Review of India-South Africa ODIs-Oct 2022: Part 2

Continuing with the statistical summary of ODIs between India and South Africa.

Hope you have read Part 1: https://abn397.wordpress.com/2022/10/15/review-of-india-south-africa-odis-oct-2022-part-1/

Continuing with individual performances in

Bowling:

Most wickets (15 and above):

The most by current players is 24 by Kuldeep Yadav and 22 by YS Chahal.

No one has more than one 5wi.

3 players have 3 instances of 4wi.

Best innings bowling (including all instances of 4wi):

SB Joshi’s 5-6 was the best in his short ODI career.

Kuldeep Yadav’s 4-18 at Delhi in this series is the best for India against SA at home. The previous best was 4-25 by Kumble at Wankhede in 1996.

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

Donald and Pollock have the best averages. But no current player has bowled enough.

Kumble and Pollock have the best economy rates

Donald and Pollock have the best strike rates.

Now for

Fielding:

Most dismissals (10 and above):

Boucher (42) is closely followed by Dhoni (41). Dhoni has the most stumpings (11).

The most catches by a fielder is 23 by Kohli. Also note the “hybrid” de Villiers with 9 dismissals as keeper and 8 as fielder, totalling 17.

de Kock (25) has the most for current players.

Most innings dismissals (4 and above):

Boucher is the only one with 5 dismissals. GC Smith and Bavuma have taken 4 catches as fielders.

Best dismissal rate (Minimum 20 innings and 0.500):

Headed by Boucher. Kohli has the best rate by a fielder.

Finally, all-round performance:

Career performance (see criteria in table):

Cronje’s occasional bowling puts him at the top here, far ahead of Tendulkar. Strangely, Kallis does not qualify here.

Match performance (Minimum 30 runs and 3 wickets):

There are several instances here, but the best would clearly be by Kallis (Nov 2006) followed by Kallis again (Feb 2010). Honourable mention to Klusener.

Review of India-Bangladesh Test series-Nov 2019.

The short history of Tests between these teams:

Ind v BD overall

India has won 9 of the 11 Tests listed here; all 3 in India and 6 out of 8 in Bangladesh.

India now has 7 wins in a row and 4 in a row with innings wins.

After this series, India continued to lead the WTC by  large margin:

WTC table after Ind-BD series

Bangladesh is one of the 4 teams with no points.

Moving to individual performances, starting with

Batting:

Most runs (250 and above):

Ind vs BD batting over 250 runs

Tendulkar still leads, with Mushfiqur and Kohli the highest scorers among current players.

Highest innings (90 and above):

Ind v BD innings over 90

Kohli and Agarwal recorded centuries in this series, with Agarwal making the highest score against BD in India.

Bowling

Most wickets (8 and above):

Ind v BD wkts over 8

Ishant Sharma is now in second place. Ashwin, UT Yadav and M Shami are also here

Best innings bowling (5wi and above):

Ind v BD innings bowling 5wi

Ishant’s 5-22 is the best for India in India (though only 3 of the 11 Tests have been played in India). Umesh also had a 5-for in the same Test.

Best match bowling (including all instances of 8wm and above):

Ind v BD match bowling over 8wm

Note Ishant and Umesh here, besides Shami.

Fielding:

Most dismissals (8 and above):

Ind v BD dismissals over 8

Dhoni leads, with Saha and Mushfiqur catching up. Dravid has the most as a non-keeper.

Most innings dismissals (3 and above):

Ind v BD inngs dismissals 3 and above

Nothing special in this series.

Most match dismissals (5 and above):

Ind v BD match dismissals 5 and above

Again, nothing special in this series.

All-round performances (match):

50+ and 5+wi:

Ind v BD AR match-1

Only one instance, which was in the first-ever Test between these teams. It was the high point of SB Joshi’s career.

If we stretch the criteria to include 50 + runs and 5+ wickets in a Test, we get a longer list:

Ind v BD AR match-2