Is the 2024 T20 World Cup Proving Tough For Batsmen?

Low Scoring World Cup: Is the 2024 T20 World Cup challenging for batsmen on slow pitches?

The ongoing T20 World Cup in the West Indies and USA has proven to be entertaining so far with 20 different nations getting an open chance to prove their skills in the group stages of the tournament.

At the same time, several fans and cricketers are experiencing contrasting expectations since the pitch conditions haven’t been a cakewalk for the batsmen in the T20 format.

Few of them blame the low quality of cricket played by the batsmen and teams. When considering the frequent collapses, questions arise about why such pitches have been chosen for the ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

Shockingly, none of the teams have even managed to post a 200+ total. Only the opening match of the tournament between Canada and the USA recorded a high-scoring thriller chase so far.

This review will provide you with a detailed analysis of the highest and lowest scoring totals of the tournament by comparing the stats of the teams’ scores batting first and second at different venues.

Total Runs Scored by Teams in T20 World Cup 2024

As of 7th June 2024, here is a detailed analysis of how the teams in group stages of the T20 World Cup 2024 struggled while batting first and second at different venues:

Matches between 1st June and 5th June:

Match NumberVenueTeamsRuns scored batting firstRuns scored batting secondTotal Runs scoredResult
Match 1DallasCanada vs United StatesCAN:   194-5 in 20 oversUSA:   197-3 in 17.4 overs391USA won by 7 wickets
Match 2GuyanaPapua New Guinea vs West IndiesPNG:   136-8 in 20 oversWI:   137-5 in 19 overs.273West Indies won by 5 wickets
Match 3BarbadosNamibia vs OmanOMAN: 109-10 in 19.4 oversNAM: 109-6 in 20 overs218Tied match (Namibia won the super-over)
Match 4New YorkSri Lanka vs South AfricaSL:   77-10 in 19.1 oversSA:

 
80-4 in 16.2 overs
157South Africa won by 4 wickets
Match 5GuyanaAfghanistan vs UgandaAFG:   183-5 in 20 oversUGA:

58-10 in 16 overs
241Afghanistan won by 125 runs
Match 6BarbadosEngland vs ScotlandSCO:   90-0 in 10 oversDid Not Bat90No Result
Match 7DallasNepal vs NetherlandsNEP:   106-10 in 19.2 oversNED: 109-4 in 18.4 overs215Netherlands won by 6 wickets
Match 8New YorkIndia vs IrelandIRE:   96-10 in 16 oversIND: 97-2 in 12.2 overs193India won by 8 wickets
Match 9BarbadosAustralia vs OmanAUS:

164-5 in 20 overs
OMAN:

125-9 in 20 overs
289Australia won by 39 runs
Match 10GuyanaPapua New Guinea vs UgandaPNG:   77-10 in 19.1 oversUGA:   78-7 in 18.2 overs155Uganda won by 3 wickets

Matches After 5th June:

Here is the result of the two matches conducted on June 6 where the maximum number of runs scored per innings was between 155 and 159.

Match NumberVenueTeamsRuns scored batting firstRuns scored batting secondTotal Runs scoredResult
Match 11DallasPakistan vs United StatesPAK:   159-7 in 20 oversUSA:

159-3 in 20 overs
318Tied Match

(Uganda won the super over)
Match 12BarbadosNamibia vs ScotlandNAM:   155-9 in 20 oversSCO:   157-7 in 18.3 overs312Scotland won by 5 wickets

What is the highest total achieved by any team in T20 World Cup 2024?

USA chasing a target of 197 runs against Canada in the tournament opener, recorded the highest total in the T20 World Cup 2024 so far. The co-hosts were able to chase down the target batting at 11 runs per over with 3 wickets remaining and 14 balls to spare.

What is the lowest total scored by any team in the T20 World Cup 2024?

The 5th match of the T20 World Cup 2024 recorded Uganda scoring the lowest total of 58 runs during a run chase against Afghanistan.

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Conclusion

The contest between the USA and Canada was the only match to record a 190-plus total in the tournament so far and have been the only teams nearing a total of 200 in a single match. Also, none of the teams have even managed to surpass the 200-run milestone yet.

From the above stats, you might have observed the struggles a batter has to undergo in accumulating more runs for their team in the ongoing T20 World Cup with an average overall run rate of 6.82.

In conclusion, the batsmen who succeeded on the flat tracks during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 will certainly find it challenging to perform well on the slow pitch conditions in the West Indies and the USA.

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