5 insane career records due to low playing activity
Maybe the records wouldn't be the same had these players played more games for their teams.
If one aspect of cricket lies in the glorious victories, the fan flurries, and exquisite gameplay, the other aspect involves the statistics of averages, strike rate, and score projections.
For a batsman, the averages and the strike rates are the most important facet which in the modern day has proved to of paramount importance in the selection whilst the bowler's economy rates and strike rates are vital factors as well.
However, we take a look at 5 insane and formidable career records primarily due to low playing activity:
#5 Shane Bond
The Kiwis boast of a profound history of producing bowlers with great variations and also bowlers who showcase proficient discipline. Speedster Shane Bond was someone who could do both these things, along with extreme pace.
In the history of New Zealand cricket, Bond is one of the fastest bowlers with his highest recorded speed being 156.2 km/h against South Africa in the 2003 ICC World Cup.
However, an injury-plagued career resulted in Bond playing just 18 Test matches. However, he managed to scalp as many as 87 wickets at a staggering strike rate of 38.76 with 5 five-wicket hauls.