How many visiting Test sides have won consecutive series in Australia? – Aditya A Bhave on Twitter
Only five visiting sides have managed to win successive Test series in Australia - England (on two occasions), West Indies, South Africa and now India. The list below has all the details.
How often have sides won a Test series despite recording their lowest ever total? – Nihal Gopinathan on WhatsApp.
India recently, became the only the third side after England and Australia to achieve this in Test cricket. The table list has the details:
For the record, also listed are the series outcomes (all lost) for other Test sides.
+ Inaugural Test match
How have English pacers and spinners fared on Indian pitches, say in the last 20 years? – Rajat Shah on Twitter.
Since 2000, England have toured India on five occasions with the home side winning three Test series, losing one and one was drawn. The England bowling in India overall, and pace and spin, since then for each of their five tours are listed in the lists below.
# Drawn series (1-1), $ England won series (2-1)
Is there a comparison of stats of Cheteshwar Pujara vs Rahul Dravid on tours to Australia? I reckon Pujara will have better numbers three tours taken together - Rajesh Abraham on Twitter
The series-by-series stats for both Rahul Dravid and Cheteshwar Pujara in Australia are below:
+ Dravid also has two more innings (23 runs in 74 balls) in Australia for the ICC World XI in 2005
Among bowlers who have claimed a wicket off their very first delivery in Test cricket, is Nathan Lyon the only one to claim over 100 wickets and also appear in 100 Tests - Akhil Kumar on Facebook
Among the 20 players who have the distinction of claiming a wicket off their very first delivery in Test cricket, Nathan Lyon is the only one to appear in over 50 Tests (he now has 100) and the only bowler to claim over 200 wickets (he has 399 wickets!). The list below has the details.
*career in progress
All records mentioned above are correct and updated as of 25 January 2021