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Best Test averages for wicketkeeper-batsmen in a calendar year

The year of the wicketkeeper-batsman

Led by Jonny Bairstow and Quinton de Kock, wicketkeepers have averaged 40.79 in Tests in 2016, the highest in a calendar year since 1900

The pace attacks of South Africa and Australia in the Test series

Australia v South Africa, Test series, stats review

Pace domination, and Kettleborough's 100% success rate

South Africa outdid Australia in the fast bowling department, the lower middle-order contributions and the number of centuries scored

Mitchell Starc sends Stephen Cook back

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Adelaide, 3rd day

Hazlewood's bunny, and Starc's first-over strikes

Hashim Amla has been dismissed five times by Hazlewood in this series, while Mitchell Starc has taken 20 first-over wickets in all international matches in the last two years

Hashim Amla is bowled by Josh Hazlewood

Hashim Amla's batting slump

A batting average of 34.81 in his last 15 Tests means his career average is in danger of dipping below 50 for the first time since the Adelaide Test of 2012

Jonny Bairstow stumped Mohammed Shami off Moeen Ali

India v England, 2nd Test, Visakhapatnam

England up against the record books

England will need to break several records if they are to avoid defeat in the second Test in Visakhapatnam

England's partnership stats by each wicket in Tests in 2016

India v England, 2nd Test, Visakhapatnam, 3rd day

Sixth-wicket bounty, and Ashwin equals Marshall

The sixth-wicket pairs have been on a roll in 2016, with England's Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow leading the way