Review of India-Sri Lanka ODIs-Jan 2023

India won the series 3-0, being the latest in a series of numerous clean sweeps against Sri Lanka. The highlight was a 317-run victory in the 3rd match, which is the biggest victory margin in any ODI. More on this topic here: https://abn397.wordpress.com/2023/01/15/record-victories-in-odis/

A total of 165 ODIs have been played between these teams.

India has won 96, Sri Lanka 57, 1 tied and 11 no-results.

In India: 39-12-0-3

In Sri Lanka: 30-28-0-6

On neutral grounds: 27-17-1-2

Interestingly, the first ODI between these teams was during the 1979 World Cup in England. Sri Lanka won. India did not win any match in that tournament.

Looking at individual performances, starting with

Batting:

Most runs (750 or more):

Headed by Tendulkar and Jayasuriya. Kohli is in 5th place.

Kohli has the most centuries (10) followed by Tendulkar with 8. For 50+ scores, Tendulkar has 25 and Sangakkara 24.

Highest innings scores (125 or more):

Headed by 2 double centuries by RG Sharma. His 264 is the record individual score in ODIs. Kohli’s 166* is in 7th place.

Highest batting averages (Minimum 20 innings and 35.00):

Headed by Dhoni with Kohli just behind.

Highest strike rates (Minimum 500 balls faced, 75.00):

Note that Sehwag is well ahead of the next (Dhawan and Jayasuriya). Kohli is 5th here.

Now for Bowling:

Most wickets (Minimum 30):

Headed by Murali (74) and Vaas (70). No recent players here.

No one has taken more than one 5wi, or more than 3 4wis.

Best innings bowling (Includes all 5wis):

Headed by Murali’s 7-30. India’s best is 6-59 by A Nehra.

Best bowling averages (Minimum 1000 balls bowled and maximum 45.00):

Headed by the unheralded AB Agarkar and BAW Mendis. Kapil and Harbhajan have the best economy rates, and Agarkar and I. Sharma the best strike rates.

Now to Fielding:

Most dismissals (Minimum 20):

Led by Dhoni, with Sangakkara some distance behind. Dhoni also has the most stumpings (25). M Jayawardene has the most catches as a fielder (38).

Most dismissals in an innings (4 or more):

Headed by Dhoni with 5 dismissals. Kaif has the most catches as a fielder (4). This was in the 2003 World Cup and was the WC record until 2015.

Highest dismissal rate (Minimum 20 innings and 0.450):

Dhoni again, with Sangakkara some distance behind.The best figures by a pure fielder are 0.454 by Mahanama and Raina.

All-round performances :

Overall (see table for criteria):

Mathews heads this list, with the next (Pathan) far behind.

Match performances:

These two performances are clearly the best.

Review of T20Is between India and Sri Lanka-Jan 2023

India won the most recent T20I series 2-1 at home.

A total of 29 T20Is have been played between these teams.

India leads 19-9 with 1 no-result.

In India, India leads 13-3 with 1 no-result

In Sri Lanka, India leads 5-3

On neutral grounds, India trails 1-3.

We now look at individual performances, starting with Batting:

Most runs (250 runs or more):

Headed by current players MD Shanaka and RG Sharma.

Only 2 centuries have been made, by RG Sharma and SA Yadav.

Regarding 50+ scores, Kohli has made 4 and several others made 3.

Highest innings scores (75 and above):

SA Yadav’s 112* in 2023 is the second highest score here.

Batting averages (Minimum 20 innings):

MD Shanaka is the only one who has played enough.

Highest strike rates (Minimum 250 balls faced):

RG Sharma has the best strike rate here, closely followed by Shanaka.

Now for Bowling:

Most wickets (8 or more):

YS Chahal leads by a comfortable margin. Chameera is the next highest among current players.

Best bowling (including all 4wi or better):

Headed by Ashwin’s 4-8 in 2016. Newcomer Shivam Mavi had the best figures (4-22) in the 2023 series.

Most dismissals (5 or more):

Led by Dhoni with 18. He also has the most stumpings with 9. Pandya has the most catches by a fielder (11)

Most dismissals in an innings (3 or more):

Headed by Dhoni with 4, while Nissanka has the most for Sri Lanka.

Best match performance (30 runs and 3wi):

Yuvraj Singh is the only one to reach this mark.

Tests of 2022-Captaincy records

Finally, we look at captaincy records. Most teams have had more than one captain during the year:

At first glance, this shows RG Sharma and SPD Smith having a W/L ratio of infinity. However they have captained in only 2 and 1 Tests respectively. If we consider those who captained in a minimum of 5 Tests, then we have BA Stokes (9.00) at the top, followed by PJ Cummins (6.00). Others such as KC Brathwaite (1.50) are far behind.

The most Tests captained in are 11 by D Elgar, followed by Stokes and Cummins (10 each) and Babar Azam (9). Several failed to win any Test, led by JE Root (5) and Shakib Al Hasan (lost all 4).

Review of Bangladesh-India ODIs.

Bangladesh won the series 2-1. However the first two matches were won by the narrow margins of 1 wicket and 5 runs, while India won the 3rd match by a massive margin of 227 runs.

Bangladesh had also won 2-1 against India in 2015.

Here we review the main statistical highlights of ODIs between these teams.

Overall results:

While Bangladesh has done relatively well on its home soil, it has not yet won an ODI against India in India. They have won only one match on neutral grounds, but that was enough to prevent India proceeding further in the 2007 World Cup.

We now look at individual records, starting with Batting:

Most runs (250 or more):

Ishan Kishan is not here as his 210 was scored in his only ODI against Bangladesh.

Kohli and RG Sharma head this list, with Shakib in third place.

Highest innings (100 or more):

Ishan Kishan has the highest score here. Among other things, this is the highest maiden century in any ODI.

It is far ahead of the earlier mark of 175 by V Sehwag during the 2011 World Cup. The best by Bangladesh is

121 by Litton Das in 2018.

The records set by Ishan Kishan are summarised here:

https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/stats-ishan-kishan-double-century-ban-vs-ind-2022-23-3rd-odi-1348968

Highest batting averages (Minimum 20 innings):

Only two batsmen have played sufficient innings.

Highest strike rates (Minimum 500 balls faced):

Kohli is followed closely by RG Sharma.

Now for Bowling:

Most wickets (10 or more):

This list is led by 4 Bangladeshi bowlers, starting with Shakib with 28. Agarkar has the most for India with 18.

Best innings bowling (including all 5wi):

Headed by the startling 6 for 4 by STR Binny. The next best is 6-43 by Mustafizur. Also note Sehwag’s 4 for 6.

Best bowling averages (Minimum 1000 balls bowled):

Shakib heads this list which has only one other member in Mortaza.

Now for Fielding:

Most dismissals (6 and above):

Dhoni (32) is followed by Mushfiqur with 29.Dhoni has the most stumpings with 10, while Mushfiqur has the most catches as a keeper (25). The most catches by a fielder are 8 by S Dhawan.

Most dismissals in an innings (4 and more):

Led by MS Dhoni and Mushfiqur Rahim with 5. Dhoni has 2 stumpings, while the most by a fielder is 4 by S Dhawan.

Highest dismissal rates (Minimum 20 innings):

Led by Dhoni and Mushfiqur again. Mortaza and Shakib have the best figures for fielders.

All-round performances:

Overall (see criteria from table):

Only Shakib has batted and bowled enough.

Match figures (Minimum of a fifty and a 5wi):

Only 3 instances here. Tendulkar’s 47 and 4-54 would appear to be the best.

Batting records by batting order in ODIs

Bangladesh won the ongoing ODI series against India after taking a 2-0 lead with one to go. Much of the credit would go to Mehdi Hasan Miraz who became the second to score a century at No 8 in an ODI, and became the joint record-holder for the highest score at No 8 in an ODI.

Here are the highest scores at No 8 in ODIs:

As we can see, Simi Singh of Ireland had also scored 100* at No 8 against SA in 2021.

Coulter-Nile’s 92 is a record for No 8 in World Cup matches.

Here we have the highest score for each batting position in ODIs as on date (Dec 07, 2022):

  1. MJ Guptill, 237*, NZ v WI, Wellington, 2015 (World Cup)
  2. RG Sharma, 264. Ind v SL, Kolkata, 2014 (Record score in all ODIs)
  3. CJ Coventry, 194*, Zim v BD, Bulawayo, 2009
  4. IVA Richards, 189*, WI v Eng, Manchester, 1984
  5. JS Malhotra, 173*,USA v PNG, Al Amerat, 2021
  6. N Kapil Dev, 175*, Ind v Zim, Tunbridge Wells, 1983 (World Cup)
  7. L Ronchi, 170*, NZ v SL, Dunedin, 2015
  8. Simi Singh, 100*, Ire v SA, Dublin, 2021 and MH Miraz, 100*, BD v Ind, Mirpur, 2022
  9. AD Russell, 92*, WI v Ind, North Sound, 2011
  10. R Rampaul, 86*, WI v Ind, Vizag, 2011
  11. Mohammad Amir, 58, Pak v Eng, Nottingham, 2016

India accounts for the top score in all ODIs (RG Sharma’s 264 at No 2). Kapil’s 175* in the 1983 World Cup remains the best at No 6. It is the oldest among the records listed above.

However, India has encountered the opposition scoring the best at No 8, 9 and 10.

Records of the T20I World Cup (2007-2022): Part 1

Team performance, (ranked by W/L ratio):

This includes all teams who have participated in one or more tournaments until 2022, and also includes the preliminary rounds which are held just before the main tournament.

Here we see that Nepal has the highest W/L ratio, though they played in only 3 matches in the preliminary rounds in 2014. Of the “regular” teams, India leads with 1.80 followed by Australia (1.67), Sri Lanka (1.63) and South Africa (1.60). The current champion (England, 1.26) and runner-up (Pakistan, 1.56) are further down.

Next we come to

Batting:

Most runs (500 and above):

V Kohli has leapfrogged over MJ and Gayle to head this list by a large margin. Next among current players are RG Sharma and DA Warner.

The only player with 2 centuries is Gayle. Several others have one.

The most 50+ scores is 14 by V Kohli (no centuries). Next are 9 by CH Gayle (including 2 centuries) and RG Sharma (no centuries).

Most 4s ; 111 by M Jayawardene, 103 by V Kohli

Most 6s: 63 by CH Gayle, 35 by RG Sharma

Next we look at Highest Innings Scores (85 and above):

There are 11 centuries, including two from 2022. SK Raina’s 101* from 2010 remains the highest for India. AD Hales (116*) has the highest score among current players. There is a single 99 (unbeaten) by LJ Wright.

Now we look at Batting Averages (Minimum 20 innings, all instances):

Headed by V Kohli with 81.50, almost twice that of second-placed JC Buttler with 42.05. Kohli was aided by a large proportion of unbeaten innings.

Finally for today, the Highest Batting Strike Rates (Minimum 250 balls faced and minimum 125.00):

Headed by Shahid Afridi (154) and KP Pietersen (148). The most by a current player is 147 by GJ Maxwell. The best for India is, unsurprisingly, V Kohli with 131.

To be continued. https://abn397.wordpress.com/2022/11/15/records-of-the-t20i-world-cup-2007-2022-part-2/

Review of India-South Africa T20Is-Oct 2022

The two sides had met before in June 2022, when the 5-match series was drawn 2-2. This time India won 2-1. It was the first time India had won a bilateral series against SA at home. They had won series in SA earlier.

Here is a summary of all T20Is between the sides:

India still trails SA 6-5 at home, but leads 5-2 in SA and 3-1 at neutral venues. And India also won the first T20I World Championship in SA in 2007.

Overall, India leads 13-9.

We now look at individual performances, starting with

Batting:

Most runs (200 and above):

Headed by current player RG Sharma with 405 runs. Miller has the highest for SA with 320.

RG Sharma, Raina and Miller are the only ones to score centuries. de Kock has the most 50+ scores with 4.

Highest innings (60 and above):

In this series Miller made 106* in the 2nd match, the highest score in matches between these sides. Rossouw made 100* in the 3rd match. Previously SA’s record against India was 81 by H Klaasen earlier in 2022. The best innings by India in this series was was 61 by SA Yadav.

There is not enough data for meaningful calculation of batting averages and strike rates.

Now for

Bowling:

Most wickets (6 and above):

Led by current player B Kumar with 14 wickets. From SA, three players have 8 wickets each.

B Kumar is the only one with a 5-for. He is also the only one with 2 4-fors.

Best innings bowling (includes all 3wi and above):

B Kumar has the best figures of 5-24 back in 2018. The best in this series were D Pretorius’s 3-26 and Arshdeep’s 3-32.

Meaningful calculation for bowling averages, economy rates and strike rates cannot be done here either.

Now for

Fielding:

Most dismissals (5 and above):

Fielders RG Sharma (10 catches) and SK Raina (9 catches) lead here. The best by a keeper is 7 by de Kock.

Most innings dismissals (3 and above):

Several players have made 3 dismissals. Karthik has made 2 stumpings as a keeper. Miller was the only fielder to take 3 catches in this series. Oddly, no one has made a catch as a keeper.

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

Two similar performances by Yuvraj and Pretorius, but nothing worthwhile in this series.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.