Legends League Cricket 2022 saw a pretty good contest among 3 teams- eventual winners World Giants along with Asian Lions and India Maharajas for a period of 10 days. India Maharajas despite winning their inaugural match against Asian Lions couldn't progress to the final of the tournament due to their weaker bowling attack while World Giants despite kicking off their tournament with loss ended up lifting the inaugural edition of the T20 competition.
Here in this article, we will have a look at some of the interesting stats and facts about the tournament.
1 - Naman Ojha is the only player to have smashed a century in Legends League Cricket 2022. Unfortunately, his brilliant knock of 140 from 69 balls came in a losing cause against World Giants.
Naman Ojha vs World Giants in LLC 2022:
140(69) on 22nd Jan - Result: India Maharajas Lost by 3 wickets
95(51) on 27th Jan - Result: India Maharajas Lost by 5 runs
1 - Imran Tahir is the only batsman to smash a fifty-plus score in LLC 2022 while batting at number 8 (or) below position. His crucial unbeaten 50 run partnership for the 8th wicket with Ryan Sidebottom against India Maharajas helped his side to get their 1st victory.
2 - Subramaniam Badrinath remains the only batter to have recorded two ducks in Legends League Cricket 2022.
Badrinath Scores in LLC 2022:
0(2) vs Asia Lions, 20th Jan
0(1) vs World Giants, 22nd Jan
9(8) vs Asia Lions, 24th Jan
2(4) vs World Giants, 27th Jan
2 - Naman Ojha and Kevin O'Brien are the only two players to have won the Man of the Match award in a losing cause in Legends League Cricket 2022.
Highest Score in LLC 2022:
Naman Ojha - 140(69) vs World Giants, 22nd Jan
Kevin O'Brien - 95(46) vs Asia Lions, 21st Jan
Naman Ojha - 95(51) vs World Giants, 27th Jan
Coincidentally all the above three knocks have ended in losing cause.
Corey Anderson's 94*(43) vs Asia Lions in LLC 2022 Finals is the highest score of the LLC 2022 tournament in winning cause
3 - Upul Tharanga has smashed most fifty-plus scores(3) in Legends League Cricket 2022.
Upul Tharanga scores in LLC 2022:
66(46) vs India Maharajas, 20th Jan
63(43) vs World Giants, 21st Jan
72(45) vs India Maharajas, 24th Jan
22(14) vs World Giants, 26th Jan
25(16) vs World Giants, 29th Jan - Finals
4 - Four Century Partnerships have been recorded in Legends League Cricket 2022.
Century Partnerships in LLC 2022:
Naman Ojha-Mohammad Kaif: 187 vs World Giants, 22nd Jan
Mohammad Kaif-Yusuf Pathan: 117 vs Asia Lions, 20th Jan
Naman Ojha-Yusuf Pathan: 103 vs World Giants, 27th Jan
Kevin Pietersen-Kevin O'Brien: 100 vs Asia Lions, 26th Jan
5 - Daren Sammy has taken most catches (5) as a fielder in Legends League Cricket 2022
8 - Morne Morkel who was the joint-highest wicket-taker(8) in Legends League Cricket has won the Man of the Series award for his impressive performance in Legends League Cricket 2022.
Most wickets in LLC 2022:
Nuwan Kulasekara / Morne Morkel - 8
Ryan Sidebottom - 7
Munaf Patel / Stuart Binny - 5
Best bowling economy in LLC 2022 (Min 3 matches Played):
Nuwan Kulasekara - 7.38
Morne Morkel - 7.88
Shoaib Akthar - 7.95
18 - Irfan Pathan smashed the fastest fifty of Legends League Cricket 2022 from just 18 balls. However, his knock of 56(21) against World Giants could not help his side taste a win.
Fastest fifty in LLC 2022:
Irfan Pathan - 18 balls vs World Giants, 27th Jan
Imran Tahir - 19 balls vs India Maharajas, 22nd Jan
Asghar Afghan - 23 balls vs India Maharajas, 24th Jan
Kevin Pietersen - 23 balls vs Asia Lions, 26th Jan
21 - Kevin Pietersen has smashed most sixes (21) in Legends League Cricket 2022. His 86(38) against Asian Lions on 26th Jan played an important role for his team to gain momentum in this tournament. In that match against Asia Lions, Kevin Pietersen smashed 78 out of 86 runs through boundaries (Fours+Sixes) alone.
3/35 - Albie Morkel's 3/35 against Asia Lions in the final match remains to be the best bowling figure in LLC 2022 tournament.
Best bowling figure in LLC 2022:
Albie Morkel - 3/35 vs Asia Lions, 29th Jan
Manpreet Gony - 3/45 vs Asia Lions, 20th Jan
Nuwan Kulasekara - 3/45 vs World Giants, 29th Jan
208.45 - Asghar Afghan has the highest batting strike rate (208.45) among players who have played at least 3 innings in Legends League Cricket 2022.
Highest batting Strike rate in LLC 2022 (Min 3 inns):
Asghar Afghan - 208.45
Brad Haddin - 206.66
Kevin Pietersen - 205.82
Highest batting average in LLC 2022 (Min 3 inns):
Mohammad Kaif - 96
Asghar Afghan - 74
Naman Ojha - 64.75
Batting innings with highest strike rate in LLC 2022 (Min 25 runs):
Imran Tahir - 52*(19) vs India Maharajas, 22nd Jan
Irfan Pathan - 56(21) vs World Giants, 27th Jan
Daren Sammy - 28(11) vs India Maharajas, 22nd Jan
Asghar Afghan - 69*(28) vs India Maharajas, 24th Jan
Kevin O'Brien - 34(14) vs India Maharajas, 27th Jan