Since 2000, England's lowest impact specialist batsman at Birmingham is Michael Vaughan followed by Ian Bell (Min: 5 Tests). Bell has a failure rate of 60% in the five Tests he has played there. England's highest impact batsmen at the venue in this time-frame are Kevin Pietersen, Marcus Trescothick and Alastair Cook.
Dwayne Bravo produced a tournament-defining performance (TD) for Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel in the recently concluded Caribbean Premier League. Bravo now has four TDs in his T20 career. It has been previously achieved by only two West Indians- Kieron Pollard (5) & Dwayne Smith (4).
The highest impact batsmen in the ongoing ODI series between Sri Lanka and Pakistan are Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik and Ahmed Shehzad whereas the highest impact bowlers are Mohammad Hafeez, Yasir Shah and Imad Wasim. The fact that all six of them are Pakistanis signifies Pakistan's dominance in the series.
Apart from Brad Haddin, Michael Carberry was the only other batsman to have a 0% failure rate (a Batting Impact of less than 1 in a game constitutes as a failure) in the last Ashes in Australia. Carberry never played a Test after that.
Since taking over the mantle of Pakistan's ODI captaincy, Azhar Ali has been the second-most consistent batsman in the world after Soumya Sarkar and has failed in only one of the nine ODIs with the bat.
No Pakistani player has ever given a series-defining performance in ODIs in Sri Lanka. Saleem Malik is the highest impact batsman while Abdul Qadir the highest impact bowler for Pakistan in ODIs in Sri Lanka.
Ten Australian players had a Match Impact of more than 1 (minimum for a performance to not be considered a failure) in the 2nd Test at Lord's. England, in comparison, had only six such players. The only Australian to miss out was Adam Voges.
Steve Smith's failure rate of 21% in 24 Tests in the last three years is the lowest in world cricket. He is followed by AB de Villiers (23% in 22 Tests) and Kumar Sangakkara (26% in 19 Tests).
Since 2000, Joe Root (5 Tests) and Jonathan Trott (8) are the only English batsmen who have never failed at Lord's in Tests. Root, in fact has been England's highest impact batsman at Lord's in this time-frame.
Soumya Sarkar's batting failure rate of just 13% in 17 matches is the lowest amongst all batsmen in ODI cricket in the last one year. He is followed by Haris Sohail (22% in 18 matches) and AB de Villiers (23% in 24 matches). (Min: 15 ODIs)
THE HIGHEST IMPACT INDIAN TEST BATSMAN AFTER THE BIG THREE
Despite having a batting average of just 42, Gundappa Viswanath is the fourth-highest impact batsman in India's Test cricket history (behind Dravid, Tendulkar and Gavaskar). His ability to absorb pressure (of falling wickets) is higher than the likes of Laxman and Dravid and the second-best in Indian Test cricket.