List of international cricket five-wicket hauls by Bob Willis

 

Bob Willis , a right-arm fast bowler , represented the England cricket team in 90 Tests between 1971 and 1984. [1] [2] In cricket, a five- fork or haul “) [3] refers to a bowler taking five or more wickets in a single innings . [Edit ] [ add listing ] [ edit ] [ add listing ] [ edit ] [ add listing ] [ edit ] [ add listing] [2] In Test cricket, Willis took 325 wickets, including 16 five-wicket hauls. [1] [5] The Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack named him one of their cricketers of the year in 1978, and termed him “one of the world’s foremost fast bowlers.” [6]

Willis made his Test in the fourth Test of the 1970-71 Ashes series , against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground . [7] His first test Five-wicket haul in the third Test of the 1974-75 Ashes series at the Melbourne Cricket Ground . [8] Wisden [9] -at Headingley , during the 1981 Ashes series . [8] Willis’ career-best figures for an innings were 8 wickets for 43 runs -seventh among Top 100 Bowling performances of all time . [10] He never wins a match; His best performance for a match was 9 wickets for 92 runs against New Zealandin 1983 at Headingley. [11] [12] He was most successful against Australia, taking seven five-wicket hauls. [13]

Willis made his One Day International (ODI) debut against the West Indies at Headingley, during the 1973 Prudential Trophy . [14] He never took a five-wicket haul in ODIs; His career-best figures for year Were 4 innings wickets for 11 runs contre Canada During the 1979 Cricket World Cup , a match England won by 8 wickets at Old Trafford . [15] [16]As of 2013, Willis is thirty-first overall among all-time combined five-wicket haul takers. [N 1]

Key

Key to the Test five-wicket hauls table
symbol Meaning
Dated Date the match was held, or starting date of the match for Test matches
Inn The innings of the match in which the five-wicket haul was taken
overs Number of overs bowled in that innings
runs Runs conceded
WKTS Number of wickets taken
Econ Bowling economy rate (average runs per over)
batsmen The batsmen whose wickets were taken in the five-wicket haul
result The result for the England team in that match
Captained the England cricket team
Drawn The match was drawn

Test five-wicket hauls

Five-wicket hauls in Test cricket by Bob Willis
No. Dated Ground Against Inn overs runs WKTS Econ batsmen result
1 26 December 1974 Melbourne Cricket Ground , Melbourne  australia 2 21.7 [n 2] 61 5 2.09
  • Wally Edwards
  • Greg Chappell
  • Ian Chappell
  • Max Walker
  • Jeff Thomson
Drawn [8]
2 22 July 1976 Headingley , Leeds  West Indies 3 15.3 42 5 2.70
  • Viv Richards
  • Deryck Murray
  • Vanburn Holder
  • Michael Holding
  • Andy Roberts
Lost [20]
3 1 January 1977 Eden Gardens , Calcutta [n 3]  india 1 20.0 27 5 1.35
  • Sunil Gavaskar
  • Brijesh Patel
  • Eknath Solkar
  • Erapalli Prasanna
  • BS Chandrasekhar
Won [21]
4 28 January 1977 Karnataka State Cricket Association Stadium , Bangalore [n 4]  india 1 17.0 53 6 3.11
  • Brijesh Patel
  • Yajurvindra Singh
  • Syed Kirmani
  • Karsan Ghavri
  • Erapalli Prasanna
  • BS Chandrasekhar
Lost [22]
5 16 June 1977 Lord’s Cricket Ground , London  australia 2 30.1 78 7 2.58
  • Greg Chappell
  • Craig Serjeant
  • Doug Walters
  • Rod Marsh
  • Kerry O’Keeffe
  • Max Walker
  • Jeff Thomson
Drawn [23]
6 28 July 1977 Trent Bridge , Nottingham  australia 3 26.0 88 5 3.38
  • Rick McCosker
  • Ian Davis
  • Rod Marsh
  • Max Walker
  • Jeff Thomson
Won [24]
7 25 August 1977 Kennington Oval , London  australia 2 29.3 102 5 3.45
  • Craig Serjeant
  • Rick McCosker
  • Doug Walters
  • Ray Bright
  • Jeff Thomson
Drawn [25]
8 10 February 1978 Basin Reserve , Wellington  New Zealand 3 15.0 [n 2] 32 5 1.60
  • John Wright
  • Geoff Howarth
  • Bev Congdon
  • John Parker
  • Richard Hadlee
Lost [18]
9 15 June 1978 Lord’s Cricket Ground , London  Pakistan 2 13.0 47 5 3.61
  • Mudassar Nazar
  • Sadiq Mohammad
  • Javed Miandad
  • Wasim Bari
  • Iqbal Qasim
Won [26]
10 27 July 1978 Kennington Oval , London  New Zealand 1 20.2 42 5 2.06
  • John Wright
  • Mark Burgess
  • Richard Hadlee
  • Lance Cairns
  • Brendon Bracewell
Won [27]
11 15 December 1978 WACA Ground , Perth  australia 2 18.5 [n 2] 44 5 1.77
  • Kim Hughes
  • Graham Yallop
  • Gary Cosier
  • Rodney Hogg
  • Alan Hurst
Won [19]
12 5 June 1980 Trent Bridge , Nottingham  West Indies 4 26.0 65 5 2.50
  • Gordon Greenidge
  • Alvin Kallicharran
  • Clive Lloyd
  • Deryck Murray
  • Malcolm Marshall
Lost [28]
13 16 July 1981 Headingley , Leeds  australia 4 15.1 43 8 2.83
  • John Dyson
  • Trevor Chappell
  • Kim Hughes
  • Graham Yallop
  • Rod Marsh
  • Ray Bright
  • Geoff Lawson
  • Dennis Lillee
Won [10]
14 10 June 1982 Lord’s Cricket Ground , London  india 3 28.0 101 6 3.60
  • Sunil Gavaskar
  • Ghulam Parkar
  • Dilip Vengsarkar
  • Yashpal Sharma
  • Ashok Malhotra
  • Syed Kirmani
Won [29]
15 26 November 1982 Brisbane Cricket Ground , Brisbane  australia 2 29.4 66 5 2.22
  • Kepler Wessels
  • Allan Border
  • Bruce Yardley
  • Geoff Lawson
  • Carl Rackemann
Lost [30]
16 28 July 1983 Headingley , Leeds  New Zealand 4 14.0 35 5 2.50
  • John Wright
  • Bruce Edgar
  • Geoff Howarth
  • Martin Crowe
  • Jeff Crowe
Lost [12]

Notes

  1. Jump up^ Willis shares the position withTerry Alderman,Rangana Herath,BS Chandrasekhar,Shoaib Akhtar,Graham McKenzie,Richie BenaudandChaminda Vaas. [2]
  2. ^ Jump up to:c Eight-ball overs were bowled in this match. [8] [18] [19]
  3. Jump up^ Calcutta has since been renamed the Kolkata.
  4. Jump up^ Karnataka State Cricket Association Stadium has since been renamed the Mr. Chinnaswamy Stadium.

References

  1. ^ Jump up to:a b “Bob Willis” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 22 September 2013 .
  2. ^ Jump up to:a b c “Records / Combined Test, ODI and T20I records / Bowling Records / Most five-wickets-in-an-innings in a career” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 28 October 2016 .
  3. Jump up^ “Swinging for the Auld Enemy – An interview with Ryan Sidebottom” . The Scotsman . 17 August 2008 . Retrieved 5 February 2013 . … I’d rather take fifers (five wickets) for England …
  4. Jump up^ Pervez, MA (2001). A Dictionary of Cricket. East Blackswan . p. 31. ISBN  978-81-7370-184-9 . Retrieved 5 February 2013 .
  5. Jump up^ “Records / Test matches / Bowling records / Most five-wickets-in-an-innings in a career” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 28 October 2016 .
  6. Jump up^ “Wisden: Cricketer of the year 1978 – Bob Willis” . Wisden . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 25 August 2013 .
  7. Jump up^ “England tour of Australia, 1970/71: The Ashes – 4th Test” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 22 September 2013 .
  8. ^ Jump up to:a b c “England tour of Australia, 1974/75: The Ashes – 4th Test” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 22 September 2013 .
  9. Jump up^ “Top 100 Bowlers of all time” . Rediff.com . Retrieved 4 October 2013 .
  10. ^ Jump up to:a b “Australia tour of England, 1981 – 3rd Test” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 22 September 2013 .
  11. Jump up^ “Statistics / Statsguru / Bob Willis / Test matches” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 22 September 2013 .
  12. ^ Jump up to:a b “New Zealand tour of England 1983: Test series – 2nd Test, Group A” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 22 September 2013 .
  13. Jump up^ “Statistics / Statsguru / Bob Willis / Test matches” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 22 September 2013 .
  14. Jump up^ “West Indies tour of England, 1973: Prudential Trophy – 1st ODI” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 22 September 2013 .
  15. Jump up^ “Statistics / Statsguru / Bob Willis / One-Day Internationals” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 22 September 2013 .
  16. Jump up^ “Prudential World Cup, 1979 – 8th match, Group A” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 22 September 2013 .
  17. Jump up^ “Records / Headingley, Leeds / Test matches / Most five-wickets-in-an-innings” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 20 August 2013 .
  18. ^ Jump up to:a b “England tour of New Zealand from 1977 to 1978 – 1st Test” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 22 September 2013 .
  19. ^ Jump up to:a b “England tour of Australia, 1978-1979 – 2nd Test” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 22 September 2013 .
  20. Jump up^ “West Indies tour of England, 1976 – 4th Test” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 22 September 2013 .
  21. Jump up^ “England tour of India, 1976/77 – 2nd Test”. ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 22 September 2013 .
  22. Jump up^ “England tour of India, 1976/77 – 4th Test” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 22 September 2013 .
  23. Jump up^ “Australia tour of England, 1977 – 1st Test”. ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 22 September 2013 .
  24. Jump up^ “Australia tour of England, 1977 – 3rd Test”. ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 22 September 2013 .
  25. Jump up^ “Australia tour of England, 1977 – 5th Test”. ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 22 September 2013 .
  26. Jump up^ “Pakistan tour of England, 1978 – 2nd Test”. ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 22 September 2013 .
  27. Jump up^ “New Zealand tour of England and Netherlands, 1978 – 1st Test” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 22 September 2013 .
  28. Jump up^ “West Indies tour of England, 1980 – 1st Test” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 22 September 2013 .
  29. Jump up^ “India tour of England, 1982 – 1st Test” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 22 September 2013 .
  30. Jump up^ “England tour of Australia, 1982/83 – 2nd Test” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 22 September 2013 .

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