5 cricket records that you may not know

Azhar was one of the most successful captain of India
Umang Pabari
Modified 26 Nov 2015
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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 captainTeamMatchesFromUntil
M AzharuddinIndia12829 November 19914 July 1996
Mahela JayawardenaSri Lanka10019 March 200610 October 2008
H CronjeSouth Africa9925 Novemebr 199430 January 1998
A CampbellZimbabwe9526 August 199629 October 1999
H CronjeSouth Africa8326 February 199827 March 2000
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Published 25 Nov 2015
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