Continuing the studies of past ODIs involving England and Australia.
Most wickets (20 and above):
Brett Lee leads by a large margin over the runner-up McGrath. Rashid and Ali lead among current players.
Brett Lee is the only one to have taken more than one fiver. He also has taken the most (4) 4+ hauls.
Best innings bowling (including all 5wi):
Not much from recent times, the best being 5-35 by Tom Curran earlier in 2018. Bichel’s 7-34 came in a hard-fought World Cup match. Similarly for Gilmour’s 6-14 in the semi-final of the first World Cup. Both of them made useful contributions with the bat as well, 34* by Bichel and 28* by Gilmour (useful when the team is 39/6 chasing 94).
Best bowling averages (Minimum 1000 balls, all cases):
McGrath and Lee lead, with Rashid and Ali lead amongst the present players.
The best economy rate is 4.02 by Botham, and the best strike rate 29.8 by Rashid.
Most dismissals (15 and above):
Gilchrist leads but Buttler is quickly catching up. Buttler also has the most stumpings.
The most dismissals by non-keepers are 18 by Strauss and 17 by Clarke and Ponting.
Most dismissals in an innings (4 and above):
Gilchrist is the only one with 6 dismissals.
Dismissal rate (Minimum 20 innings, 0.500):
Gilchrist and Buttler lead. Root has the best amongst non-keepers.
Career (see criteria in table):
Surprisingly Collingwood comes up higher than Botham and Johnson, mainly because of his batting.
Match performance (Minimum 30 runs and 3 wickets):
The best performance here would be Bichel’s in the 2003 World Cup, probably followed by Maxwell’s in 2015.