STATS: India v Australia v England Tri-Series – Batting Rankings

Perhaps unsurprisingly after becoming only the second woman to make two T20 hundreds, England’s new T20 opener Danni Wyatt tops the batting rankings for the T20 Tri-Series, with 213 runs in total. Although over half her runs came in that century innings of 124, she only had one real failure – 6 in the penultimate group game versus Australia – and even then she maintained a Strike Rate of over 150, finishing the tournament with the leading Strike Rate of 182.

It has to be said though that although the numbers (just) favour Wyatt, second-placed Smriti Mandhana was actually the most impressive batsman in the tournament – playing just 4 innings to Wyatt’s 5 due to India not making the final, she too had one failure (3 against Australia) but she passed 50 in each of the other 3 innings she batted, making 67, 76 and 62* at a Strike Rate of 165.

Despite having sat out of one game, Meg Lanning makes the list at No. 3, after her explosive performance in the final, scoring 88* at a Strike Rate of 196 as Australia made their record total of 209. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of that innings is that she did it mostly in 4s – 16 of them, to just the 1 six.

Player Matches Runs Strike Rate
1. Danni Wyatt (England) 5 213 182.05
2. Smriti Mandhana (India) 4 208 165.07
3. Meg Lanning (Australia) 4 175 162.03
4. Elyse Villani (Australia) 5 157 134.18
5. Nat Sciver (England) 5 155 134.78
6. Beth Mooney (Australia) 4 120 136.36
7. Tammy Beaumont (England) 5 120 134.83
8. Ashleigh Gardner (Australia) 5 93 172.22
9. Rachel Haynes (Australia) 5 88 149.15
10. Anuja Patil (India) 4 75 156.25

Batting Ranking = Runs * Strike Rate

One thought on “STATS: India v Australia v England Tri-Series – Batting Rankings

  1. Absolutely agreed. Mandhana was easily the most watchable batter on show, and the only time she failed was through a sheer fluke. She was the first Schutt’s victims in her hat-trick and Mandhana, having gone about two feet outside leg, Schutt followed her. The ball hit Mandhana’s boot and ricocheted, a full two feet, into her stumps! Perhaps Mandhana hadn’t needed to move around in her crease quite that much, but it was still awful luck.

    As for Lanning’s outstanding 88*, not only, as you point out, was it remarkable for having 16 fours and only one six, but that six came in the penultimate over (iirc), when she decided she might as well hit out of get out. Until then she had consciously, I believe kept her strokes mainly on the ground, and controlled. It speaks of an astonishingly cool cricketing brain, and Australia are lucky to have her as its captain.


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