India vs Sri Lanka: T20I series: stats and records broken
The Men in Blue registered yet another comprehensive victory against the depleted Lankan side to hand Sri Lanka a humiliating 3-0 whitewash.
Despite the Indians missing out on several of their big names, they managed to showcase a bold performance on the field. On the other hand, the only bright spot for the visitors was their skipper, Dasun Shanaka, who scored back-to-back fifties to take his team to a decent position after the first innings.
Several records were broken during this 3-match series, without further delay, let's dive straight into the stats and records broken in this series.
The Indians with 12 consecutive wins in the shortest format are now joint with Afghanistan for the most consecutive T20I wins. Ranked No.1 in T20Is currently, Rohit Sharma and Co's next international T20I assignment will be against the Proteas in June this year. Can the Indians inscribe their name in the record books?
Did you know?
With 21 consecutive wins, Australia holds the record for the longest win streak in ODI cricket.
Kolkata Knight Rider’s newly appointed skipper, Shreyas Iyer, showed some excellent skills throughout the 3-match series as the Sri Lankans failed to dismiss the 27-year old at least once. Shreyas is now the only Indian player to score over 200 runs in a 3-match T20I bilateral series and stands joint 3rd in the list of highest run-getters in the same respect.
|57* (28), 74* (44), 73*(45)||175.22||7||20|
# Colin Munro of New Zealand with 223 runs holds the record for the most runs scored by an individual in a 3-match T20I bilateral series.
Rohit casting a spell?
With just 4 losses in 28 matches, Rohit Sharma has already made a name for himself in captaincy and has just continued his great domestic captaincy record to the biggest stage. The 34-year old although rather new to this responsibility at this level, has already managed to create an exceptional record of registering the most wins as skipper at home.
With 17 wins at home from the 18 matches, he is two clear of Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson and English skipper Eoin Morgan.
Shreyas Iyer joins the elite list
The right-hander became only the fourth Indian after former skipper Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and KL Rahul to score three consecutive fifties in T20Is. With Kohli’s return, will Shreyas Iyer have to step down in the batting line-up? Or will Kohli give up his slot for the youngster?
The Indian skipper is yet to taste defeat after taking over as the full-time skipper of team India. His duties kick-started during the series against New Zealand and ever since he has been on an undefeated streak. Yes, agreed that the teams the side played under his captaincy have been not in the best of their forms but it does take character and vigor to maintain the incredible consistency he has been showcasing.
India after Rohit Sharma taking over as the captain:
3-0 Vs New Zealand in T20Is
3-0 Vs West Indies in ODIs
3-0 Vs West Indies in T20Is
3-0 Vs Sri Lanka in T20Is
Most experienced in this format
He is a successful skipper, the highest run-getter, and holds several other prestigious records in this format. In addition to these numerous records, Sharma now is the most capped player in T20Is with 125 matches under his belt.
There is no doubt that he is already can be regarded as the most successful T20I player, can he finish on a high in terms of his captaincy as well?
Well, a T20 World cup would be nice, that too in Australia. Don’t you think?
List of most capped players in T20Is
The next assignment for the Indians is the completely contrasting longest format, set to take place at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali starting this Friday. Can the Lankans show some form of resilience? Or will Rohit Sharma and his team continue their merry run?
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