Numbers Don't Lie February 29, 2016

India missing turbo-charged T20 endings

The lower middle order isn't providing the final push for a big total towards the end of the innings

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India's T20 team have won seven of their last eight games. While the form of the top order has been quite impressive, the lower middle order (Nos. 5 to 7) is an area of concern. In fact, for the last couple of years India haven't quite found the thrust at the back end of an innings despite having several limited-overs stalwarts in the line-up.

  • India's Nos. 5 to 7 batsmen have a strike rate of 118.6 since January 2014 - the worst of all teams
  • No Indian batsman from Nos. 5 to 7 is among the top 20 in terms of strike rate for those having played 25-plus balls since January 2014
  • Yuvraj Singh's strike rate of 153.08 till 2103 has dropped to 92.59 since 2014 in T20Is

S Rajesh is stats editor of ESPNcricinfo. @rajeshstats

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