Review of T20Is between India and West Indies-Aug 2022

The 5-match series in July-August 2022 included 2 in the US. India won 4-1

A summary of all T20Is between these teams:

India has a healthy 17-7 lead. They also lead in all three segments (in India, in WI and neutral).

The 5th match was said to be the first T20I match when all 10 wickets of a team (WI) were taken by spinners.

Looking at individual performances:

Batting:

Most runs (100 or more):

Led by RG Sharma and V Kohli, with N Pooran having the most runs for WI.

E Lewis is the only one with 2 centuries. RG Sharma and Kohli are the only ones with 6 scores of 50+. All of Kohli’s scores are less than 100.

Highest innings scores (70 or more):

The highest scores in this series were 76 by SA Yadav and 73 by KR Mayers. The former is the best for India in the West Indies.

Highest batting strike rate (Minimum 250 balls faced):

Led by Kohli, followed by RG Sharma and RR Pant.

Now for Bowling:

Most wickets (6 or more):

This has several current players at the top, led by B Kumar.

OC McCoy has the only case of 5wi. 4 players have taken 4+wi.

Best innings bowling (3wi or more):

In this series OC McCoy took 6-17, which is the best for WI vs Ind surpassing D Sammy’s 4-16 in 2011. It is also i) the best in any T20I for WI and ii) the best for any team in any T20I against India.

R Bishnoi’s 4-16 is the best for India against WI, surpassing the 3-4 by DL Chahar in 2019.

Now for Fielding:

Most dismissals (5 or more):

Led by RG Sharma with 12 dismissals.

Most innings dismissals (3 or more):

Several have taken 3 dismissals in an innings.

All-round match performance:

Minimum 20 runs and 2 wickets in a match:

The best here is by DJ Bravo (66*, 4-38). AR Patel achieved this during this series.

Review of ODIs between India and West Indies (July 2022)-Part 2

Hope that you have seen Part 1:

Continuing with individual performances:

Bowling:

Most wickets (20 or more):

Walsh is just ahead of Kapil, Jadeja and Kumble. Kuldeep Yadav with 26 has the most by those who played in 2022.

M Dillon is the only one with 2 instances of 5wi.

M Shami and R Rampaul have 4 instances of 4wi.

Best innings bowling (Includes all instances of 5wi or more):

Kumble and Patterson have the best for their teams, with Viv Richards in third place.

YS Chahal’s 4-17 in this series is the best for India in WI, surpassing A Mishra’s 4-51 in 2011.

Best bowling average (Minimum 1000 balls bowled, maximum 35.00)

Surprisingly headed by Viv Richards, closely followed by Ambrose.

Marshall has the best economy rate, and Richards the best strike rate.

No one who played in 2022 is here.

Fielding:

Most dismissals (15 or more):

Headed by Dhoni and Dujon. Dhoni also has the most stumpings.

Richards and Hooper have the most catches as fielders.

SD Hope has the most dismissals among current players.

Most dismissals in an innings (4 or more):

Ramdin is the only one with 5 dismissals.

Dravid is the only one with 4 dismissals as a fielder.

Best dismissal rate (Minimum 20 innings, 0.450)

Headed by Ramdin, followed by Jacobs.

SD Hope has the best average among current players, followed by Dhawan.

Richards (again) has the best among fielders.

All-round performance:

Overall (see criteria below):

Headed by Richards yet again, followed by Hooper and Kapil.

Match performance (Minimum 40 runs and 4 wickets):

Richards is the only one here.

Weird conclusion: Viv Richards was the best all-rounder in matches between these teams.

Review of ODIs between India and West Indies (July 2022)-Part 1

India won 3-0 in the West Indies, their first clean sweep in an ODI series against WI in WI.

Earlier in 2022 India had also won 3-0 against the West Indies at home, which was their first clean sweep in an ODI series against WI.

Long ago, West Indies had won 5-0 against India in India in 1983-84, which may be considered as revenge for the 1983 World Cup final. They had also won 5-0 against India in the West Indies in 1988-89.

Here we review performances between these teams in all ODIs.

Summary:

India now leads 70-63 overall, and trails 19-20 for matches in the West Indies. India leads 32-28 for matches in India and 19-15 for matches in neutral venues.

Individual records:

Batting:

Most runs (750 and above):

Led by Kohli and RG Sharma, who did not play in this series.

Dhawan (1012) and Hope (877) have the most runs among those who played in this series.

The most centuries are 9 by Kohli, followed by Gayle and Tendulkar with 4.

The most 50+ scores are 20 by Kohli, followed by 15 each by RG Sharma and Tendulkar.

Highest individual scores (115 and above):

Sehwag has the top score of 219. In this series the highest was 115 by SD Hope.

Highest batting average (Minimum 20 innings and 30.00):

Kohli leads here with 66.50.

SD Hope (46.15) and Dhawan (34.89) have the highest averages among those who played in this series.

Highest batting strike rate (Minimum 500 balls faced, 70.00):

Headed by Sehwag (102.57). Second is SS Iyer (99.60) who played in this series, with Viv Richards (99.50) in third place. Further down there is S Dhawan (86.86) who also played in this series.

To be continued.

Clean sweeps on ODI series: India vs West Indies

Here you can see the full record of clean sweeps in ODI series of 3 or more matches:

https://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/records/283240.html

We are now concerned with ODI series between India and West Indies.

India has beaten West Indies twice since the beginning of 2022:

At home in 2021-22 (3-0)

Away in 2022 (3-0)

West Indies has twice won similarly against India long ago:

Away in 1983-84 (5-0) (Revenge for the World Cup final ?)

At home in 1988-89 (5-0)

This gives an idea of how the balance has shifted over the years.

Cricket at the Commonwealth Games (1998 and 2022)

Men’s cricket was an event at the 1998 CWG at Kuala Lumpur. 16 countries took part, and India failed to get a medal. South Africa won the gold, followed by Australia (silver) and New Zealand (bronze). India did not get beyond the group stage. And these matches were List A, not ODIs

More details can be seen here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cricket_at_the_Commonwealth_Games

That does not include scorecards and other details. They can be found here:

http://static.espncricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1998-99/OTHERS+ICC/CG1998/

We should be more concerned about the 2022 CWG, where the cricket is restricted to women’s T-20s. They do have T20I status, though that doesn’t mean much nowadays.

More details (including the match schedules) can be seen here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cricket_at_the_2022_Commonwealth_Games

India is one of the 8 teams participating. Today India has an ICC ranking of 4 (after Australia, England and New Zealand) so one can think there is some chance of a medal. To get to the semi-final round India will have to finish 1st or 2nd in a pool which also includes Australia, Barbados and Pakistan.

Review of England vs India ODIs-Jul 2022 (Part 2)

Hope you have read Part 1.

Continuing with individual records

Fielding:

Most dismissals (12 or more):

Led by Dhoni (55) and current player Buttler.

The most by a fielder is 24 by Collingwood.

Most innings dismissals (4 or more):

Dhoni is the only one with 6 dismissals, followed by the forgotten S Viswanath and today’s Buttler. No fielder took 4 or more catches.

Dismissal rate (Minimum 20 innings, 0.600):

The current player Buttler is followed by Dhoni at a distance. Azharuddin has the highest rate as a fielder, followed by Dravid who was the keeper in some matches.

All-round performance:

Overall (Minimum 20 innings and 1000 balls bowled):

The current player Jadeja has left Kapil and Flintoff far behind,

Match performance (Minimum 40 and 4wi):

In this short list, Yuvraj’s performance would be followed by Pandya’s in this series.

Review of England vs India ODIs-Jul 2022 (Part 1)

India won this series 2-1, after winning the T20I series 3-0.

This summarises all ODIs played between these teams:

India lead England 57-44 in ODIs, although England lead 23-18 for ODIs played in England.

We now look at individual performances.

Batting:

Most runs (600 or more):

The most runs are 1546 by Dhoni and 1523 by Yuvraj, and the highest is 1163 by Bell.

Kohli (1340) has the most by current players.

The most centuries are 4 by Yuvraj, followed by 3 by Kohli and Root.

The most 50+ scores are 12 by Kohli, Raina and Tendulkar. The most for England is 9 by Pietersen.

Highest innings scores (115 and more):

The highest by a current player is 137* by RG Sharma, while the highest in this series is 125* by RR Pant. The highest for England is 158 by Strauss in the 2011 World Cup.

Batting averages (Minimum 20 innings and 30.00):

Led by Azharuddin by a large margin. Pietersen has the highest average for England, and Jadeja (!) the highest among current players.

Strike rates (Minimum 500 balls faced and 75.00):

The current pair of Bairstow and Stokes have the highest strike rates, followed by Sehwag and Yuvraj for India.

Now for

Bowling:

Most wickets (20 or more):

The highest are by Anderson and Jadeja. The latter has the highest for India and current players.

The most 5wis are 2 by Harbhajan, and the most 4wis are 2 by several players.

Best innings performances (including all 5wi):

The best performance here is Bumrah’s 6-19 which is the best for Ind vs Eng, surpassing Nehra’s 6-23 (in SA) and K Yadav’s 6-25 in England.

Similarly R Topley’s 6-24 is the best for Eng v Ind, surpassing RS Irani’s 5-26 in 2002

It is also the best for England in all ODIs, surpassing Collingwood’s 6-31 against BD in 2005.

Best bowling averages (Minimum 1000 balls bowled, all cases):

Srinath and current player Jadeja have the best averages. Flintoff has the best for England

The best economy rates are by Kapil and Harbhajan.

The best strike rates are by Jadeja and Srinath.

To be continued.

Review of England-India T20Is (July 2022)

India won the series 2-1 in July 2022.

The results are summarised below:

India maintain their lead at 12-10, although England leads 5-4 for matches in England.

We now look at individual performances.

Batting:

Most runs (100 and more):

Kohli remains the leader, considerably ahead of runner-up Buttler.

No one has more than one century.

The most fifty-plus scores are 4 by Kohli.

Highest innings (60 and more):

The highest individual score is 117 by SA Yadav in the 3rd match of this series. The earlier record was 101* by KL Rahul in 2018. The best for England is 83* by Buttler in early 2021. DJ Malan’s 77 is the highest for England in England.

Bowling:

Most wickets (6 and more):

Led by current players Jordan (18), Chahal and Pandya.

Best innings bowling (including all 4wi and more):

Chahal’s record of 6-25 from 2017 still stands, as does Dernbach’s 4-22 for England back in 2011.

Fielding:

Most dismissals (6 and more):

Buttler equalled Dhoni’s record of 12 dismissals.

Buttler has the most catches by a keeper (9) and Dhoni the most stumpings (6). Kohli has the most catches by a fielder (10).

Best innings dismissals (3 and more):

Headed by Dhoni (5), while Rahane had 4 catches as a fielder.

All-round match performance (minimum 20 runs and 2 wickets):

Pandya’s 51/4-33 in this series would be the best. MM Ali’s 36/2-26 in this series is the best for England.

Centuries in both innings, for and against India.

“YJ” Bairstow became the latest to score a century in each innings against India. Bradman was the first to do this:

This the only “double” by Bradman.

Also note the 300 +100 by Gooch. Strauss is the only other one to score centuries in both innings for England against India.

Gooch also holds the record for the most runs in a Test.

Bradman and Gooch were both captaining their sides.

Those who scored a century in both innings for India:

Gavaskar did it thrice (twice against WI) and Dravid twice. Kohli, Rahane and RG Sharma are the most recent ones. Gavaskar (Dec 1978) and Kohli were captaining their sides.

When Hazare made his double against Bradman’s team, it was the first time he had crossed 50.

Gavaskar’s 344 remains the most runs in a match by an Indian batsman. VVS Laxman’s 340 (59 + 281) is next.

Review of England-India Tests, 2021-2022 (Pt 2)

Hope you have seen Part 1.

We now continue with individual performances in

Fielding

Most dismissals (20 and above):

Led by Dhoni with 67 and Knott with 54. Dhoni has the most catches by a keeper with 63. The most stumpings are 11 by SMH Kirmani and the most catches by a fielder are 38 by AN Cook and 35 by SM Gavaskar.

Most innings dismissals (5 and above):

Led by RW Taylor whose 7 catches were then a world record (since shared by several others). Yajurvindra Singh has 5 catches as a fielder. This is still a record for a fielder making his debut.

Most match dismissals (7 and above):

Headed by RW Taylor whose 10 catches were then a world record (since surpassed).

The most by a fielder are 7 by Yajurvindra Singh (on debut, still a record) and KL Rahul. RR Pant took 7 catches on his debut in the same test in 2018

Highest dismissal rate (Minimum 20 innings, 0.600):

The highest by a keeper is 2.000 by RR Pant, closely followed by RW Taylor. For fielders it is 1.047 by ED Solkar. Next is KL Rahul with 0.909

All-round performance:

Overall (see criteria in table):

Headed by R Ashwin, followed by Kapil Dev. The best for England is by MM Ali. Among current players, BA Stokes, SCJ Broad and Mohammed Shami are also here.

Match (50+ and 5wi):

Of special note is Botham ‘s performance in 1980. He was the first to score a century and take 10 wickets in a Test. MH Mankad and R Ashwin scored a century and 5wi, while JK Lever and RA Jadeja scored a fifty and 10-for. Lever remains the only one to do this on debut. In recent years we have B Kumar (twice) and HH Pandya.

Review of England-India Tests, 2021-2022 (Pt 1)

The series was drawn 2-2 with 1 draw. India however retained the Pataudi trophy by virtue of their win in India in early 2021.

This is only the second drawn series for India in England, the first being 1-1 in 2002. They had won only in 1971, 1986 and 2007.

The jinx at Birmingham continued, as India have lost 7 and drawn 1 at this venue.

The overall summary:

Note England’s strong home advantage, although India is coming up.

Proceeding to individual performances, starting with

Batting:

Most runs (800 and more):

JE Root has come within a whisker of overtaking Tendulkar’s total of 2535, and has overtaken Gavaskar. Kohli and Pujara are next among current players.

Root has the most centuries (9) followed by Cook, Dravid and Tendulkar with 7.

Gavaskar and Tendulkar have the most 50+ scores (20), followed by Root with 19.

Highest innings scores (180 and more):

The highest score in recent years was 218 by Root in early 2021.

Spare a thought for KK Nair who made India’s highest against England but played only 6 Tests overall.

Highest batting averages (Min 20 innings, 35.00):

Root is in second place, after Barrington. Kohli and Pujara are next among current players.

Highest strike rates (Minimum 1000 balls faced, 45.00):

Pant has the best strike rate among current players, after Kapil and Sehwag. Buttler and Ashwin are a little below, followed by Bairstow. Many of the higher strike rates are from recent years.

Next we take up

Bowling:

Most wickets (40 and more):

Anderson leads by a large margin over Chandrashekhar. Ashwin and Broad are next among current players.

Chandra has the most 5-fors (8) followed by 6 by Anderson, Ashwin and Botham.

Bedser is the only one with 2 10-fors, which came in his first 2 Tests.

Best innings bowling (includes all 7wi and above):

Nothing much from recent years. The 3 best performances were 50 or more years ago.

Best match bowling (includes all 10wm and above):

While there a few from recent years, such as Ashwin’s 12-for in 2016, we can also note AR (Axar) Patel’s 11-for in 2021 which is the best in any pink-ball Test. Note Bedser’s twin 11-wicket hauls at the start of his career. And JK Lever’s 50 and 10-for on debut.

Best bowling average (Minimum 2000 balls bowled, maximum 35.00):

The bowling averages are headed by Illingworth and JK Lever,

The best economy rates are by Illingworth and Nadkarni

The best strike rates are by JK Lever and Willis.

To be continued.

T20Is between India and Ireland

A total of 5 such matches have been played between these teams:

India has won all 5 of them, including the first one in 2009 which was part of the T20 World Championship.

Most of these matches were one-sided, apart from the one on Jun 28.

A quick look at major statistical achievements:

Most runs (80 and more):

Newcomer DJ Hooda has the most runs. HT Tector also did well among newcomers, and has the most runs for Ireland.

Highest innings (60 and more):

Hooda leads here as well, surpassing RG Sharma again. Tector again has the highest score for Ireland.

Most wickets (4 and more):

YS Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav lead here.

Best innings bowling (3wi and more):

Zaheer Khan still leads with his figures from the first match. From this series the best was Adair’s 3-42 in the last match.

Most dismissals (3 or more):

Four players have 3 dismissals each, Dhoni and Tucker as keepers with Dockrell and Thompson as non-keepers.

Most innings dismissals (2 and more):

Thompson and Tucker have 3 dismissals apiece, which are the highest for non-keepers and keepers respectively.

All-round (20 and 2wi in the same match):

The only instance is by MR Adair in the last match, though it was not enough to win.