Pakistan are on the top of Twenty20 International Cricket in last couple of years. Pakistan Cricket team have won 23 and have lost only 4 matches from the 27 fixtures played between 1st July 2016 and 10th July 2018. Pakistan has recorded more victories in T20Is in this period among all test playing nations. It is an outstanding record in a format in which it is very difficult to amass wins. Pakistan have achieved this fate with Win/Loss Ratio of 5.750 which is also best among these sides. Pakistan have attained this fate owing to their bowling performance which is best among all teams. Pakistan have conceded 7.11 runs per over which is again best among all cricket outfits.
India have played 28 matches in this period to register second most wins with 19 wins and 8 losses, while 1 match ended in no result. Afghanistan are third on this tally with 15 victories and 3 defeats from 18 contests fought in this time span. Australia are fourth on this list with 12 wins and 6 losses from 18 fixtures played in last 2 years. South Africa are on distant ninth position, but they have managed to get 6 wins and defeats from 12 matches played in last couple of years. All other teams have struggled to record more or equal wins to defeats.
Pakistan Cricket team’s win loss record during last 2 years are similar to their accomplishments in the starting period of T20 cricket. Pakistan had registered 21 wins out of 27 matches played between 2006 and 2009. Pakistan lost just 5 fixtures during this time span, barring the Durban tie against India in the 2007 World T20. Apart from these two periods, Pakistan’s performance was ordinary between January 2010 and June 2016. Pakistan managed a poor 39-38 win-loss record from 2010-2016 which was ninth among the top 11 teams. Pakistan have again powered on the magic switch back in the last 2 years.
Bowling is the strong aspect of Pakistan’s gameplay that has been exceptional in both of their successful periods in twenty20 cricket. Pakistan have given just over seven runs an over in last couple of years. Whereas 9 of the top 11 teams have conceded eight or more runs an over in T20 International matches during same period. Pakistan’s bowlers have employed outstanding tactics to claim more wickets than other sides. Pakistan’s average runs per wicket of 18.58 is also the best among all teams. Statistics and ranks of run-rate and economy rate of Pakistan’s bowlers are similar in both periods.
Pakistan have covered all of their bowling bases exceptionally in T20Is during last 2 years. Pakistan’s fast bowlers and spinners have both played role in the success of their team. Pakistan’s pace battery has best economy rate in last couple of years. Pakistan’s spinners have a better economy rate after Afghanistan among all other teams. Pakistan’s bowlers have also patched up all the batting deficiencies in their side. Pakistan’s bowling attack has dominated opposing teams in all conditions. All these factors have contributed to Pakistan setting a standard in Twenty20 cricket which all other teams are envying. Pakistan Cricket team currently top T20I rankings, have become a top Cricket side to reckon with in Twenty20 format and that too without playing on home grounds.