Champions Trophy 2017, stats preview May 28, 2017

South Africa, England the teams to beat

England top the win-loss ratio and run rate charts since the 2015 World Cup; South Africa aren't too far behind on both counts either
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South Africa have the best win-loss ratio against the top teams since the 2015 World Cup © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

All stats are correct as of May 26, 2017.

26/13 England's win-loss record in ODIs since the 2015 World Cup; their ratio of 2.00 is the best among all teams during this period. South Africa are next at 25-13, followed by Bangladesh's 16-10. Against teams that are playing in the 2017 Champions Trophy, South Africa have a 23-11 record, which is the best, followed by England's 21-13.

10/9 Bangladesh's win-loss record against the top eight teams in ODIs since the 2015 World Cup, the best among the four Asian teams. India have won nine and lost 12, while Sri Lanka (5-19) and Pakistan (6-18) have the worst records against the top teams in this period.

6.14 The average ODI run rate in England since the 2015 World Cup. This is the highest among all countries that have hosted at least 10 ODIs since. Australia are next with a rate of 6.00, followed by South Africa (5.94) and India (5.74). In the period between 2013 and the end of the 2015 World Cup, the run rate in England was 5.21, sixth among ten countries.

6.28 England's ODI run rate since the 2015 World Cup; they are the only team to score at more than a run a ball during this period. South Africa are next at 5.82 followed by Australia's 5.81. Against the top eight teams England have done even better, scoring at 6.33 runs per over. In these two years, England have 20 scores of 300 or more. South Africa are next best with 12.

ODI stats v top eight teams since the 2015 World Cup
Team W/ L Ratio Bat ave RR Bowl ave ER
 South Africa  23/ 11  2.09  40.17  5.85  31.13  5.57
 England  21/ 13  1.62  41.11  6.33  36.30  5.86
 Australia  20/ 15  1.33  35.93  5.86  32.36  5.64
 New Zealand  20/ 17  1.18  32.84  5.66  32.67  5.72
 Bangladesh  10/ 9  1.11  35.48  5.55  31.15  5.33
 India  9/ 12  0.75  38.90  5.89  37.55  5.97
 Pakistan  6/ 18  0.33  31.85  5.39  44.36  5.96
 Sri Lanka  5/ 19  0.26  28.00  5.28  46.65  6.08

8/1 India's ODI win-loss record in England in the last five years, the best ratio among all teams during this period. Pakistan have the poorest record (1-7) among the teams participating in the Champions Trophy. Bangladesh, meanwhile, haven't played an ODI in England during this period; they last played in 2010 and have a 2-7 record since 2005.

6.02 England's run rate in the middle overs in ODIs since April 2015. They are the only team scoring at more than a run a ball in the middle overs as well in this period. The next highest is India's 5.47. England have hit a four or a six once every 10 balls, while the next best is 11, by Bangladesh. They are also the only team with a dot-ball percentage of less than 45 in the middle overs. The two highest run-scorers in the middle overs during this period are also from England: Eoin Morgan (1309 runs at a strike rate of 97), and Joe Root (1277 runs at a strike rate of 95).

Teams in the middle overs (10.1 to 40.0) in ODIs since Apr 1, 2015
Batting Team Run rate Ave BpB Dot %
 England  6.02  49.00  10.00  44.67
 India  5.47  53.85  11.66  46.58
 South Africa  5.45  44.35  11.86  46.27
 Pakistan  5.40  41.03  12.40  47.37
 Australia  5.39  45.45  11.70  48.61
 Bangladesh  5.29  39.57  11.01  51.50
 New Zealand  5.22  37.01  11.82  50.19
 Sri Lanka  5.06  35.13  13.40  49.97

31 ODI wickets for Mustafizur Rahman against the top eight teams since the 2015 World Cup. He's got them at an average of 18.41 and an economy rate of 4.84. While nine bowlers have taken more wickets than he has, in terms of the bowling factor - average multiplied by runs conceded per ball - Mustafizur has the best numbers, among bowlers with 25 or more wickets against the top eight teams.

Mustafizur Rahman has been outstanding against the top teams in the last couple of years, taking 31 wickets at 18.41 and an economy rate of 4.84 © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

42.67 The bowling average for legspinners in ODIs in England in the last five years. They have taken 42 wickets, at an economy rate of 6.16. Offspinners have done better, taking 147 wickets at an average of 34.31 and an economy rate of 5.12, while left-arm spinners average 33.85 at an economy rate of 4.95. England's Adil Rashid hasn't done badly at home, taking 37 wickets at 31.72 (ER 5.72), though his best bowling figures were achieved against the relatively weak Ireland batting line-up, when he took 5 for 27 in Bristol. In his only ODI in England, Imran Tahir had figures of none for 68 from nine, while Yasir Shah has figures of none for 110 from 15.3 overs.

Pace and spin in ODIs in England since Jan 2012
Bowler type Wkts Ave ER SR
 Right-arm pace  467  34.77  5.43  38.40
 Left-arm pace  114  35.16  5.66  37.24
 Offspin  147  34.31  5.12  40.19
 Left-arm orthodox  62  33.85  4.95  41.05
 Legspin  42  42.67  6.16  41.55

9 ODI hundreds for David Warner since April 2015, the most for any batsman. Quinton de Kock is next with six. Warner's aggregate of 1899 is also the highest during this period. Against the eight participating teams at the Champions Trophy, Warner's aggregate is the highest since the last World Cup, but in terms of the batting factor - the product of the average and the runs scored per ball - AB de Villiers is slightly ahead of Warner (among batsmen with 750 or more runs).

AB de Villiers' form will be a huge factor is how far South Africa progress in the Champions Trophy © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

2 Instances of Australia winning the Champions Trophy - they are the only team with outright wins in two finals. India have also won twice, but in 2002 they shared the trophy with Sri Lanka after the final was washed out. South Africa, New Zealand and West Indies have won it once each.

15/6 India's win-loss record in the Champions Trophy, the best among all teams. Australia are next with a 12-7 record.

S Rajesh is stats editor of ESPNcricinfo. @rajeshstats

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  •   Liam Doherty on June 1, 2017, 9:58 GMT

    Aus A Team 18 wins from 21 games Aus C or D Team 2 wins from 15 games. Trial players in smaller series and find the best players in the big tournaments. Now you know the secret to winning the most World cups and Champions trophy.

  • Muhammad Nadeem Sumair on June 1, 2017, 9:45 GMT

    I would love to see 450+. <3 But it doesnot mean that if you enter in ground with 11 best batsmen and you will score 500+ in 50 overs.

  • Ronald on June 1, 2017, 7:58 GMT

    Australia has too many inconsistent all rounders in its side. Can't see them getting past the semi's.

  •   Cricinfouser on June 1, 2017, 7:49 GMT

    If India's batsmen click then India will reach the finals. The bowling looks really really good. Other wise i would say England.

  • Nitin on June 1, 2017, 7:36 GMT

    I am just waiting for the Team India to play on this surface. I see at least 4 innings they will score 450+ runs against the other 7 mediocre team. Mark my word!

  • Muhammad Nadeem Sumair on June 1, 2017, 4:05 GMT

    Stats Speaks Pakistan will exit in group stages. Lets see, what results speak. :D cricket is all about Uncertainties.

  • Muhammad Nadeem Sumair on June 1, 2017, 4:03 GMT

    4 of my 2 semies teams are England And Australia. Rest most probably be South Africa, New Zealand and India.

  • Muhammad Nadeem Sumair on June 1, 2017, 3:59 GMT

    Pakistan or India one of them will be knocked out in group stages. India's strength is, they are strong contender and Pakistan's only strength is Sarfraz's aggressive captaincy and his luck. That worked most in the past.

  • Dawood on May 31, 2017, 15:00 GMT

    It's good to be under pressure than to be overconfident

  • Nigah on May 31, 2017, 13:44 GMT

    Pakistan is always a surprising team and note my words in this tournament they will show to you again.

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