Friday, June 19, 2009

ICC World T20 Final: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka

Pakistan will face Sri Lanka in the finals on Sunday.

This is rare good news for Pak cricket fans, and Pakistanis in general, amidst a constant stream of bad news. Hope it helps our national psyche and makes us all feel better as a nation.

If Afridi, Akmal and Gul continue their form, I am confident Pakistanis can beat Sri Lanka in the final. InshaAllah!

What do Stats Say ?

Well if statistics is any worth in Cricket, then stars do seem to align in favour of Pakistan. Do you know that Pakistan has the highest Winning Percentage in Twenty-20 Internationals in the world. Yes, Pakistan’s record is 75% wins out of 22 matches they’ve played so far. They are followed by Sri Lanks at 72.22% from 18 matches.

Complete list of ranking in terms of win% in Twenty-20 Internationals is as follows. It is valid up to and including Pak v/s SA semi final of the world cup.

1. Pakistan 76.08% (23 matches)
2. Sri Lanka 72.22% (18 matches)
3. South Africa 66.66% (24 matches)
4. Netherlands 60% (6 matches)
5. India 55.88% (18 matches)
6. West Indies 50.00% (16 matches)
7. Ireland 50% (9 matches)
8. Australia 47.82% (23 matches)
9. New Zealand 42.3% (26 matches)
10. England 40.00% (20 matches)
11. Canada 35.71 % (7 matches)
Zimbabwe 35.71% (7 matches)
13. Scotland 28.57% (8 matches)
14. Bangladesh 25% (12 matches)
15. Kenya 12.50% (12 matches)
16. Bermuda 0% (3 matches)

Ifs and Buts:

  • If Pakistan wins the toss they should bat first.
  • If they make 160-165 they will have a good chance.
  • If first 2 overs cost more than 25 runs Younis Khan should throw the ball either to Fawad Alam or Saeed Ajmal.
  • If Pakistan has to chase a target, Afridi should play before Misbah
  • If Pakistan is chasing a target closer to 180 Afridi can be sent to open the batting alongside Akmal
  • Last but not the least if Pakistan has to win, they need to be serious

  • T20 match at Lord's, London, 21 Jun 2009.


Match is Yet To Start
Umpires: N/A and N/A, Reserve Umpire: N/A


Player Matches Avg

Abdul Razzaq 5 29.5

Ahmed Shehzad 2 4

Fawad Alam 12 32

Kamran Akmal 23 20.73

Misbah-ul-Haq 21 45.82

Mohammad Aamer 6 0

Rao Iftikhar Anjum 1 0

Saeed Ajmal 7 0

Salman Butt 16 23.36

Shahid Afridi 22 16.68

Shahzaib Hasan 3 19.33

Shoaib Malik 23 29.59

Sohail Tanvir 13 5.67

Umar Gul 20 19

Yasir Arafat 5 16.67

Younus Khan (C) 21 25.41
Intikhab Alam
Player Matches Avg

Ajantha Mendis 8 0

Angelo Mathews 5 28

Chamara Silva 13 14.6

Farveez Maharoof 7 7.67

Indika De Saram 1 0

Isuru Udana 3 0

Jehan Mubarak 14 25.67

Kumar Sangakkara (C) 13 22.82

Lasith Malinga 13 18.67

Mahela Jayawardena 16 27.77

Muttiah Muralidaran 6 0

Nuwan Kulasekara 4 7

Sanath Jayasuriya 16 31.8

Thilan Thushara 4 1

Tillakaratne Dilshan 17 29.86
Trevor Bayliss


Bushra Syed said...

Nice one:)...inshAllah we will win!!

Faraz Siddiqui said...

I am very confident that Pakistan will take the trophy. We Pakistanis are so good at surviving against all odds that this one would be a piece of cake. Mirza Ghalib has rightly said that “Mushkilain aisy pareen kay aasaan hogaieen.”
Pakistan - Zindaabaad.

Ayesha Khan said...

may the best team win…..
and if thats sri lanka so be it…..
after the attack in lahore they could have taken pakistan to the cleaners complained about everything but they did not ….
they supported us and although i wont be supporting them tomorrow i wont be unhappy if they do beat us

Asim Ali said...

It does’ not matter who wins or lost at the end, but one should have to put their 100% and this what we except from pakistan.
And Inshallah Pakistan will win