Continuing with the statistical summary of ODIs between India and South Africa.
Hope you have read Part 1: https://abn397.wordpress.com/2022/10/15/review-of-india-south-africa-odis-oct-2022-part-1/
Continuing with individual performances in
Most wickets (15 and above):
The most by current players is 24 by Kuldeep Yadav and 22 by YS Chahal.
No one has more than one 5wi.
3 players have 3 instances of 4wi.
Best innings bowling (including all instances of 4wi):
SB Joshi’s 5-6 was the best in his short ODI career.
Kuldeep Yadav’s 4-18 at Delhi in this series is the best for India against SA at home. The previous best was 4-25 by Kumble at Wankhede in 1996.
Best bowling averages (Minimum 1000 balls bowled, all instances):
Donald and Pollock have the best averages. But no current player has bowled enough.
Kumble and Pollock have the best economy rates
Donald and Pollock have the best strike rates.
Most dismissals (10 and above):
Boucher (42) is closely followed by Dhoni (41). Dhoni has the most stumpings (11).
The most catches by a fielder is 23 by Kohli. Also note the “hybrid” de Villiers with 9 dismissals as keeper and 8 as fielder, totalling 17.
de Kock (25) has the most for current players.
Most innings dismissals (4 and above):
Boucher is the only one with 5 dismissals. GC Smith and Bavuma have taken 4 catches as fielders.
Best dismissal rate (Minimum 20 innings and 0.500):
Headed by Boucher. Kohli has the best rate by a fielder.
Finally, all-round performance:
Career performance (see criteria in table):
Cronje’s occasional bowling puts him at the top here, far ahead of Tendulkar. Strangely, Kallis does not qualify here.
Match performance (Minimum 30 runs and 3 wickets):
There are several instances here, but the best would clearly be by Kallis (Nov 2006) followed by Kallis again (Feb 2010). Honourable mention to Klusener.
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