There have been only 9 instances when a player has scored more than 300 runs and has notched up 20 plus wickets in a series since 1960 and 15 times in the history of Test cricket. But there is a good chance that this record might just increase by a number and another Indian after Kapil Dev will make it to the list.
With 209 runs and 11 wickets already in his kitty and 3 more test matches to be played one can easily expect Bhuvneshwar Kumar to enter the this list and quiet possibly top it as well.
First let us take a look at players to score 300+ runs and take 20+ wickets in a series since 1960 –
|Garry Sobers||India in WI. 1961-62||5||424||23|
|Garry Sobers||WI in England, 1963||5||322||20|
|Garry Sobers||WI in England, 1966||5||722||20|
|Tony Greig||England in WI, 1973-74||5||430||24|
|Ian Botham||The Ashes in England, 1981||6||399||34|
|Kapil Dev||England in India, 1981-82||6||318||22|
|Richard Hadlee||NZ in England, 1983||4||301||21|
|Shaun Pollock||SA in West Indies, 2000-01||5||302||20|
|Andrew Flintoff||The Ashes in England, 2005||5||402||24|
Probably next on list:
|Bhuvneswar Kumar||India in England, 2014||2||209||11|
Andrew Flintoff was the last player to score 300 or more runs and pick up 20 or more wickets in Test cricket in a single series. Almost 9 years have passed by and now here is young Indian bowlers who has the best chance to get his name listed along with legendary cricketers that too in a series that is being played at England.