England’s opening batsmen scoring fifties in a Twenty20 International

DJ Malan of England scored 55 against New Zealand in the third T20I at Nelson on 05.11.19 to provide the 30th occasion of an England’s opening batsman scoring a fifty in a T20I.  All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 ME Trescothick 72 2 v Sri Lanka Southampton 15 Jun 2006
2 ME Trescothick 53 1 v Pakistan Bristol 28 Aug 2006
3 DL Maddy 50 2 v New Zealand Durban 18 Sep 2007
4 IR Bell 60* 2 v New Zealand Manchester 13 Jun 2008
5 LJ Wright 71 1 v Netherlands Lord’s 05 Jun 2009
6 RS Bopara 55 1 v West Indies The Oval 15 Jun 2009
7 C Kieswetter 63 2 v Australia Bridgetown 16 May 2010
8 AD Hales 62* 2 v West Indies The Oval 23 Sep 2011
9 C Kieswetter 58* 2 v West Indies The Oval 23 Sep 2011
10 KP Pietersen 62* 1 v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 27 Feb 2012
11 AD Hales 99 2 v West Indies Nottingham 24 Jun 2012
12 C Kieswetter 50 1 v South Africa Birmingham 12 Sep 2012
13 AD Hales 68 2 v West Indies Pallekele 27 Sep 2012
14 AD Hales 56 1 v India Pune 20 Dec 2012
15 MJ Lumb 50 2 v India Mumbai 22 Dec 2012
16 MJ Lumb 53* 2 v New Zealand Wellington 15 Feb 2013
17 AD Hales 80* 2 v New Zealand Wellington 15 Feb 2013
18 AD Hales 94 1 v Australia Chester-le-Street 31 Aug 2013
19 MJ Lumb 63 1 v West Indies Bridgetown 13 Mar 2014
20 AD Hales 116* 2 v Sri Lanka Chattogram 27 Mar 2014
21 AD Hales 66 2 v Sri Lanka The Oval 20 May 2014
22 JJ Roy 78 2 v New Zealand Delhi 30 Mar 2016
23 JC Buttler 73* 2 v Sri Lanka Southampton 05 Jul 2016
24 JJ Roy 67 2 v South Africa Taunton 23 Jun 2017
25 JC Buttler 61 1 v Australia Birmingham 27 Jun 2018
26 JC Buttler 69 1 v India Manchester 03 Jul 2018
27 JJ Roy 67 1 v India Bristol 08 Jul 2018
28 JJ Roy 69 1 v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 27 Oct 2018
29 JM Bairstow 68 2 v West Indies Gros Islet 05 Mar 2019
20 DJ Malan 55 2 v New Zealand Nelson 05 Nov 2019

It also provides the sixth occasion of an England opening batsman scoring a fifty against New Zealand in a T20I. All such occasions are tabulated below.  It is interesting to note that all these six fifties have been scored when England is batting second in a game

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 DL Maddy 50 2 v New Zealand Durban 18 Sep 2007
2 IR Bell 60* 2 v New Zealand Manchester 13 Jun 2008
3 MJ Lumb 53* 2 v New Zealand Wellington 15 Feb 2013
4 AD Hales 80* 2 v New Zealand Wellington 15 Feb 2013
5 JJ Roy 78 2 v New Zealand Delhi 30 Mar 2016
6 DJ Malan 55 2 v New Zealand Nelson 05 Nov 2019
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