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Statistical preview of the West Indies v India, Test Series

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Indian cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin takes a catch to dismiss WICB President’s XI squad captain Leon Johnson. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

India set to take on the hosts West Indies in the 4-match Test series. The series is crucial for the 2nd ranked India as they need to win big to keep their rankings safe. On the other hand, West Indies have a weaker team and their recent games show their struggles.

Though in overall record in Test cricket West Indies’ have good numbers against India. The recent matches show that India has an undefeated record against the Caribbean team. With the series about to begin tomorrow, here we look at stats recorded during the two teams’ meetings and the approaching player milestones:

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0 – Number of Tests West Indies has won against India in their last 15 meetings. India won 8 of them while other 7 ended in a draw.

0 – Number of times India won more than 1 Test in a series against West Indies in West Indies.

6 – Virat Kohli needs another 12 runs to complete 3000 runs in Test cricket.

10 – Number of Test series played between West Indies and India in West Indies before this. West Indies won in 7 of them while India won in 3.

12 – Darren Bravo needs another 12 runs to complete 3000 runs in Test cricket.

Head to Head:

Overall:

Team Mat Won Lost Tied Draw W/L
West Indies 90 30 16 0 44 1.875
India 90 16 30 0 44 0.533

In West Indies:

Team Mat Won Lost Tied Draw W/L
West Indies 45 16 5 0 24 3.2
India 45 5 16 0 24 0.312

 

Series results:

Series Start Date Mat WI IND Tied Draw Host Winner
West Indies in India 10-Nov-48 5 1 0 0 4 India West Indies
India in West Indies 21-Jan-53 5 1 0 0 4 West Indies West Indies
West Indies in India 28-Nov-58 5 3 0 0 2 India West Indies
India in West Indies 16-Feb-62 5 5 0 0 0 West Indies West Indies
West Indies in India 13-Dec-66 3 2 0 0 1 India West Indies
India in West Indies 18-Feb-71 5 0 1 0 4 West Indies India
West Indies in India 22-Nov-74 5 3 2 0 0 India West Indies
India in West Indies 10-Mar-76 4 2 1 0 1 West Indies West Indies
West Indies in India 1-Dec-78 6 0 1 0 5 India India
India in West Indies 23-Feb-83 5 2 0 0 3 West Indies West Indies
West Indies in India 21-Oct-83 6 3 0 0 3 India West Indies
West Indies in India 25-Nov-87 4 1 1 0 2 India drawn
India in West Indies 25-Mar-89 4 3 0 0 1 West Indies West Indies
West Indies in India 18-Nov-94 3 1 1 0 1 India drawn
India in West Indies 6-Mar-97 5 1 0 0 4 West Indies West Indies
India in West Indies 11-Apr-02 5 2 1 0 2 West Indies West Indies
West Indies in India 9-Oct-02 3 0 2 0 1 India India
India in West Indies 2-Jun-06 4 0 1 0 3 West Indies India
India in West Indies 20-Jun-11 3 0 1 0 2 West Indies India
West Indies in India 6-Nov-11 3 0 2 0 1 India India
West Indies in India 6-Nov-13 2 0 2 0 0 India India

 

Highest totals:

Team Score Overs Inns No Venue Start Date
West Indies 644/8d 214 2 Delhi 6-Feb-59
India 644/7d 189.4 1 Kanpur 2-Feb-79
West Indies 631 183.4 1 Delhi 10-Nov-48
West Indies 631/8d 217.4 2 Kingston 7-Mar-62
India 631/7d 151.2 1 Kolkata 14-Nov-11
West Indies 629/6d 206 1 Mumbai (BS) 9-Dec-48

 

Lowest totals:

Team Score Overs Inns No Venue Start Date
India 75 30.5 1 Delhi 25-Nov-87
India 81 35.5 4 Bridgetown 27-Mar-97
India 90 30 3 Kolkata 10-Dec-83
India 97 26.2 3 Kingston 21-Apr-76
India 98 50.5 3 Port of Spain 16-Feb-62
India 102 33.4 1 Bridgetown 2-May-02

 

103 – West Indies’ lowest total in Test cricket against India. It was recorded at Kingston in 2006.

Most Runs:

Player Team Mat Runs HS Ave 100s 50s
Sunil Gavaskar India 27 2749 236* 65.45 13 7
Clive Lloyd West Indies 28 2344 242* 58.6 7 12
Shivnarine Chanderpaul West Indies 25 2171 140 63.85 7 10
Rahul Dravid India 23 1978 146 63.8 5 13
Vivian Richards West Indies 28 1927 192* 50.71 8 7
Gary Sobers West Indies 18 1920 198 83.47 8 7


Most Wickets:

Player Team Mat Maidens Wickets BBI BBM Ave 5WI 10WI
N Kapil Dev India 25 168 89 9/83 10/135 24.89 4 1
MD Marshall West Indies 17 128 76 6/37 11/89 21.98 6 1
A Kumble India 17 174 74 6/78 8/196 29.78 4 0
S Venkataraghavan India 23 281 68 5/95 7/102 39.47 1 0
AME Roberts West Indies 14 113 67 7/64 12/121 21.7 4 1
BS Chandrasekhar India 15 155 65 7/157 11/235 33.52 4 1

Best Fielders:

Player Team Mat Dismissals Catches Stumpings Catches as Keeper Catches as Fielder
PJL Dujon West Indies 19 60 58 2 58 0
MS Dhoni India 12 48 40 8 40 0
IVA Richards West Indies 28 39 39 0 0 39
SMH Kirmani India 21 36 29 7 29 0
DL Murray West Indies 9 27 24 3 24 0
GS Sobers West Indies 18 27 27 0 0 27

Partnerships:

Partners Team Wicket Runs In Score Out Score Inns No. Venue Start Date
SM Gavaskar, DB Vengsarkar India 2 344* 1/17 1/361 3 Kolkata 29-Dec-78
CG Greenidge, DL Haynes West Indies 1 296 1/296 2 St John’s 28-Apr-83
S Chanderpaul, CL Hooper West Indies 5 293 4/157 5/450 1 Georgetown 11-Apr-02
R Ashwin, RG Sharma India 7 280 6/156 7/436 2 Kolkata 6-Nov-13
GE Gomez, CL Walcott West Indies 4 267 3/27 4/294 1 Delhi 10-Nov-48
RB Kanhai, EDAS McMorris West Indies 2 255 1/16 2/271 2 Kingston 7-Mar-62

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