Rohit Sharma has helped India win an ODI series 4 times – the maximum a batsman has contributed in his team’s win in the last 5 years - along with Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers.
None of Sri Lanka's three highest impact bowlers (Ajantha Mendis, Rangana Herath and Lasith Malinga) in ODIs in the last two years feature in their squad for the bilateral series against India.
Mushtaq Mohammed is the most significant genuine all-rounder Pakistan produced after Imran Khan – his 2 SDs further enhancing his status. Interestingly, both Mushtaq and Shoaib Mohammed were higher impact players than the more reputed Hanif Mohammed. More...
If we take 20 Test matches as the minimum, Mohammad Asif emerges as the highest impact Pakistani bowler of all time. Asif has three SDs in his 23 matches, which is the best SD/matches ratio for any Pakistani bowler. More...
Quinton de Kock has two series-defining performances (SDs – high impact performance in a match that decided the series scoreline) in just 29 ODI matches. This gives him the best matches/SD performance ratio for a player in South African ODI cricket history so far (minimum of 25 matches).
Younis Khan is the second-highest Pressure Impact batsman for Pakistan (after Inzamam-ul-Haq) in their Test cricket history (Min: 50 Tests)
Martin Crowe is not entirely right about Kevin Pietersen's dramatic decline as a player post-2009. Yes, his average fell, he got fewer centuries post-2009 (which is not actually the point at all, but still) and he was less consistent. But he also got 2 of his 3 series-defining performances post-2009 - a landmark series win against India and a rare series draw against Sri Lanka.
India's highest Pressure Impact batsman in ODIs in the last one year is MS Dhoni. Surprisingly though he has a very mediocre Chasing Impact in the same time-frame (not even amongst India's top five chasing batsmen).
Rohit Sharma’s four series-defining performances in ODIs is the highest by any batsman in the world in the last seven years.
The present Indian team has 4 players (Dhoni, Ashwin, Kohli, Jadeja) who are amongst the 10 highest impact players for India of all time in ODI cricket.
Denesh Ramdin has the best temperament to absorb pressure (of falling wickets) for the West Indies in the last two years in ODIs. He is also their fourth-highest impact batsman in the same time-frame.
Kings XI Punjab stormed into the semi-finals on account of excellent team effort but came a cropper in the semi-finals – they had the least tournament-defining performances prior to the tournament which indicated they would buckle down under big-match pressure situations. More...