India became only the second team to play 200 T20 Internationals in men’s cricket on August 3 in the first T20I against the West Indies.
It wasn’t a happy outing for the Men in Blue as they lost by four runs while chasing down 150 to concede an early lead to the West Indies in the five-match series in what was a historic match for them.
They played their first T20I in December 2006 and it took them a staggering 12 more years to play their 100th T20I, against Ireland in 2018. Five years later, the Indian team played their milestone 200th T20I which proves how much cricket has become T20-centric over the years.
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Let us have a look at some of the interesting stats and numbers around Team India in T20Is:
- 1 Batting records for India after 200 T20Is:
- 2 Bowling records for India after 200 T20Is:
- 3 Fielding records for India after 200 T20Is:
- 4 Team records for India after 200 T20Is:
Batting records for India after 200 T20Is:
Highest run-scorer in T20Is
Former India skipper Virat Kohli is the highest run-scorer not only for the team but also in the world. He has scored 4,008 runs in 115 T20Is at a strike rate of 138 and an average of 52.7 with a staggering 37 fifties and one century to his name.
Highest individual score
Opener Shubman Gill recorded the highest individual score of an unbeaten 126 earlier this year against New Zealand in February. His knock came off just 63 balls and was laced with 12 fours and seven sixes as India posted a mammoth total of 234 runs in their 20 overs.
India’s highest total in T20Is is 260-5 which came against Sri Lanka in December 2017 in Indore. Rohit Sharma slammed 118 runs off just 43 balls with 12 fours and 10 sixes while KL Rahul also amassed 89 runs off 49 balls with five fours and eight sixes to his name.
Lowest s total
India’s lowest total in the shortest format of the game is 74 which came against Australia way back in February 2008 in Melbourne. Only Irfan Pathan had reached the double digits in the game, scoring 26 runs.
Highest batting average amongst Indians in T20Is
Kohli boasts of the highest average among Indian players thanks to his supreme consistency. He has an average of 52.73 after playing 115 T20Is.
Highest strike rate with the bat
Suryakumar Yadav has the highest strike rate of 174.13 among all Indian players.
India skipper Rohit has scored four hundreds in his T20I career so far after playing 148 matches to go with 29 fifties as well.
Kohli is yet again at the top of this list having smashed 37 half-centuries in his T20I career so far.
This unfortunate record is with Rohit. The current captain has so far recorded as many as 10 ducks.
Bowling records for India after 200 T20Is:
Highest wicket-taker in T20Is
Yuzvendra Chahal is the highest wicket-taker in T20Is. He has so far scalped 93 wickets in 76 matches at an average of 24.41 with the best figures of 6/25. He is only seven wickets away from becoming the first Indian male bowler and 8th overall to complete 100 scalps in the format as well.
Best bowling figures
Deepak Chahar has recorded the best figures for India in the shortest format of the game. He returned with the figures of 6/7 against Bangladesh in Nagpur in November 2019. Defending 174, India restricted Bangladesh to just 144 thanks to a stunning spell from Chahar.
Most four-wicket hauls
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has recorded five four-wicket hauls in T20Is.
Fielding records for India after 200 T20Is:
Rohit has plucked 58 catches in his T20I career so far with Kohli at the second place with 50 catches.
Most dismissals as wicketkeeper
MS Dhoni is at the top of this list having affected 91 dismissals as wicketkeeper in T20Is.
Team records for India after 200 T20Is:
Best win-loss record against a team (min 10 matches)
They have a brilliant win percentage of 91.66 against Bangladesh in the shortest format of the game. They have lost only one out of 12 matches played while winning 11 games against the Bangladesh team.
Record against Pakistan
The Men in Blue continue to play Pakistan only in the Asia Cup and ICC events even in the T20 format at the international level. The arch-rivals have faced each other in 12 T20Is so far and India have emerged victorious in 9 matches with a brilliant win percentage of 75.
Player to lead in most matches
Dhoni has led them in most matches in T20Is. The Men in Blue played a mammoth 72 matches in T20 Internationals under Dhoni’s captaincy.
Best win percentage as captain
Rohit has the best win percentage in T20Is for the side. He led the team to wins in 39 out of 51 matches he captained with a massive win percentage of 76.47.