Perhaps more than any other sport in the world, cricket is a game of numbers. Without having seen a second of the action, a true cricket fan can read over a scorecard and get a vivid understanding of how a match has played out.
The upside of this statistical obsession is that cricket records are clear-cut: Those memorable figures are immortalised in the history books for all to see and admire. Famous numbers like Sir Donald Bradman’s average of 99.94 and Jim Laker’s match figures of 19/90 are iconic; cricket-loving punters in the UK and across the globe know them off by heart and understand the amazing achievements they represent.
In this article, we’ve compiled some of the most impressive records and statistics from test, ODI, and first-class cricket. We’re sure cricket diehards and newbies alike will find some trivia that piques their interest here.