India in T20Is in 2018: Statistical Highlights - Team, Batting and Bowling Records

All the major stats and facts that were recorded by Indian team and players in T20Is in 2018.

India won the Nidahas T20I tri series in Sri Lanka (photo - getty)

In the shortest format of the game India continued their dominance throughout the year of 2018 as they won five of the six T20I series/tournaments and shared one. India began the year with a 2-1 series win over South Africa in South Africa and ended with 1-1 drawn series against Australia down under.

In between these two series, India won series in Sri Lanka, Ireland, England and against West Indies at home. Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Kuldeep Yadav were the top performers for India in this calendar year. 

All the major stats and facts that were recorded by Indian team and players in T20Is in 2018 :

1. Series results -

 Series  Opponent   Venue   Winner   Margin 
 SA vs IND  SA  SA  India  2-1 (3)
 Nidahas Tri Series   SL / BAN  SL  India  -
 IRE vs IND  IRE  IRE  India  2-0 (2)
 ENG vs IND  ENG  ENG   India  2-1 (3)
 IND vs WI  WI  IND  India  3-0 (3)
 AUS vs IND  AUS  AUS  Shared  1-1 (3)

 

2. Result summary -

 Opponent  T20Is   Won   Lost   NR   %W
 Australia  3  1  1  1  50.00 
 Bangladesh  3  3  0  0  100.0  
 England  3  2  1  0  66.67
 Ireland  2  2  0  0  100.0
 South Africa   3  2  1  0  66.67
 Sri Lanka  2  1  1  0  50.00
 West Indies  3  3  0  0  100.0
 Overall  19  14  4  1  77.77

 

- Only Pakistan won more T20I matches (19) than India (14) in 2018.

- India's win percentage of 77.77 is the third best in this year after Afghanistan's 100 and Pakistan's 89.47 (Min 5 T20Is). 

3. Leading run scorers -

 Player  T20Is    Inns    NO    Runs    Avg  SR  HS  100   50 
 Shikhar Dhawan    18  17  0  689  40.52    147.22   92  0  6
 Rohit Sharma    19  18  2  590  36.87  147.50  111*   2  3
 KL Rahul    13  11  2  324  36.00  149.30  101*  1  1
 Manish Pandey  13  11  7  299  74.75  121.05  79*  0  1
 Suresh Raina  13  11  0  298  27.09  143.96  69  0  1

 

- Shikhar Dhawan (689) and Rohit Sharma (590) are the top two highest run-getters in T20Is in 2018.

- Shikhar Dhawan also broke Virat Kohli's record of most runs (641 in 2016) in T20Is in a calendar year. 

- Rohit Sharma scored two hundreds in T20Is this year and thus became the first ever player to score 4 hundreds in T20Is. 

Rohit Sharma scored two hundreds in T20Is in 2018 (photo - getty)

4. Highest individual scores -

111* - Rohit Sharma vs West Indies at Lucknow

101* - KL Rahul vs England at Manchester

100* - Rohit Sharma vs England at Bristol

97 - Rohit Sharma vs Ireland at Dublin

92 - Shikhar Dhawan vs West Indies at Chennai

5. Most fifty plus scores -

6 - Shikhar Dhawan (0 100s, 6 50s)

5 - Rohit Sharma (2 100s, 3 50s)

2 - KL Rahul (1 100s, 1 50s)

1 - MS Dhoni / Manish Pandey / Rishabh Pant / Virat Kohli / Suresh Raina

6. Leading wicket takers -

 Player  T20Is    Inns    Wkts    Avg  Eco  Sr  BBI  4w    5w  
 Kuldeep Yadav  9  9  21  9.80    5.97   9.8   5/24   1  1
 Yuzvendra Chahal   13  13  18  22.83   7.90   17.3   3/18  0  0
 Bhuvneshwar Kumar   11  11  12  22.16  6.54  20.3  5/24   0  1
 Jaydev Unadkat  6  6  10  21.40  9.87  13.0  3/38  0  0
 Hardik Pandya   8  8  10  24.30  8.10  18.0  4/38  1  0
 Washington Sundar     6  6  9  16.33  6.12  16.0  3/22  0  0

 

- Kuldeep Yadav's economy of 5.97 is the best for any bowler in T20Is in 2018 (Min 30 overs bowled). 

- Bhvuneshwar Kumar and Kuldeep Yadav became the first and second Indian bowler to take five wickets haul in all formats of the game. 

Kuldeep Yadav picked up 21 wickets in just 9 T20Is in 2018 (photo - getty)

7. Best bowling figures in an innings -

5/24 - Bhuvneshwar Kumar vs SA at Johannesburg

5/24 - Kuldeep Yadav vs ENG at Manchester

4/21 - Kuldeep Yadav vs IRE at Dublin

4/27 - Shardul Thakur vs SL at Colombo

4/36 - Krunal Pandya vs AUS at Sydney


 


By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 22 Dec, 2018

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