Approaching milestones ahead of the third one day game between West Indies and India at North Sound on 30 Jun 2017

West Indies has played eleven one day games at North Sound of which two are against India. It has lost one game and won one game against India. Of the eleven matches played, West Indies has won only two games and lost the other nine games.

 

MS Dhoni would become the most capped wicket keeper in West Indies-India one day series. He would be playing his 31st game and would be going past PJ Dujon who has played 30 games.

 

Yuvraj Singh has an aggregate of 939 runs against West Indies prior to the start of this game. He needs 61 more runs for his 1000. If he gets it, he would become the fifth Indian batsman to score 1000 plus runs against West Indies. Others are – SR Tendulkar {1573}, R Dravid {1348} and V Kohli {1262}

 

West Indies have picked KA Hope for the remaining three one day games against India. If they cap KA Hope, he would then become the 48th pair of brothers to represent a team in the history of one day internationals. His brother SD Hope has already represented West Indies in ODIs. The following table lists all the 47 pairs of brothers including half brothers

 

SD Hope-KA Hope would become the fourth pair to represent West Indies in one day internationals. The following table lists the other three pairs of brothers who have represented West Indies in one day internationals

 

No Two brothers from West Indies
1 DJ Bravo and DM Bravo (WI) (Half Brothers)
2 PT Collins and FH Edwards (WI) (Half Brothers)
3 MN and RG Samuels (WI)

 

MS Dhoni has an aggregate of 96 stumping dismissals to his credit prior to the start of this game. He needs three more such dismissals to equal KC Sangakkara’s dismissal of 99 dismissals and four more dismissals for his 100 dismissals. If he gets to 100 dimsissals, he would become the first wicket keeper in the history of one day internationals to effect 100 stumping dismissals.

 

V Kohli has scored nine half centuries against West Indies prior to the start of this game. He needs one more half century for his tenth half century. If he gets it, he would become the third Indian batsman to score ten or more half centuries. Others are – SR Tendulkar {11} and SC Ganguly {11}

 

SR Tendulkar and V Kohli own the record for scoring most centuries while batting second in the history of one day internationals. Both the batsmen have scored 17 centuries. V Kohli requires one more century to own the record of scoring most centuries while batting second. This record holds good for  Indian batsmen also

 

V Kohli has scored 43 fifties while batting second. He needs one more to share the third place {with SC Ganguly who has scored 44 fifties while batting second} amongst the batsmen who have scored most half centuries in one day games. SR Tendulkar {69} and JH Kallis {50} occupy the first two places.

 

V Kohli has scored 431 runs against West Indies in West Indies. He needs to 69 runs for his 500 runs with which he would become the first Indian batsman to total 500 plus runs against West Indies in West Indies

 

S Dhawan, V Kohli and RG Sharma own the record for most fifties by an Indian batsman against West Indies in West Indies. All the three batsmen have scored four fifties. V Kohli would own the record for most fifties by an Indian batsman for most fifties against West Indies in West Indies if he scores one more fifty.

 

MS Dhoni has an aggregate of 9364 runs as a wicket keeper batsman in one day games. He needs 47 more runs to overhaul the run aggregate of 9410 of AC Gilchrist. If MS Dhoni gets these runs he would occupy the second place in the list of wicket keeper batsmen who have scored most runs in one day games. KC Sangakkara occupies the first place with 13341 runs to his credit.

 

 

 

No Player Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 0
1 KC Sangakkara 360 340 35 13341 169 43.74 23 91 14
2 AC Gilchrist 282 274 10 09410 172 35.64 16 53 19
3 MS Dhoni 293 253 69 09364 183* 50.89 10 62 08

 

V Kohli has scored 27 centuries in one day games and stands fourth in the list of batsmen who have scored most centuries in the history of one day internationals. Other three are – SR Tendulkar {49}, RT Ponting {30}, ST Jayasuriya {28}. V Kohli require one more century to share the third place with ST Jayasuriya.

Smrithi Mandana scores the 50th century in the Women’s World Cup

Smrithi Mandana of India scored 106 not out against West Indies at Taunton on 29 Jun 17 to provide the 50th occasion of a batswoman scoring a century in the Women’s World Cup. There were two more centurions in the other Women’s World Cups which swelled the number of centuries in the World Cup to 52. All the 52 centuries are tabulated below

 

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 DL Thomas 134 1 Eng  Int XI Hove 23 Jun 1973
2 E Bakewell 101* 1 Eng  Int XI Hove 23 Jun 1973
3 R Heyhoe-Flint 114 1 Eng  Y. Eng Ilford 18 Jul 1973
4 E Bakewell 118 1 Eng  Aus Birmingham 28 Jul 1973
5 BL Bevege 101 1 NZl  Int XI Auckland 12 Jan 1982
6 JA Brittin 138* 1 Eng  Int XI Hamilton 14 Jan 1982
7 LA Reeler 143* 1 Aus  Net Perth 29 Nov 1988
8 R Buckstein 100 1 Aus  Net Perth 29 Nov 1988
9 NJ Turner 114 1 NZl  Net Sydney 04 Dec 1988
10 LA Reeler 108* 1 Aus  NZl Melbourne 10 Dec 1988
11 R Buckstein 105* 1 Aus  Neth Melbourne 14 Dec 1988
12 JA Brittin 104 1 Eng  Den Banstead 20 Jul 1993
13 CA Hodges 113 1 Eng  Ire Reading 24 Jul 1993
14 HC Plimmer 118 1 Eng  Ire Reading 24 Jul 1993
15 JA Brittin 100 1 Eng  Ind Finchampstead 25 Jul 1993
16 CA Hodges 105* 1 Eng  Aus Guildford 26 Jul 1993
17 JA Brittin 138 1 Eng  Pak Vijayawada 12 Dec 1997
18 BA Daniels 142* 1 Eng  Pak Vijayawada 12 Dec 1997
19 DA Hockley 100* 1 NZl  Srl Chandigarh 13 Dec 1997
20 DA Hockley 100 1 NZl  Win Chandigarh 15 Dec 1997
21 BJ Clark 229* 1 Aus  Den Mumbai 16 Dec 1997
22 CM Edwards 173* 1 Eng  Ire Pune 16 Dec 1997
23 CM Edwards 139* 1 Eng  Net Lincoln 30 Nov 2000
24 KL Rolton 154* 1 Aus  Srl Christchurch 01 Dec 2000
25 EC Drumm 108* 1 NZl  RSA Lincoln 11 Dec 2000
26 SC Taylor 137* 1 Eng  Srl Lincoln 12 Dec 2000
27 KL Rolton 107* 2 Aus  RSA Lincoln 13 Dec 2000
28 L Olivier 101* 2 RSA  Ire Christchurch 16 Dec 2000
29 SC Taylor 136 1 Eng  Srl Pretoria 24 Mar 2005
30 LM Keightley 103 1 Aus  RSA Pretoria 28 Mar 2005
31 KL Rolton 107* 1 Aus  Ind Centurion 10 Apr 2005
32 SC Taylor 101 1 Eng  Srl Canberra 07 Mar 2009
33 HM Tiffen 100 1 NZl  Pak Sydney 19 Mar 2009
34 SW Bates 168 1 NZl  Pak Sydney 19 Mar 2009
35 MDT Kamini 100 1 Ind  Win Mumbai (BS) 31 Jan 2013
36 SFM Devine 145 1 NZl  RSA Cuttack 01 Feb 2013
37 CM Edwards 109 1 Eng  Ind Mumbai (BS) 03 Feb 2013
38 H Kaur 107* 2 Ind  Eng Mumbai (BS) 03 Feb 2013
39 SR Taylor 171 1 Win  Srl Mumbai 03 Feb 2013
40 SW Bates 102 1 NZl  Aus Cuttack 05 Feb 2013
41 MM Lanning 112 2 Aus  NZ Cuttack 05 Feb 2013
42 M Kapp 102* 1 RSA  Pak Cuttack 05 Feb 2013
43 M Raj 103* 2 Ind  Pak Cuttack 07 Feb 2013
44 AE Satterthwaite 103 2 NZl  ENG Mumbai (BS) 13 Feb 2013
45 CM Edwards 106* 2 Eng  NZ Mumbai (BS) 15 Feb 2013
46 SW Bates 106* 2 NZl  Srl Bristol 24 Jun 2017
47 NE Bolton 107* 2 Aus  Win Taunton 26 Jun 2017
48 HC Knight 106 1 Eng  Pak Leicester 27 Jun 2017
49 NR Sciver 137 1 Eng  Pak Leicester 27 Jun 2017
50 S Mandhana 106* 2 Ind  Win Taunton 29 Jun 2017
51 AC Jayangani 178* 1 Srl  Aus Bristol 29 Jun 2017
52 MM Lanning 152* 2 Aus  Srl Bristol 29 Jun 2017

 

Mithali Raj misses two records by a whisker

Mithali Raj scored 46 in the World Women’s Cup game against West Indies at Taunton on 29 Jun 17 to take his one day aggregate to 5898. She was shy of two runs for his 5900 runs. Had she scored these two runs, she would have become the second batsman to score 5900 runs in the history of Women’s one day internationals. CM Edwards of England is the other batswoman to score 5900 runs – to be exact 5992 runs

Player Team Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave C HC 0
CM Edwards Eng 1997-2016 191 180 23 5992 173* 38.16 9 46 16
M Raj Ind 1999-2017 179 160 47 5898 114* 52.19 5 47 04

Four runs stood between Mithali Raj and the world record for most fifties by a captain in the Women’s one day internationals. Had she scored a fifty in this game, Mithali Raj would have owned the record for most fifties by a captain in the Women’s one day internationals.  She at present shares this record with CM Edwards of England. Both have scored 33 fifties while leading their teams

Player Team Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave C HC 50
CM Edwards Eng 2005-2016 117 107 16 3523 138 38.71 5 28 33
M Raj Ind 2004-2017 102 88 30 3412 108* 58.82 3 30 33

Pairs of Brothers who have represented a team in the annals of one day internationals

West Indies have picked KA Hope for the remaining three one day games against India. If they cap KA Hope, he would then become the 48th pair of brothers to represent a team in the history of one day internationals. His brother SD Hope has already represented West Indies in ODIs. The following table lists all the 47 pairs of brothers including  half brothers

 

No Four Brothers
1 A, D, N and S Ranatunga (SL)
2 LN Onyango, N Odhiambo, JO Ngoche and SO Ngoche (Kenya)
   
  Three Brothers
3 GS, IM and TM Chappell (Aus)
4 KO Otieno, DO Obuya and CO Obuya (Kenya)
5 BG, DR and RJ Hadlee (NZ)
6 Adnan, Kamran and Umar Akmal (Pak)
7 Manzoor, Zahoor and Saleem Elahi (Pak)
8 MD, S and SRD Wettimuny (SL)
9 H, SW and WP Masakadza  (Zim)
   
  Two Brothers
10 DJ and MEK Hussey (Aus)
11 B and S Lee (Aus)
12 ME and SR Waugh (Aus) (twins)
13 SE and MR Marsh (Aus)
   
14 Nafees and Tamim Iqbal (Bdesh)
   
15 AJ and BC Hollioake (Eng)
16 EC Joyce (England and Ireland) and DI Joyce (Ireland)
17 CL and RA Smith (Eng)
   
18 M and S Amarnath (Ind)
19 IK and YK Pathan (Ind) (Half Brothers)
   
20 JF and PJK Mooney (Ireland)
21 KJ and NJ O’Brien (Ireland)
   
22 AO and MA Suji (Kenya)
23 LO and SO Tikolo (Kenya)
   
24 LJ and SF Burger (Namibia)
25 BL and DB Kotze (Namibia)
   
26 GMC and HJC Mol (Netherlands)
   
27 BP and JG Bracewell (NZ)
28 JJ and MD Crowe (NZ)
29 MJ and PA Horne (NZ)
30 GP and HJ Howarth (NZ)
31 JAH and HJH Marshall (NZ) (identical twins)
32 BB and NL McCullum (NZ)
33 JM and NM Parker (NZ)
   
34 Humayun Farhat and Imran Farhat (Pak)
35 Moin Khan and Nadeem Khan (Pak)
36 Mushtaq and Sadiq Mohammad (Pak)
37 Rameez Raja and Wasim Raja (Pak)
38 Mansoor Rana and Maqsood Rana (Pak)
   
39 G and PN Kirsten (RSA) (Half Brothers)
40 JA and M Morkel (RSA)
   
41 DP and TT Samaraweera (SL)
   
42 DJ Bravo and DM Bravo (WI) (Half Brothers)
43 PT Collins and FH Edwards (WI) (Half Brothers)
44 MN and RG Samuels (WI)
   
45 A and GW Flower (Zim)
46 GJ and JA Rennie (Zim)
47 BC and PA Strang (Zim)

 

SD Hope-KA Hope would become the fourth pair to represent West Indies in one day internationals. The following table lists the other three pairs of brothers who have represented West Indies in one day internationals

 

No Two brothers from West Indies
1 DJ Bravo and DM Bravo (WI) (Half Brothers)
2 PT Collins and FH Edwards (WI) (Half Brothers)
3 MN and RG Samuels (WI)

 

DJ Malan of England joins the elite list of batsmen who have scored 50 plus runs on a T20I debut.

DJ Malan became the first England batsman to score a fifty on T20I debut

DJ Malan of England scored 78 against South Africa at Cardiff on 25 Jun 17 to provide the 15th occasion of a batsman scoring 50 plus runs on debut in the history of T20 Internationals. All such occasions are tabulated below

 

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 RT Ponting 98* 1 Aus NZl Auckland 17 Feb 2005
2 SB Styris 66 2 NZl Aus Auckland 17 Feb 2005
3 GC Smith 61 1 RSA NZl Johannesburg 21 Oct 2005
4 DS Smith 61 1 Win Eng The Oval 28 Jun 2007
5 MN Samuels 51 1 Win Eng The Oval 28 Jun 2007
6 Junaid Siddique 71 1 Ban Pak Cape Town 20 Sep 2007
7 RN ten Doeschate 56 1 Net Ken Belfast 02 Aug 2008
8 DA Warner 89 1 Aus RSA Melbourne 11 Jan 2009
9 AJ Redmond 63 1 NZl Ire Nottingham 11 Jun 2009
10 H Patel 88* 1 Can Ire Colombo (SSC) 03 Feb 2010
11 AM Rahane 61 1 Ind Eng Manchester 31 Aug 2011
12 AP Devcich 59 1 NZl Ban Dhaka 06 Nov 2013
13 RR Rossouw 78 2 RSA Aus Adelaide 05 Nov 2014
14 GH Worker 62 1 NZl Zim Harare 09 Aug 2015
15 DJ Malan 78 1 Eng RSA Cardiff 25 Jun 2017

 

DJ Malan of England scored 78 against South Africa at Cardiff on 25 Jun 17 to provide the fifth occasion of a batsman scoring 75 plus runs on debut in the history of T20 Internationals. All such occasions are tabulated below

 

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 RT Ponting 98* 1 Aus NZl Auckland 17 Feb 2005
2 DA Warner 89 1 Aus RSA Melbourne 11 Jan 2009
3 H Patel 88* 1 Can Ire Colombo (SSC) 03 Feb 2010
4 RR Rossouw 78 2 RSA Aus Adelaide 05 Nov 2014
5 DJ Malan 78 1 Eng RSA Cardiff 25 Jun 2017

 

DJ Malan became  the second batsman to score fifty plus runs on debut against South Africa in a T20I after DA Warner of Australia. DA Warner had scored 89 against South Africa at Melbourne on 11 Jan 09

 

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 DA Warner 89 1 Aus RSA Melbourne 11 Jan 2009
2 DJ Malan 78 1 Eng RSA Cardiff 25 Jun 2017

 

Why Ravi Shastri is better than Anil Kumble, reveals Indian cricket team insider

India vs West Indies

 

Ravi Shastri is one of the front runners to take over as head coach of the Indian cricket team, after he threw in his hat for the role following the resignation of Anil Kumble

With Ravi Shastri throwing in the hat now for the job of India coach, one can’t help but question whether the brouhaha last year over his application and its subsequent rejection was really worth it.

The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), led by Sourav Ganguly, had taken exception to the fact that he had not appeared for the interview in person, holidaying as he was in Thailand, and appointed Anil Kumble to take his place.

There is little doubt that Shastri gelled better with skipper Virat Kohli than the more workmanlike Kumble.

Fielding coach R Sridhar, who has worked for three years and has been part of the team with both Shastri and Kumble, spells out the difference.

“Shastri was somebody who was character-based. He wanted characters in the team, so he worked on that kind of approach,” says Sridhar. “He wanted to take that approach to the field. Kumble was someone who wanted to achieve excellence in his own way.”

“They were two different people, they cannot be the same,” added Sridhar.

But what he hints at, even though careful in not saying it in as many words, was the fact that Kumble should have followed Kohli’s pack more than the other way around.

“What is important in today’s cricket as a leader is to follow the energies within the group. It is important to be receptive. You have to yield to the demands of the group and you have to make sure that each guy is in the best possible space,” says Sridhar.

That probably means a different, less fatherly approach — at best, an inspirational speech in the morning that Shastri can deliver quite effectively in his stentorian accent to charge up the boys. But nothing more, as captain Kohli needs to be the all-round boss.

Kohli and his boys fancy themselves having enough experience to take charge of everything and need a helping hand from the coach and plenty of trust, something Kumble failed to earn, it seems.

“The current Indian team has some great experience. So we should allow that experience to take over and be inclusive and take the best possible decisions for the team. What is important to be a good leader is to be a good follower,” says Sridhar.

The last line probably says it all. To lead Kohli, you have to let him do his own things. That is what probably makes Shastri the hottest contender.

The transition shouldn’t be that big an issue. Sridhar feels the team is well-equipped for that.

“Look, they are a professional outfit and they go about their business. Each guy is quite busy and taken up in his own preparations for each match. They know what to do and whom to speak to, and what to get out of the coaches. They are the best judges as how they need to prepare,” adds Sridhar.

Article and photo courtesy – The  Hindustan Times

India posts a comfortable win in the second one day – trounce West Indies by 105 runs

Second one day –  West Indies vs India – at Port of Spain – 25 Jun 17 – India won by 105 runs

 

AM Rahane scored 103 in this game to provide the 25th occasion of an Indian batsman scoring a century against West Indies in one day games.  All such occasions are tabulated below

 

No Player Runs Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 V Sehwag 219 Ind Win Indore 08 Dec 2011
2 SR Tendulkar 141* Ind Win Kuala Lumpur 14 Sep 2006
3 Yuvraj Singh 131 Ind Win Kingston 26 Jun 2009
4 V Kohli 127 Ind Win Dharamsala 17 Oct 2014
5 SR Tendulkar 122* Ind Win Harare 04 Jul 2001
6 S Dhawan 119 Ind Win Kanpur 27 Nov 2013
7 V Kohli 117 Ind Win Visakhapatnam 02 Dec 2011
8 NS Sidhu 114* Ind Win Visakhapatnam 07 Nov 1994
9 V Sehwag 114* Ind Win Rajkot 12 Nov 2002
10 Yuvraj Singh 113 Ind Win Chennai 20 Mar 2011
11 K Srikkanth 112 Ind Win Sharjah 16 Oct 1988
12 Yuvraj Singh 110 Ind Win Colombo (RPS) 07 Aug 2005
13 R Dravid 109* Ind Win Ahmedabad 15 Nov 2002
14 SR Tendulkar 105 Ind Win Jaipur 11 Nov 1994
15 R Dravid 105 Ind Win Kingston 18 May 2006
16 MK Tiwary 104* Ind Win Chennai 11 Dec 2011
17 A Jadeja 104 Ind Win Cuttack 09 Nov 1994
18 R Dravid 103* Ind Win Singapore 08 Sep 1999
19 AM Rahane 103 Ind Win Port of Spain 25 Jun 2017
20 M Prabhakar 102* Ind Win Kanpur 30 Oct 1994
21 S Dhawan 102* Ind Win The Oval 11 Jun 2013
22 V Kohli 102 Ind Win Port of Spain 05 Jul 2013
23 K Srikkanth 101 Ind Win Trivandrum 25 Jan 1988
24 M Amarnath 100* Ind Win Faridabad 19 Jan 1988
25 SR Tendulkar 100* Ind Win Vadodara 31 Jan 2007

 

AM  Rahane became the second Indian batsman to score a century against West Indies at Port of Spain after V Kohli. V Kohli had made 102 on 05.07.13. Thus AM Rahane’s 103 represent the highest individual score by an Indian batsman against West Indies at Port of Spain

 

No Player Runs Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 AM Rahane 103 Ind Win Port of Spain 25 Jun 2017
2 V Kohli 102 Ind Win Port of Spain 05 Jul 2013

 

AM Rahane became the fourth Indian batsman to score a century against West Indies in West Indies. All the four centuries are listed below

 

No Player Runs Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 Yuvraj Singh 131 Ind Win Kingston 26 Jun 2009
2 R Dravid 105 Ind Win Kingston 18 May 2006
3 AM Rahane 103 Ind Win Port of Spain 25 Jun 2017
4 V Kohli 102 Ind Win Port of Spain 05 Jul 2013

 

India holds the record for scoring most centuries against West Indies. AM Rahane’s 103 in this game provided the 25th century scored by Indian batsmen. India went past South Africa which had scored 24 centuries to own the record.

 

AM  Rahane and S Dhawan added 114 runs  for the  first  wicket  in this game to provide the 50th occasion of Indian batsmen posting a three figure partnership against West Indies. It also provides the eleventh occasion of Indian batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the first wicket against West Indies in one day games. All such occasions are tabulated below

 

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Oppn Ground Start Date
1 A Jadeja, SR Tendulkar 1 108 1 Win Kolkata 05 Nov 1994
2 A Jadeja, SR Tendulkar 1 176 2 Win Cuttack 09 Nov 1994
3 SC Ganguly, SR Tendulkar 1 116* 2 Win Port of Spain 27 Apr 1997
4 SC Ganguly, SR Tendulkar 1 133 2 Win Harare 04 Jul 2001
5 SC Ganguly, V Sehwag 1 196 2 Win Rajkot 12 Nov 2002
6 G Gambhir, SC Ganguly 1 144 1 Win Nagpur 21 Jan 2007
7 G Gambhir, V Sehwag 1 176 1 Win Indore 08 Dec 2011
8 S Dhawan, RG Sharma 1 101 2 Win The Oval 11 Jun 2013
9 S Dhawan, RG Sharma 1 123 1 Win Port of Spain 05 Jul 2013
10 S Dhawan, AM Rahane 1 132 1 Win Port of Spain 23 Jun 2017
11 S Dhawan, AM Rahane 1 114 1 Win Port of Spain 25 Jun 2017

 

It also provides the fourth occasion of Indian batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the first wicket against West Indies at Port of Spain. All such occasions are listed below

 

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Oppn Ground Start Date
1 SC Ganguly, SR Tendulkar 1 116* 2 Win Port of Spain 27 Apr 1997
2 S Dhawan, RG Sharma 1 123 1 Win Port of Spain 05 Jul 2013
3 S Dhawan, AM Rahane 1 132 1 Win Port of Spain 23 Jun 2017
4 S Dhawan, AM Rahane 1 114 1 Win Port of Spain 25 Jun 2017

 

This partnership also provides the 12th occasion of Indian batsmen posting a three figure partnership against West Indies in West Indies and provides the fifth such occasion at Port of Spain – four occasions for the first wicket and one occasion for the second wicket.

 

AM Rahane {103}, S Dhawan {63} and V Kohli {87} scored fifties in this game to provide the 21st occasion of first three Indian batsman scoring fifties in an innings in one day internationals. {Note – Only the first three batsmen are taken into account}

 

AM Rahane {103}, S Dhawan {63} and V Kohli {87} scored fifties in this game to provide the third occasion of first three Indian batsman scoring fifties in an innings against West Indies in one day internationals. {Note – Only the first three batsmen are taken into account}. The other two such occasions were witnessed at Vadodara on 18.11.02 and at Indore on 08.12.11.

 

AM Rahane {103}, S Dhawan {63} and V Kohli {87} scored fifties in this game to provide the first  occasion of first three Indian batsman scoring fifties in an innings against West Indies in West Indies in one day internationals. {Note – Only the first three batsmen are taken into account}

 

Indian openers – AM Rahane {103} and S Dhawan {63} – scored fifties in this game to provide the tenth occasion of both the Indian opening batsmen scoring fifties in an innings against West Indies. It also provides the 82nd such occasion by Indian openers in one day games against various oppositions.

 

Indian openers – AM Rahane {103} and S Dhawan {63} – scored fifties in this game to provide the sixth occasion of one of the Indian opening batsmen scoring a half century and another a century in an innings against West Indies. It also provides the 39th such occasion of one of the Indian opening batsmen scoring a half century and another a century in an innings against various oppositions.

 

V Kohli’s 87 in this game provide his 12th fifty against West Indies. He now occupies the second place in the list of Indian batsmen who have scored most fifties against West Indies. SR Tendulkar occupies the first place with 15 fifties to his credit. V Kohli went past R Dravid and SC Ganguly who have scored eleven fifties on his way to the second place.

 

V Kohli’s  87 in this game provide his ninth half century against West Indies. Other Indian batsmen who have scored more half centuries against West Indies than V Kohli are SR Tendulkar {11} and SC Ganguly {11}

 

AS Joseph {2 for 73} and JO Holder {1 for 76} conceded 70 plus runs in this game to provide the fifth and sixth occasion of West Indies bowlers conceding 70 plus runs in an innings against  India in one day games.

 

AS Joseph {2 for 73} and JO Holder {1 for 76} conceded 70 plus runs in this game to provide the first occasion of two West Indies bowlers conceding 70 plus runs in an innings against  India in one day games.

 

JO Holder of West Indies returned with figures of 8.5-0-76-1 against India at Port of Spain on 25 Jun 17 to provide the 22nd occasion of a captain conceding 70 plus runs in an innings in the history of one  day games..

 

JO Holder of West Indies returned with figures of 8.5-0-76-1 against India at Port of Spain on 25 Jun 17 to provide the fifth  occasion ofhis conceding 70 plus runs in an innings while leading a team in the history of one  day games. All such occasions are tabulated below. Thus JO Holder earns the distinction of becoming the only captain in the annals of one day games to leak 70 plus runs on five occasions – a dubious record for a captain

 

No Player O M R W Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 JO Holder 9.0 0 91 0 1 Win RSA Johannesburg 18 Jan 2015
2 JO Holder 9.0 0 77 2 1 Win RSA Centurion 28 Jan 2015
3 JO Holder 10.0 2 104 1 1 Win RSA Sydney 27 Feb 2015
4 JO Holder 8.0 0 76 0 1 Win NZl Wellington 21 Mar 2015
5 JO Holder 8.5 0 76 1 1 Win Ind Port of Spain 25 Jun 2017

 

JO Holder is the only West Indian captain to leak 70 plus runs in an innings and is the third captain after Waqar Younis of Pakistan and Mashrafe Mortaza of Bangladesh to leak 70 plus runs in an innings against India.

 

No Player O M R W Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 Waqar Younis 8.4 0 71 2 2 Pak Ind Centurion 01 Mar 2003
2 Mashrafe Mortaza 10.0 0 76 3 1 Ban Ind Dhaka 24 Jun 2015
3 JO Holder 8.5 0 76 1 1 Win Ind Port of Spain 25 Jun 2017

 

India posted 310 for 5 in this game to provide the 96th occasion of India posting a total of 300 plus runs in one day games. It now holds the record for posting 300 plus runs on most occasions in one day game. It went past Australia which had posted 300 plus runs on 95 occasions. It is interesting to note that India and Australia are the only two teams to post 300 plus runs on 90 plus occasions in the annals of one day games. The following table lists the number of occasions of 19 teams which have scored 300 plus runs in one day games.

 

No Team Mat Won Lost Tied NR Inns
1 India 96 75 19 2 0 96
2 Australia 95 84 10 0 1 95
3 South Africa 77 69 07 0 1 77
4 Pakistan 69 59 10 0 0 69
5 Sri Lanka 63 50 12 0 1 63
6 England 57 38 17 2 0 57
7 New Zealand 51 40 09 2 0 51
8 West Indies 37 27 10 0 0 37
9 Zimbabwe 23 18 05 0 0 23
10 Bangladesh 11 09 02 0 0 11
11 Ireland 09 06 03 0 0 09
12 Scotland 05 04 01 0 0 05
13 Netherlands 04 03 01 0 0 04
14 Asia XI 03 03 00 0 0 03
15 Kenya 03 03 00 0 0 03
16 Afghanistan 02 02 00 0 0 02
17 Africa XI 02 00 02 0 0 02
18 Canada 01 01 00 0 0 01
19 ICC World XI 01 01 00 0 0 01

 

India won this game by 105 runs to provide the 39th occasion of India winning a one day game by 100 plus runs. It also provides the fifth such win against West Indies and the second win against West Indies in West Indies. India carved its largest runs margin against West Indies in West Indies. It is interesting to note that both the Indian’s win by 100 plus runs margin against West Indies in West Indies are at Port of Spain.

 

No Team Result Margin Opposition Ground Start Date
1 India won 160 runs v West Indies Vadodara 31 Jan 2007
2 India won 153 runs v West Indies Indore 08 Dec 2011
3 India won 105 runs v West Indies Port of Spain 25 Jun 2017
4 India won 102 runs v West Indies Port of Spain 05 Jul 2013
5 India won 102 runs v West Indies Kolkata 27 Nov 1993

 

JO Holder’s dubious distinction – becomes the first captain to leak 70 plus runs on five occasions in the annals of one day games

Jason Omar Holder

JO Holder of West Indies returned with figures of 8.5-0-76-1 against India at Port of Spain on 25 Jun 17 to provide the 22nd occasion of a captain conceding 70 plus runs in an innings in the history of one  day games. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player O M R W Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 BE Congdon 7.0X8 0 77 1 1 NZl Aus Christchurch 31 Mar 1974
2 IT Botham 11.0 2 71 1 1 Eng Win Lord’s 30 May 1980
3 Imran Khan 8.0 0 76 0 2 Pak Win Port of Spain 20 Mar 1988
4 GR Larsen 10.0 0 71 0 1 NZl Pak Sharjah 20 Apr 1994
5 MO Odumbe 9.0 0 74 0 1 Ken Srl Kandy 06 Mar 1996
6 Aamer Sohail 8.0 0 73 0 1 Pak Srl Singapore 02 Apr 1996
7 HH Streak 10.0 0 80 1 1 Zim RSA Bulawayo 23 Sep 2001
8 Waqar Younis 10.0 0 77 1 2 Pak Srl Tangier 14 Aug 2002
9 Waqar Younis 8.4 0 71 2 2 Pak Ind Centurion 01 Mar 2003
10 RW Staple 10.0 0 76 2 1 USA NZl The Oval 10 Sep 2004
11 P Utseya 9.0 0 77 2 1 Zim RSA Potchefstroom 20 Sep 2006
12 DT Johnston 10.0 0 76 0 2 Ire Ken Nairobi (Ruaraka) 02 Feb 2007
13 DT Johnston 10.0 0 70 1 1 Ire Eng Providence 30 Mar 2007
14 Shakib Al Hasan 9.0 0 70 0 1 Ban Zim Bulawayo 16 Aug 2009
15 Shakib Al Hasan 10.0 0 73 2 1 Ban Pak Dambulla 21 Jun 2010
16 JO Holder 9.0 0 91 0 1 Win RSA Johannesburg 18 Jan 2015
17 JO Holder 9.0 0 77 2 1 Win RSA Centurion 28 Jan 2015
18 JO Holder 10.0 2 104 1 1 Win RSA Sydney 27 Feb 2015
19 Mohammad Nabi 10.0 0 84 0 1 Afg Aus Perth 04 Mar 2015
20 JO Holder 8.0 0 76 0 1 Win NZl Wellington 21 Mar 2015
21 Mashrafe Mortaza 10.0 0 76 3 1 Ban Ind Dhaka 24 Jun 2015
22 JO Holder 8.5 0 76 1 1 Win Ind Port of Spain 25 Jun 2017

JO Holder of West Indies returned with figures of 8.5-0-76-1 against India at Port of Spain on 25 Jun 17 to provide the fifth  occasion ofhis conceding 70 plus runs in an innings while leading a team  in the history of one  day games. All such occasions are tabulated below. Thus JO Holder earns the distinction of becoming the only captain in the annals of one day games to leak 70 plus runs on five occasions – a dubious record for a captain

No Player O M R W Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 JO Holder 9.0 0 91 0 1 Win RSA Johannesburg 18 Jan 2015
2 JO Holder 9.0 0 77 2 1 Win RSA Centurion 28 Jan 2015
3 JO Holder 10.0 2 104 1 1 Win RSA Sydney 27 Feb 2015
4 JO Holder 8.0 0 76 0 1 Win NZl Wellington 21 Mar 2015
5 JO Holder 8.5 0 76 1 1 Win Ind Port of Spain 25 Jun 2017

DT Johnston of Ireland,  Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh and Waqar Younis of Pakistan are the three  captains who have conceded 70 plus runs on two occasions. The following table lists  their performance.

No Player O M R W Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 DT Johnston 10.0 0 76 0 2 Ire Ken Nairobi (Ruaraka) 02 Feb 2007
2 DT Johnston 10.0 0 70 1 1 Ire Eng Providence 30 Mar 2007
                     
1 Shakib Al Hasan 9.0 0 70 0 1 Ban Zim Bulawayo 16 Aug 2009
2 Shakib Al Hasan 10.0 0 73 2 1 Ban Pak Dambulla 21 Jun 2010
                     
1 Waqar Younis 10.0 0 77 1 2 Pak Srl Tangier 14 Aug 2002
2 Waqar Younis 8.4 0 71 2 2 Pak Ind Centurion 01 Mar 2003

JO Holder is the only West Indian captain to leak 70 plus runs in an innings and is the third captain after Waqar Younis of Pakistan and Mashrafe Mortaza of Bangladesh to leak 70 plus runs in an innings against India.

No Player O M R W Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 Waqar Younis 8.4 0 71 2 2 Pak Ind Centurion 01 Mar 2003
2 Mashrafe Mortaza 10.0 0 76 3 1 Ban Ind Dhaka 24 Jun 2015
3 JO Holder 8.5 0 76 1 1 Win Ind Port of Spain 25 Jun 2017

What the Kohli-Kumble saga tells us : Captains are best off being advised by senior team-mates on the field, and assisted by managers off it – Ian Chappell

Pakistan soundly beat India in the Champions Trophy final, and it has been interesting, to say the least, to witness the aftermath.

Firstly, the Indian coach, Anil Kumble, resigned. Then the Pakistan players – not surprisingly – were welcomed home as heroes. This was followed by an ICC announcement that Afghanistan and Ireland have been added to the list of Test-playing nations, increasing the number to 12.

Kumble’s resignation was no great surprise, as he’s a strong-minded individual and the deteriorating relationship between him and the captain, Virat Kohli, had reached the stage of being a distraction. Kumble’s character is relevant to any discussion about India’s future coaching appointments. The captain is the only person who can run an international cricket team properly, because so much of the job involves on-field decision making. Also, a good part of the leadership role – performed off the field – has to be handled by the captain, as it helps him earn the players’ respect, which is crucial to his success.

Consequently a captain has to be a strong-minded individual and decisive in his thought process. To put someone of a similar mindset in a position where he’s advising the captain is inviting confrontation.

The captain’s best advisors are his vice-captain, a clear-thinking wicketkeeper, and one or two senior players. They are out on the field and can best judge the mood of the game and what advice should be offered to the captain and when.

The best off-field assistance for a captain will come from a good managerial type. Someone who can attend to duties that are not necessarily related to winning or losing cricket matches, but done efficiently, can contribute to the success of the team.

The last thing a captain needs is to come off the field and have someone second-guess his decisions. He also doesn’t need a strong-minded individual (outside his advisory group) getting too involved in the pre-match tactical planning. Too often I see captaincy that appears to be the result of the previous evening’s planning, and despite ample evidence that it’s hindering the team’s chances of victory, it remains the plan throughout the day.

Too often I see captaincy that appears to be the result of the previous evening’s planning, and despite ample evidence that it’s hindering the team’s chances of victory, it remains the plan throughout the day

This is generally a sure sign that the captain is following someone else’s plan and that he, the captain, is the wrong man for the job.

India is fortunate to have two capable leaders in Kohli and the man who stood in for him during the Test series with Australia, Ajinkya Rahane.

It’s Kohli’s job as captain to concentrate on things that help win or lose cricket matches, and his off-field assistants’ task is to ensure he is not distracted in trying to achieve victory.

India’s opponents in the final, Pakistan, were unusually free of any controversies during the tournament. They were capably led by Sarfraz Ahmed, who appeared to become more and more his own man as the tournament progressed.

Watching Pakistan’s success unfold from Islamabad, it was obvious how much the team’s success meant to the fans. While the ICC deliberated on increasing the number of Test-playing nations, it’s good to see some consideration was given to Pakistan’s plight; they have not played matches at home for close to a decade now.

It was the right time for the ICC to implement a plan to resume matches in Pakistan and to commence with small steps. In light of the recent instability around the world, it was reasonable to ask: “Is Pakistan the only region that is unsafe for hosting cricket matches?” On the evidence I saw, and from what I was told by people in a position to know the situation, Pakistan’s security is much improved from the recent past.

Adding Afghanistan – incidentally, a more dangerous country than Pakistan – and Ireland to the roster does seem a little premature. The last thing thing Test cricket needs is more uncompetitive matches. Surely the priority is to ensure Pakistan and West Indies, two great contributors to the rich history of the game, are both playing Test cricket to their full potential before expanding the number of teams.

Former Australia captain Ian Chappell is a cricket commentator for Channel Nine, and a columnist – Article Courtesy – espncricinfo.com

Couple of records for Mithali Raj as the captain of Indian Women team

No Player Team Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave C HC 50+ 0
1 CM Edwards Eng 2005-2016 117 107 16 3523 138 38.71 5 28 33 9
2 M Raj Ind 2004-2017 101 87 30 3366 108* 59.05 3 30 33 1
3 BJ Clark Aus 1994-2005 101 97 9 4150 229* 47.15 5 24 29 3

 

Mithali Raj of India scored 71 against England at Derby on 24 Jun 17. This knock fetched her following records as captain in the history of Women one day internationals

 

It was his 33rd fifty as captain and she shares the record with CM Edwards of England for most fifties by a captain in the history of Women one day internationals. CM Edwards has also scored 33 fifties

 

It was his 30th half century and she owns the record for most half centuries by a captain in the annals of Women one day internationals

 

She has played 101 one day internationals leading India. She shares the second place with BJ Clark of Australia who has led her team in 101 games. CM Edwards of England holds the record with 117 appearances as captain in Women one day internationals. CM Edwards, Mithali Raj and BJ Clark are the only three women cricketers to have led their  teams in 100 plus  one day internationals.

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