In ODIs since January 2014, Ajinkya Rahane is the lowest impact specialist batsman for India. Amongst the Indian top seven, only Ravindra Jadeja has a lower Batting Impact than him in this time-frame.
The only Pakistani players to give a series-defining performance in Tests in Sri Lanka are Mohammad Asif, Younis Khan, Wasim Akram and Imran Farhat.
Younis Khan is the fifth-highest impact batsman in Pakistani Test history after Inzamam-ul-Haq, Saeed Anwar, Misbah-ul-Haq and Javed Miandad. In terms of pressure absorbed (of falling wickets), he is second only to Inzamam. And in terms of consistency, only Mohammad Yousuf had a lower failure rate.
Since January 2014, MS Dhoni is actually the third-highest impact batsman for India in ODIs after Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli. In terms of consistency, Dhoni's failure rate of 29% in 25 matches is the best for any Indian batsman in this time-frame.
Mustafizur Rahman became the first Bangladeshi player to produce a series-defining performance in his debut series. He is also, only the second Bangladeshi bowler to produce a series-defining performance in ODIs after Abdur Razzak.
Mustafizur’s bowling figures of 5 for 50 off 9.2 overs had a higher Bowling Impact than Taskin Ahmed’s 5 for 28 off 8 overs against India in 2014. Taskin’s five wickets had included the wicket of a lower-order batsman, whereas all of Mustafizur’s wickets were of top/middle-order batsmen. More here.
Seven out of Eoin Morgan's nine highest impact batting performances in ODIs have now come in England. Morgan's Batting Impact drops by 26% in overseas conditions whereas his batting failure rate shoots up to 54% as compared to 43% at home.
Ravi Bopara was the last English player to produce a series-defining performance in ODIs at home. He achieved this feat three and a half years ago when England beat Australia 4-0 in 2012. Can any English player break the lean patch in the ongoing New Zealand series?
Even though Tamim Iqbal surpassed Habibul Bashar as Bangladesh's highest run-scorer in Tests, he is only the third-highest impact batsman in Bangladeshi Test history after Bashar and Shakib-Al-Hasan. (Min: 30 Tests)
Matt Prior retires as the highest impact player amongst all wicket-keeper batsmen and as the most consistent player (failure rate of only 11%) in English Test history. His only series-defining performance in Tests came in The Ashes, 2010/11 season.
THE SECOND-HIGHEST IMPACT PAKISTANI TEST BATSMAN
Saeed Anwar is the third-highest impact opening batsman in Test history, after Jack Hobbs and Len Hutton. In the last 30 years, only Lara, Inzamam and Sangakkara have had a higher impact with the bat than Anwar.