India or Pakistan? Who utilises the PowerPlay Better in T20Is?
The ongoing T20 World Cup has thus far produced enticing contests for the fans. The high-octane clash between Pakistan and India is just a few days away.
Although there is a chance of rain on October 23, fans are hoping and praying for clear weather and an exciting match.
Before the start of the much anticipated encounter between Pakistan and India, let’s take a look at some interesting stats about Pakistan and India.
Let’s take a look at the powerplay statistics of Pakistan and India’s batsmen in T20 (World Cup squad only) since 2021.
For Pakistan, Mohammad Rizwan tops the chart as the right-handed batsman has scored the most runs in powerplays for his side. The belligerent opener has scored 836 runs at a strike rate of 117.
Babar Azam is second on the list as he has aggregated 635 runs at a strike rate of 115.
Fakhar Zaman is the third player on the list as the left-handed batsman has notched up 150 runs at a strike rate of 115.
Lastly, it is Haider Ali, who has scored 61 runs in power plays at a strike rate of 95.
For India, skipper Rohit Sharma is leading the chart with 605 runs at a healthy strike rate of 146.
KL Rahul has scored the second most runs in this regard. The opening batter has accumulated 307 runs at a strike of 119.
Virat Kohli is the third name on the list, with 163 runs to his name at a strike rate of 110.
Suryakumar Yadav is the last in the list. Surya has scratched up 152 runs at a strike rate of 148.
Let’s take a look at which bowlers are leading the charts in the power plays (World Cup squad only) since 2021.
Surprisingly, Haris Rauf has taken more wickets in power plays since 2021 than any of his fellow Pakistan bowlers. The right-arm pacer has taken 12 wickets at an economy of 8.50.
Mohammad Wasim Jnr is second in the list with 11 wickets to his name at an economy of 8.11.
Mohammad Hasnain has taken 10 wickets at an economy of 7.75.
Last but not the least, Shaheen Shah Afridi, who is making his comeback after an injury, has taken 9 wickets at an economy of just 6.90.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, India’s veteran pacer, leads the chart with 23 wickets at an economy of 5.83.
Axar Patel stands second in the list with 10 wickets at an economy of 7.33.
Arshdeep Singh has taken 8 wickets at an economy of 7.75.
Hardik Pandya is last on the list with 3 wickets to his name at an economy of 9.44.