Vitality Blast 2019 statistical round-up: Babar and Rampaul end as toppers

Vitality Blast 2019 statistical round-up: Babar and Rampaul end as toppers

Babar Azam Somerset Vitality Blast 2019

Vitality Blast 2019 ends with Essex winning the tournament for the first time by defeating Worcestershire. The last day of the tournament featured two semi-finals and the mega final, which changed the rankings to some extent.

Wayne Madsen’s 17 off 12 could not help his team in the second semi-final but he managed to end at the fifth place of the highest run-scorers list of Vitality Blast 2019. The rest of the rankings remains the same.

PlayersTeamsRAveSR
Babar AzamSomerset57852.54149.4
Tom BantonSomerset54942.43161.5
Dawid MalanMiddlesex49040.83147.6
D'Arcy ShortDurham48343.90139.6
Wayne MadsenDerbyshire46446.40146.8

Ravi Bopara’s 27 off 23 in the semi-final against Derbyshire and then an unbeaten 22-ball 26 helped him to replace Madsen in the batting average chart at the fifth position.

PlayersTeamsRAveSR
Moeen AliWorcestershire36573.00171.4
AB de VilliersMiddlesex34869.60182.2
Tom Kohler-CadmoreYorkshire43862.14141.2
Babar AzamSomerset57852.54149.4
Ravi BoparaEssex29148.50162.6

Moeen Ali scored 32 off 36 for Worcestershire against Essex in the finale to maintain a strike rate of 171.4.

PlayersTeamsRAveSR
Eddie ByromYorkshire18523.12196.8
Nicholas PooranYorkshire12240.67184.8
AB de VilliersMiddlesex34869.60182.2
Tom AbellSomerset35444.25177.9
Moeen AliWorcestershire36573.00171.4

The case is similar to the following table of most sixes where the names are unchanged with five more over boundaries added to Moeen Ali’s name.

PlayersTeams6sBFB/6
Moeen AliWorcestershire302137.1
Cameron DelportEssex2424410.2
Eoin MorganMiddlesex232028.8
Aaron FinchSurrey2323810.3
Tom BantonSomerset2334014.8

Cameron Delport continues to lead the list of the highest scores of the tournament.

PlayersScoresTeamsAgainstDate
Cameron Delport129EssexSurreyJul 19
Moeen Ali121*WorcestershireSussexSep 6
Dawid Malan117MiddlesexSurreyJul 23
Babar Azam102*SomersetHampshireAug 9
Aaron Finch102*SurreySomersetAug 27
Michael Klinger102*GloucestershireKentAug 29

Ravi Rampaul finished the tournament as the highest wicket-taker with 23 wickets. Harry Gurney took 2/27 to move up two places and end at the second position followed by Matt Parkinson and Kyle Abbott at the third and fourth positions.

PlayersTeamsWAveEcon
Ravi RampaulDerbyshire2315.736.70
Harry GurneyNottinghamshire2218.009.00
Matt ParkinsonLancashire2114.617.48
Kyle AbbottHampshire2017.808.18
Imran TahirSurrey19###8.19
Toby Roland-JonesMiddlesex1919.898.55
Steven FinnMiddlesex19###9.43

The top three places in the bowling averages chart are unchanged with Parkinson moving up a place to the fourth.

PlayersTeamsWAveEcon
Adam LythYorkshire1212.258.16
Colin AckermannLeicestershire1212.416.04
Rob KeoghNorthamptonshire1013.006.50
Matt ParkinsonLancashire2114.617.48
Liam LivingstoneLancashire1415.357.67

Daryl Mitchell replaced his teammate Matthew Carter to end as one of the top five most economical bowlers of the tournament.

PlayersTeamsWAveEcon
Josh CobbNorthamptonshire263.505.77
Colin AckermannLeicestershire1212.416.04
Scott SteelDurham519.806.18
Keshav MaharajYorkshire263.006.30
Daryl MitchellWorcestershire733.006.41

There has been no change in the list of five best bowling figures of the tournament during the semi-finals and the final match.

PlayersSpellsTeamsAgainstDate
Colin Ackermann7/18LeicestershireBirminghamAug 7
Jack Shutt5/11YorkshireDurhamAug 23
Steven Finn5/16MiddlesexSurreyAug 8
Benny Howell5/18GloucestershireGlamorganJul 19
Imran Qayyum5/21KentSomersetJul 20
Toby Roland-Jones5/21MiddlesexGlamorganJul 26

Tom Curran, Matty Potts, and Toby Roland-Jones remain the only three ones to take a hat-trick in the Vitality Blast 2019.

PlayersBatsmenTeamsAgainstDate
Tom CurranDavid Lloyd, Colin Ingram, Billy RootSurreyGlamorganJul 25
Matty PottsDieter Klein, Callum Parkinson, Chris WrightDurhamLeicestershireJul 26
Toby Roland-JonesMarchant de Lange, Daniel Douthwaite, Andrew SalterMiddlesexGlamorganJul 26