India’s Wall: Rahul Dravid’s ODI Career Statistics!

Little did Rahul Dravid imagine he was going to play another ODI match in his career after India won the World Cup in 2011. India were world champs and Dravid was not picked for over 2 years.

The nickname of ‘The Wall’ was apt and proven once again with Indian team struggling hopelessly in England but Dravid standing tall amongst the ruins, with 3 centuries in the Test series.

The selectors looked for a savior and selected Rahul Dravid marking his return to ODI format of the game.

Ironically, Dravid on being selected decided to declare it his last ODI series and retire from this format of the game. Today will be his last game. Here are some of his achievements in his ODI career spanning 15 years.

Dravids – ODI Career Stats

Matches  343
Innings  317
Runs  10820
Strike Rate  71.16
Average  39.06
Hundreds 12
Fifties 82

Dravid also was a safe fielder and has kept wickets for many matches.
He has taken 72 catches as a wicket-keeper while taking 124 catches as a fielder. He also has 14 dismissals as stumped taking his total dismissals while fielding to 210.

Further more Dravid bowled 31 overs and took 4 wickets as a bowler.

Dravid’s Captaincy Record in ODI

Rahul Dravid was not a celebrated captain mostly because of India being knocked out in the first stages of the World Cup in 2007. But his captaincy record is quite impressive in ODI format.

He captained India in 79 matches, winning 42 of them. This was a success rate of over 53%. This rate is marginally superior to even Ganguly’s success rate as captain which around 52%.

Do you think he deserves a lot more credit than he gets for Indian cricket and its achievements over the past decade and a half? Do drop in your comments.

[Stats] India vs Pakistan in World Cup Matches

India has beaten Australia in the ICC World Cup 2011, Quarterfinals to move set up their semi-final clash with Pakistan. Most India fans (for that matter even Pakistan fans) will know that India has never lost to Pakistan in a World Cup as yet.

I thought why not dig out some stats on how India and Pakistan players have performed against each others.

Ind Vs Pak in World Cup: Top 5 batsman

Name M I Runs Avg S/R
Sachin Tendulkar 4 4 228 76.00 87.35
Saeed Anwar 3 3 185 61.66 91.58
M Azharuddin 3 3 118 39.33 80.27
Aamir Sohail 2 2 117 58.50 82.97
Rahul Dravid 2 2 105 105.00 63.63

Ind Vs Pak in World Cup: Top 5 bowlers

Name M Overs Runs Wkts Econ Rate
V Prasad 2 19.3 72 8 3.69
J Srinath 4 35.1 176 7 5.00
A Kumble 3 30.0 142 5 4.73
M Ahmed 2 20.0 115 5 5.75
Waqar Younis 2 18.4 138 4 7.39

Trivia

  • India and Pakistan have played 4 matches in World Cup history and India has won all four.
  • Sachin Tendulkar, Javagal Srinath and Inzaman Ul Haq are the only players to have played in all the four games.
  • Sachin Tendulkar will play the fifth time against Pakistan in World Cup tournament on 30th March 2011.
  • The only match played in India during a World Cup was in 96, in Bangalore. That match was also a Quarter-Final and a knockout.

If you have more details or trivia stats do drop them in your comments. 🙂