Statistical Analysis of Fairbreak Global Invitational 2022

The inaugural season of the Fairbreak Global Invitational T20 tournament concluded on May 15 with Tornadoes winning the championship. A total of six teams, namely, Falcons, Barmy Army, Sapphires, Spirit, Tornadoes and Warriors, participated in the competition that was played from May 4 in Dubai, in association with Cricket Hong Kong. There were some scintillating performances across the tournament. Let’s look at the top performers.

Statistical Analysis of Fairbreak Global Invitational 2022
Statistical Analysis of Fairbreak Global Invitational 2022. PC: FairBreakGlobal / Twitter

Batting Performance

Most Runs

Falcons’ Chamari Athapaththu top scored with 313 runs in seven matches. The left-handed opening batter from Sri Lanka averaged 52.16 and scored at a strike rate of 139.11. The swashbuckling batter hit 38 boundaries and 14 sixes in total. Her count of 38 boundaries and 14 sixes was the highest and second-highest respectively by any player in this tournament.

 Top 5 run-getters

Position Player Team Matches Innings Runs Average Strike Rate 4s 6s
1 Chamari Athapaththu Falcons 7 7 313 52.16 139.11 38 14
2 Deandra Dottin Barmy Army 7 6 289 72.25 155.37 31 16
3 Sophia Dunkley Spirit 7 7 263 43.83 152.90 37 4
4 Sterre Kalis Tornadoes 7 7 225 32.14 97.40 30 1
5 Danielle Wyatt Falcons 6 6 216 43.20 150.00 25 7

Highest Individual Score

Spirit’s Sophia Dunkley registered the highest score in the competition with a blistering 123 not out off 73 balls in the third place play off against Barmy Army. She completed the tournament as the third highest run getter with 263 runs in seven matches, including one century and one half-century.

Top 5 scores in an innings

Position Batter Team Opposition Runs Balls Strike Rate 4s 6s
1 Sophia Dunkley Spirit Barmy Army 123* 73 168.49 18 3
2 Deandra Dottin Barmy Army Spirit 111 53 209.43 8 9
3 Chamari Athapaththu Falcons Warriors 107* 55 194.54 13 5
4 Danielle Wyatt Falcons Warriors 83 48 172.91 11 1
5 Georgia Redmayne Falcons Spirit 80* 61 131.14 11
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Best Batting Average

Tornadoes’ captain Stafanie Taylor had the best batting average at the end of the tournament. The right handed middle order batter from West Indies muscled 174 runs in five innings at a breathtaking average of 87. She remained not out in three out of her five innings. She registered one half-century and had the best score of 78 not out against Barmy Army.

Position Batter Team Matches Innings Runs Average Not Outs
1 Stafanie Taylor Tornadoes 6 5 174 87.00 3
2 Georgia Redmayne Warriors 3 3 161 80.50 1
3 Marizanne Kapp Falcons 2 2 76 76.00 1
4 Deandra Dottin Barmy Army 7 6 289 72.25 2
5 Elyse Villani Sapphires 5 5 164 54.66 2

Most 50+ scores

Barmy Army’s Deandra Dottin scored two half-centuries and a century which was the highest in this tournament. The right handed opening batter from West Indies was the leading run getter for her team and second highest overall with 289 runs. She had the best score of 111 against Spirit in the competition.

Best Strike Rate

With a stellar strike rate of 179.79, Spirit’s captain Nicola Carey had the best strike rate in this tournament. The attacking left-handed middle-order batter from Australia pummeled 178 runs in seven innings, including the best of 70 against Sapphires.

 

Position Batter Team Matches Innings Runs Strike Rate
1 Nicola Carey Spirit 7 7 178 179.79
2 Rumana Ahmed Barmy Army 7 4 63 161.53
3 Marizanne Kapp Falcons 2 2 76 158.33
4 Deandra Dottin Barmy Army 7 6 289 155.37
5 Sophia Dunkley Spirit 7 7 263 152.90

Bowling Performance

Most wickets and Best Bowling Figures

Spirit’s Sophie Ecclestone was the leading wicket-taker in this tournament. The left-arm spinner from England scalped 17 wickets, including a five wicket haul, in seven matches at an average of 7.64 and an economy of 5.23. She also registered the best bowling figures in an innings when she claimed 5-8 in 3.1 overs against Tornadoes.

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Position Bowler Team Matches Overs Wickets Average Runs 4-fers 5-fers
1 Sophie Ecclestone Spirit 7 24.5 17 7.64 130 1
2 Ayabonga Khaka Spirit 7 25.0 9 14.44 130 1
3 Grace Harris Sapphires 4 15.0 7 14.85 104 1
4 Rumana Ahmed Barmy Army 7 23.0 7 20.00 140
5 Winifred Duraisingam Tornadoes 7 25.0 7 24.42 171

 

Best Bowling Average, Best Bowling Strike Rate, and Best Bowling Economy

Spirit’s Shizuka Miyaji had the best bowling average in this tournament. The left-arm spinner from Japan bowled seven overs and picked up six wickets conceding 33 runs at an average of 5.50, strike rate of 7 and economy of 4.71.

Best Bowling Average

Position Bowler Team Matches Overs Wickets Average
1 Shizuka Miyaji Spirit 5 7.0 6 5.50
2 Sophie Ecclestone Spirit 7 24.5 17 7.64
3 Sana Mir Sapphires 3 9.0 5

Hat-trick

Sapphires’ Grace Harris was the only bowler in the tournament to pick up a hat-trick. The right arm off spinner from Australia achieved the feat against Barmy Army when she bagged 5-22 in four overs. She completed the competition as the third highest wicket-taker with seven wickets in four matches.

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