Friday, 2 May 2008

Ben on...ICL wrap-up

Chris Harris won the ICL 20s Grand Championship with the Hyderabad Heroes. He was also the only New Zealander that turned in anything like an outstanding performance, with his bowling at least.

I've tabulated everyone's stats. I don't really know which stat is the most important in 20-20, but I have chosen to sort everything by average, simply because I like the fact that this puts Shane Bond at the top of the batting chart and the bottom of the bowling chart.

Batsman              I   Runs  Avg   SR    6s
Bond (Delhi) 5 31 31 114.81 0
McMillan (Kolkata) 9 198 24.75 133.78 8
Astle (Mumbai) 7 148 24.66 102.06 5
Cairns (Chandigarh) 5 119 23.8 143.37 8
Adams (Kolkata) 5 77 19.25 126.22 4
Vincent (Chandigarh) 7 108 15.42 99.08 3
Harris (Hyderabad) 7 74 14.8 127.58 4
Tuffey (Chandigarh) 4 17 8.5 113.33 0
Parore (Chennai) 4 6 2 60 0

Bowler I Wk Avg Ecn SR
Harris 9 9 19.88 6.62 18
Cairns 2 3 20.33 8.71 14
Tuffey 7 10 24.5 8.16 18
Vincent 4 2 24.5 8.16 18
Adams 8 9 24.66 7.08 20.8
McMillan 6 3 31.33 8.54 22
Astle 5 2 33.5 8.04 25
Bond 7 2 86.5 6.25 83

There isn't much that can be taken from these stats. Bond had a shocker, as did Parore (3 catches, 2 stumpings). Cairns remains good value. All in all, certainly no one lit up the competition like McCullum and Taylor have been doing over in the IPL. (Is it too much to hope that the ICL will realise that Bond's how-many-$100,000 for 2 wickets is too dear and decide to release him to return to New Zealand cricket and the brighter lights of the IPL?)

We had a few kiwis selected for the World XI team for the ICL 20s World Series, Cairns (c), Harris, Tuffey and Vincent (wk), who lost the final to the India XI. No one covering themselves with any glory.

Batsman I   Runs  Avg   SR    6s
Vincent 7 108 15.42 99.08 3
Cairns 3 28 9.33 77.77 1
Harris - - - - -
Tuffey - - - - -

Bowler I Wk Avg Ecn SR
Harris 1 - 0 6.33 -
Cairns 1 1 12 12 6
Tuffey 4 4 29 8.28 21
Vincent - - - - -

2 comments:

sportsfreak said...

Hmm; so even in 20/20 Parore is chugging along with Strike Rate of 60...

I bet he still looks the part though

CricketGod said...

Hi Please submit your site to cricket directory at http://www.cricketgod.org.