ODIs between India and New Zealand-2

Continuing with our study of ODIs between India and New Zealand up to 2016-17.

Fielding

Most dismissals (10 and above):

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The now-forgotten Nayan Mongia has the most dismissals and most stumpings. McCullum has the most catches as a keeper, and Stephen Fleming the most by a non-keeper. Dhoni and McCullum are in second place.

Most dismissals in an innings (4 and above):

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No recent instances here.

Highest dismissal rate (minimum 20 innings fielded, 0.400 and above):

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Mongia again tops this list followed by Dhoni and McCullum. Taylor and Vengsarkar have the best averages among non-keepers. Note Dravid’s dual role.

All-round performances (Overall):

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Hadlee and Harris are the only ones to qualify with the somewhat lower criteria.

All-round match performance (Minimum 30 runs and 3 wickets):

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The best all-round performance was (unexpectedly) by K. Srikkanth who was not generally considered to be a bowler. Other good performances were by Cairns, Astle and YK Pathan.

Test captains-quantitative studies (2)

Continued from https://abn397.wordpress.com/2016/03/21/test-captains-quantitative-studies-1/

Captains who won all their Tests:

All win

These are all the 16 who fall in this category. The record of 4 is jointly held by Bacher and Hawke whose own careers were nothing special. And 11 of them made the most of the one Test they got to captain, including big names like WA Brown, Shastri, Neil Harvey and Graveney. Mortaza was in fact injured for most of the match while Tamim officiated.

Captains who lost all their Tests:

All loss

A total of 33 captains lost all their Tests. The above list of 17 excludes those who captained in one Test.

As one may guess, the list is headed by two of the earlier captains of Bangladesh with 12 and 9 Tests, and it is followed by DK Gaekwad with 4. His son AD Gaekwad had a much better Test career, although he never got to captain India. A few well-known players here are Lamb, Prince, Arthur Morris and Emburey.

Captains who drew all their Tests:

All draw

This list of 19 is headed by Srikkanth (4), followed by Majid Khan and Saeed Ahmed with 3. A little odd, considering that the first two were known to be particularly aggressive batsmen. 15 of these captained in only one Test, including HR Adhikari who ended a sequence of three heavy defeats by the West Indies (and 3 Indian captains in 4 Tests).

Captains who never won a Test (for 5 or more Tests):

Never won

There are a total of 92 captains who never won a Test. The above table gives only the 20 who captained in 5 or more Tests. Big names include Saleem Malik, Botham, Asif Iqbal, Jeff Crowe, Vinoo Mankad, Aravinda de Silva, Wasim Bari and Venkataraghavan.The current West Indies captain JO Holder is also here. In some cases (notably Botham) their individual performances dipped sharply once they became captain. Others (such as Mankad) were stopgap captains towards the end of their careers.

Captains who never lost a Test: (for 3 or more Tests)

Never lost

A total of 48 captains feature here. The above table shows the 18 who captained in 3 or more Tests. Note that the current Australian captain Steve Smith just edged into the top spot with 11, breaking the old record of another Australian WW Armstrong. Our old friends Bacher, Hawke, Srikkanth, Majid and Saeed are duly mentioned.

And finally

Captains who never drew a Test: (for 5 or more Tests)

Never drew

A total of 75 captains are in this category. Here we have the 16 who captained in 5 or more Tests. It would naturally include those in the all-win and all-lose category, such as the two Khaleds of Bangladesh. Some, like Waqar Younis and Shrewsbury have a good win-loss ratio.