After witnessing a horrific end to their journey in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 event, England learnt their lessons and came back with a bang. Revamping their white-ball cricket, the unit now sits as the most favorite team to win the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 event.
Since the last mega-event, England has recorded the fastest centuries among all nations as the country’s average balls taken to score an ODI hundred are only 90 which puts them right on the top of the list. South Africa grabs the second spot with 92 balls while West Indies and Australia jointly installed themselves at third position with 99 balls.
India, New Zealand and Sri Lanka all consume 100 balls to produce an ODI ton while the number swells to 105 for Afghanistan. Pakistan, surrounded by concerns regarding sluggish batting, uses 106 balls while Bangladesh takes 109 balls for such an event.
Pakistan’s struggles in the ODI cricket is reflected in such numbers as they also score around 4.3 runs in the first power-play. Combining these numbers presents a horrendous picture for the boys in green. It would be interesting to see how they carry themselves in the forthcoming mega-event starting from May 30 in England and Wales.