From a Statistician's Eye - West Indies tour to South Africa 2014

From a Statistician's Eye – West Indies tour to South Africa 2014

From a Statistician’s Eye – West Indies tour to South Africa 2014: The players from Caribbean will re-group for cricket once again after controversy with the WICB relating salary/payment issues kept them at bay from cricket and triggered them to call off their Indian tour midway. The matter has now been settled and dusted. West Indies will travel to South Africa for a full series of 3 Tests, 2 T20Is and 5 ODIs starting from December 17. South Africa has always been tough hosts to beat and no team has had much success against them in any form of the game.

West Indies tour to South Africa 2014
From a Statistician’s Eye – West Indies tour to South Africa 2014. (Photo Source: PA Photos)

Test Matches:

Test Cricket has always been the best form of the game and South Africa’s dominance in this format at home has been quite remarkable. West Indies has only managed one victory over South Africa in South Africa in 12 attempts. Their W/L ratio of 0.1 in South Africa is the WORST they have anywhere vs anyone in the world. The overall is too not great, winning only 3 of the 25 matches between them while ending up on the losing side 16 times.

West Indies vs South Africa (in South Africa)
Played WI Won SA Won Draw
12 1 10 1
West Indies vs South Africa (Overall)
Played WI Won SA Won Draw
25 3 16 6

CT Fact: West Indies are yet to win a Test Series in South Africa.
Batting Records:

Jacques Kallis leads the overall run-chart between South Africa and West Indies batsmen in South Africa scoring 1414 runs at almost 95 runs per innings. Brian Lara is at second with 874 while Chanderpaul is at three with 820 runs. Gibbs and Gayle occupy the 4th and 5th positions.

Most Runs: South Africa vs West Indies (in South Africa)
Batsmen Matches Runs Average Highest Score 100s/50s
Jack Kallis (SA) 12 1414 94.26 177 5/6
Brian Lara (WI) 9 874 51.41 196 2/4
Shivnarine Chanderpaul (WI) 9 820 63.07 203* 3/2
Hershel Gibbs (SA) 10 820 51.25 192 3/2
Chris Gayle (WI) 11 814 40.70 317 1/3

Bowling Records:

Shaun Pollock has taken 50 wickets against the Windies in 10 tests in South Africa. The top 5 bowlers with most wickets in South Africa-West Indies in South Africa Tests are all South Africans. Ntini, Nel, Kallis and Alan Donald make the top 5 of this list.

Most Wickets: South Africa vs West Indies (in South Africa)
Bowler Matches Wickets Strike Rate Best Figures 5-fers
Shaun Pollock (SA) 10 50 48.8 5/43 3
Makhaya Ntini (SA) 7 39 46.5 5/49 3
Andre Nel (SA) 7 35 45.4 5/87 1
Jack Kallis (SA) 12 25 68.1 5/90 1
Alan Donald (SA) 5 23 30.6 5/49 2

One Day International Matches:

Like Tests, West Indies have been pathetic against the Proteas in One Day Internationals, having last won a ODI vs South Africa in South Africa on February 1, 2004. Overall record is not too convincing at all, 12 wins in 52 matches speak of West Indies’ inability against South Africa in any conditions or venue.

West Indies vs South Africa (in South Africa)
Played WI Won SA Won No Result/Tied
21 4 16 1
Most Wickets: South Africa vs West Indies (in South Africa)
Played WI Won SA Won No Result/Tied
52 12 38 1/1

The series result for West Indies in South Africa stand at:

West Indies vs South Africa (in South Africa)
Series Margin Winner
West Indies in South Africa ODI Series, 1998/99 6-1 (7) South Africa
West Indies in South Africa ODI Series, 2003/04 3-1 (5) South Africa
West Indies in South Africa ODI Series, 2007/08 5-0 (5) South Africa

*remaining matches were in a tournament involving more than 2 teams.

CT Fact: Same as Tests, West Indies have never won an ODI Series in South Africa.

Batting Records:

Run-machine Kallis leads the ODI charts as well scoring 799 in 18 ODI games vs West Indies in South Africa. Lara is at number 2 with 540. Two West Indians, Chanderpaul and Gayle are at 3rd and 4th while HH Gibbs is at 5th with 438 runs.

Most Runs: South Africa vs West Indies (in South Africa)
Batsmen Matches Runs Average Highest Score 100s/50s
Jack Kallis (SA) 18 799 61.46 139 3 / 4
Brian Lara (WI) 16 540 36.00 92 0 / 4
Shivnarine Chanderpaul (WI) 15 523 40.23 85* 0 / 4
Chris Gayle (WI) 17 481 28.29 132 1 / 1
Hershel Gibbs (SA) 15 438 31.28 125 2 / 0

Bowling Records:

Shaun Pollock has taken 27 wickets against the Windies in 17 ODIs in South Africa. Lance Klusener is at 2nd with 19 wickets. Kallis is at third with 18 while Carl Hooper stands at 5th with 13 wickets in 11 matches.

Most Wickets: South Africa vs West Indies (in South Africa)
Bowler Matches Wickets Strike Rate Best Figures 5-fers
Shaun Pollock (SA) 17 27 32.2 6/35 1
Lance Klusener (SA) 13 19 30.2 3/9 0
Jacques Kallis (SA) 18 18 29.8 3/8 0
Hansie Cronje (SA) 10 14 24.2 3/10 0
Carl Hooper 11 13 36.4 4/52 0

CT Fact: No bowler has taken a ODI 5-fer in SA-WI ODIs in SA other than Shaun Pollock. (Here is the fixture of West Indies tour to SA)

*All stats updated till 14th December 2014.