Thursday, October 4, 2012

Stats Round-Up Ahead of Semi-Final Clash

Pakistan have played Sri Lanka, 9 times in this format winning 6 and losing 3

Pakistan has a 2-1 record against them in T20 WCs

Pakistan has a 2-1 record against them in T20s played in Sri Lanka

Pakistan is the only side to reach the final 4 of the World T20 in all 4 editions. Australia and Sri Lanka are next in line with 3 appearances

Sri Lanka have only beaten Pakistan once in WCs (WCs and T20 WCs)

Shahid Afridi has been awarded Man-of-the-match in 3 Twenty20 internationals against Sri Lanka

In all of those man-of-the-match awards Afridi has scored a half century with 3 of his 4 half centuries in this format coming against the Islanders

Pakistan has won 16 out of 25 WT20 matches

Pakistan has a 38-23 record in their favour across all internationals played in this format since their debut in Bristol 2006

Mohammad Hafeez has only lost 3 in 10 Twenty20 internationals as captain

Pakistan and Sri Lanka have met in 20 internationals over the last year with Pakistan winning 9, losing 6 and 4 tests were drawn with 1 ODI having a no result

When Pakistan and Sri Lanka played in the 2 match Twenty20 series in early June, both teams won 1 each with the side batting first successfully defending fewer than 150 at Kandy

Dav Whatmore was coaching Sri Lanka when they triumphed in Lahore in 1996. He’s know coaching Pakistan when they are 2 wins away from triumphing in Colombo 16 years later.

When they last met at an ICC world tournament, Pakistan won in Colombo on Saturday 26th February 2011 by 11 runs with Shahid Afridi being adjudged man-of-the-match for a 4 wicket haul.

Pakistan in ICC men’s tournaments since 2007 WT20

2007 World T20 = Finalists

2008 Under-19 World Cup = Semi finalists

2009 World T20 = Winners

2009 Champions Trophy = Semi finalists

2010 Under-19 World Cup = Finalists

2010 World T20 = Semi-finalists

2011 World Cup = Semi-finalists

2012 Under-19 World Cup = Quarter Finalists

2012 World T20 = At least semi-finalists

Barring the recent disappointments of the junior side in Townville, Pakistan have reached 8 semi-finals in ICC tournaments over the last 5 years

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