World T20 Group Tables 2014: Updated Super 10s Standings, Top Batsmen Stats

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World T20 Group Tables 2014: Updated Super 10s Standings, Top Batsmen Stats
Aijaz Rahi

The 2014 World Twenty20 Super 10 stage is nearing its conclusion, with India already having secured passage to the knockout stages of the tournament and several contenders still jostling for the remaining tickets to the next round.

Pakistan and West Indies will battle each other on the final matchday for the second spot in Group 2, while Sri Lanka and New Zealand will do the same a day earlier.

Read on for fully updated Super 10 group tables and a look at some of the batsmen that, in no particular order, have put up the best statistics in this year's WT20.

All statistics are courtesy of ESPN Cricinfo and are accurate as of Sunday, March 30.

Super 10 Group 1
Team Played Won Tied Lost Points
South Africa 4 3 0 1 6
Sri Lanka 3 2 0 1 4
New Zealand 3 2 0 1 4
England 3 1 0 2 2
Netherlands 3 0 0 3 0

ESPN Cricinfo

Super 10 Group 2
Team Played Won Tied Lost Points
India 4 4 0 0 8
West Indies 3 2 0 1 4
Pakistan 3 2 0 1 4
Australia 3 0 0 3 0
Bangladesh 3 0 0 3 0

ESPN Cricinfo

 

Hashim Amla (South Africa) 163 runs, 40.75 average

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Amla narrowly beats out Jean-Paul Duminy and AB De Villiers for the top spot amongst the Proteas entries, with the top-order batsman's consistency and growth in the tournament being the main difference.

While his compatriots have both had massive games, inflating their stats, Amla has steadily improved on his run count with every passing game and has given the Proteas consistent production at the start of innings, opening the door for Duminy and De Villiers to finish off opponents late.

 

Alex Hales (England) 154 runs, 77 average

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England may have already been eliminated from this year's tournament, but Hales can look back at an impressive campaign in which he became England's first player to score over 100 runs in a single T20 match, when he went off for 116 in a win against Sri Lanka.

With 38 more against South Africa, that gives the massive right-hander a more than respectable average of 77, despite a shaky start to the tournament against New Zealand.

 

Virat Kohli (India) 147 runs, 85 average; Rohit Sharma (India) 142 runs, 49 average

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Both players could have easily had separate entries on this list, but India's batsmen have been so dominant as a group, it's only fitting to put both players up together.

The Men in Blue are the only undefeated team remaining in competition, thanks to some impressive spin bowling and a group of batsmen that match up with the best of them. Frequently choosing to chase, the win over Australia showed the squad can perform while batting first as well, albeit at a slightly less impressive pace.

Kohli and Sharma both like to attack the ball in an aggressive fashion, but it has been their patience in working with what the bowlers have given them that has allowed them to be at their best this tournament.

Most of all, they've been brilliant as a partnership:

India are favourites to go all the way at this point, and these two batsmen are a big reason why.

 

Ahmed Shehzad (Pakistan) 138 runs, 69 average

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Shehzad isn't the only batsman for Pakistan that's been putting up solid numbers (Umar Akmal comes to mind) but his monster performance against Bangladesh (111 not out) pushes Shehzad to the top of the board for his team.

Pakistan Cricket liked what it saw in that match:

Whether the opening batsman can replicate his success in the important match against West Indies remains to be seen, but a similar performance would most likely put his team through to the knockout stages.

 

Chris Gayle (West Indies) 135 runs, 45 average

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West Indies opened the WT20 with a tough loss against India (who have made everyone look bad) and the team has clearly missed ace batsman Kieron Pollard. But Chris Gayle has shouldered the load for his team, and along with some Darren Sammy heroics, Gayle is the main reason the Windies are still alive in this tournament.

As shared by Cricket Record, the Jamaican all-rounder is on a level of his own when it comes to T20 cricket, and the WT20 has been no different:

His 53 against Australia opened the door for Sammy to win it late for the Windies, and a similar performance will be needed if the team wants to beat Pakistan.

 

Glenn Maxwell (Australia) 142 runs, 47.33 average

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Australia came into this tournament as favourites to win the title, having dominated the Proteas in several matches ahead of the WT20 in Bangladesh.

Three losses later, the Aussies will be playing the hosts for the rights not to call themselves the only winless team in the group. Australia has looked uninspired and were on the wrong end of some late heroics courtesy of the Windies, and an early exit is the only logical result.

That shouldn't take away from Maxwell's performance, though. The 25-year-old was the team's only consistent performer, something that was made painfully obvious in the loss to India when Maxwell was the only player to score more than 20 runs.

 

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