Team India in 2020: Statistical review of T20I performance

First Published Dec 13, 2020, 6:39 PM IST

Team India has finished 2020 on a high in the shortest format of the game, suffering just a loss. They are giving their utmost focus to the format, owing to the upcoming ICC World T20 2021, in Australia. India are currently ranked third in the ICC T20I Rankings.

<p>The 2020 stint for Team India in the shortest format of the game has come to an end. India have finished on a high, winning two series and suffering just a match loss in the format, as they finish on third in the ICC Rankings. As the focus moves to next year, we review their T20I performance this year, based on the stats.</p>

The 2020 stint for Team India in the shortest format of the game has come to an end. India have finished on a high, winning two series and suffering just a match loss in the format, as they finish on third in the ICC Rankings. As the focus moves to next year, we review their T20I performance this year, based on the stats.

<p><strong>Team records<br />
Highest total:</strong> 204/4 vs New Zealand (Auckland)<br />
<strong>Biggest margin of win (runs):</strong> 7 runs vs Sri Lanka (Pune)<br />
<strong>Biggest margin of win (wickets): </strong>7 wickets vs Sri Lanka (Indore) and New Zealand (Auckland)<br />
<strong>Biggest margin of win (balls to spare): </strong>15 balls vs Sri Lanka (Indore) and New Zealand (Auckland)</p>

Team records
Highest total:
204/4 vs New Zealand (Auckland)
Biggest margin of win (runs): 7 runs vs Sri Lanka (Pune)
Biggest margin of win (wickets): 7 wickets vs Sri Lanka (Indore) and New Zealand (Auckland)
Biggest margin of win (balls to spare): 15 balls vs Sri Lanka (Indore) and New Zealand (Auckland)

<p><strong>Batting records<br />
Most runs:</strong> KL Rahul (404 in 10 innings)<br />
<strong>Highest score:</strong> Virat Kohli (85) vs Australia (Sydney)<br />
<strong>Best average: </strong>Manish Pandey (122.00 in six innings)<br />
<strong>Best strike-rate: </strong>Shardul Thakur (196.66 in three innings)<br />
<strong>Most 50-plus scores: </strong>Rahul (4)<br />
<strong>Most sixes: </strong>Rahul (13)<br />
<strong>Most sixes in an innings:</strong> Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Rohit Sharma, Kohli (3)<br />
<strong>Most runs via boundaries in an innings: </strong>Rohit (42) vs New Zealand (Hamilton)<br />
<strong>Best strike-rate in an innings: </strong>Rahul (207.40) vs New Zealand (Auckland)<br />
<strong>Best partnership: </strong>Rahul and Kohli (99) vs New Zealand (Auckland)</p>

Batting records
Most runs:
KL Rahul (404 in 10 innings)
Highest score: Virat Kohli (85) vs Australia (Sydney)
Best average: Manish Pandey (122.00 in six innings)
Best strike-rate: Shardul Thakur (196.66 in three innings)
Most 50-plus scores: Rahul (4)
Most sixes: Rahul (13)
Most sixes in an innings: Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Rohit Sharma, Kohli (3)
Most runs via boundaries in an innings: Rohit (42) vs New Zealand (Hamilton)
Best strike-rate in an innings: Rahul (207.40) vs New Zealand (Auckland)
Best partnership: Rahul and Kohli (99) vs New Zealand (Auckland)

<p><strong>Bowling records<br />
Most wickets:</strong> Thakur (15 in nine innings)<br />
<strong>Best bowling in an innings: </strong>Jasprit Bumrah (3/12) vs New Zealand (Mount Maunganui)<br />
<strong>Best average: </strong>T Natarajan (13.83 in three matches)<br />
<strong>Best economy: </strong>Ravindra Jadeja (5.90 in four matches)<br />
<strong>Best economy in an innings:</strong> Bumrah (2.50) vs Lanka (Pune)<br />
<strong>Best strike-rate: </strong>Natarajan (12)<br />
<strong>Best strike-rate in an innings:</strong> Navdeep Saini (7.6) vs Lanka (Pune)</p>

Bowling records
Most wickets:
Thakur (15 in nine innings)
Best bowling in an innings: Jasprit Bumrah (3/12) vs New Zealand (Mount Maunganui)
Best average: T Natarajan (13.83 in three matches)
Best economy: Ravindra Jadeja (5.90 in four matches)
Best economy in an innings: Bumrah (2.50) vs Lanka (Pune)
Best strike-rate: Natarajan (12)
Best strike-rate in an innings: Navdeep Saini (7.6) vs Lanka (Pune)

<p><strong>Wicketkeeping records<br />
Most dismissals:</strong> Rahul (5 in eight innings)<br />
<strong>Most dismissals in an innings:</strong> Rahul (2) vs New Zealand (Hamilton) and Rishabh Pant (2) vs Lanka (Indore)</p>

Wicketkeeping records
Most dismissals:
Rahul (5 in eight innings)
Most dismissals in an innings: Rahul (2) vs New Zealand (Hamilton) and Rishabh Pant (2) vs Lanka (Indore)

<p><strong>Fielding records<br />
Most catches:</strong> Kohli (5)<br />
<strong>Most catches in an innings: </strong>Kohli, Saini and Hardik Pandya (2)</p>

Fielding records
Most catches:
Kohli (5)
Most catches in an innings: Kohli, Saini and Hardik Pandya (2)

<p><strong>Individual records<br />
Most matches:</strong> Rahul (11)<br />
<strong>Most matches as skipper:</strong> Kohli (10)</p>

Individual records
Most matches:
Rahul (11)
Most matches as skipper: Kohli (10)

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