The story of Tests between these countries is simply told. A total of 9 Tests have been played between these teams, all but one in Bangladesh.India won 6 of the 8 Tests in Bangladesh and the only one in India. Weather probably prevented a clean sweep.
In these 9 Tests, Dravid, Zaheer and Tendulkar played the most Tests-7.
We now proceed to Batting:
Most runs (200 and above):
Tendulkar and Dravid have scored considerably more than others. Next comes Ashraful.
The most centuries are 5 by Tendulkar and 3 by Dravid. For 50+ scores, it is 5 by Tendulkar and 4 by Dravid and Ganguly. Tendulkar converted all his fifties to centuries.
Highest innings (90 and above):
2 double centuries, including Tendulkar’s career-best 248*. 4 centuries were scored in the recent Test, including another 200+ by V Kohli.
Highest batting average (minimum 10 innings batted):
Only these 4 qualify. Interesting that Dravid is followed by 3 Bangladeshis. Also note that Ashraful has the highest strike rate of 69.67
Now for Bowling:
Most wickets (8 and above):
Zaheer Khan leads by a large margin, followed by Irfan Pathan’s 18-wicket haul in 2 Tests in 2004. Also note Mohammad Rafique’s contributions as their leading spinner in the early years.
Best innings bowling (all instances of 5wi):
Zaheer and Pathan dominate again. Pathan has the most 5wis with 3, followed by Zaheer with 2.
Best match bowling (7 or more wickets):
The same pair again have the only 10wms. Next comes SB Joshi in the first Test between these teams.
Bowling averages (Minimum 1000 balls):
Only three qualify for this cutoff. Zaheer’s average is much better.
Now for Fielding:
Most fielding dismissals (5 or more):
Dhoni leads, as you expect, although he has played only 3 Tests in this series. He is closely followed by Kartik who kept in some Tests. Dravid has the most dismissals among non-keepers.
Most innings dismissals (4 and more):
Most match dismissals (5 and more):
Here Dhoni is far ahead. Das and Ganguly have the most dismissals for non-keepers.
Dismissal rate (minimum 10 innings fielded, all instances):
Kartik has a large lead over Dravid, who has the highest dismissal rate among non-keepers.
All-round overall performance (see criteria below):
Though Shakib is considered as one of the leading all-rounders today, Zaheer Khan happened to bat well here and thus has a better difference.
And finally, there is the best all-round performance (50 and 5wi in the same match):
Only one entry here, by a lesser-known player in the first Test between these teams.