Not many teams manage to achieve a series sweep in Test cricket. A side can accomplish in blanking their opponents in a two-match or even a three-Test series. However, when it comes to succeeding in more than that, they have to stay right on the top at all times, not even letting an inch to the opposition. Nevertheless, it is a groundbreaking achievement when an outfit attains it.
Also, usually, a team fulfils the milestone in their home conditions since they are well-versed with the same.
On the other hand, that side may emerge victorious in an away Test series; a series sweep would be an uphill task.
Over the years, we’ve had recorded a tally of 60 whitewashes. The list only includes the leg where three or more matches took place.
We take a look at the number of series sweep each team has achieved so far:
8. Bangladesh – 1
Bangladesh cricket team secured their only series sweep against Zimbabwe thus far. The Tigers whitewashed the African nation back in 2014 in a three-match series with Shakib Al Hasan being named the Man of the Series for scoring 251 runs alongside 18 wickets.
The only silver lining the visitors had was Hamilton Masakadza ending as the top run-getter in the series with 356 runs in three Tests. But Zimbabwe as a side could only do so much as the hosts ran riot around Shakib, who had a stellar series.