January 20, 2010

Most innings until improving debut performance

Travis Basevi

Most career innings and never improving high score from debut innings - Tests
Player Span Mat Inns Runs Ave 100 50 Score Opposition Start Date Scorecard
D Gough (Eng) 1994-2003 58 86 855 12.57 0 2 65 v New Zealand Jun 30, 1994 Test 1262
RS Kaluwitharana (SL) 1992-2004 49 78 1933 26.12 3 9 132* v Australia Aug 17, 1992 Test 1194
AC Hudson (SA) 1992-1998 35 63 2007 33.45 4 13 163 v West Indies Apr 18, 1992 Test 1188
JA Rudolph (SA) 2003-2006 35 63 2028 36.21 5 8 222* v Bangladesh Apr 24, 2003 Test 1640
MS Sinclair (NZ) 1999-2008 32 54 1595 32.55 3 4 214 v West Indies Dec 26, 1999 Test 1478
AA Mallett (Aus) 1968-1980 38 50 430 11.62 0 0 43* v England Aug 22, 1968 Test 641
WB Phillips (Aus) 1983-1986 27 48 1485 32.28 2 7 159 v Pakistan Nov 11, 1983 Test 966
Yasir Hameed (Pak) 2003-2007 23 45 1450 34.52 2 8 170 v Bangladesh Aug 20, 2003 Test 1655
BM Laird (Aus) 1979-1982 21 40 1341 35.28 0 11 92 v West Indies Dec 1, 1979 Test 862
SLV Raju (India) 1990-2001 28 34 240 10.00 0 0 31 v New Zealand Feb 2, 1990 Test 1136
AJY Hopkins (Aus) 1902-1909 20 33 509 16.41 0 0 43 v England Feb 14, 1902 Test 68
BW Yuile (NZ) 1963-1969 17 33 481 17.81 0 1 64 v England Feb 23, 1963 Test 540
JL Hendriks (WI) 1962-1969 20 32 447 18.62 0 2 64 v India Feb 16, 1962 Test 525
JK Lever (Eng) 1976-1986 21 31 306 11.76 0 1 53 v India Dec 17, 1976 Test 788
LJ Tancred (SA) 1902-1913 14 26 530 21.20 0 2 97 v Australia Oct 11, 1902 Test 75
Aminul Islam (Ban) 2000-2002 13 26 530 21.20 1 2 145 v India Nov 10, 2000 Test 1512
MB Poore (NZ) 1953-1956 14 24 355 15.43 0 0 45 v South Africa Mar 13, 1953 Test 370
Hanumant Singh (India) 1964-1969 14 24 686 31.18 1 5 105 v England Feb 8, 1964 Test 556
FLH Mooney (NZ) 1949-1954 14 22 343 17.14 0 0 46 v England Jun 11, 1949 Test 314
JA Hayes (NZ) 1951-1958 15 22 73 4.86 0 0 19 v England Mar 17, 1951 Test 332

Most career innings until improving high score from debut innings - Tests
Player Span Mat Inns Runs Ave 100 50 Debut Score Opposition Start Date Scorecard
MJ Clarke (Aus) 2004-2010 58 94 4116 50.19 13 17 151 166 v Pakistan Jan 14, 2010 Test 1947
PBH May (Eng) 1951-1957 40 67 2921 47.11 7 15 138 285* v West Indies May 30, 1957 Test 439
IR Redpath (Aus) 1964-1969 28 49 1623 36.06 1 10 97 132 v West Indies Feb 14, 1969 Test 646
CS Martin (NZ) 2000-2008 36 49 64 2.46 0 0 7 12* v Bangladesh Jan 4, 2008 Test 1859
RM Hogg (Aus) 1978-1984 31 44 336 9.33 0 1 36 52 v West Indies Mar 2, 1984 Test 979
JHB Waite (SA) 1951-1955 19 33 855 27.58 1 5 76 113 v England Jul 7, 1955 Test 410
Tapash Baisya (Ban) 2002-2004 17 33 317 11.74 0 2 52* 66 v New Zealand Oct 26, 2004 Test 1717
PAJ DeFreitas (Eng) 1986-1991 19 28 349 12.92 0 0 40 45 v Australia Jan 25, 1991 Test 1161
KD Walters (Aus) 1965-1969 16 25 1603 72.86 5 9 155 242 v West Indies Feb 14, 1969 Test 646
TM Alderman (Aus) 1981-1984 18 25 77 6.41 0 0 12* 21* v West Indies Mar 16, 1984 Test 983
MJ Prior (Eng) 2007-2009 16 25 899 47.31 2 6 126* 131* v West Indies Mar 6, 2009 Test 1914
BR Taylor (NZ) 1965-1969 13 24 556 26.47 2 2 105 124 v West Indies Feb 27, 1969 Test 648
Khaled Mashud (Ban) 2000-2002 13 24 319 16.78 0 0 32 33 v South Africa Oct 18, 2002 Test 1619
RC Fredericks (WI) 1968-1971 12 23 666 28.95 0 5 76 80 v India Mar 6, 1971 Test 683
L Vincent (NZ) 2001-2003 13 23 738 33.54 2 6 104 106 v India Oct 16, 2003 Test 1662
J Dyson (Aus) 1977-1981 12 22 467 23.35 1 1 53 102 v England Jul 16, 1981 Test 905
AV Bedser (Eng) 1946-1948 14 21 241 15.06 0 0 30 37 v Australia Jul 8, 1948 Test 301
CZ Harris (NZ) 1992-1997 11 21 319 15.95 0 2 56 71 v Zimbabwe Sep 25, 1997 Test 1379
W Bates (Eng) 1881-1885 12 20 524 29.11 0 4 58 64 v Australia Mar 14, 1885 Test 20
GR Dilley (Eng) 1979-1981 12 20 243 18.69 0 1 38* 56 v Australia Jul 16, 1981 Test 905

Most career innings and never improving best figures from debut innings - Tests
Player Span Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts Ave 5 Figs Opposition Start Date Scorecard
RM Hogg (Aus) 1978-1984 38 66 7633 3503 123 28.47 6 6/74 v England Dec 1, 1978 Test 834
AL Valentine (WI) 1950-1962 36 63 12953 4215 139 30.32 8 8/104 v England Jun 8, 1950 Test 323
S Abid Ali (India) 1967-1974 29 49 4164 1980 47 42.12 1 6/55 v Australia Dec 23, 1967 Test 624
Shahid Afridi (Pak) 1998-2006 26 45 3092 1640 47 34.89 1 5/52 v Australia Oct 22, 1998 Test 1427
JK Lever (Eng) 1976-1986 21 38 4433 1951 73 26.72 3 7/46 v India Dec 17, 1976 Test 788
MN Samuels (WI) 2000-2008 29 30 1596 889 7 127.00 0 2/49 v Australia Dec 15, 2000 Test 1523
AM Blignaut (Zim) 2001-2005 19 30 3173 1964 53 37.05 3 5/73 v Bangladesh Apr 19, 2001 Test 1543
UDU Chandana (SL) 1999-2005 16 29 2685 1535 37 41.48 3 6/179 v Pakistan Mar 12, 1999 Test 1450
J Ryder (Aus) 1920-1929 20 28 1897 743 17 43.70 0 2/20 v England Dec 17, 1920 Test 135
ND Hirwani (India) 1988-1996 17 28 4298 1987 66 30.10 4 8/61 v West Indies Jan 11, 1988 Test 1089
Shahid Nazir (Pak) 1996-2007 15 28 2234 1272 36 35.33 1 5/53 v Zimbabwe Oct 17, 1996 Test 1336
AJ Bell (SA) 1929-1935 16 26 3342 1567 48 32.64 4 6/99 v England Jun 29, 1929 Test 182
Mohammad Nazir (Pak) 1969-1983 14 23 3262 1124 34 33.05 3 7/99 v New Zealand Oct 24, 1969 Test 662
MC Carew (WI) 1963-1972 19 22 1174 437 8 54.62 0 1/11 v England Jun 16, 1966 Test 606
Manjural Islam (Ban) 2001-2004 17 22 2970 1605 28 57.32 1 6/81 v Zimbabwe Apr 19, 2001 Test 1543
PL Taylor (Aus) 1987-1991 13 21 2227 1068 27 39.55 1 6/78 v England Jan 10, 1987 Test 1065
JDF Larter (Eng) 1962-1965 10 20 2172 941 37 25.43 2 5/57 v Pakistan Aug 16, 1962 Test 534
PM Such (Eng) 1993-1999 11 20 3124 1242 37 33.56 2 6/67 v Australia Jun 3, 1993 Test 1223
AM Moir (NZ) 1951-1959 17 19 2650 1418 28 50.64 2 6/155 v England Mar 17, 1951 Test 332
HR Lance (SA) 1962-1970 13 19 948 479 12 39.91 0 3/30 v New Zealand Feb 2, 1962 Test 523

Most career innings until improving best figures from debut innings - Tests
Player Span Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts Ave 5 Debut Figs Opposition Start Date Scorecard
B Lee (Aus) 1999-2005 44 86 8809 5409 167 32.38 5 5/47 5/30 v West Indies Nov 3, 2005 Test 1769
AV Bedser (Eng) 1946-1953 43 77 13671 4851 196 24.75 12 7/49 7/44 v Australia Jun 11, 1953 Test 372
FH Edwards (WI) 2003-2008 36 61 6107 4054 105 38.60 7 5/36 7/87 v New Zealand Dec 19, 2008 Test 1900
IWG Johnson (Aus) 1946-1955 35 57 7032 2513 91 27.61 3 6/42 7/44 v West Indies Apr 26, 1955 Test 405
JC Laker (Eng) 1948-1956 28 50 6972 2697 115 23.45 6 7/103 9/37 v Australia Jul 26, 1956 Test 428
DR Doshi (India) 1979-1982 26 45 7589 2508 92 27.26 4 6/103 6/102 v England Jun 24, 1982 Test 929
CH Gayle (WI) 2000-2004 45 40 2117 887 21 42.23 1 3/25 5/34 v England Jul 29, 2004 Test 1708
GS Sobers (WI) 1954-1959 23 32 3319 1262 29 43.51 0 4/75 4/26 v India Jan 21, 1959 Test 465
SR Clark (Aus) 2006-2008 16 32 3628 1579 76 20.77 2 5/55 5/32 v West Indies May 22, 2008 Test 1875
JM Anderson (Eng) 2003-2007 17 31 2927 1808 51 35.45 3 5/73 5/42 v India Jul 19, 2007 Test 1840
KF Barrington (Eng) 1955-1963 39 29 1742 742 15 49.46 0 3/36 3/32 v New Zealand Mar 1, 1963 Test 541
WP Howell (Aus) 1898-1902 15 23 2909 1032 30 34.40 0 4/70 4/18 v South Africa Nov 8, 1902 Test 77
DVP Wright (Eng) 1938-1946 12 22 2796 1483 36 41.19 1 4/153 5/167 v Australia Nov 29, 1946 Test 279
AK Davidson (Aus) 1953-1957 13 22 2060 694 23 30.17 1 2/22 6/34 v South Africa Dec 23, 1957 Test 444
JC Adams (WI) 1992-1996 23 22 958 498 14 35.57 1 4/43 5/17 v New Zealand Apr 19, 1996 Test 1325
M Hayward (SA) 1999-2002 13 22 2331 1254 45 27.86 1 4/75 5/56 v Pakistan Dec 26, 2002 Test 1635
DAJ Holford (WI) 1966-1969 15 21 2734 1249 28 44.60 0 3/34 4/66 v New Zealand Mar 13, 1969 Test 652
NM Hauritz (Aus) 2004-2009 11 21 2630 1295 41 31.58 1 3/16 5/101 v Pakistan Dec 26, 2009 Test 1943
PS Heine (SA) 1955-1957 10 19 2793 1069 45 23.75 3 5/60 6/58 v Australia Dec 23, 1957 Test 444
DW Headley (Eng) 1997-1998 12 19 2447 1380 48 28.75 1 4/72 6/60 v Australia Dec 26, 1998 Test 1436

Most career innings and never improving high score from debut innings - ODIs
Player Span Mat Inns Runs Ave 100 50 Score Opposition Start Date Scorecard
Abdul Qadir (Pak) 1983-1993 104 68 641 15.26 0 0 41* v New Zealand Jun 11, 1983 ODI 202
DSBP Kuruppu (SL) 1983-1990 54 52 1022 20.03 0 4 72 v Pakistan Jun 9, 1983 ODI 198
DW Randall (Eng) 1976-1985 49 45 1067 26.67 0 5 88 v West Indies Aug 28, 1976 ODI 38
MJ Slater (Aus) 1993-1997 42 42 987 24.07 0 9 73 v South Africa Dec 9, 1993 ODI 860
CD Collymore (WI) 1999-2007 84 35 104 5.77 0 0 13* v India Sep 11, 1999 ODI 1497
RV Uthappa (India) 2006-2008 38 34 786 27.10 0 5 86 v England Apr 15, 2006 ODI 2362
Farhad Reza (Ban) 2006-2008 32 29 390 16.95 0 1 50 v Zimbabwe Jul 30, 2006 ODI 2393
SS Karim (India) 1997-2000 34 27 362 15.73 0 1 55 v South Africa Jan 23, 1997 ODI 1167
Tauseef Ahmed (Pak) 1982-1990 70 25 116 10.54 0 0 27* v New Zealand Dec 2, 1984 ODI 278
Syed Rasel (Ban) 2005-2010 49 24 79 5.26 0 0 15 v Sri Lanka Aug 31, 2005 ODI 2275
LE Plunkett (Eng) 2005-2007 27 24 295 21.07 0 1 56 v Pakistan Dec 12, 2005 ODI 2305
AR White (Ire) 2006-2009 32 24 421 18.30 0 0 40 v England Jun 13, 2006 ODI 2383
CS Pandit (India) 1986-1992 36 23 290 20.71 0 0 33* v New Zealand Apr 10, 1986 ODI 381
MH Dekker (Zim) 1992-1996 23 22 379 18.95 0 2 79 v New Zealand Oct 31, 1992 ODI 765
MJ Guptill (NZ) 2009-2009 22 21 738 41.00 1 6 122* v West Indies Jan 10, 2009 ODI 2789
MG Burgess (NZ) 1973-1981 26 20 336 16.80 0 0 47 v Pakistan Feb 11, 1973 ODI 5
BAW Mendis (SL) 2008-2009 38 20 89 8.09 0 0 15* v Bangladesh Jun 25, 2008 ODI 2715
BC Hollioake (Eng) 1997-2002 20 17 309 20.60 0 2 63 v Australia May 25, 1997 ODI 1213
GR Codrington (Can) 2006-2007 17 15 235 19.58 0 0 45* v Bermuda May 17, 2006 ODI 2375
GC Dyer (Aus) 1986-1988 23 13 174 15.81 0 0 45* v India Oct 2, 1986 ODI 393

Most career innings until improving high score from debut innings - ODIs
Player Span Mat Inns Runs Ave 100 50 Debut Score Opposition Start Date Scorecard
DL Haynes (WI) 1978-1989 158 157 5883 42.94 14 33 148 152* v India Mar 21, 1989 ODI 563
A Flower (Zim) 1992-2000 150 147 4490 33.01 2 36 115* 120* v Sri Lanka Oct 21, 2000 ODI 1642
Shahid Afridi (Pak) 1996-1998 65 62 1516 25.26 2 8 102 109 v India Sep 19, 1998 ODI 1352
Rameez Raja (Pak) 1985-1987 54 53 1439 28.78 0 9 75 76 v Sri Lanka Oct 8, 1987 ODI 451
SP Fleming (NZ) 1994-1996 45 44 1291 32.27 1 9 90 106* v West Indies Mar 29, 1996 ODI 1085
Shoaib Akhtar (Pak) 1998-2003 78 35 144 10.28 0 0 36 43 v England Feb 22, 2003 ODI 1962
V Sibanda (Zim) 2003-2006 33 32 500 16.12 0 4 58 78 v Bermuda May 18, 2006 ODI 2376
J Srinath (India) 1991-1995 73 30 139 7.72 0 0 14 37 v South Africa Feb 18, 1995 ODI 977
Saleem Elahi (Pak) 1995-2002 30 30 965 34.46 2 6 102* 107 v Zimbabwe Nov 24, 2002 ODI 1901
SB Joshi (India) 1996-1999 50 29 387 19.35 0 1 48 61* v New Zealand Nov 14, 1999 ODI 1525
CRD Fernando (SL) 2001-2003 53 23 81 8.10 0 0 12* 13* v India Mar 10, 2003 ODI 1985
MA Holding (WI) 1976-1983 40 21 96 5.64 0 0 16 20 v Australia Jun 11, 1983 ODI 203
Moin Khan (Pak) 1990-1995 35 21 228 15.20 0 0 23 31 v Sri Lanka Oct 1, 1995 ODI 1004
Khaled Mahmud (Ban) 1998-2001 22 20 293 14.65 0 1 47 50 v Zimbabwe Nov 25, 2001 ODI 1774
JEC Franklin (NZ) 2001-2006 36 20 178 11.12 0 0 25* 29* v Sri Lanka Jan 6, 2006 ODI 2311
CO Obuya (Kenya) 2001-2003 25 20 236 13.88 0 0 27 29 v India Mar 20, 2003 ODI 1992
SM Patil (India) 1980-1982 20 19 470 24.73 0 4 64 84 v Pakistan Dec 17, 1982 ODI 163
PK Amre (India) 1991-1992 22 18 374 23.37 0 2 55 84* v South Africa Dec 19, 1992 ODI 784
J Smits (Neth) 2003-2009 34 18 165 18.33 0 0 26 29* v Bermuda Apr 8, 2009 ODI 2837
MA Ouma (Kenya) 2004-2007 18 18 300 17.64 0 1 49 57* v Bermuda Jan 29, 2007 ODI 2489

Most career innings and never improving best figures from debut innings - ODIs
Player Span Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts Ave 5 Figs Opposition Start Date Scorecard
FH Edwards (WI) 2003-2009 50 49 2138 1812 60 30.20 2 6/22 v Zimbabwe Nov 29, 2003 ODI 2069
MD Crowe (NZ) 1982-1995 143 46 1296 954 29 32.89 0 2/9 v Australia Feb 13, 1982 ODI 144
Shoaib Mohammad (Pak) 1984-1993 63 35 919 725 20 36.25 0 3/20 v England Mar 26, 1985 ODI 323
AJ Hollioake (Eng) 1996-1999 35 32 1208 1019 32 31.84 0 4/23 v Pakistan Aug 31, 1996 ODI 1109
Aftab Ahmed (Ban) 2004-2008 80 30 739 656 12 54.66 1 5/31 v New Zealand Nov 5, 2004 ODI 2190
UC Hathurusingha (SL) 1992-1999 35 25 954 709 14 50.64 0 4/57 v West Indies Mar 13, 1992 ODI 742
AIC Dodemaide (Aus) 1988-1993 24 24 1327 753 36 20.91 1 5/21 v Sri Lanka Jan 2, 1988 ODI 484
D Mongia (India) 2001-2007 57 21 640 571 14 40.78 0 3/31 v Zimbabwe Mar 10, 2002 ODI 1815
PJ Martin (Eng) 1995-1998 20 20 1048 806 27 29.85 0 4/44 v West Indies May 26, 1995 ODI 1001
TCB Fernando (SL) 2001-2003 17 17 700 586 15 39.06 1 5/67 v Zimbabwe Oct 26, 2001 ODI 1765
PJC Hoffmann (Scot) 2006-2007 18 17 743 555 16 34.68 0 3/22 v Pakistan Jun 27, 2006 ODI 2387
AR Cusack (Ire) 2007-2009 20 17 591 445 21 21.19 0 3/15 v South Africa Jun 24, 2007 ODI 2591
Zakir Khan (Pak) 1984-1990 17 16 646 494 16 30.87 0 4/19 v New Zealand Nov 12, 1984 ODI 276
Harvinder Singh (India) 1997-2001 16 16 686 609 24 25.37 0 3/44 v Pakistan Sep 13, 1997 ODI 1227
Mudassar Bukhari (Neth) 2007-2009 16 16 654 463 19 24.36 0 3/24 v Canada Jul 3, 2007 ODI 2596
HP Tillakaratne (SL) 1986-2003 200 15 180 141 6 23.50 0 1/3 v New Zealand Dec 13, 1992 ODI 778
HR Bryan (WI) 1999-1999 15 15 722 518 12 43.16 0 4/24 v Australia Apr 11, 1999 ODI 1433
SHU Karnain (SL) 1984-1990 19 14 635 505 16 31.56 1 5/26 v New Zealand Mar 31, 1984 ODI 257
AM Samad (Can) 2003-2009 27 14 235 281 7 40.14 0 1/8 v Bermuda Aug 19, 2006 ODI 2406
ME Trescothick (Eng) 2000-2006 123 13 232 219 4 54.75 0 2/7 v Zimbabwe Jul 13, 2000 ODI 1613

Most career innings until improving best figures from debut innings - ODIs
Player Span Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts Ave 5 Debut Figs Opposition Start Date Scorecard
RA Harper (WI) 1983-1993 72 68 3612 2373 63 37.66 0 3/34 3/31 v Sri Lanka Nov 3, 1993 ODI 844
AA Donald (SA) 1991-1996 64 63 3426 2282 100 22.82 2 5/29 6/23 v Kenya Oct 3, 1996 ODI 1124
W Watson (NZ) 1986-1992 59 59 3131 2156 72 29.94 0 3/15 4/27 v Pakistan Dec 30, 1992 ODI 787
MD Marshall (WI) 1980-1984 40 40 2160 1145 51 22.45 0 3/28 4/34 v Australia Apr 19, 1984 ODI 262
CD McMillan (NZ) 1997-2001 79 38 996 842 28 30.07 0 2/17 3/44 v Sri Lanka Feb 11, 2001 ODI 1688
SM Pollock (SA) 1996-1997 30 30 1645 1095 42 26.07 0 4/34 4/33 v Australia Apr 5, 1997 ODI 1191
Mashrafe Mortaza (Ban) 2001-2006 30 30 1550 1267 31 40.87 0 2/26 3/38 v Kenya Mar 23, 2006 ODI 2355
MF Maharoof (SL) 2004-2005 29 29 1166 911 34 26.79 0 3/3 4/20 v India Nov 6, 2005 ODI 2294
Abdur Razzak (Ban) 2004-2006 26 26 1367 857 38 22.55 0 3/17 4/33 v Zimbabwe Nov 30, 2006 ODI 2453
Mahmudullah (Ban) 2007-2009 24 22 810 683 11 62.09 0 2/28 2/19 v Zimbabwe Jan 23, 2009 ODI 2801
Shabbir Ahmed (Pak) 1999-2004 21 21 1100 799 20 39.95 0 3/52 3/33 v India Mar 19, 2004 ODI 2115
GC Smith (SA) 2002-2006 81 21 404 397 5 79.40 0 1/24 1/15 v Australia Jan 20, 2006 ODI 2316
KMDN Kulasekara (SL) 2003-2007 20 20 848 600 12 50.00 0 2/19 2/17 v Bangladesh Jul 25, 2007 ODI 2607
ALF de Mel (SL) 1982-1983 19 19 924 726 27 26.88 1 4/34 5/39 v Pakistan Jun 16, 1983 ODI 211
LE Plunkett (Eng) 2005-2007 19 19 877 844 22 38.36 0 3/51 3/24 v Australia Feb 2, 2007 ODI 2497
FA Rose (WI) 1997-2000 18 18 846 721 20 36.04 1 3/25 5/23 v Pakistan Apr 12, 2000 ODI 1588
Rajin Saleh (Ban) 2003-2006 40 18 527 451 15 30.06 0 3/48 4/16 v Zimbabwe Aug 6, 2006 ODI 2398
NG Cowans (Eng) 1983-1985 17 17 927 642 15 42.80 0 2/20 3/44 v India Jan 23, 1985 ODI 295
CPH Ramanayake (SL) 1986-1990 17 17 722 545 22 24.77 0 3/25 3/15 v India Dec 8, 1990 ODI 648
ARC Fraser (Eng) 1989-1990 17 17 928 564 14 40.28 0 2/25 2/21 v New Zealand Dec 13, 1990 ODI 651

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