Pakistan scored 203 for no loss against England in the 2nd T20I at Karachi on 22 Sep. Actually, the T20I record is 213/0 by Gibraltar v Bulgaria earlier this year, though Pakistan’s 203 is the best for matches between full members. The batsman were M Rizwan (88*) and Babar Azam (110*).
Here we see all instances of a winning chase of 100 or more runs for no loss in T20Is:
The best by India is 103/0 against Zimbabwe in 2016 (KL Rahul 47*, Mandeep Singh 52*).
Now we look at the corresponding figures for ODIs:
All instances of a winning chase of 150 or more runs for no loss in ODIs:
South Africa holds the record with 282/0 against Bangladesh in 2017 (de Kock 168*, Amla 110*).
India’s record is 201/0 against New Zealand in 2009 (Gambhir 63*, Sehwag 125*).
Finally, we look at 10-wicket victories in Tests with 75 or more in the 4th innings:
The record is 173/0 by Australia against England in 2017 (Bancroft 82*, Warner 87*).
The first 4 partnerships are all by Australia.
The best for India is 78/0 against Pakistan in 1980 (Gavaskar 29*, Chauhan 46*).
2021 had relatively fewer ODIs than in recent years. Covid cancellations played their part, and many teams gave priority to T20Is because of the World Cup late in the year. (But that will happen in 2022 as well). Anyway, we summarize whatever information is available for ODIs in the calendar year 2021.
Considering teams which have played at least 10 matches, the best W/L ratios are by Bangladesh and Oman followed by South Africa. Teams such as New Zealand, England, Australia and India played less than 10 matches.
Most runs (250 and above):
As you may guess, the most runs were played by someone from a minor team: PR Stirling of Ireland with 706. Next is JN Malan of SA with 509. India has one representative here in S Dhawan (297).
The most centuries are 3 by PR Stirling, and 2 by 3 others.
The most 50+ scores are 5 by Stirling (again) and Tamim Iqbal.
Highest individual scores (100 and above):
The top scores (above 150) are 193 by Fakhar Zaman, 177* by JN Malan, 173* by JS Malhotra (USA) and 158 by Babar Azam. The best for India is 108 by KL Rahul.
There is not enough data (minimum 20 innings) for batting averages. However, we have something for Strike Rates (Minimum 500 balls faced, all instances):
JN Malan’s 90+ SR is considerably higher than the next (Stirling yet again).
While the majority of Patels are Hindu, there are some Muslim Patels as well, such as Ajaz Yunus Patel who is in the news now. There was also Mohammad Munaf Patel who played for India earlier.
In the following tables, the data is corrected up to 04 Dec 2021.
We start with Test players:
A total of 11 players. The most capped one is Kenya-born New Zealand player DN (Dipak) Patel with 37 Tests. For India, it is PA (Parthiv) Patel with 25 Tests. He is believed to be the youngest Test wicketkeeper. The current players are AR (Axar) for India and AY (Ajaz) for New Zealand.
The first Test player was JM (Jasu) who made his debut in 1955. Although he had a short career, he is remembered for his contribution to India’s first win against Australia in 1959 with 9 wickets for 69 in an innings and 14-124 in the match.
Incidentally, Ajaz Patel finished with 10-119 and 4-106 in the ongoing Test, which gives him match figures of 14-225.
Then we have ODI players:
19 players here.
Apart from the Test-playing countries, there are representatives from Canada, Kenya and the USA. Canada and Kenya do not have ODI status today, but we count their players anyway.
There is some overlap with the Test players, as many have played in both formats.
And T20I players:
There are 23 players here. Apart from the Test and ODI-playing countries, we have players from Malawi, Lesotho, Seychelles, Panama, Chile, Uganda, Bulgaria and Czechia.
Probably it is more appropriate to consider only the 13 who played for Test and ODI teams.
The final tabulation excludes players from teams which have never played Tests or ODIs:
We thus finish with a total of 24 players. Note the overlaps, as several have played in two or even three formats.
Oddly, Ajaz has played in Tests and T20Is but not ODIs