Friday, November 25, 2011

Round Up

-          Greens are the first side to reach the milestone of 30 international wins in T20 internationals. They do so in 49 internationals with a W/L ratio of 1.67.
-          They have a 5-2 record against the Lankans in T20s, winning the last 3.
-          They have comprehensively defeated the visitors in all formats on this tour which is what the visitors could not achieve when they played hosts in 2009 just shortly before the Champions Trophy event which was held in South Africa.
-          Sri Lanka came into this encounter on the back of 5 back to back wins against New Zealand, Australia, England, Australia and Australia.
-          Shoaib Malik has gone the most 20/20 innings without registering a duck.
-          The Greens are now placed in 5th position of the ICC one day rankings, convincingly above New Zealand and West Indies and above England too who they will be locking horns with in the first quarter of next year with 2 each in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in a 4 encounter series.
-          Unlike England and Australia, the greens managed to successfully defeat the WC finalists by a 4-1 margin as opposed to 3-2 during the course of the year.
-          A 3-0 clean sweep in the 3 match one day series against Bangladesh which will be contested in the first 6 days of December will provide the greens with 24 wins in ODIs in contrast to just 7 defeats for the calendar year which is the highest quantity they have ever had over taking 1999, 2002 and 1996.
-          It’s the first time since 2003 that the greens have won a 5 match series by a 4-1 margin excluding Zimbabwe and Bangladesh.
-          Junaid Khan and Abdul Razzaq have been declared injured and ruled out of the tour of Bangladesh.
-          Younis Khan has over taken Inzamam in terms of the most catches in one day internationals by a Pakistani.
-          Mohammad Hafeez has reached the milestone of 1000 ODI runs for the calendar year and is the only individual who has not missed any of the 28 internationals the greens have contested since the New Zealand tour earlier in the year.
-          Misbah-ul-Haq has only lost 2 of the 25 times he has captained with 18 victories and 5 draws. The determined 37 year old, has been undefeated in all 11 series he has captained.
-          Umar Gul has reached 50 international wickets for 2011.
-          Shahid Afridi is the 2nd leading ODI wicket taker in 2011 with 40 scalps in 24 outings.
-          Hafeez is also on the brink of reaching the 50 club overall.
-         Misbah needs under 140 more to reach 1000 ODI runs for the calendar year. With 9 50s in 23 innings this year including knocks of 43*, 37 in a low scoring win, 35 in a crisis and 29* as well as a 32 and 25. After 11 ODIs or 9 innings as captain he has scored 3 50s. The captain in also on the brink of taking 300 catches through his FC, List A and T20 exploits.
-          Saeed Ajmal has 6 encounters in Bangladesh to reach 100 international wickets for Pakistan in the year and is clearly leading the list of the highest wicket takers in 2011.
-          Umar Akmal and Shahid Afridi have both been awarded the MOM 4 times in one day internationals this year.
-          All 5 times the toss winner had decided to put the opposition in the dirt when he has won the toss in the one day series.

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