Champions League Twenty20 statistical highlights at a glance
The fifth edition of Champions League T20 is all set to start on Tuesday (September 17) with the qualifying rounds. The first game will be played between Faisalabad Wolves versus Otago Volts at Mohali. The main rounds will start from September 21 with Rajasthan Royals taking on Mumbai Indians in Jaipur.
The Champions League T20 tournament has been played twice in India (2009-10 and 2011-12) and South Africa (2010-11 and 2012-13). In the inaugural edition in 2009-10, New South Wales won the trophy. In 2010-11, Chennai Super Kings were the champions while in 2011-12, Mumbai Indians were the winners. In 2012-13, Sydney Sixers were the victors. Thus, the trophy has been shared by two Indian teams and two Australian teams in the four editions played so far. Following are the highs and lows from the previous four editions.
1. Most wins and most games in the tournament:
(i) Trinidad and Tobago have won the most number of games in the tournament -- nine games. CSK stand next with eight wins.
(ii) Royal Challengers Bangalore have played most games in the tournament -- 15 games and is followed by Trinidad & Tobago. Mumbai Indians and Chennai have played 14 games each.
2. Team totals:
(i) There are eight occasions of teams posting 200-plus runs in an innings. RCB's 215 for 8 against South Australia on October 8, 2011 is the highest total posted in CLT20 games played so far. This game witnessed the lone occasion of rival teams posting 200-plus runs. Batting first, South Australia posted 214/2 and was chased down by RCB scoring 215/8. The match was won by RCB on the last ball of the game!
(ii) Lowest completed innings total is 70 by Central Districts against Wayamba at Port Elizabeth on September 22, 2010. There are five occasions of a team dismissed for less than 100 runs in the tournament which includes Central Districts' total of 70.
3. Victory margins:
(i) Kolkata Knight Riders' win by 99 runs against Titan at Cape Town on September 21, 2012 is the largest victory margin in terms of runs.
(ii) There are 14 other occasions of a team winning a game by 50-plus runs in the tournament. CSK is the only team to win three games by 50-plus runs margin - by 97 runs against Wayamba at Centurion on September 15, 2010, by 57 runs against Central Districts at Durban on September 11, 2010 and by 52 runs against RCB at Durban on September 24, 2010. CSK is the also only team to win three games by 50-plus runs in a single edition of the championship.
(iii) Sixers became the first team to win a game without losing a wicket. The Australians won the game by 10 wickets against Lions at Johannesburg on October 28, 2012.
4. Most runs in the tournament:
David Warner is the only batsman to aggregate 500-plus runs in the tournament. He has an aggregate of 556 runs. He represented Delhi Daredevils and New South Wales in the Champions League T20. Kieron Pollard is close behind with 479 runs representing Mumbai Indians and Trinidad & Tobago. Virat Kohli has an aggregate of 424 runs -- the most run aggregate in the tournament representing a single team.
5. Hundreds and individual nineties:
(i) There are four hundreds scored in the tournament of which two are by Warner. Representing New South Wales, the left-handed Australian scored 135 not out against CSK at Chennai on October 4, 2011 and followed it up by 123 not out against RCB at Bangalore on October 7, 2011.
(ii) Warner's 135 not out is the highest score in the tournament. He is the only batsman to score consecutive hundreds in the tournament and also the only occasion of a batsman scoring back-to-back centuries in the tournament. Warner is also associated with a dubious record in the tournament as both his hundreds were in a losing cause.
(iii) Bangalore has witnessed two hundreds in the tournament and is the only venue to witness two hundreds in the CLT20. Both the hundreds were scored against RCB - 108 not out by DJ Harris of South Australia against RCB on October 5, 2011 and 123 not out by Warner of NSW against RCB on October 7, 2011.
(iv) Andrew Puttick of Cape Cobras scored the first ever century of the Champions League. He scored 104 not out against Otago Volts in Hyderabad on October 10, 2009
(v) It is interesting to note that the above mentioned four hundreds have all been scored in in India - one in 2009-10 and three in 2011-12.
(vi) JP Duminy of Cape Cobras (99 not out vs RCB at Bangalore on October 8, 2009) Suresh Raina of CSK (94 not out vs RCB at Durban on September 24, 2010), Aaron Finch of Victoria (93 not out vs Central Districts at Centurion on September 15, 2010 and Chris Gayle of RCB (92 vs NSW at Bangalore) are the four batsmen who have scored individual nineties in the tournament.
6. Most Sixes:
(i) Pollard (38), Warner (27) and Gayle (24) are the three batsmen who have scored 20-plus sixes in the tournament. Pollard holds the record of scoring most sixes in the tournament.
(ii) Warner of New South Wales slammed 11 sixes during his knock of 123 not out against RCB at Bangalore on October 7, 2011 and holds the record of scoring most sixes in an innings. He is the only batsman in the tournament to score 10 or more sixes in the tournament.
7. Most wickets in the tournament:
(i) Lasith Malinga (24), Moises Henriques (22), Doug Bollinger (22), Dwayne Bravo (21), Ravichandran Ashwin (21) and Alfonso Thomas (20) are the six bowlers who have captured 20-plus wickets in the tournament. Malinga, with 24 wickets, owns the record for most wickets in the tournament.
(ii) Azhar Mahmood (5 for 24 for Auckland against Hampshire at Centurion on October 10, 2012) Shaun Tait (5 for 32 for South Australia against RCB at Bangalore on October 5, 2011) and Malinga (5 for 32 for Mumbai Indians vs CSK at Johannesburg on October 20, 2012) are the three bowlers who have captured five or more wickets in an innings in the tournament. Mahmood (5 for 24) has the record for best bowling figures in the tournament.
(iii) There are 16 occasions of bowlers capturing exactly four wickets in the tournament. Malinga is the only bowler in the tournament to capture four or more wickets on two occasions -- 4 for 20 for Mumbai Indians vs Somerset at Chennai on October 8, 2011 and 5 for 32 for Mumbai vs CSK at Johannesburg on October 20, 2012.
8. Most runs conceded in the tournament:
(i) Sreenath Aravind of RCB returned figures of none for 69 against South Australia at Bangalore on November 5, 2011. He holds the dubious distinction of becoming the most expensive bowler in terms of runs conceded in the tournament. He also holds the record of becoming the most expensive bowler in terms of runs conceded without a wicket in the tournament.
(ii) Aravind is the only bowler to concede 50-plus runs on two occasions in the Champions League and that too in consecutive games. He returned figures of none for 69 against South Australia at Bangalore on October 5, 2011 and in the very next game against NSW at Bangalore on October 7, he had figures of 1 for 55.
(iii) There are 13 occasions of a bowler conceding 50-plus runs in the tournament which includes two occasions by Aravind. Of these 13, there are seven occasion of a bowler conceding 50-plus runs without capturing a wicket.
9. Most dismissals by a wicketkeeper:
(i) Mahendra Singh Dhoni of Chennai holds the record of most dismissals - 18 - in the tournament. He is closely followed by Brad Haddin, who has 12 dismissals to his credit. Dhoni (on two occasions) and Haddin are the two keepers to effect four dismissals in an innings in the tournament.
(ii) MS Dhoni has effected four dismissals (2 caught and 2 stumped) against Wayamba at Centurion on September 15, 2010 and against Mumbai at Chennai on September 4, 2011. He was representing CSK in both these games.
(iii) Haddin's four dismissals (all caught) was against Lions at Cape Town on October 18, 2012. He was representing Sydney Sixers in this game.
(iv) Dhoni is the only wicket keeper in the tournament to effect four dismissals on two occasions in the tournament.
(v) Haddin holds the record for most catches in an innings in the tournament. He pouched four catches against Lions at Cape Town on October 18, 2012. He was representing Sydney Sixers in this game.
10. Most catches by fieldsmen:
(i) Virat Kohli of RCB holds the record for most catches by a fieldsman in the tournament. He has pouched 10 catches and is the only fieldsman to take 10 or more catches in the tournament. Close behind him are four fieldsmen with nine catches to their credit - Arul Suppaiah of Somerset, Suresh Raina of CSK, Lendl Simmons of Trinidad and Tobago and Steve Smith of NSW and Sydney Sixers.
(ii) Owais Shah of Cape Cobras is the only fieldsman to pouch four catches in a game. He held four catches against Mumbai Indians at Bangalore on September 30, 2011 and holds the record for most catches in an innings in the tournament. There are seven fieldsmen who have held three catches in the tournament.
11. The highest partnership and three-figure stands:
(i) The highest partnership of the tournament is 147 runs between Davy Jacobs and Ashwell Prince for Warriors against Central Districts for the first wicket at Port Elizabeth on September 18, 2010.
(ii) There are 19 three-figure partnerships registered in the tournament - for first wicket (08), for second wicket (10), third wicket (1), fourth wicket (1) and fifth wicket (1).
12. Other interesting snippets:
(i) Michael Klinger of South Australia and Alviro Petersen of Lions scored fifties at Centurion on September 12, 2010, providing the lone instance of captain-opening batsmen scoring fifties in CLT20
(ii) Davy Jacobs of Warriors and Klinger of South Australia are the two captains to score three fifties, while Dinesh Chandimal of Ruhunu and Craig Kieswetter of Somerset are the two wicket-keeper-batsmen to score two fifties.
(iii) There are only two occasions of rival opening batsmen scoring a century and 90 in Champions League T20
(iv) Darren Ganga of Trinidad & Tobago and Harbhajan Singh of Mumbai Indians are the two captains who have been dismissed run outs on two occasions in CL T20, while Dinesh Karthik is the only wicket-keeper- batsman to be dismissed on two occasions in CL T20
(v) Five Wayamba batsmen were dismissed for ducks against Victoria at Centurion on September 29, 2010 which is a record for most runs outs in team's innings in CL T20
(vi) Rob Quiney holds the record for most ducks by a batsman in CL T20.
(vii) Callum Ferguson of South Australia is the only batsman in CL T20 to score four fifties and holds the record for most fifties in the tournament.
(viii) Five Ruhuna batsmen were run out against Trinidad & Tobago at Hyderabad on September 19, 2011 which is record for most run outs in a team's innings in CL T20.
(ix) Fastest fifty in terms of balls faced is credited to Pollard of Trinidad & Tobago, while the slowest fifty in terms of balls faced is credited to Phil Hughes of New South Wales. Pollard took 18 balls for his fifty against New South Wales in Hyderabad on October 16, 2009 while Hughes took 52 balls for his fifty against Sussex at Delhi on October 11, 2009.
(x) In one of rarest occasions in CLT20 games, a batsman's hundred and a bowler's five-wicket haul went in vain. South Australian batsman - Daniel Harris scored 108 not out and South Australian bowler - Shaun Tait captured 5 for 32 against RCB at Bangalore on October 5, 2011, only to end in the losing side!