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Most wins and defeats at the start of a career

Travis Basevi

June 13, 2012

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Most matches at the start of a career all won - Tests
Player Span Mat Won Lost Draw Inns Runs Bat Av 100 Balls Wkts Bowl Av 5
AC Gilchrist (Aus) 1999-2001 15 15 0 0 21 992 58.35 2 0 0 - 0
SR Clark (Aus) 2006-2008 13 13 0 0 12 137 13.70 0 2920 62 20.20 1
TT Bresnan (Eng) 2009-2012 13 13 0 0 11 362 40.22 0 2841 52 25.46 1
EAE Baptiste (WI) 1983-1990 10* 10 0 0 11 233 23.30 0 1362 16 35.18 0
B Lee (Aus) 1999-2001 10 10 0 0 10 174 24.85 0 1726 48 19.37 3
TT Samaraweera (SL) 2001-2002 10 10 0 0 10 581 83.00 2 724 11 30.54 0
JM Gregory (Aus) 1920-1921 8 8 0 0 12 512 51.20 1 1960 40 22.20 2
JM Taylor (Aus) 1920-1921 8 8 0 0 11 324 29.45 0 0 0 - 0
AJ Strauss (Eng) 2004-2004 8 8 0 0 16 810 57.85 3 0 0 - 0
AA Mailey (Aus) 1920-1921 7 7 0 0 9 63 12.60 0 1925 46 25.69 4
CE Pellew (Aus) 1920-1921 7 7 0 0 11 460 46.00 2 6 0 - 0
RN Harvey (Aus) 1948-1950 7 7 0 0 10 687 98.14 4 24 0 - 0
KF Barrington (Eng) 1955-1959 7 7 0 0 9 409 45.44 0 282 5 27.00 0
GA Lohmann (Eng) 1886-1888 6 6 0 0 9 86 10.75 0 1119 38 10.00 4
TW Hayward (Eng) 1896-1897 6 6 0 0 9 299 37.37 1 158 2 58.00 0
HL Collins (Aus) 1920-1921 6 6 0 0 10 574 57.40 2 156 2 42.00 0
EA McDonald (Aus) 1921-1921 6 6 0 0 7 57 14.25 0 1487 28 28.03 1
DR Jardine (Eng) 1928-1929 6 6 0 0 9 427 53.37 0 6 0 - 0
DJ Terbrugge (SA) 1998-2002 6 6 0 0 6 14 14.00 0 880 20 21.20 1
PA Jaques (Aus) 2005-2008 6 6 0 0 10 573 57.30 2 0 0 - 0
ST Finn (Eng) 2010-2010 6 6 0 0 6 12 12.00 0 966 27 21.85 2

Most matches at the start of a career without a loss - Tests
Player Span Mat Won Lost Draw Inns Runs Bat Av 100 Balls Wkts Bowl Av 5
MD Marshall (WI) 1978-1984 35 17 0 18 42 678 16.95 0 7620 161 22.11 12
KR Miller (Aus) 1946-1951 25 20 0 5 35 1372 45.73 2 4163 70 21.05 2
RR Lindwall (Aus) 1946-1951 23 18 0 5 28 551 21.19 1 4691 89 19.47 5
AR Morris (Aus) 1946-1951 23 18 0 5 37 2097 61.67 10 48 0 - 0
IWG Johnson (Aus) 1946-1951 22 17 0 5 29 456 17.53 0 4736 58 29.31 2
RK Chauhan (India) 1993-1998 21* 12 0 9 17 98 7.00 0 4749 47 39.51 0
MEK Hussey (Aus) 2005-2008 20 19 0 1 33 2120 84.80 8 30 0 - 0
D Tallon (Aus) 1946-1951 19 15 0 4 22 376 18.80 0 0 0 - 0
ATW Grout (Aus) 1957-1961 19 12 0 6 24 468 23.40 0 0 0 - 0
MJK Smith (Eng) 1958-1961 19 10 0 9 31 936 31.20 2 54 1 25.00 0
WA Johnston (Aus) 1947-1951 18 15 0 3 17 112 11.20 0 4860 87 17.64 3
KF Barrington (Eng) 1955-1961 17 10 0 7 27 1125 45.00 2 941 10 35.70 0
A Symonds (Aus) 2004-2008 17 16 0 1 25 923 41.95 2 1398 17 36.58 0
JM Gregory (Aus) 1920-1925 16 12 0 4 24 863 41.09 2 4378 76 26.46 4
L Hutton (Eng) 1937-1946 16 5 0 11 26 1468 61.16 5 104 2 35.00 0
RA Harper (WI) 1983-1986 16 12 0 4 20 303 17.82 0 2776 38 26.86 1
Shoaib Mohammad (Pak) 1983-1988 16 2 0 14 23 543 25.85 1 108 3 18.66 0

Most matches at the start of a career without a win - Tests
Player Span Mat Won Lost Draw Inns Runs Bat Av 100 Balls Wkts Bowl Av 5
B Sutcliffe (NZ) 1947-1965 42* 0 23 19 76 2727 40.10 5 538 4 86.00 0
Habibul Bashar (Ban) 2000-2004 32 0 29 3 63 2138 34.48 3 234 0 - 0
Khaled Mashud (Ban) 2000-2004 31 0 28 3 59 1002 19.26 1 0 0 - 0
Mushtaq Mohammad (Pak) 1959-1973 28 0 13 15 49 1602 35.60 4 1392 18 36.00 0
JR Reid (NZ) 1949-1956 26 0 16 10 47 1373 30.51 3 3865 37 36.78 0
BC Strang (Zim) 1995-2001 26* 0 16 10 45 465 12.91 0 5433 56 39.33 1
Javed Omar (Ban) 2001-2004 25 0 23 2 50 1030 21.02 1 6 0 - 0
Mohammad Ashraful (Ban) 2001-2004 23 0 20 3 45 1112 26.47 2 672 7 72.71 0
DJ Bravo (WI) 2004-2007 23 0 16 7 42 1404 34.24 2 3558 45 43.37 2
BW Sinclair (NZ) 1963-1968 21* 0 10 11 40 1148 29.43 3 60 2 16.00 0
Shahadat Hossain (Ban) 2005-2009 21 0 19 2 40 198 7.07 0 3116 50 43.76 2
Shahriar Nafees (Ban) 2005-2011 21* 0 19 2 42 1126 26.80 1 0 0 - 0
AR MacGibbon (NZ) 1951-1956 20 0 13 7 35 595 19.83 0 4443 46 37.19 0
RW Blair (NZ) 1953-1964 19* 0 13 6 34 189 6.75 0 3525 43 35.23 0
D Ramdin (WI) 2005-2007 19 0 13 6 34 704 24.27 0 0 0 - 0
L Amarnath (India) 1933-1952 18 0 8 10 34 742 23.93 1 3294 36 33.80 2
Javed Burki (Pak) 1960-1965 18 0 5 13 35 1157 35.06 3 42 0 - 0
BK Kunderan (India) 1960-1967 18* 0 7 11 34 981 32.70 2 24 0 - 0
P Willey (Eng) 1976-1981 18 0 9 9 34 861 29.68 2 971 5 81.20 0
Tapash Baisya (Ban) 2002-2004 18 0 16 2 35 346 11.93 0 2870 31 59.12 0

Most matches at the start of a career all lost - Tests
Player Span Mat Won Lost Draw Inns Runs Bat Av 100 Balls Wkts Bowl Av 5
Alok Kapali (Ban) 2002-2006 17* 0 17 0 34 584 17.69 0 1103 6 118.16 0
Hannan Sarkar (Ban) 2002-2004 13 0 13 0 26 617 23.73 0 0 0 - 0
Tapash Baisya (Ban) 2002-2004 12 0 12 0 24 163 8.57 0 2012 23 55.21 0
Mohammad Sharif (Ban) 2001-2007 10* 0 10 0 20 122 7.17 0 1651 14 79.00 0
Mehrab Hossain (Ban) 2000-2003 9* 0 9 0 18 241 13.38 0 12 0 - 0
Sanwar Hossain (Ban) 2001-2003 9* 0 9 0 18 345 19.16 0 444 5 62.00 0
Mohammad Rafique (Ban) 2000-2004 9 0 9 0 18 177 11.80 0 2807 42 28.09 3
Mushfiqur Rahim (Ban) 2005-2008 9 0 9 0 18 285 16.76 0 0 0 - 0
Surendranath (India) 1958-1959 8 0 8 0 16 113 9.41 0 1924 20 39.25 2
D Ganga (WI) 1998-2000 8 0 8 0 14 182 13.00 0 0 0 - 0
Akram Khan (Ban) 2000-2003 8* 0 8 0 16 259 16.18 0 0 0 - 0
EH Hendren (Eng) 1920-1921 7 0 7 0 14 336 24.00 0 0 0 - 0
CH Parkin (Eng) 1920-1921 7 0 7 0 14 129 10.75 0 1683 24 40.41 1
TR Gripper (Zim) 1999-2000 7 0 7 0 14 175 12.50 0 124 1 81.00 0
Talha Jubair (Ban) 2002-2004 7* 0 7 0 14 52 6.50 0 1090 14 55.07 0
D Ramdin (WI) 2005-2006 7 0 7 0 14 312 24.00 0 0 0 - 0
Shahadat Hossain (Ban) 2005-2006 7 0 7 0 14 55 6.11 0 1071 16 49.56 1

Most matches at the start of a career all won - ODIs
Player Span Mat Won Lost Tied NR Inns Runs Bat Av 100 Balls Wkts Bowl Av 5
AL Logie (WI) 1981-1984 13 13 0 0 0 8 135 67.50 0 6 0 - 0
Akram Raza (Pak) 1989-1990 12 12 0 0 0 6 54 18.00 0 528 10 34.50 0
RA Harper (WI) 1983-1985 11 11 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 0 576 13 32.00 0
NW Bracken (Aus) 2001-2003 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 525 14 25.50 0
LL Tsotsobe (SA) 2009-2010 11 11 0 0 0 1 4 - 0 520 20 21.35 0
Nasir Jamshed (Pak) 2008-2009 10 10 0 0 0 10 352 44.00 0 0 0 - 0
TBA May (Aus) 1987-1988 9 9 0 0 0 3 16 8.00 0 444 5 66.40 0
Mehrab Hossain jnr (Ban) 2006-2007 9 9 0 0 0 8 198 24.75 0 120 3 30.33 0
CJ McKay (Aus) 2009-2010 9 9 0 0 0 1 0 - 0 466 20 17.30 0
CL King (WI) 1976-1979 8 8 0 0 0 7 154 25.66 0 330 2 116.50 0
L Sivaramakrishnan (India) 1985-1985 8 8 0 0 0 2 2 2.00 0 408 12 22.41 0
CWJ Athey (Eng) 1980-1987 8 8 0 0 0 8 317 45.28 1 0 0 - 0
GA Hick (Eng) 1991-1992 8 8 0 0 0 8 236 33.71 0 36 0 - 0
JC Adams (WI) 1992-1993 8 8 0 0 0 5 60 60.00 0 42 1 35.00 0
DW Headley (Eng) 1996-1998 8 8 0 0 0 3 10 - 0 396 7 45.28 0
Naved Latif (Pak) 2001-2002 8 8 0 0 0 8 251 31.37 1 42 0 - 0
SE Marsh (Aus) 2008-2008 8 8 0 0 0 8 333 47.57 0 0 0 - 0
HMRKB Herath (SL) 2004-2010 8 8 0 0 0 2 2 2.00 0 336 9 23.88 0
NG Jones (Ire) 2010-2010 8 8 0 0 0 3 32 32.00 0 233 7 17.71 0
DA Miller (SA) 2010-2010 8 8 0 0 0 5 138 69.00 0 0 0 - 0

Most matches at the start of a career without a loss - ODIs
Player Span Mat Won Lost Tied NR Inns Runs Bat Av 100 Balls Wkts Bowl Av 5
AL Logie (WI) 1981-1984 13 13 0 0 0 8 135 67.50 0 6 0 - 0
Akram Raza (Pak) 1989-1990 12 12 0 0 0 6 54 18.00 0 528 10 34.50 0
GA Hick (Eng) 1991-1992 12 11 0 0 1 11 285 31.66 0 86 2 36.50 0
RA Harper (WI) 1983-1985 11 11 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 0 576 13 32.00 0
NW Bracken (Aus) 2001-2003 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 525 14 25.50 0
LL Tsotsobe (SA) 2009-2010 11 11 0 0 0 1 4 - 0 520 20 21.35 0
HMRKB Herath (SL) 2004-2011 11 10 0 0 1 3 4 2.00 0 450 11 27.45 0
DA Reeve (Eng) 1991-1992 10 9 0 0 1 4 51 51.00 0 376 13 15.61 0
MA Ealham (Eng) 1996-1998 10 9 0 0 1 6 107 21.40 0 485 11 27.63 0
Nasir Jamshed (Pak) 2008-2009 10 10 0 0 0 10 352 44.00 0 0 0 - 0
TBA May (Aus) 1987-1988 9 9 0 0 0 3 16 8.00 0 444 5 66.40 0
SKL de Silva (SL) 1997-1997 9 8 0 0 1 4 103 103.00 0 0 0 - 0
Mehrab Hossain jnr (Ban) 2006-2007 9 9 0 0 0 8 198 24.75 0 120 3 30.33 0
RM West (Ire) 2008-2009 9 8 0 0 1 3 61 61.00 0 387 8 30.75 0
PM Siddle (Aus) 2009-2009 9 7 0 0 2 1 8 - 0 378 10 28.60 0
CJ McKay (Aus) 2009-2010 9 9 0 0 0 1 0 - 0 466 20 17.30 0

Most matches at the start of a career without a win - ODIs
Player Span Mat Won Lost Tied NR Inns Runs Bat Av 100 Balls Wkts Bowl Av 5
Habibul Bashar (Ban) 1995-2003 42 0 41 0 1 42 776 18.47 0 175 1 142.00 0
Alok Kapali (Ban) 2002-2003 32 0 30 0 2 31 712 24.55 0 711 11 54.81 0
Al Sahariar (Ban) 1999-2003 29* 0 27 0 2 29 374 13.35 0 0 0 - 0
Javed Omar (Ban) 1995-2003 28 0 28 0 0 28 567 22.68 0 0 0 - 0
Sanwar Hossain (Ban) 1998-2003 27* 0 25 0 2 27 290 11.60 0 383 10 32.70 0
Tapash Baisya (Ban) 2002-2003 26 0 25 0 1 22 157 9.81 0 1145 25 43.76 0
Tushar Imran (Ban) 2001-2005 25 0 24 0 1 24 413 17.20 0 0 0 - 0
Mohammad Ashraful (Ban) 2001-2003 24 0 22 0 2 24 326 14.17 0 296 8 37.25 0
DH Brain (Zim) 1992-1994 20 0 18 1 1 15 96 8.00 0 965 20 38.35 0
Minhajul Abedin (Ban) 1986-1998 20 0 20 0 0 19 254 13.36 0 426 9 44.88 0
Hannan Sarkar (Ban) 2002-2004 20* 0 19 0 1 20 383 19.15 0 3 0 - 0
Akram Khan (Ban) 1988-1998 18 0 18 0 0 18 386 22.70 0 117 0 - 0
Aminul Islam (Ban) 1988-1998 18 0 18 0 0 18 455 32.50 0 220 3 73.00 0
ADR Campbell (Zim) 1992-1994 17 0 15 1 1 15 241 16.06 0 48 0 - 0
BRM Taylor (Zim) 2004-2004 17 0 17 0 0 17 402 23.64 0 138 3 49.00 0
JK Kamande (Kenya) 1999-2006 17 0 16 0 1 13 152 16.88 0 267 3 90.00 0
Imrul Kayes (Ban) 2008-2010 17 0 17 0 0 17 529 31.11 1 0 0 - 0

Most matches at the start of a career all lost - ODIs
Player Span Mat Won Lost Tied NR Inns Runs Bat Av 100 Balls Wkts Bowl Av 5
Javed Omar (Ban) 1995-2003 28 0 28 0 0 28 567 22.68 0 0 0 - 0
Habibul Bashar (Ban) 1995-2002 25 0 25 0 0 25 546 21.84 0 175 1 142.00 0
Minhajul Abedin (Ban) 1986-1998 20 0 20 0 0 19 254 13.36 0 426 9 44.88 0
Al Sahariar (Ban) 1999-2002 20 0 20 0 0 20 310 16.31 0 0 0 - 0
Akram Khan (Ban) 1988-1998 18 0 18 0 0 18 386 22.70 0 117 0 - 0
Aminul Islam (Ban) 1988-1998 18 0 18 0 0 18 455 32.50 0 220 3 73.00 0
BRM Taylor (Zim) 2004-2004 17 0 17 0 0 17 402 23.64 0 138 3 49.00 0
Imrul Kayes (Ban) 2008-2010 17 0 17 0 0 17 529 31.11 1 0 0 - 0
Athar Ali Khan (Ban) 1988-1998 16 0 16 0 0 16 485 32.33 0 390 5 67.20 0
T Panyangara (Zim) 2004-2004 16 0 16 0 0 14 51 4.63 0 739 18 37.94 0
E Chigumbura (Zim) 2004-2004 15 0 15 0 0 14 308 23.69 0 309 7 54.28 0
Manjural Islam Rana (Ban) 2003-2005 15 0 15 0 0 15 263 23.90 0 607 9 46.22 0
JK Kamande (Kenya) 1999-2002 14 0 14 0 0 10 116 19.33 0 237 3 81.66 0
Mushfiqur Rahman (Ban) 2000-2003 14 0 14 0 0 12 182 18.20 0 744 11 49.72 0
P Utseya (Zim) 2004-2004 14 0 14 0 0 12 102 17.00 0 563 2 181.00 0
AC Waller (Zim) 1987-1992 13 0 13 0 0 13 309 30.90 0 0 0 - 0
Khaled Mashud (Ban) 1995-1998 13 0 13 0 0 13 97 9.70 0 0 0 - 0
Tushar Imran (Ban) 2001-2002 13 0 13 0 0 13 277 21.30 0 0 0 - 0

Statistics upto and including:
• Test # 2045: England v West Indies at Birmingham, The Wisden Trophy 3rd Test, Jun 7-11, 2012
• ODI # 3273: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Pallekele, 2nd ODI, Jun 9, 2012
• T20I # 245: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Hambantota, 2nd T20I, Jun 3, 2012


Travis Basevi is a cricket statistician and UK Senior Programmer for ESPNcricinfo and other ESPN sports websites

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Travis Basevi Travis first started with Cricinfo during the 1994-95 Ashes, when the staff got bored of publishing his stats and averages contributions. He soon turned it into a full-time job, building Statsguru and the Cricinfo and Scrum content management systems. Along the way he abandoned Australia in preference for living in London, although his sporting allegiances haven't made a similar change beyond a QPR season ticket.
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