In the shortest format of the game, cricket fans witnessed many matches where a player at the 10th position needs to bat or support his partner. But expecting a long inning from the 10 th position player is not fair. They are not even batsmen but play the role of bowler and also get very short time and few balls to score. So, let’s check out some of the 9 wicket partnerships in the T20 World Cup for Australia.
- Brad Hogg and Mitchell Starc (10 Runs in 2012)
The pair of Brad Hogg and Mitchell Starc is at the top position for making a record 9th wicket partnership in T20 World Cup for Australia. Hogg and Starc contributed 10 runs in pair for the 9th wicket while chasing a target of 206 runs against the West Indies. Australian top and middle-order batsmen failed to give a good start and the entire squad was bowled out at the score of 131 runs and thus Australia lost the match by 74 runs.
- Mitchell Starc and Adam Zampa (9 Runs in 2021)
The pair of Mitchell Starc and Adam Zampa stands at the 2nd position in the list for contributing 9 runs in pair for the 9th wicket in T20 World Cup for Australia. In the 26th match of the T20 World Cup 2021 against England, the Australian batting lineup was completely demolished by England and Australia could make only 125 runs in which Starc and Zampa added 9 runs for the 9th wicket. Australia could not defend that total and lost the match by 8 wickets.
- Nathan Coulter-Nile and Peter Nevill (8 Runs in 2016)
The pair of Nathan Coulter-Nile and Peter Nevill is at the 3rd position for making a record 8 runs in pair for the 9th wicket in T20 World Cup for Australia. While chasing a target of 143 runs against New Zealand in the 17th match of T20 World Cup 2016, Australian batters could make only 134 runs and they lost the match by 8 runs in which Coulter-Nile and Nevill contributed 8 runs for the 9th wicket.
- Brad Haddin and James Muirhead (7* Runs in 2014)
The pair of Brad Haddin and James Muirhead stands in the 4th position for making a record 9th wicket partnership in T20 World Cup for Australia. In the 23rd match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2014 against the West Indies, Australian batters gave a target of 179 runs which is achieved by the West Indies very comfortably in 19.4 overs, and won the match by 6 wickets. Haddin and Muirhead added unbeaten 7 runs in pair for the 9th wicket in that match.
- Nathan Bracken and Brad Hodge (4 runs in 2007)
The pair of Nathan Bracken and Brad Hodge is at the 5th position in the list for making 4 runs for the 9th wicket partnership in T20 World Cup for Australia. In the 4th match of ICC T20 World Cup, 2007 against Zimbabwe where Bracken and Hodge contributed 4 runs in pair and Australia could make only 138 runs which were easily achieved by Zimbabwe.
List of Highest 9th wicket partnership in T20 World Cup for Australia
|Brad Hodge, Mitchell Starc
||5 Oct 2012
|Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa
||30 Oct 2021
|Nathan Coulter-Nile, Peter Nevill
||18 Mar 2016
|Brad Haddin, James Muirhead
||28 Mar 2014
|Nathan Bracken, Brad Hodge
||12 Sep 2007
|Mitchell Johnson, Nathan Hauritz
||8 Jun 2009
|Brad Hodge, James Muirhead
||30 Mar 2014
|Brad Haddin, Brad Hogg
||23 Mar 2014
|Steven Smith, Dirk Nannes
||2 May 2010