Team India in 2020: Statistical review of Test performance

First Published Dec 31, 2020, 5:18 PM IST

Cricket has been scarce in 2020, owing to the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, as actions across formats came to a halt momentarily. Nonetheless, it did resume later, and India has managed to play all the formats, as we statistically review it all for the year, before 2021 kicks in.

<p>Everyone wishes to forget the year 2020 as soon as possible. Well, the time is not that far away, as the new year of 2021 is all set to creep in at the stroke of midnight. However, as we bid adieu to the year, let's do Team India a favour and look back at their performance for the year in the longest format of the game, even though Test cricket was scarce in 2020.</p>

Everyone wishes to forget the year 2020 as soon as possible. Well, the time is not that far away, as the new year of 2021 is all set to creep in at the stroke of midnight. However, as we bid adieu to the year, let's do Team India a favour and look back at their performance for the year in the longest format of the game, even though Test cricket was scarce in 2020.

<p><strong>Team records<br />
Highest total:</strong> 326 vs Australia (Melbourne)<br />
<strong>Biggest margin of win (wickets):</strong> 8 wickets vs Australia (Melbourne)</p>

Team records
Highest total:
326 vs Australia (Melbourne)
Biggest margin of win (wickets): 8 wickets vs Australia (Melbourne)

<p><strong>Batting records<br />
Most runs:</strong> Ajinkya Rahane (272 in four matches)<br />
<strong>Highest score:</strong> Rahane (112) vs Australia (Melbourne)<br />
<strong>Best average: </strong>Shubman Gill (80.00 in a game)<br />
<strong>Best strike-rate:</strong> Mohammed Shami (88.23 in three matches)<br />
<strong>Most centuries: </strong>Rahane (1)<br />
<strong>Most 50-plus scores: </strong>Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Prithvi Shaw, Hanuma Vihari, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara and Rahane (one each)<br />
<strong>Most sixes: </strong>Shami (2)<br />
<strong>Most sixes in an innings: </strong>Shami (2)<br />
<strong>Most runs via boundaries in an innings:</strong> Rahane (48) vs Australia (Melbourne)<br />
<strong>Best strike-rate in an innings: </strong>Gill (97.2) vs Australia (Melbourne)<br />
<strong>Best partnership:</strong> Rahane and Jadeja (121) vs Australia (Melbourne)</p>

Batting records
Most runs:
Ajinkya Rahane (272 in four matches)
Highest score: Rahane (112) vs Australia (Melbourne)
Best average: Shubman Gill (80.00 in a game)
Best strike-rate: Mohammed Shami (88.23 in three matches)
Most centuries: Rahane (1)
Most 50-plus scores: Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Prithvi Shaw, Hanuma Vihari, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara and Rahane (one each)
Most sixes: Shami (2)
Most sixes in an innings: Shami (2)
Most runs via boundaries in an innings: Rahane (48) vs Australia (Melbourne)
Best strike-rate in an innings: Gill (97.2) vs Australia (Melbourne)
Best partnership: Rahane and Jadeja (121) vs Australia (Melbourne)

<p><strong>Bowling records<br />
Most wickets:</strong> Jasprit Bumrah (14 in four matches)<br />
<strong>Best bowling in an innings: </strong>Ishant Sharma (5/68) vs New Zealand (Wellington)<br />
<strong>Best bowling in a match:</strong> Bumrah (6/110) vs Australia (Melbourne)<br />
<strong>Best average:</strong> Ishant (15.20 in a match)<br />
<strong>Best economy: </strong>Mohammed Siraj (2.10 in a match)<br />
<strong>Best economy in an innings: </strong>Ravichandran Ashwin (1.45) vs Australia (Melbourne)<br />
<strong>Best strike-rate: </strong>Ishant (28 in a match)<br />
<strong>Best strike-rate in an innings:</strong> Umesh Yadav (21.00) vs Australia (Melbourne)<br />
<strong>Most five-fors:</strong> Ishant (1)</p>

Bowling records
Most wickets:
Jasprit Bumrah (14 in four matches)
Best bowling in an innings: Ishant Sharma (5/68) vs New Zealand (Wellington)
Best bowling in a match: Bumrah (6/110) vs Australia (Melbourne)
Best average: Ishant (15.20 in a match)
Best economy: Mohammed Siraj (2.10 in a match)
Best economy in an innings: Ravichandran Ashwin (1.45) vs Australia (Melbourne)
Best strike-rate: Ishant (28 in a match)
Best strike-rate in an innings: Umesh Yadav (21.00) vs Australia (Melbourne)
Most five-fors: Ishant (1)

<p><strong>Wicketkeeping records<br />
Most dismissals:</strong> Rishabh Pant (12 in three matches)<br />
<strong>Most dismissals in an innings:</strong> Pant (4) vs New Zealand (Wellington)<br />
<strong>Most dismissals in a match: </strong>Pant (4) vs New Zealand (Wellington and Christchurch) and Australia (Melbourne)</p>

Wicketkeeping records
Most dismissals:
Rishabh Pant (12 in three matches)
Most dismissals in an innings: Pant (4) vs New Zealand (Wellington)
Most dismissals in a match: Pant (4) vs New Zealand (Wellington and Christchurch) and Australia (Melbourne)

<p><strong>Fielding records<br />
Most catches:</strong> Rahane (5)<br />
<strong>Most catches in an innings:</strong> Jadeja, Kohli, Rahane, Siraj and Mayank (2)<br />
<strong>Most catches in a match: </strong>Jadeja, Kohli, Rahane, Siraj and Mayank (2)</p>

Fielding records
Most catches:
Rahane (5)
Most catches in an innings: Jadeja, Kohli, Rahane, Siraj and Mayank (2)
Most catches in a match: Jadeja, Kohli, Rahane, Siraj and Mayank (2)

<p><strong>Individual records<br />
Most matches:</strong> Mayank, Bumrah, Pujara, Rahane and Vihari (4)<br />
<strong>Most matches as skipper:</strong> Kohli (3)</p>

Individual records
Most matches:
Mayank, Bumrah, Pujara, Rahane and Vihari (4)
Most matches as skipper: Kohli (3)

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