Oh! What a series this has been so far. After West Indies tamed Afghanistan in the ODI series and also humbled them in the first T20I, the rising Asians pulled their socks up and gave a befitting reply to the West Indians by defeating them in last two matches and eventually winning the T20I series.
A number of match-winning performances ensured that the series was live and happening. Let us take a look at the statistics of the series.
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Most runs scored in the series – 106 by Evin Lewis at an average of 35.33 and a strike rate of 123.26
Highest runs in a match – 79 off 52 balls by Rahmanullah Gurbaz at a strike rate of 151.92
Highest strike rate in the series – 144.62 by Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Most 50s in the series – 1 each by Evin Lewis (68), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (79) and Shai Hope (52)
Most number of fours in the series – 9 by Evin Lewis
Highest number of 6s in the series – 6 by Evin Lewis
Most number of wickets – 8 by Kesrick Williams
Best bowling figures – 11/5 in 4 overs at an economy of 2.75 by Karim Janat
Most 5 wickets hauls – 1 by Karim Janat (11/5)
Best economy – 4.60 in 3 matches by Mujeeb Ur Rahman
ICC has released the latest rankings at the end of the West Indies-Afghanistan T20I series and the players of both teams have benefitted from it. In the batting department Hazratullah Zazai has maintained his 6th spot with 692 rating points. Evin Lewis has jumped seven spots to reach seventh on the table with 680 rating points. Babar Azam remains the best batsman with 879 rating points.
In the bowling department, the table is led by the spin duo of Afghanistan, Rashid Khan and Mujeeb ur Rahman. Rashid still remains the table topper with 749 ratings and Mujeeb has jumped six slots to stand just behind his partner in crime, Rashid, at the second spot with 742 rating points.
Both the teams will meet for the last time in the series for the only test match to be held from 27th November to 1st December at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow. This also gives the viewers one more opportunity to predict the winner at 10Cric and get huge rewards. So go ahead and join 10Cric to claim up to Rs. 10,000 Bonus now.
The players of both teams are known to provide that X-factor to the franchise they are playing for. IPL auctions are going to be held in December and a number of players from these teams would be auctioned. Players such as Shimron Hetmyer, Carlos Brathwaite, Oshane Thomas, Evin Lewis, Alzarri Joseph, etc. would be in the lookout list of most IPL franchises whereas players such as Rashid Khan and Md. Nabi have been retained by Hyderabad, Pollard has been retained by Mumbai, Kings XI has retained Mujeeb ur Rahman, Kolkata has retained Andre Russell and Sunil Narine and Keemo Paul has been retained by Delhi Capitals.
Performance of these players in this series would surely be in the minds of franchises and if they prove their worth in the IPL 2020, they are going to have a great future ahead in franchise cricket across the globe.Published 19 Nov 2019, 21:30 IST