STATS COLUMN : ENGLAND VS WEST INDIES 2020 TEST SERIES

As England defeated West Indies in the first test series after the COVID-19 pandemic, they also have become the last team to win Wisden Trophy (England vs West Indies Test Series). Next time when England & West Indies compete in a test series it will be called Botham-Richards series. Here are few stats & trivia related to the England vs West Indies 2020 Test series.

[1] Head To Head

England played their first ever test match against West Indies in 1928. Since then total 160 matches are played & West Indies have won most number of matches.

MATCHES160
ENG WON51
ENG LOST 58
DRAW51

As mentioned before England played their first series against West Indies in 1928. But Since 1963 it is named The Wisden Trophy because in 1963 Wisden Almanack was celebrating their 100th year.

All Series (1928 – 2020)

SERIES38
WI WON17
ENG WON15
DRAW6

The Wisden Trophy (1963 – 2020)

SERIES28
WI WON14
ENG WON10
DRAW4
England vs West Indies 2020 Test Series

[2] West Indies in England (Test)

West Indies have played 22 test series in England. Last time it was 1988 when they won a test series in England. Sir Viv Richards was the captain for West Indies in the series.

SERIES22
WI WON8
WI LOST12
DRAW2
MATCHES89
WI WON31
WI LOST36
DRAW22

[3] Some Records & Achievements

# Teams To Win Most Test Series After Coming From Behind

TeamTimes
England18
Australia7
West Indies5
India4
South Africa4
Sri Lanka2
Pakistan1
New Zealand1

# 30 – numbers of innings Rory Burns has taken to complete his 1000 runs in test. He became 104th Englishmen & 28th opener to score 1000 runs in test. Alastair Cook was the last Englishmen to score 1000 test runs as opener back in 2006. He completed his 1000 runs in test in the first test.

# Stuart Broad was dropped in the first match of the series. This ended his streak of playing 51 consecutive home test matches.

Most Consecutive Home Test Matches

PLAYERMATCHES
A Cook89
A Border83
H Amla67
A Strauss61
AB de Villiers58
S Gavaskar56
K Sangakkara56
J Kallis56
S Broad51
(All Players With 50+ Matches Are Mentioned)

# Ben Stokes became second fastest to complete 4000 runs & 150 wickets combination in test matches. he achieved the feat in the first test match.

Fastest To Reach 4000 Runs & 150 Wickets in Test Matches

PLAYERMATCH
G Sobers63
B Stokes64
I Botham69
J Kallis69
Kapil Dev97

# West Indies won the first test match of the series by chasing. Here is the list of winning test matches by chasing most times –

Teams To Win Most Matches While Chasing(4Th Innings)

TEAMMATCHES
England140
Australia139
West Indies74
Pakistan59
South Africa57
India50
Teams With 50+ Wins

# England won their 50th test match against West Indies when they defeated them in the second test match. In this way, England became the second after Australia to win 50 test matches against 3 different opponents.

  • England – 110 V Aus – 64 V SA – 51 V WI
  • Australia – 146 V Eng – 58 V WI – 52 V SA

# Dom Sibley became first player to use salvia in ball in the second test since new rules came in. However, he immediately told the umpires that he applied salvia in the ball by mistake.

# In the second test, BA Stokes became only Englishmen & 5th overall player to score 250+ runs & take 3 wickets in a same test match.

# 250+ Runs & At Least 1 Wicket in A Test Match Twice

  • ST Jayasuriya (1997/2004)
  • MJ Clark (2012/2012)
  • BA Stokes (2016/2020*)

# Ben Stokes came to bat as an opener in the second innings of the second test. This created history as he became 5th player in the 143 years history of the game to bat in all the positions in test matches.

Players To Bat in All Positions in Test Cricket

  • Wilfred Rhodes (Eng)
  • SYD Grogory (Aus)
  • Vinoo Mankad (Ind)
  • Usman-ul-Ghani (Pak)
  • Ben Stokes (Eng)

# England also used 4 openers in the second test match between England vs West Indies – RJ Burns/DP Sibley & BA Stokes/JC Buttler. Pakistan was the last team to use 4 openers in a same test match.

Pakistan V West Indies, Karachi, 1997
Aamer Sohail/Ijaz Ahmed & Mohammad Wasim/Azhar Mahmood

As far as England are concerned, it was 1954 when last time they used 4 openers in a same match, it was also against West Indies at Kingston. (L Hutton/TE Bailey & TW Graveney/W Watson)

# Stuart Broad has become 7th bowler to take 500 wickets in test.

Youngest to take 500 test wickets

  • M Muralitharan 31Y 334D
  • S Broad 34Y 30D*
  • S Warne 34Y 177D
  • J Anderson 35Y 39D
  • A Kumble 35 Y 143D
  • G McGrath 35Y 162D
  • C Walsh 38Y 138D

# 3000 Runs & 500 Wickets in Test

  • Shane Warne 3154 & 708
  • Stuart Broad 3284 & 501

# Test Captains to do the double of 1500+ runs and 100+ wickets

  • G Sobers- 3528 & 117
  • Imran Khan- 2408 & 187
  • D Vettori- 1917 & 116
  • Jason Holder – 1632 & 100*
England vs West Indies 2020 Test Series

# Leading Run Scorer in The Series

BA Stokes363
RJ Burns234
DP Sibley226
J Blackwood211
SSJ Brooks195

# Leading Wicket Taker

SCJ Broad16
ST Gabriel11
CR Woakes11
RJ Chase10
JO Holder10

# Highest Individual Score

BA Stokes176
DP Sibley120
J Blackwood95
OJ Pope91
RJ Burns90

# Best Bowling Spell

SCJ Broad6/31
JO Holder6/42
CR Woakes5/50
ST Gabriel5/75
RJ Chase5/172

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