2018 year overview
In a record year, the subcontinent side won five tests in the SENA countries, four of which were conducted by India © Getty
2018 has been a strange year lately because he did not hold any ICC events in men's cricket. And, therefore, it is clear that the emphasis was placed on cricket "red ball" with India tours to South Africa, England and Australia and a series of four matches of Australia in South Africa, among others, which caused great interest. Actions on the field met expectations, and the last 12 months provided several outstanding competitions between the bat and the ball.
Tests in 2018 resulted in teams losing the “home advantage” tag. England and New Zealand, respectively, won the series in Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates, which provided the first visit to teams that won two series in Asia in the same calendar year after Australia in 2004. Parties on the subcontinent managed to win five tests in the countries of & # 39; SENA & # 39; in 2018 (four from India and one from Pakistan) after he failed to win more than three tests on these shores in the same year.
Of the 48 tests played in 2018, almost 90% of them ended with the final result – only five stakes – the highest figure for the calendar year in which at least ten games were held. Of the five draws, three went to the last session of the match with all possible results, while the stubborn draw of Sri Lanka in Wellington was another humiliating participant in the competition. The only exception was a high-pitched draw in Chittagong between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the beginning of the year, when the move was rated below average and fixed it to a disadvantage.
The smallest percentage of tests performed in a calendar year (more than 10 tests)
The fact that a high percentage of matches ended with certain results is due to the fact that bowlers could choose all 20 wickets of the opponent more often. This was largely due to the nature of the tracks, which were more athletic and paved the way for a uniform competition between the bat and the ball. Batsman on average goes to 26.29 run for firing, which is the lowest figure for the calendar year since 1959, and for the first time it has fallen below 30 since the beginning of the century. And for the first time since 1988, the number of five-wheeled catches (71) exceeded the number of individual centuries (68) in a calendar year. For reference, the 71 five-wheeled sample in 2018 is the longest for the calendar year in the 141-year history of Test cricket.
The average seven averaged only 31.46, which is a significant drop compared to recent times when it comfortably exceeded 35. The clan that fought the most was new, with an average of 28.65, which is the lowest for the calendar year since 2000. Dimut Karunarantny stood High in that it was a disappointing year for novice players with a bat between the teams, scoring 743 runs at 46.43, while Tom Latham finished the year at a maximum, gaining hundreds back to back, including the highest individual result in 2018 (264 *).
For most of the year, Virat Kokhli was a cut above the rest, and it is not surprising that in 2018 he won first place in the test runs with 1,322 runs, of which 1,138 were made abroad. He averaged 55.08, scoring five hundred a year. Kusal Mendis is the only other batsman who crossed the 1000 runs, and he finished with 1,023 runs in 46.50 of 12 matches.
The lowest average estimate for the calendar year in the postwar period
The bowlers had a great time in 2018 thanks to the sports fields, which they found in different conditions. The average value of 27.37 is the best for the year since the end of the 1950s, while their strike rate of 54.7 is the best in the distance — a gate in one for less — in any year in the post-war era.
Unlike in 2017, when spinners dominated the wicket charts, this year the awards were more evenly distributed between spinners and racers. The top ten players on the gate consisted of six pacemakers and four spinners, while Kagizo Rabad led the pacemakers with 52 wickets for the second year in a row. Dilruvan Perera from Sri Lanka was the only other bowler who reached the 50-gate mark in 2018, while strangely enough, the year did not include either P Ashvina or Ravindra Dzhadeh in the top ten.
One of the stories of this year was that India was armed with a powerful attack led by Ishan Sharma, along with Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshvar Kumar, Umesh Yadav and the last sensation of Jaspert Bumra. Bumra finished the year with a bang, taking 48 wickets in the debut calendar year with five in South Africa, England and Australia. The quintet held the golden race in 2018, making it the most successful year for Indian riders, dividing 179 wickets between them.
Over the past 12 months, spinners accounted for 653 wickets, which is the largest in terms of fraternities in a calendar year, exceeding the figure of 638 wickets last year. In 19 tests carried out in Asia, the counters accounted for 467 scalps, which is 24.58 wickets per test – the best ratio of the number of wickets per calendar year in this part of the world. While home spinners worked well, as expected, visiting spinners also spent time in Asian conditions, since local batsmen were found on both the technical and temperamental fronts. The series between England and Sri Lanka had counters taking 100 wickets in a series of three tests for the first time, while Windy lost all of his 40 wickets to rotate in a series of two matches in Bangladesh.
The best years for spinners in Test Cricket
The spinners kept the 50s cricket aces, and in 2018, seven of the nine leading players in the wickets at ODI were spinners. The counters accounted for 715 wickets, which for them is the second largest in the calendar year among the IEP. While the turntables holding power in a five-day format were twisted around the wrist, which caused cricket shots of the white ball. The three highest wicket takers in 2018 were all wrist spinners – Rashid Khan (48), Kuldip Yadav (45) and Adil Rashid (42).
With other teams following the approach of England after the last World Cup to attack more on average for ODI cricket, wrist spinners have become an integral part of the parties. While the finger counters became largely redundant in order to resist the aggressive approach on the part of the injured, it was the counters on the wrists that fought this aggression to some extent, taking wickets at key stages. Wrist spinners in 2018 took 288 wickets, which is the most in the number of fraternities in the calendar year, surpassing the 246 wickets they took last year, and thereby emphasizing their importance. The level of their strikes also slightly improved to 32.51 from 32.91 last year, and this did not affect the pace of their economy – 5.06 in 2017 to 4.93 this year.
Splashes in every format in 2018
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Virat Kohli began the year as the undisputed best among the current batch of ODI servers, and in 2018 he strengthened his position, he distanced himself from the rest of the pack. He collected 1,000 runs in the first 11 innings of this year, making him the fastest of all 1000 runs in the cricket ODI calendar year. In the same opportunity, he became the fastest milestone of 10,000 ODI runs, surpassing the previous record of 54 fewer innings. He started the year in South Africa, scoring 558 runs in a series of six matches, which is the highest figure in the bilateral ODI series.
In 2018, Kohli started in 50-fold format to become the fastest in the 10 km race. © Getty
In 2018, 81 T20 International were challenged, and the batters enjoyed themselves. They averaged 23.60 per wicket and scored 7.89 mileage per over – both conveniently the highest in any year. Eight batsmen overcame the 500 runs only in 2018, which was done only twice in the last 13 years since the creation of the T20I. Shikhar Dhavan (689 runs) broke the record for most runs in the calendar year in the T20I, having passed 641 Kohli runs in 2016. Andrew Tay broke the corresponding record among bowlers, having selected 31 scalp and having passed 28 of those chosen by Jasprit Bumroy in 2016. ,
More T20I numbers from 2018
* Australia was pursuing a target of 244, set by New Zealand at T20 International in Auckland – the highest goal pursued in cricket by 20, including non-International.
* Aaron Finch improved his own record for the highest individual score at T20 Internationals (156 against England, Southampton, 2013) during his defeat 172 against Zimbabwe in Harare. His launch stand 223 with the participation of D & A 39 Arsi Short in the same match is the first partnership in history with more than 200 for any gate in the shortest format.
* Rohit Sharma became the first batsman to hit four hundred in T20Is. He scored two centuries in 2018 – 100 * in Bristol in July and 111 * against Windy in Lucknow in November, making him the second player to do it in the calendar year after Colin Munro (in 2017).
* Martin Guptill became the best racer in the T20I, surpassing his former team-mate Brandon McCallum from 2140 runs. The current tallying Guptyl reads 2,271 runs from 75 matches.