WHEN PACE MATTERS IN TEST BATTING

The five highest Strike Rate Impact performances (in an innings context) in Test history.

THE HIGHEST IMPACT BATTING PERFORMANCE IN TEST HISTORY

Ian Botham came out to bat (at 87 for 5) and made 50 in 54 balls but England was still cleaned up for 174 (in response to Australia's 401) and followed-on. Botham came out again at 105 for 5 (England still trailed by 122) and smashed an unbeaten 149 in 148 balls, helping England to 356. Set 130 to win, Australia collapsed for 111. The series was levelled at 1-1.

IS COURTNEY WALSH UNDERRATED?

himank-compressedIn the 50 Tests they bowled together since May 1993, Walsh captured almost 50 wickets more than Ambrose. Walsh, it seems, was not just a counterfoil but an equally, if not more, lethal bowler.

 

 

Soham

Yes, Walsh’s rise in the second-half of his career is quite stunning but Ambrose still has a higher impact than Walsh and is the highest impact West Indian bowler in that period.