Cricket is a game in which it’s easy to create records whereas it’s hard to sustain it for a long period of time. Over the years, there have been several records which have been created and broken by several cricketers. But there are some records which are difficult for the players to break and which probably will not be broken in the future.
5. Allan Border’s most continuous appearances in Test matches:
The former Australian skipper Allan Border and one of the greats of the game has played 153 Test matches on the trot from 10th March 1979 to 25th March 1994 without missing out a single Test match in his total appearances of 156 Test matches. This unbelievable feat which is an all-time record which is tough to surpass in the future.
4. Best bowling accuracy:
Michael Holding one of the most skilful and accurate bowlers ever has a unique record of bowling 900 overs without bowling a wide in an ODI game which is near to impossible. Michael Holding, the former great West Indian bowler who is also known as the whispering death has this unique record of bowling.In the 102 ODI matches he played he has claimed 142 wickets with a highly impressive average of 21.36
3. Oldest Test debut:
James Southerton from England made his debut when he was 49 years and 119 days old which is the oldest Test debut in cricket. Southerton who was born on 1827 made his debut on 1877 against Australia at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. Southerton was good enough to play just 2 matches and he made just 2 runs. However, he died at the age of 52.
2. Most wickets in a Test series:
Sydney Barnes, one of the best leg break bowlers of all time has 49 scalps in four Test matches he played against South Africa in a Test series during 1913/14. The England bowler picked up 189 wickets in just 27 matches with a highly impeccable average of 16.43
1. Scoring a century and double century on Test debut:
Only one cricketer has ever managed to score a double-century and another hundred in his first match. Lawrence Rowe scored 214 in the first innings and another century of 100 not out for West Indies against New Zealand in Kingston in 1971-72. The right-handed batsman played 30 Test matches and scored 2047 runs with the highest score of 302.