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Gambhir, Harbhajan top charts in 2008

December 30, 2008 14:41 IST

It was a breakthrough year for Team India as they emerged as the cricketing world's new superpower in 2008 with consistent performances in both Tests and One-Day Internationals.

Gautam Gambhir was the star performer for India with the bat with more than 1000 runs in both Tests and ODIs, that included three centuries each in both formats.

Harbhajan Singh ended as India's top wicket-taker in Tests with a tally of 63 wickets in 13 matches, while youngster Ishant Sharma continued making waves as he claimed 27 wickets in 19 ODIs.

A look at the detailed statistics:

India in 2008:

Mts Won Lost Drawn/NR Won%
Tests 15 6 4 5 40.00
ODIs 29 19 8 2 65.52
T20Is 1 0 1 0 0.00

Batting averages in Tests in 2008:

Batsman Mts Inns NO Runs Hs Avg 100s 50s 0s Ct St
V Sehwag 14 27 1 1462 319 56.23 3 6 1 6 0
G Gambhir 8 16 0 1134 206 70.88 3 6 0 8 0
VVS Laxman 15 27 4 1086 200* 47.22 2 7 2 15 0
SR Tendulkar 13 25 3 1063 154* 48.32 4 3 1 5 0
RS Dravid 15 28 2 805 136 30.96 2 4 2 20 0
SC Ganguly 13 25 3 783 102 35.59 1 5 4 6 0
MS Dhoni 12 19 1 633 92 35.17 0 6 1 26 5
Harbhajan Singh 13 21 2 410 63 21.58 0 4 1 5 0
Yuvraj Singh 4 7 1 256 86 42.67 0 2 1 3 0
A Kumble 10 17 2 231 87 15.40 0 1 2 5 0
W Jaffer 5 9 0 156 73 17.33 0 1 1 8 0
IK Pathan 3 6 2 147 46 36.75 0 0 1 0 0
Zaheer Khan 9 13 3 145 57* 14.50 0 1 1 4 0
I Sharma 13 20 11 118 23 13.11 0 0 5 3 0
M Vijay 1 2 0 74 41 37.00 0 0 0 1 0
RP Singh 5 8 0 51 30 6.38 0 0 5 2 0
S Sreesanth 3 4 1 50 29 16.67 0 0 1 0 0
A Mishra 5 5 1 42 23 10.50 0 0 1 2 0
KD Karthik 2 4 0 36 20 9.00 0 0 1 4 0
PA Patel 1 2 0 14 13 7.00 0 0 0 2 1
P Chawla 1 1 0 4 4 4.00 0 0 0 0 0

Bowling averages in Tests in 2008:

Bowler Mts Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Best 5WI 10WM Avg SR RpO
Harbhajan Singh 13 705 105 1987 63 6-102 2 1 31.54 67.14 2.82
I Sharma 13 392.3 67 1201 38 4-77 0 0 31.61 61.97 3.06
A Kumble 10 462.5 60 1430 28 4-106 0 0 51.07 99.18 3.09
Zaheer Khan 9 309.5 60 995 27 5-91 1 0 36.85 68.85 3.21
A Mishra 5 205 37 593 20 5-71 1 0 29.65 61.50 2.89
V Sehwag 14 172.5 24 475 15 5-104 1 0 31.67 69.13 2.75
RP Singh 5 134.5 15 610 11 4-68 0 0 55.45 73.55 4.52
IK Pathan 3 90.2 9 314 8 3-54 0 0 39.25 67.75 3.48
S Sreesanth 3 81 13 274 4 2-87 0 0 68.50 121.50 3.38
Yuvraj Singh 4 38 5 122 3 1-12 0 0 40.67 76.00 3.21
P Chawla 1 20 3 84 2 2-66 0 0 42.00 60.00 4.20
MS Dhoni 12 1 0 1 0 0-1 0 0 - - 1.00
VVS Laxman 15 10 2 19 0 0-19 0 0 - - 1.90
SR Tendulkar 13 11 0 41 0 0-2 0 0 - - 3.73
SC Ganguly 13 28.1 4 83 0 0-1 0 0 - - 2.95

Batting averages in ODIs in 2008:

Batsman Mts Inns NO Runs Hs Avg 100s 50s 0s SR Ct St
G Gambhir 27 27 3 1119 113 46.63 3 7 1 90.53 8 0
MS Dhoni 29 26 7 1097 109* 57.74 1 8 0 82.30 38 11
V Sehwag 18 18 0 893 119 49.61 1 8 0 120.03 5 0
Yuvraj Singh 27 27 4 893 138* 38.83 2 3 2 100.22 5 0
SK Raina 19 18 3 680 116* 45.33 2 5 0 94.84 9 0
RG Sharma 28 28 7 532 70* 25.33 0 3 2 72.58 8 0
SR Tendulkar 12 12 1 460 117* 41.82 1 3 1 84.25 6 0
IK Pathan 20 13 1 223 38* 18.58 0 0 0 72.40 2 0
RV Uthappa 13 11 2 179 51 19.89 0 1 0 65.09 4 0
V Kohli 5 5 0 159 54 31.80 0 1 0 66.53 3 0
YK Pathan 12 7 3 96 50* 24.00 0 1 2 107.87 4 0
Harbhajan Singh 19 10 0 82 27 8.20 0 0 0 82.83 3 0
S Badrinath 3 3 1 39 27* 19.50 0 0 0 44.83 2 0
P Kumar 14 7 3 29 7 7.25 0 0 0 72.50 5 0
PP Ojha 5 3 2 27 16* 27.00 0 0 0 49.09 4 0
MM Patel 12 5 3 20 15 10.00 0 0 1 74.07 1 0
Zaheer Khan 10 6 1 19 12 3.80 0 0 1 26.03 4 0
I Sharma 19 6 4 13 8 6.50 0 0 0 36.11 5 0
S Sreesanth 7 4 2 9 4 4.50 0 0 0 69.23 0 0
P Chawla 8 3 2 8 6* 8.00 0 0 0 88.89 4 0
RP Singh 9 3 0 8 4 2.67 0 0 1 42.11 2 0
MK Tiwary 1 1 0 2 2 2.00 0 0 0 12.50 0 0
MS Gony 2 0 0 0 dnb - 0 0 0 - 0 0

Bowling averages in ODIs in 2008:

Bowler Mts Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Best 4W Avg SR RpO
I Sharma 19 152.1 4 812 27 4-38 2 30.07 33.81 5.34
P Kumar 14 122.3 12 592 21 4-31 3 28.19 35.00 4.83
Harbhajan Singh 19 136.5 4 602 21 3-31 0 28.67 39.10 4.40
IK Pathan 20 155.2 5 902 21 4-41 1 42.95 44.38 5.81
Zaheer Khan 10 86.2 14 332 17 4-21 1 19.53 30.47 3.85
MM Patel 12 91.4 8 395 14 3-42 0 28.21 39.29 4.31
RP Singh 9 70 6 413 12 3-46 0 34.42 35.00 5.90
P Chawla 8 72.4 2 373 11 4-23 2 33.91 39.64 5.13
Yuvraj Singh 27 98 0 469 10 4-28 1 46.90 58.80 4.79
S Sreesanth 7 40.2 0 232 9 3-31 0 25.78 26.89 5.75
V Sehwag 18 56.5 0 316 8 3-28 0 39.50 42.63 5.56
YK Pathan 12 47.4 0 276 6 1-7 0 46.00 47.67 5.79
PP Ojha 5 43 5 173 5 2-28 0 34.60 51.60 4.02
MS Gony 2 13 1 76 2 2-65 0 38.00 39.00 5.85
SR Tendulkar 12 4 0 21 0 0-6 0 - - 5.25
RG Sharma 28 14.5 1 60 0 0-4 0 - - 4.04
SK Raina 19 3 0 22 0 0-11 0 - - 7.33

Rajneesh Gupta