Monday, 14 October 2013

Analysis to find "Most Experienced Playing Eleven" for each Team in Tests


Hi, Here is my work to find the Most Experienced Playing Eleven for each Team in Tests based on the following Metrics :

1) Total Caps of Playing eleven of a team for each Test.
2) Minimum Cap number among all eleven players of a team in a Test.

Finally, I will introduce to you, The Most experienced playing 22 of a Test Match.

Metric 1: Total Caps of Playing eleven of a team for each Test :

Team India:

  Most Number of Caps of Indian playing eleven in a Test: 861

  - India vs Australia, Bangalore, 9 Oct 2008

    G Gambhir - 18, V Sehwag - 61, R Dravid - 126, SR Tendulkar - 151, VVS Laxman - 97, SC Ganguly - 110, MS Dhoni - 30, Harbhajan Singh - 70, Z Khan - 57, A Kumble - 131, I Sharma - 10




Team Australia :

  Most Number of Caps of Australian playing eleven in a Test:  811

  - Australia vs England, Adelaide, 1 Dec 2006

    JL Langer - 102, ML Hayden - 86, RT Ponting - 107, DR Martyn - 67, MEK Hussey - 13, MJ Clarke - 24, AC Gilchrist - 87, SK Warne - 142, B Lee - 56, SR Clark - 6, GD McGrath - 121



Team England :

  Most Number of Caps of English playing eleven in a Test:  650

  - England vs Australia, Chester-le-Street, 9 Aug 2013

    AN Cook - 96, JE Root - 10, IJL Trott - 47, KP Pietersen - 98, IR Bell - 92, JM Bairstow - 12, MJ Prior - 71, TT Bresnan - 21, SCJ Broad - 61, GP Swann - 56, JM Anderson - 86



Team Sri Lanka :

  Most Number of Caps of Sri Lankan playing eleven in a Test:  614

  - Australia vs Sri Lanka, Brisbane, 8 Nov 2007

    MS Atapattu - 89, ST Jayasuriya - 108, MG Vandort - 10, DPMD Jayawardene - 89, TT Samaraweera - 40, LPC Silva - 6, HAPW Jayawardene - 13, MF Maharoof - 19, WPUJC Vaas - 99, CRD Fernando - 27, M Muralitharan - 114



Team South Africa :

  Most Number of Caps of South African playing eleven in a Test:  707

  - South Africa vs West Indies, Durban, 10 Jan 2008

    GC Smith - 61, HH Gibbs - 90, HM Amla - 20, JH Kallis - 114, AG Prince - 36, AB de Villiers - 35, A Nel - 34, MV Boucher - 109, SM Pollock - 108, DW Steyn - 18, M Ntini - 82

  - South Africa vs Sri Lanka, Durban, 26 Dec 2011

    GC Smith - 95, JA Rudolph - 39, HM Amla - 55, JH Kallis - 149, AB de Villiers - 70, AG Prince - 66, MV Boucher - 143, DW Steyn - 50, M Morkel - 35, Imran Tahir - 4, M de Lange - 1




Team Pakistan :

  Most Number of Caps of Pakistani playing eleven in a Test:  504

  - India vs Pakistan, Delhi, 4 Feb 1999

    Saeed Anwar - 38, Shahid Afridi - 3, Ijaz Ahmed - 52, Inzamam-ul-Haq - 53, Mohammad Yousuf - 9, Saleem Malik - 102, Moin Khan - 44, Wasim Akram - 85, Mushtaq Ahmed - 42, Saqlain Mushtaq - 19, Waqar Younis - 57



Team New Zealand :

  Most Number of Caps of New Zealand playing eleven in a Test:  415

  - New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, Wellington, 15 Dec 2006

    CD Cumming - 7, JM How - 6, MS Sinclair - 27, SP Fleming - 104, NJ Astle - 81, BB McCullum - 25, DL Vettori - 73, JDP Oram - 22, JEC Franklin - 21, SE Bond - 16, CS Martin - 33



Team West Indies :

  Most Number of Caps of West Indian playing eleven in a Test:  701

  - West Indies vs Australia, St John's, 27 Apr 1991

    CG Greenidge - 108, DL Haynes - 97, RB Richardson - 57, CL Hooper - 27, IVA Richards - 116, AL Logie - 48, PJL Dujon - 76, MD Marshall - 76, CEL Ambrose - 28, CA Walsh - 45, BP Patterson - 23



Team Bangladesh :

  Most Number of Caps of Bangladeshi playing eleven in a Test:  258

  - Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Colombo(SSC), 25 Jun 2007

    Javed Omar - 38, Shahriar Nafees - 9, Rajin Saleh - 20, Habibul Bashar - 45, Mohammad Ashraful - 36, Shakib Al Hasan - 3, Khaled Mashud - 44, Shahadat Hossain - 9, Mashrafe Mortaza - 23, Mohammad Rafique - 29, Abdur Razzak - 2



Team Zimbabwe :

  Most Number of Caps of Zimbabewan playing eleven in a Test:  317

  - Zimbabwe vs South Africa, Bulawayo, 14 Sep 2001

    ADR Campbell - 56, DD Ebrahim - 8, H Masakadza - 3, SV Carlisle - 20, A Flower - 54, GW Flower - 54, GJ Whittall - 45, HH Streak - 44, PA Strang - 24, TJ Friend - 3, RW Price - 6



Team ICC World XI :

  Number of Caps of "ICC World XI" playing eleven in their only Test:  818

  - Australia vs ICC World XI, Sydney, 14 Oct 2005

    GC Smith - 40, V Sehwag - 37, R Dravid - 92, BC Lara - 118, JH Kallis - 94, Inzamam-ul-Haq - 102, A Flintoff - 53, MV Boucher - 85, DL Vettori - 65, SJ Harmison - 36, M Muralitharan - 96


Metric 2:  Minimum Cap number among all eleven players of a team in a Test :

List of instances for each Test Team where the "Minimum Cap number among all eleven players of team in a Test" is largest:

Team India :

Indian Playing Eleven with all of their cap number is greater than or equal to 13

  - Ind vs Pak, Bangalore, 13 Mar 1987

    SM Gavaskar - 125, K Srikkanth - 28, M Amarnath - 66, DB Vengsarkar - 95, M Azharuddin - 21, RJ Shastri - 54, N Kapil Dev - 88, RMH Binny - 27, KS More - 13, NS Yadav - 35, Maninder Singh - 28

  - Ind vs SA, Ahmedabad, 3 Apr 2008

    W Jaffer - 30, V Sehwag - 56, R Dravid - 121, VVS Laxman - 92, SC Ganguly - 105, MS Dhoni - 28, IK Pathan - 29, A Kumble - 127, Harbhajan Singh - 65, RP Singh - 13, S Sreesanth - 13

  - Eng vs Ind, The Oval, 18 Aug 2011

    V Sehwag - 89, R Dravid - 157, VVS Laxman - 127, SR Tendulkar - 181, SK Raina - 15, I Sharma - 38, MS Dhoni - 61, A Mishra - 13, G Gambhir - 41, RP Singh - 14, S Sreesanth - 27

Team Australia :

  Only Australian Playing Eleven with all of their cap number is greater than or equal to 22

  - Pak vs Aus, Colombo(PSS), 3 Oct 2002

    JL Langer - 52, ML Hayden - 31, RT Ponting - 57, ME Waugh - 126, SR Waugh - 149, DR Martyn - 26, AC Gilchrist - 32, SK Warne - 102, B Lee - 22, JN Gillespie - 34, GD McGrath - 85

Team England :

  Only English Playing Eleven with all of their cap number is greater than or equal to 16

   - Pak vs Eng, Dubai(DSC), 3 Feb 2012

     AJ Strauss - 92, AN Cook - 75, IJL Trott - 26, KP Pietersen - 81, IR Bell - 72, EJG Morgan - 16, MJ Prior - 50, JM Anderson - 66, SCJ Broad - 44, GP Swann - 39, MS Panesar - 41

Team Sri Lanka :

  Only Sri Lankan Playing Eleven with all of their cap number is greater than or equal to 15

   - SA vs SL, Cape town, 19 Mar 1998

     ST Jayasuriya - 33, MS Atapattu - 15, RS Mahanama - 51, PA de Silva - 69, A Ranatunga - 77, HP Tillakaratne - 49, RS Kaluwitharana - 19, WPUJC Vaas - 26, GP Wickramasinghe - 26, M Muralitharan - 37, KR Pushpakumara - 17

Team South Africa :

  South African Playing Eleven with all of their cap number is greater than or equal to 18

   - SA vs Eng, 2 Jan 2000

     G Kirsten - 57, HH Gibbs - 18, JH Kallis - 33, DJ Cullinan - 54, WJ Cronje - 65, JN Rhodes - 49, L Klusener - 26, SM Pollock - 39, MV Boucher - 25, AA Donald - 60, PR Adams - 29
 
   - SA vs WI, Durban, 10 Jan 2008

     GC Smith - 61, HH Gibbs - 90, HM Amla - 20, JH Kallis - 114, AG Prince - 36, AB de Villiers - 35, A Nel - 34, MV Boucher - 109, SM Pollock - 108, DW Steyn - 18, M Ntini - 82

Team Pakistan :

  Only Pakistani Playing Eleven with all of their cap number is greater than or equal to 16

  - Ind vs Pak, Chennai, 15 Jan 1980

    Mudassar Nazar - 16, Sadiq Mohammad - 37, Majid Khan - 49, Zaheer Abbas - 38, Javed Miandad - 26, Asif Iqbal - 57, Wasim Raja - 29, Imran Khan - 26, Wasim Bari - 55, Iqbal Qasim - 19, Sikander Bakht - 18,

Team New Zealand :

  Only New Zealand Playing Eleven with all of their cap number is greater than or equal to 15

 - Aus vs NZ, Perth, 30 Nov 1985

   JG Wright - 44, BA Edgar - 33, JF Reid - 16, MD Crowe - 26, JV Coney - 43, JJ Crowe - 23, Sir RJ Hadlee - 60, IDS Smith - 28, JG Bracewell - 15, BL Cairns - 43, EJ Chatfield - 25

Team West Indies :

  Only West Indian Playing Eleven with all of their cap number is greater than or equal to 23

  Wi vs Aus, St John's, 27 Apr 1991

  - CG Greenidge - 108, DL Haynes - 97, RB Richardson - 57, CL Hooper - 27, IVA Richards - 116, AL Logie - 48, PJL Dujon - 76, MD Marshall - 76, CEL Ambrose - 28, CA Walsh - 45, BP Patterson - 23

Team Bangladesh :

  Only Bangladeshi Playing Eleven with all of their cap number is greater than or equal to 6

  - Aus vs Ban, Darwin, 18 Jul 2003

  Hannan Sarkar - 6, Javed Omar - 13, Habibul Bashar - 20, Mohammad Ashraful - 12, Al Sahariar - 15, Alok Kapali - 8, Khaled Mashud - 17, Khaled Mahmud - 6, Mashrafe Mortaza - 7, Tapash Baisya - 8, Manjural Islam - 15

Team Zimbabwe :

  Zimbabwean Playing Eleven with all of their cap number is greater than or equal to 5

  - Ind vs Zim, Delhi, 18 Nov 2000

    GW Flower - 45, GJ Rennie - 17, SV Carlisle - 12, ADR Campbell - 46, A Flower - 46, GJ Whittall - 35, HH Streak - 34, PA Strang - 23, BA Murphy - 5, BC Strang - 23, HK Olonga - 20

  - SL vs Zim, Galle, 12 Jan 2002
 
    SV Carlisle - 25, TR Gripper - 12, CB Wishart - 21, GJ Rennie - 22, A Flower - 59, GW Flower - 59, HH Streak - 49, DD Ebrahim - 11, DA Marillier - 5, TJ Friend - 8, HK Olonga - 28

  - Zim vs Ban, Bulawayo, 26 Feb 2004

    DD Ebrahim - 20, TR Gripper - 20, SV Carlisle - 35, GW Flower - 67, HH Streak - 59, DT Hondo - 5, TJ Friend - 13, T Taibu - 14, RW Price - 18, NB Mahwire - 5, SM Ervine - 5

3) Most experienced playing 22 of a Test Match as per the metric "Total Caps of all Playing 22" :

Most Experienced Playing 22 in a Test Match in terms of Total Caps of Players:

     Total Caps in SA vs Ind, Capetown, 2 Jan 2011: 1537  
   
   - South Africa vs India, Capetown, 2 Jan 2011

     AN Petersen - 9, GC Smith - 91, HM Amla - 51, JH Kallis - 145, AB de Villiers - 66, AG Prince - 62, MV Boucher - 139, DW Steyn - 46, M Morkel - 31, PL Harris - 37, LL Tsotsobe - 5
   

     G Gambhir - 38, V Sehwag - 87, R Dravid - 150, SR Tendulkar - 177, VVS Laxman - 120, CA Pujara - 3, MS Dhoni - 54, Harbhajan Singh - 93, Z Khan - 78, I Sharma - 31, S Sreesanth - 24