Continuing from Part 1
Most Wickets (15 or more):
Muralitharan dominates, but current players such as Southee and Boult are slowly catching up. Southee overtook Vettori as top wicket-taker for NZ during this series.
Best innings bowling (6wi or more):
Vettori has the only 7-wicket haul here. Boult and Southee did well in the 2018 series.
Best match bowling (9wm or more):
While there are several 10-wicket hauls, the only recent good performance was 9-107 by Boult in 2018. Sir Richard Hadlee is here from the early days.
Bowling averages (Minimum 2000 balls, all instances):
For once, Southee is ahead of Muralitharan in bowling average. We can also see that the best economy rates are by Murali followed by Southee, and that the best strike rates are by Southee followed by Boult.
Most dismissals (10 or more):
Here Watling leads although he has played relatively fewer matches. P Jayawardene has the most stumpings.
The next two places go to Tillakratne and Mc Cullum who were not keepers in all their matches. The most by a non-keeper is 23 by Fleming. Current players including Williamson and Taylor can also be seen here.
Innings dismissals (5 or more):
While IDS Smith has 7 catches in an innings, no non-keeper has reached 5.
Match dismissals (6 or more):
Watling is the only one with 9 dismissals. The most by a non-keeper is 7 by Tillakratne, which was a share in the world record for some years. He also took 7 catches as a keeper on another occasion.
Best dismissal rate (Minimum 20 innings, all instances):
Tillakratne heads this table, with dismissals both as a keeper and non-keeper. Next is McCullum, another “hybrid”. The best figures by a non-keeper are by SP Fleming.
Watling is not here as he has not played enough. Williamson and Taylor have the best figures among current players.
Overall (see criteria in table):
The only true all-rounders Vettori and Vaas can be seen here.
Match performance (50 and 5wi):
Vettori and Vaas again. Vettori has the relatively rare feat of a fifty plus 10 wickets.