Mark Wood, Liam Livingstone take three-fers against Ireland: Key stats
Mark Wood and Liam Livingstone scalped three-wicket hauls against Ireland in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. While Wood recorded figures of 3/34 in his four overs, the leg-spinner claimed 3/17 in three overs. Notably, Livingstone recorded his best figures in T20I cricket. As a result, England bundled Ireland out for 157 in 19.2 overs. Here we look at their stats in T20Is.
Wood and Livingstone were on a roll
Batting first in Melbourne, Ireland got off to a fiery start. Wood drew the first blood, dismissing opener Paul Stirling for 18. The speedster came back to take important wickets of Harry Tector and Curtis Campher. On the other hand, Livingstone dismissed Andrew Balbirnie and George Dockrell on consecutive balls in his second over. Mark Adair was his other victim in the contest.
A look at their T20I records
Wood scalped his seventh three-wicket haul in T20Is. Among England bowlers, only Chris Jordan (11) has more three-fers. Wood has so far scalped 40 wickets in 25 T20Is at an economy rate of 8.25. Livingstone, who recorded his first three-fer in the format, has so far scalped 15 wickets in 25 games. The right-arm spinner has bowled at an economy rate of 7.95.
Livingstone's batting numbers in the format
Livingstone has also smashed 397 runs in T20Is. While he averages 23.35, his strike rate reads 150.95. He also has a hundred under his belt. It was a 42-ball ton against Pakistan last year, the fastest by an England batter in T20Is to date.
How they have fared this year
Meanwhile, Wood has been on a roll in 2022, scalping 14 wickets in five games so far. Moreover, his economy rate in this period reads 6.75. On the other hand, Livingstone has taken seven wickets in 11 T20Is this year at an economy rate of 10.5. The hard-hitting batter has also scored 145 runs at a strike rate of 130.63.
Liam Livingstone's all-round record
It must be noted that Livingstone is one of only four England batters to smash a century in T20I cricket. Alex Hales, Jos Buttler, and Dawid Malan are the others. However, none of the three has a three-wicket haul in the format.