's 6.59. In terms of difference between run rate and economy rate in this tournament, though, there isn't much to choose between the two finalists.

Eng and WI in the tournament so far
Team W/ L Bat ave RR Bowl ave ER RR-ER
 England  4/ 1  31.57  9.12  25.84  8.68  0.44
 West Indies  4/ 1  29.84  7.78  23.15  7.41  0.37

36 Sixes for West Indies in this tournament, the highest among all teams since the start of the Super 10s; England are next with 34, and these are the only two teams with 30-plus sixes during this period.

33.85 England's dot-ball percentage, which is lower than all teams except South Africa (33.48) since the start of the Super 10s. West Indies' dot percentage of 45.44 is the highest.

65.34 Percentage of runs scored in boundaries by West Indies, the highest among all teams; England are next at 62.93. Among the players expected in the starting line-ups on Sunday, eight batsmen across the two teams have scored 50-plus runs with a boundary percentage of more than 60: Johnson Charles, Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Jason Roy, Jos Buttler and Alex Hales. Joe Root, the second-highest run-scorer in this tournament after Virat Kohli (since the Super 10s), has scored 56.4% of his runs in fours and sixes.

Dots and boundaries for Eng and WI
Bat team 4s/ 6s Boundary % Dot %
 England  78/ 34  62.93  33.85
 West Indies  61/ 36  65.34  45.44

5.73 The economy rate for West Indies' spinners in this tournament, the best among all teams since the start of the Super 10s. England's spinners have an economy rate of 9.36, which is the worst. No other team has had spinners conceding more than eight per over. West Indies' spinners have averaged 21.36 runs per wicket, compared to England's average of 31.22.

5.68 Samuel Badree's economy rate in this tournament, which is third among the 34 bowlers who have bowled at least 12 overs since the start of the Super 10 stage. Sulieman Benn is fifth on the list, with an economy rate of 5.78.

Pace and spin for Eng and WI
  Pace Spin
Team Wkts Ave ER Wkts Ave ER
England 20 27.85 8.17 9 31.22 9.36
West Indies 16 30.62 8.30 11 21.36 5.73

9.50 England's run rate in the Powerplays, the best among all teams in this tournament. They have struck 38 fours and seven sixes during this period, and averaged a boundary every four balls. West Indies have averaged 6.46 runs per over in the Powerplays, with a boundary every 5.4 balls.

8.46 England's economy rate in the middle overs (6.1 to 15.0), the poorest among all teams since the start of the Super 10s. West Indies' rate of 6.24 is second only to New Zealand. England's two spinners, Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali, have a combined economy rate of 8.66 in the middle overs (9 for 234 in 27 overs), while Benn and Badree have a combined economy rate of 5.26 (7 for 121 in 23 overs). Badree has outstanding figures of 5 for 45 from eight overs during this period.

12.27 England's run rate in the last five overs, also the best among all teams in this tournament. Buttler has scored 91 from 41 in the last five, Moeen 47 from 28, Morgan 36 from 20, and Root 35 from 18.

Eng and WI with bat and ball, in each phase during the WT20
    Batting Bowling
Overs Team Average Run rate Average Econ rate
0.1 to 6.0 England 31.66 9.50 27.88 8.36
West Indies 26.12 6.96 27.12 7.23
6.1 to 15.0 England 30.09 7.35 31.75 8.46
West Indies 34.90 7.75 25.54 6.24
15.1 to 20 England 33.50 12.27 18.41 9.53
West Indies 26.85 9.02 18.69 9.72

2 Wins each for the teams batting first and the teams chasing in four matches at the Eden Gardens in this tournament. Pakistan and New Zealand beat Bangladesh after batting first, while India and Sri Lanka chased successfully against Pakistan and Afghanistan. Both the night games here were won by the teams chasing, while the afternoon matches were won by the teams batting first.

S Rajesh is stats editor of ESPNcricinfo. @rajeshstats

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  •   Adnan Jan on April 3, 2016, 15:02 GMT

    WI has enough fire power than England to get them over the line in the finals.

  •   Yuvaraaj Navaneethakrishnan on April 3, 2016, 8:45 GMT

    Ind ignored the talent of Yusuf pathan.He is India's Gayle.Now India is paying price for it

  • sober on April 2, 2016, 12:42 GMT

    this article clearly reflects the fact that why these both teams are in the final. for one instance 36

  • 10dulkaRulezz on April 2, 2016, 9:57 GMT

    One more important stat analysis is missing - How did the batsmen from both teams fare against pace/spin? This is more important!

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