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.

ODI statistics for 2021-Part 2

Hope you have read Part 1

We now look at Bowling

Most wickets (10 or more):

The most (20) is by PVD Chameera (20) followed by Simi Singh with 19-two relatively lesser-known players. The best for India is 9 by B Kumar.

Best innings bowling (including all 5wi):

The best innings bowling is 6-11 by S Lamichane followed by 5-10 by Simi Singh.

No one has taken more than one 5wi. Nepal’s S Lamichane has 3 of 4wi.

The best for India is 4-54 by MP Krishna.

There is not enough data to meaningfully study bowling averages, economy rates and strike rates.

Now for Fielding:

Most dismissals (9 or more):

The most is 17 by Ireland’s LJ Tucker, followed by RW Chakabva with 13. The most by a non-keeper is 9 by K Bhurtel (Nepal) followed by 8 by Liton Das.

Most dismissals in an innings (4 or more):

The best is by England’s stand-in JA Simpson with 5. We also see that no non-keeper has taken more than 4 catches.

All-round performance in a match (40+ runs and 4+ wickets):

The best performances are by Simi Singh and JJ Smit. Another example of players from lesser-known sides thriving in the absence of players from major teams.