Undoubtedly, like many other sports, cricket is also a game of numbers and records. There are many well-known records that most of us have heard of. Many of us know about Bradman’s 99.94 Test average or Sachin’s 100 international centuries.Every cricket fan has an idea about Murali’s international wicket haul or Sir Jack Hobbs first class records. But there are few records that we may have not observed of certain players or teams.It is often said that “Cricket is a game of glorious uncertainties”. One cannot really predict the outcome of a game until the last ball has been bowled. Often we get to see quite a few unpredictable performances that really bring a whole new level of excitement to the game This further stimulates the interest of fans in the game.When these unpredictable performances amalgamate with the numbers that are such an integral part of cricket, we get a few less observed records. Let’s take a look at 5 of the most less observed cricket records.
#5 Most consecutive matches as a captain including all formats
Any guesses for this stat? You might say Ricky Ponting or Greame Smith or even MS Dhoni, but Mohammed Azharuddin, who has captained India in 128 consecutive matches from 29 Nov 1991 to 4 July 1996. Amongst those were, 30 were test matches and 98 were ODI matches.
Here is a table that shows the top five captains:
|Player as a captain||Team||Matches||From||Until|
|M Azharuddin||India||128||29 November 1991||4 July 1996|
|Mahela Jayawardena||Sri Lanka||100||19 March 2006||10 October 2008|
|H Cronje||South Africa||99||25 Novemebr 1994||30 January 1998|
|A Campbell||Zimbabwe||95||26 August 1996||29 October 1999|
|H Cronje||South Africa||83||26 February 1998||27 March 2000|