A dominating performance by team India to once again white-wash the West Indies side, this time in the shortest format of the game. The Indian attack was led by the Man of the series, Suryakumar Yadav, who was just unstoppable throughout the series
It is now quite safe to say that India have found their finishers in the form of Suryakumar Yadav and Venkatesh Iyer, and given how Venkatesh Iyer has delivered with both the bat and ball, India may have found the ideal all-rounder just in time for the World cup.
It was not just the Indians that showcased some gritty performances, the Windies players were also in great touch, especially their vice-captain, Nicholas Pooran, who managed to score fifties in all the outings.
With a number of records and stats being broken in the 3-match T20I series, Cricwizz, today takes a look at the most intriguing ones.
Afghanistan holds the record for the most consecutive T20I wins with 12 wins to their name. However, team India with their 3-0 thrashing of the West Indies now stands at 9 consecutive wins and this is the second time they managed to win nine matches in a row. With India set to face Sri Lanka next and given it will be in home conditions, can they equalize with the Afghanistan side?
# If India manages to win the 1st T20I against Sri Lanka, scheduled to take place on the 24th in Lucknow, they will become only the second Test-playing nation after Afghanistan to win 10 or more consecutive T20Is.
Most successive wins in T20Is for India:
9 wins: Jan - Dec 2020
9 wins: Nov 2021 - Feb 2022 *
7 wins: Dec 2012 - Apr 2014
7 wins: Feb - Mar 2016
7 wins: Mar - Jul 2018
Rohit Sharma’s incredible run
Out of 25 matches as the skipper, Rohit Sharma has managed to lead his troop to victory on a staggering 21 occasions, at a win percentage of 84%, he is the most successful T20I skipper for team India after leading them in over 20 matches.
The 34-year old is just one win away from overtaking former Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Khan’s record of 10 consecutive wins as skipper and if the opener does manage to lead India into another white-wash, he will be joining former Afghanistan skipper- Asghar Afghan’s tally of 12 consecutive wins. Can Rohit Sharma continue his merry run? Or will the Sri Lankans show some form of resistance?
The two-time champions, West Indies, have been a great force in the shortest format over the years, and on most occasions, they have been able to bail themselves out in the toughest of the situations in this format. However, the Caribbean side after being thrashed by the Indians finds themselves the owner of an infamous record. With 83 defeats in their 160 matches, they now stand first among the teams with the most defeats in the shortest format.
# Any guesses on which team has the most wins in T20Is? It is Pakistan with 117 wins. Team India stands 2nd with 98 wins and are just 2 wins away from becoming just the 2nd team to register 100 T20I wins.
Most defeats in T20Is
1) 83 West Indies
2) 82 Sri Lanka
3) 78 Bangladesh
4) 76 New Zealand
Is India now a nightmare for the Windies?
West Indies have been going a great job at their home conditions, however, the side has struggled to produce winning results away from home. The team has struggled to a great extent that they have just managed one win in their last 12 away matches.
Meanwhile, the Men in blue have been ruthless against the Caribbean side, winning 10 out of their last 11 matches.
Let us take a look at their last four bilateral T20I series results.
India vs WI - last four T20I series:
2018 (Ind): India won 3-0
2019 (WI): India won 3-0
2019 (Ind): India won 2-1
2022 (Ind): India won 3-0
Pooran hits the note
Wicket-keeper batsman Nicholas Pooran hit the right notes throughout the series, scoring three fifties in the 3-match series. The 26-year old must be kicking himself as he could not get his team over the line but rest assured the hard-hitter is definitely a match-winner for the Caribbean side. How important will his role be in the upcoming T20 World cup?
Pooran’s also managed to become just the second player after Brendon McCullum of New Zealand to notch up three consecutive half-tons against India in the shortest format.
Pooran’s score in this series:
|1st T20I||61 (43)|
|2nd T20I||62 (41)|
|3rd T20I||61* (46)|
The sky is the limit
India were just unstoppable in the death overs, no it was not the poor bowling of West Indies, it was just some serious hitting by the duo of Suryakumar Yadav and Venkatesh Iyer, who were absolutely ruthless throughout the finishing stages of the game. The 3rd rubber between the sides saw India pile up 86 runs in the last 5 overs at an incredible run rate of 17.2. This was just the 2nd occasion they managed to score 80 or plus runs in the last 5 overs.
Most runs in death overs (16-20) by India in T20Is:
|75||South Africa||Gros Islet||2010|
Pollard achieves the incredible milestone
The Windies skipper, Kieron Pollard, during the 2nd T20I became just the 9th player to play 100 T20I matches. The 34-year old is also is the first West Indies player to achieve the milestone. With definitely another 5-6 years of the game in him, he is likely to finish amongst the top on this list.
# Shoaib Malik of Pakistan with 124 matches under his belt, ranks first on the first of most T20I matches played.
The bilateral series against the Lankans is just a couple of days away and with a lot at stake, it promises to be a thriller of a series. Can Rohit Sharma continue his incredible captaincy run? Do stay tuned with Cricwizz as we thrive to bring you all the exciting and exclusive content revolving around the game.