Steven Lynch

Editor of Wisden on the Ashes


Is Wanindu Hasaranga's 4 for 9 the best birthday performance by a bowler?
Is Wanindu Hasaranga's 4 for 9 the best birthday performance by a bowler?

Also: who has collected the most golden ducks in Tests?

Is Ishan Kishan the only man to make fifties on debut in ODIs and T20Is?
Is Ishan Kishan the only man to make fifties on debut in ODIs and T20Is?

And what's the highest ODI total without a half-century?

What is the most extras conceded in an innings in any match?
What is the most extras conceded in an innings in any match?

Also: has there ever been a Test innings where all 11 players have bowled?

Is Mahmudullah's 150 the highest score by an Asian player in their last Test?
Is Mahmudullah's 150 the highest score by an Asian player in their last Test?

Also: who was the oldest wicketkeeper to make their ODI debut for England?

Has anyone bagged a pair and sent down more wicketless overs than Jasprit Bumrah in the WTC final?
Has anyone bagged a pair and sent down more wicketless overs than Jasprit Bumrah in the WTC final?

Also: has any player been out for 99 in their last Test?

Is Keshav Maharaj only the second South African bowler to take a Test hat-trick?
Is Keshav Maharaj only the second South African bowler to take a Test hat-trick?

Also: which other team has won a Test with their two leading run scorers at the crease like New Zealand did?

Who's got the most stumpings in a first-class match?
Who's got the most stumpings in a first-class match?

Also: what's the highest score by a batter in a final first-class game?

Have any players been dismissed for 199 more than twice?
Have any players been dismissed for 199 more than twice?

Also: who has scored the most runs in T20 cricket without ever playing a T20I?

Has anyone carried their bat on Test debut?
Has anyone carried their bat on Test debut?

Also: who has bowled most often in Tests without ever taking a wicket?

Was Adil Rashid's 5 for 85 in 2019 the most expensive five-for in an ODI?
Was Adil Rashid's 5 for 85 in 2019 the most expensive five-for in an ODI?

Also: what is the record for the most consecutive first-class fifties?

How many players have started their careers with three successive fifties in ODIs?
How many players have started their careers with three successive fifties in ODIs?

Also: who were the two uncapped players who played in the World XI in 1971-72?

Who has been out stumped most often in Tests?
Who has been out stumped most often in Tests?

And has anyone only ever been out this way?

Who has scored the most T20 runs without ever playing in the IPL?
Who has scored the most T20 runs without ever playing in the IPL?

Also: is Tabish Khan's 18-year gap between first-class and Test debuts a world record?

Fawad Alam has converted all his four Test fifties into hundreds. Is this a record?
Fawad Alam has converted all his four Test fifties into hundreds. Is this a record?

Also: is Darren Stevens the oldest bowler to take a five-for in the County Championship?

What is the highest total overhauled in a ten-wicket win in the IPL?
What is the highest total overhauled in a ten-wicket win in the IPL?

And how often has a player made twin hundreds in a Test but ended up on the losing side?

Has Rohit Sharma bagged the most ducks in the IPL?
Has Rohit Sharma bagged the most ducks in the IPL?

Also: what's the highest score by a player in his first Test as captain?

Was Fakhar Zaman's 193 the highest score by a batsman in a losing cause in an ODI?
Was Fakhar Zaman's 193 the highest score by a batsman in a losing cause in an ODI?

Also: was Harshal Patel the first to take a five-for against the Mumbai Indians?

When was a Test series last drawn 0-0 before West Indies vs Sri Lanka?
When was a Test series last drawn 0-0 before West Indies vs Sri Lanka?

Also: what is the lowest run-aggregate for a completed first-class match?

How often have brothers played against brothers in international cricket?
How often have brothers played against brothers in international cricket?

And who has scored the most fifties before bringing up their maiden Test hundred?

Which players have the most runs and wickets in India-England ODIs?
Which players have the most runs and wickets in India-England ODIs?

Also: which captain lost the toss but went on to win the match most often?