Mitchell Starc's Bowling Impact in ODIs is almost 64% higher than in Tests. In ODIs, he has a failure rate of 26% whereas in Tests, it is 35%. When it comes to 5+ impact performances (very high impact) in a match, Starc has already produced six such performances in ODIs. He is yet to produce a single performance over the impact of 5 in Tests.
Alastair Cook's batting failure rate at Trent Bridge is 75% in 8 Tests— his worst at any venue in England. Ian Bell with a failure rate of 86% in 7 Tests though is the least consistent amongst all English batsmen at the venue since 2000.
Since 2000, Steven Finn has the highest Pressure-Building Impact (ability to take wickets in quick succession and to put the opposition under pressure) amongst all English pacers who have bowled in 20 or more Tests.
Failure rates of Australian middle-order batsmen since 2014 in Tests: Mitchell Marsh (40%), Michael Clarke (55%), Shaun Marsh (57%), Shane Watson (67%) and Brad Haddin (85%). When it comes to cumulative failure rate, only the West Indian middle-order has fared worse than Australia in this time-frame.
Only Steve Smith (10%) has a lower batting failure rate than Mominul Haque (11%) in the last one year in Tests.
In Ashes Tests since 2000, James Anderson is the third-lowest impact pacer for England after Steve Harmison and Ben Stokes (Min: 5 Tests). Anderson has been lower impact than the likes of Tim Bresnan, Simon Jones, Andrew Caddick, Andrew Flintoff and Matthew Hoggard in this time-frame.
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.
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.