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Highest percentage of Tests lost

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Travis Basevi

October 18, 2005

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Highest percentage of Tests lost (qualification: 25 career Tests)
Player Span Mat Won Lost Draw % lost
Javed Omar (Bang) 2001-2005 31 1 27 3 87.10
Habibul Bashar (Bang) 2000-2005 38 1 33 4 86.84
Khaled Mashud (Bang) 2000-2005 37 1 32 4 86.49
Mohammad Ashraful (Bang) 2001-2005 29 1 24 4 82.76
M Dillon (WI) 1997-2004 38 6 25 7 65.79
DD Ebrahim (Zimb) 2001-2005 29 5 19 5 65.52
AR MacGibbon (NZ) 1951-1958 26 1 17 8 65.38
D Ganga (WI) 1998-2005 31 5 20 6 64.52
CB Wishart (Zimb) 1995-2005 27 3 17 7 62.96
BC Strang (Zimb) 1995-2001 26 0 16 10 61.54
RF Surti (India) 1960-1969 26 5 15 6 57.69
HH Streak (Zimb) 1993-2005 65 8 37 20 56.92
SV Carlisle (Zimb) 1995-2005 37 6 21 10 56.76
PR Downton (Eng) 1981-1988 30 5 17 8 56.67
JH Sinclair (SAf) 1896-1911 25 8 14 3 56.00
GA Faulkner (SAf) 1906-1924 25 8 14 3 56.00
AW Nourse (SAf) 1902-1924 45 9 25 11 55.56
RD Jacobs (WI) 1998-2004 65 16 36 13 55.38
GW Flower (Zimb) 1992-2004 67 7 37 23 55.22
JR Reid (NZ) 1949-1965 58 3 32 23 55.17


Best batting averages in lost Tests (qualification: minimum 20 innings)
Player Span Mat Inns Runs HS Ave 100
H Sutcliffe (Eng) 1924-1935 11 22 1198 176 54.45 4
V Sehwag (ICC/India) 2001-2005 10 20 1063 201 53.14 3
L Hutton (Eng) 1946-1954 20 39 1700 202* 50.00 3
JB Hobbs (Eng) 1908-1930 22 42 1889 154 46.07 6
DG Bradman (Aust) 1928-1938 12 22 952 131 43.27 2
A Flower (Zimb) 1992-2002 34 68 2713 199* 43.06 7
VS Hazare (India) 1946-1953 11 22 902 145 42.95 2
BC Lara (ICC/WI) 1992-2005 55 110 4695 221 42.68 12
AD Nourse (SAf) 1935-1951 17 34 1331 115 41.59 2
CL Walcott (WI) 1950-1958 13 26 1039 155 41.56 4
VT Trumper (Aust) 1901-1912 14 27 955 214* 41.52 2
PBH May (Eng) 1954-1961 15 30 1215 117 40.50 2
RT Ponting (Aust) 1996-2005 15 30 1198 242 39.93 3
MH Richardson (NZ) 2000-2004 12 24 955 101 39.79 1
GA Faulkner (SAf) 1906-1924 14 28 1061 204 39.29 2
HH Gibbs (SAf) 1996-2005 16 31 1212 183 39.09 2
SR Waugh (Aust) 1986-2003 36 71 2380 199 37.77 5
Saeed Ahmed (Pak) 1958-1973 16 32 1205 166 37.65 2
KC Wessels (Aust/SAf) 1982-1994 11 22 814 98 37.00 0
B Mitchell (SAf) 1929-1949 17 34 1179 109 36.84 1


Best bowling averages in lost Tests (qualification: minimum 2000 balls)
Player Span Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5
CTB Turner (Aust) 1887-1895 11 1108 61 7/43 18.16 7
SF Barnes (Eng) 1902-1911 9 1086 50 7/60 21.71 5
RM Hogg (Aust) 1978-1984 16 1513 68 6/74 22.25 4
H Trumble (Aust) 1890-1904 11 1098 46 8/65 23.86 4
GD McGrath (Aust) 1994-2004 20 2079 87 7/76 23.89 7
NAT Adcock (SAf) 1955-1962 11 871 36 5/62 24.19 1
Wasim Akram (Pak) 1985-2001 27 2692 109 6/61 24.69 7
CA Walsh (WI) 1984-2001 43 4668 186 6/61 25.09 9
SM Pollock (SAf) 1997-2005 20 2007 79 6/39 25.40 4
Ghulam Ahmed (India) 1949-1959 10 927 36 7/49 25.75 3
Imran Khan (Pak) 1977-1990 17 1783 69 7/52 25.84 6
RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1973-1990 28 3287 125 6/53 26.29 11
DW Headley (Eng) 1997-1999 10 1215 46 4/40 26.41 0
AR MacGibbon (NZ) 1951-1958 17 1380 52 5/64 26.53 1
CEL Ambrose (WI) 1988-2000 26 2530 95 6/51 26.63 4
T Richardson (Eng) 1895-1898 7 1070 40 8/94 26.75 4
RJ Bright (Aust) 1977-1986 9 757 28 7/87 27.03 2
BKV Prasad (India) 1996-2001 13 1500 55 6/33 27.27 5
AN Connolly (Aust) 1964-1971 9 1098 40 6/47 27.44 2
RGD Willis (Eng) 1973-1984 26 2453 89 6/53 27.56 6


Statistics upto and including:
* Test # 1768: Australia v ICC World XI at Sydney, ICC Super Series Test Match Only Test, Oct 14-17, 2005
* ODI # 2284: Australia v ICC World XI at Melbourne (DS), ICC Super Series ODIs 3rd Match, Oct 9, 2005


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