Parvinder Awana has picked up the third-most proportion of top/middle order wickets in IPL history (after Lasith Malinga and Ashish Nehra) but surprisingly still hasn’t got a game in IPL 2015.
If we take a minimum of seven innings as a qualification, then Virender Sehwag emerges as the lowest impact batsman of IPL 2015 so far.
Mohammad Hafeez's failure rate of 62%in 29 Tests in the last five years is the second-worst for any opener in the world after Gautam Gambhir (failure rate of 64% in 25 matches).
The highest impact Pakistani Test batsmen in the last five years are: Misbah-ul-Haq, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq and Taufeeq Umar. (Min: 15 Tests)
The highest Strike Rate Impact batsmen in IPL 2015 so far (as of 27th April) are: Andre Russell, AB de Villiers and Deepak Hooda. Conventionally, Hooda, Russell and Suryakumar Yadav head the Strike Rate list. The difference is primarily because of the context in which the high strike rate performances were delivered by these players.
The highest impact batsmen in IPL 2015 so far (as of 26th April) are Ajinkya Rahane, AB de Villiers and Dwayne Smith. Conventionally, Rahane, David Warner and Rohit Sharma are the top run-scorers in IPL 2015. De Villiers and Smith are higher impact because of their Strike Rate Impact and consistency in the tournament so far.
The highest impact batsmen in IPL 2015 so far (as of 24th April) are Ajinkya Rahane, David Warner and George Bailey. (Min: 4 innings)
Tamim Iqbal's series-defining performance against Pakistan in the recently concluded ODI series makes him the highest impact batsman in Bangladesh's ODI history ahead of Shakib Al Hasan. (Min: 50 innings).
Even though James Anderson broke the record for the most number of Test wickets by an English bowler, he is only the tenth-highest impact bowler in English Test history (min: 50 Tests) after Graeme Swann, Darren Gough, Alec Bedser, Derek Underwood, Andrew Caddick, Fred Trueman, Stuart Broad, Ian Botham and Bob Willis.
The highest Economy Impact bowlers in the IPL so far (as of 17th April) are Sandeep Sharma, Sunil Narine, Morne Morkel and R Ashwin.
THE HIGHEST IMPACT ENGLISH PACE BOWLER IN TEST CRICKET
Darren Gough was the highest impact English bowler during the time his career ran (1994-2003). He was also the second-highest impact pace bowler in the world in that period, after Allan Donald. He is one of the four bowlers in English cricket history (the others being Swann, Peel and Underwood) who have three series-defining performances.