Contact Us
Top banner desktop

Top 5 Surreal Records In Cricket History

Cricket and records have a long history since the time. Records are intended to be broken however there are a few records which are surreal. Let us take a look at surreal records of cricket history.

Last updated: 06.05.2021
Top 5 Surreal Records In Cricket History

Get 100% Deposit Bonus on Bilbet

Exclusive bonuses and freebets available in IPL 2024. Turn your Cricket Knowledge into Money!

Cricket and records have a long history since the time, this aristocrat of cricket has started with the red-ball cricket (Test Cricket) plan which is the most settled and the primary truly talking cricket format. With time various movements have been found in this cricket concerning the player's stuff or the rules of cricket (with the modern day Cricket favors the batsman more from the bowlers in every perspective). There was also when batsmen had to score runs against the bowlers like Michael Holding, Dennis Lillie, and Jeff Thomson with the huge grounds. All through the long haul, the associations of cricket have moreover been changed from test cricket to one-day cricket; by then, the most current kind of cricket T20l or T10l cricket has also been started. Nonetheless, what makes these rounds of cricket also charming and stimulating are the records which have been made throughout the years by various cricketers who have played cricket for their nations.


Don Bradman test average (99.94) to Jack Hobbs most number hundreds (199); Sydney Barnes most number of wickets 49 in the test series to Jim Laker 19 wickets in the test match; quickest ODI hundred by AB De Villiers (31-ball) to Chaminda Vass best bowling figures (8/19) in ODI cricket history; Muthiah Muralitharan most international wickets (1347) to Brian Lara highest individual score (400*); Charlie Turner quickest to arrive at 50 test wickets to Wilfred Rhodes most first-class wickets (4204). Here are a portion of the strange records in cricket history, although the list of the record is long we attempt to pick those which only one out of every odd cricket fan thinks about. Records are intended to be broken however there are a few records which are hard to accept that would be changed later on or the alternate point of view it will take some dreamlike endeavors to outperform it. 


Let us take a look at surreal records of cricket history:


1. Jim Laker 19-Wickets In Test Match


Former right-arm off-break bowler of England was one of the greatest spinners in cricket history whose career spanned 11 years between (1948-1959). In those 11 years of his cricket career, Jim Laker took 193 wickets in 46 tests at an average of 21.24 which featured 9 five-wickets-haul and 3 ten-wickets-haul. While in the 450 first-class games, Laker took 1944 wickets at a mind-boggling average of 18.41 which featured 127 five-wickets-haul and 32 ten-wickets-haul.


In all these unbelievable numbers, Laker holds the one unbeatable record which not everyone knows about, and still, this record is intact or it is difficult to imagine if it will be ever broken. Jim Laker in a fourth test match against Australia (in 1956) took 19 wickets at Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester. Laker took 9 wickets in the first innings while in the second innings he took all 10 wickets to establish the world record of 19-wickets in the match. This test match was regarded as the “Laker Match”. 


Looking at this record it's hard to believe if any bowler will ever surpass this feat to take 20-wickets in an era that hardly provides any advantage to the bowlers. The bowlers of the modern-day-cricket are not as lethal as they were in 70s or 80s cricket. So the chances of this record will be replaced are very less or if we say it will remain intact it won't be wrong in any way. 


2.  Muttiah Muralitharan Most International Wickets


Former Sri Lanka right-arm off break is the most successful bowler in the history of cricket and the modern-day cricket from the other contemporaries of his era like Anil Kumble. In the 19 years of their career (1992-2011), he has taken 1347 international wickets across the formats most by any bowler in the history so far. In 133 tests, Murali picked up 800 wickets at an average of 22.72 which featured 67 five-wickets-haul (most by any bowler) and 22 ten-wickets-haul. While in the 350 ODIs, Murali picked up 534 wickets at an average of 23.08 which featured 10 five-wickets-haul. 


Apart from international cricket, Murali in 232 first-class games picked up 1347 wickets at an average of 19.74 which featured 119 five-wickets-haul and 34 ten-wickets-haul. While in the 453 list-a game picked up 682 wickets at an average of 22.39 which featured 12 five-wickets-haul. 


Looking at these numbers, it's next to impossible to believe that a bowler will be going to replace this legend ever in the coming times by any margin of perception.


3. Sir Don Bradman Test Average 


99.94! No, it's not the random number in between it is the test average of great Don Bradman. The former Australian batsman was the most successful Australia captain too and under his captaincy, the Australia team never lost the test series. In the 69 tests, Bradman scored 6996 runs at an unbelievable average of 99.94 which included 13 half-centuries and 29 centuries. 


But Bradman's test average as the captain was 101.14 in 24 tests and scored 3124 runs which featured 14 centuries also. Bradman was the player ahead of their time in many ways (his decision to shuffle was a very successful move by him which was later followed by many other captains too). 


Don Bradman's test average will remain the same no matter what circumstances in the future. It is absurd to even think that in the similar number of test matches Bradman featured any batsman can beat his record of test average.


4. Charlie Turner


Without any doubt, this man deserves a place on this list. Turner is the only bowler in the history so far to picked up 50 wickets in 6 test matches (a record still under Turner's name). Nickname Terror Turner was the most successful right-arm medium-fast bowler in Australian cricket history. In the 17 tests, Turner picked up 101 wickets at an average of 16.53 which featured 11 five-wickets-haul and 2 ten-wickets-haul. While in the 155 first-class games, Turner picked up 993 wickets at an average of 14.25 which featured 102 five-wickets-haul and 35 ten-wickets-haul. 


He was the first-ever Australian bowler to reach the 100 wickets mark in test cricket. Turner also holds the record of 106 wickets in just 12 matches during the 1887-88 season (another record that is still intact and under his name). Do you think anyone can beat his record of fastest to 50-wickets in test cricket in 6 tests? Drop your views in the comment box. 


5.  Brian Lara Highest Test Individual Score (400*)


The former West Indies captain and the stylish left-handed batsman was the most successful batsman of his era alongside Ricky Ponting. Lara holds several records in his career with his flamboyant batting and scored over 10000 runs across the formats. Lara is the only batsman to holds the highest individual score in test cricket (400*) and first-class cricket (501*). Probably after great Clive Lloyd and Viv Richards, Lara was the last best batsman witnessed by West Indies Cricket who dominated the world of top-class bowlers like Wasim Akram, Allan Donald, and Brett Lee like no other batsman in history. 


Brian Lara batting the class of epitome greatness which even combined with timing set the world on fire and made the people watch his batting on loop. He was the captain with the vision who took the pressure of the entire batting line-up on his shoulders and rescued his side from the shambles single handedly. Many of the great players of his era like Glenn McGrath and Rahul Dravid were fans of flamboyant batting. 


As far as his records are concerned, Lara's highest individual test score of 400* will remain intact in the future too which was established in 2003 against England after Lara surpassed Mathew Hayden's highest score of 380 runs. Many great players have arrived but no one was consistent enough to beat the record of Brain Lara. Do you think anyone can beat this record ever, have your views in the comment box?

Top banner desktop

Chase Your Sport

Stay up-to-date on the latest sports news, stats, expert analysis and trends, including cricket, football, wrestling, tennis, basketball, Formula One and more. Find previews, schedules, results of upcoming events, and fantasy tips on Chase Your Sport.