Who was the first cricketer to achieve the 'double' of 2000 test runs and 200 test wickets?
#104046. Asked by madkeen4. (Mar 22 09 3:57 AM)
These are all the test cricketers who have achieved this:|
Andrew Flintoff (ENG) 69 Tests
Anil Kumble (IND) 110 ·
Chaminda Vaas (SL) 82 ·
Chris Cairns (NZ) 58 ·
Daniel Vettori (NZ) 69 ·
Garfield Sobers (WI) 80 ·
Ian Botham (ENG) 42 ·
Imran Khan (PAK) 50 ·
Jacques Kallis (SA) 102 ·
Kapil Dev (IND) 50 ·
Richard Hadlee (NZ) 54 ·
Richie Benaud (AUS) 60 ·
Shane Warne (AUS)100 ·
Shaun Pollock (SA) 56 ·
Wasim Akram (PAK) 78
I cannot a reference anywhere mentioning who was the first. The closest I can get is another list with these same people under the same heading which is NOT in alphabetical order.
This list places Jacques Kallis at the top so my assumption is that he was the first
As a point of interest - Botham was the fastest to get all three:
Sir Ian Botham holds a number of Test records as an all-rounder, including being the fastest (in terms of matches) to achieve the "doubles" of 1,000 runs and 100 wickets, 2,000 runs and 200 wickets, and 3,000 runs and 300 wickets
Thank you Boycie75, correct indeed. |
I am currently reading one of his brilliant books titled "Richie Benaud - Anything But... An Autobiography"
Between playing, including captaining Australia, sports journalist and commentating on the game he has spent 5 decades in the game!
He will retire at the end of this season as commentator.
Very interesting facts about 'Beefy' Botham Midge40, thank you for that!