Posted by: tootingtrumpet | May 18, 2011

What if World Series Cricket SuperTests stats were recognised?

First the bowling

Player

Runs

Wkts

Ave

Including WSC stats

Runs

Wkts

Ave

M Muralitharan (ICC/SL)

18180

800

22.72

SK Warne (Aus)

17995

708

25.41

A Kumble (India)

18355

619

29.65

GD McGrath (Aus)

12186

563

21.64

CA Walsh (WI)

12688

519

24.44

N Kapil Dev (India)

12867

434

29.64

Sir RJ Hadlee (NZ)

9611

431

22.29

SM Pollock (SA)

9733

421

23.11

DK Lillee (Aus)

10293

422

24.39

Wasim Akram (Pak)

9779

414

23.62

CEL Ambrose (WI)

8501

405

20.99

Harbhajan Singh (India)

12518

393

31.85

M Ntini (SA)

11242

390

28.82

IT Botham (Eng)

10878

383

28.40

Imran Khan (Pak)

8779

387

22.68

MD Marshall (WI)

7876

376

20.94

Waqar Younis (Pak)

8788

373

23.56

Imran Khan (Pak)

8258

362

22.81

DK Lillee (Aus)

8493

355

23.92

WPUJC Vaas (SL)

10501

355

29.58

DL Vettori (ICC/NZ)

11724

345

33.98

AA Donald (SA)

7344

330

22.25

RGD Willis (Eng)

8190

325

25.20

B Lee (Aus)

9554

310

30.81

DL Underwood (Eng)

8015

313

25.61

LR Gibbs (WI)

8989

309

29.09

FS Trueman (Eng)

6625

307

21.57

DL Underwood (Eng)

7674

297

25.83

CJ McDermott (Aus)

8332

291

28.63

J Garner (WI)

6300

294

21.43

Z Khan (India)

8658

271

31.94

MA Holding (WI)

6706

284

23.61

JH Kallis (ICC/SA)

8643

270

32.01

BS Bedi (India)

7637

266

28.71

Danish Kaneria (Pak)

9082

261

34.79

J Garner (WI)

5433

259

20.97

JN Gillespie (Aus)

6770

259

26.13

JB Statham (Eng)

6261

252

24.84

AME Roberts (WI)

6381

252

25.32

MA Holding (WI)

5898

249

23.68

R Benaud (Aus)

6704

248

27.03

MJ Hoggard (Eng)

7564

248

30.50

GD McKenzie (Aus)

7328

246

29.78

BS Chandrasekhar (India)

7199

242

29.74

DW Steyn (SA)

5526

238

23.21

AV Bedser (Eng)

5876

236

24.89

J Srinath (India)

7196

236

30.49

Abdul Qadir (Pak)

7742

236

32.80

GS Sobers (WI)

7999

235

34.03

AR Caddick (Eng)

6999

234

29.91

D Gough (Eng)

6503

229

28.39

RR Lindwall (Aus)

5251

228

23.03

SJ Harmison (Eng/ICC)

7192

226

31.82

A Flintoff (Eng/ICC)

7410

226

32.78

CL Cairns (NZ)

6410

218

29.40

CV Grimmett (Aus)

5231

216

24.21

HH Streak (Zim)

6079

216

28.14

MG Hughes (Aus)

6017

212

28.38

JR Thomson (Aus)

6077

216

28.13

JM Anderson (Eng)

6595

212

31.10

SCG MacGill (Aus)

6038

208

29.02

Saqlain Mushtaq (Pak)

6206

208

29.83

AME Roberts (WI)

5174

202

25.61

JA Snow (Eng)

5387

202

26.66

JR Thomson (Aus)

5601

200

28.00

Now the Batting                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Player

Runs

Ave

Including WSC stats

Runs

Ave

SR Tendulkar (India)

14692

56.94

RT Ponting (Aus)

12363

53.51

R Dravid (ICC/India)

12063

52.44

BC Lara (ICC/WI)

11953

52.88

JH Kallis (ICC/SA)

11947

57.43

AR Border (Aus)

11174

50.56

SR Waugh (Aus)

10927

51.06

SM Gavaskar (India)

10122

51.12

DPMD Jayawardene (SL)

9527

53.82

IVA Richards (WI)

9821

50.89

S Chanderpaul (WI)

9126

49.06

GA Gooch (Eng)

8900

42.58

Javed Miandad (Pak)

8832

52.57

Inzamam-ul-Haq (ICC/Pak)

8830

49.60

ML Hayden (Aus)

8625

50.73

IVA Richards (WI)

8540

50.23

AJ Stewart (Eng)

8463

39.54

GS Chappell (Aus)

8525

54.30

KC Sangakkara (SL)

8244

57.25

CG Greenidge (WI)

8312

43.52

DI Gower (Eng)

8231

44.25

G Boycott (Eng)

8114

47.72

GS Sobers (WI)

8032

57.78

ME Waugh (Aus)

8029

41.81

VVS Laxman (India)

7903

47.32

MA Atherton (Eng)

7728

37.69

JL Langer (Aus)

7696

45.27

V Sehwag (ICC/India)

7694

53.43

MC Cowdrey (Eng)

7624

44.06

CG Greenidge (WI)

7558

44.72

Mohammad Yousuf (Pak)

7530

52.29

MA Taylor (Aus)

7525

43.49

CH Lloyd (WI)

7515

46.67

DL Haynes (WI)

7487

42.29

GC Smith (ICC/SA)

7457

49.71

DC Boon (Aus)

7422

43.65

G Kirsten (SA)

7289

45.27

WR Hammond (Eng)

7249

58.45

SC Ganguly (India)

7212

42.17

SP Fleming (NZ)

7172

40.06

GS Chappell (Aus)

7110

53.86

      

Of course, this is only a partial reworking as there’s more players and there’s the ODIs too.

The point is – it’s about time these great players’ achievements in World Series Cricket were recognised isn’t it? The England Rebels’ tours to SA are in the First Class Stats FFS!

(WSC stats are available at http://www.howstat.com/cricket/Statistics/WSC/WSCMenu.asp)

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Responses

  1. They certainly should be included in their FC stats.

  2. Interesting to see that overall averages don’t change a huge amount for these top performers when you add the WSC in… suspect it would make more of a difference for the mid-ranking players.

    • That surprised me too as some of the wickets on which they played were underprepared – but the boundaries were short too in some instances.

  3. good to see all these statistics of the great players but who cares 2day???….

    • No game venerates its history like cricket Vaibhav.

      • yeah u r rite…….but cricket needs to move on….to more countries more people and more issues rather than hsitorical stats..!!!!

        • True Vaibhav, but he like to do something a little different at 99.94 – there’s a lot of other sites covering those issues, but I could not find one that had crunched the numbers on WSC stats in even my rudimentary way.

  4. Also, the Rest of the World v England matches should also be considered as Test’s since they were considered as Test Caps for some time and the ICC XI is also included in ICC records plus as far as concurrent matches are concerned England played Tests in 1930 in West Indies and New Zealand that started on the same day.

    • There’s plenty of scope to address inconsistencies Rohan – and those RoW matches were definitely “Tests”. Sobers’ 254 is hailed as one of the best innings of all time.

      • That would also mean that Alan Jones would not hold the record of Most FC runs without a Test Cap :)

        • He deserves it – I’m sure there’s a few Welshmen would agree!

          Who’s next on the list?

          • Well Barry Richards and Mike Proctor would have had a better record, Clive Rice,Garth Le Roux and Jim Allen would have had Test Caps. Quite deserving candidates actually

  5. And Sunny Gavaskar’s final test innings would then be the 187 (or was it 197?) he cracked for RoW against MCC XI, a few months after he retired.

  6. I love stats – even if I’m totally missing the point of an article!
    MG Hughes (Aus) 6017 212 28.38
    has better stats than JM Anderson (Eng) 6595 212 31.10

    That’s made my year that has.

    • Jimmy is very up and down, as swingers tend to be. Merv never did anything less than charge in every ball – and the bloke at the other end was usually handy too!

      • Come now Toots at least give me my moment!
        Craig McDermott’s the only guy on the list above who played throughout Big Merv’s career. Warnie was there for only the last 2 years or so.

        • Ha! You’re right Jim – I should have said, “…in comparison to England’s bowling…”!

  7. What I like about that list is that regardless of which way you spin it, GS Chappell has a slightly better average than Punter.

    I get so fed up with the continual drone of ‘the best Aus batsman since Bradman’ about Punter, whereas I’m not even sure he’s better than AB.

    Chappell is worrying me more and more as a selector but he was a brilliant batsman.

    • I agree Lolly.

      • Punter was pretty instrumental in the way the team transformed itself after Taylor and Waugh. He’s good in his unique way. Why to compare?

  8. Its great to see Shane Warne’s name right up there at the top. Possibly the best spin bowler of all time. Much better than Muralitharan as Warne’s spin was natural and more accurate.

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