Note: This was written in July 2015 and has not been updated.
Imran Khan (junior), a Pathan like his better-known namesake, already has a couple of interesting Test records in his name.
One, he joins the select group of only 5 players with 5 or more Tests whose team won every Test he played in. Here are the other 4.
Of these, GJ Bailey is a current player but is not very likely to play for Australia again. If one really looks into it, Baptiste and the others were not particularly distinguished players but happened to be in the right place at the right time. Perhaps Imran has contributed more to his side’s wins than the others. For instance, he has 14 wickets including a fiver in his 5 Tests. Baptiste has one fifty and 16 wickets (best a three-for) in 10 Tests. The other three are specialist batsmen with no fifties.
And Imran is now the only one to play 5 or more Tests without scoring a run:
During his 5th Test he finally got a chance to face a ball in what was only his 2nd innings. He faced 8 balls in 24 minutes and was dismissed for zero. The only other time he batted was on his debut, when he spent one minute at the crease and did not face a ball.