Pakistan: Why 'Men in Green' are the T20 World Cups' 'Team Reliable'

What the statistics say

T20 WORLD CUP TEAM RELIABLE

Pakistan has qualified for the 2012 semi-final. This will be the team’s fourth consecutive appearance at this stage of World T20s.
For a team notorious for their up and down form, that is some statistic of reliability.

MAHELA UNLUCKY FOR LANKA

Unofficial' Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardena has played in three World Cup finals, but has yet to come away with a winners' medal.

INDIA POOR IN SUPER 8s

India, winners of the inaugural World Twenty20 in South Africa in 2007, failed to win even one Super Eights game in the next two editions, in England in 2009 and the Caribbean in 2010

SAFE HANDS

Most catches (fielder): South Africa’s AB de Villiers, 16 in 16 matches (2007–2010)

GAYLE POWER

Batting records held by Chris Gayle of the West Indies

Highest individual score v South Africa: 117 (57 balls) (2007)

Highest strike rate (Minimum 125 balls faced) - 153.47 (11 matches) (2007–2010)

Most sixes in an innings -  10 (2007)

WATCH OUT FOR AFRIDI

Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi has taken the most wickets at T20 World Cups - 27 in 20 matches

SHINING SHARMA

Highest batting average: India’s Rohit Sharma: 60.60

12 matches between (2007–2010)

Stats take batsmen with minimum of 10 innings

HOWZZAT! GUL

Best bowling figures in a World Cup T20 match, Umar Gul, Pakistan v New Zealand, 5/6 (3 overs) in 2009

KP HITS MORE THAN GAYLE 

In T20 World Cups, Chris Gayle has hit the most amount of sixes, 27.

But, Keven Pietersen has hit more fours than Gayle, with 60 boundaries.

Mahela Jayawardene, however, has the most number of fours of any batsman at all World Cups with 62.

MAHELA, SILENT KILLER

Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene is the highest T20 World Cup run-getter.

He has 615 runs from 18 matches at a strike rate of 142.84.

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