NEW DELHI This is the 8th time that the T20 World Cup is currently underway in Australia. Again, Team India have found their place in the top five teams that are expected to claim the trophy. It is a T20 World Cup title is one that has been elusive to Team India since 2007. Men in Blue since they were the first to win it in the captain’s chair of MS Dhoni in 2007.
So , how has Team India fared in T20Is so far?
India actually emerged as an extremely successful side in format with the least amount of time and also broke Pakistan’s record for the largest number of T20I matches in one calendar year. they defeated Australia in six wickets to win the 3-match series with a 2-1 score in Hyderabad in the month of March.
This came as the Indian team’s 21st T20I win which bettered the record of Pakistan’s 20 wins in 2021. As of 2022, India has played 32 T20Is against 10 teams. India has won 23, and had eight losses, and one ended with zero outcomes.
The golden run of India began in the year 2000.
India started the year on a high beginning by delivering an 3-0 whitewash over their fellow West Indies in February. Then it was Sri Lanka’s turn faced with the same 3-0 defeat throughout the 3-match set. India continued their dominating run.
Vs South Africa
It was the men in blue’s new season that began in June following the IPL was not able to achieve the same results initially, when they faced an imposing team at home in South Africa at home. India were staring at the barrel when they fell by 0-2 after five matches in the series.
The team, without several of the first best players and led by Rishabh Pant, came back in convincing style with two major victory to tie the game. The series was divided following the fifth and final match at Bengaluru was washed away.
(Five-match series concluded in an 2-2 draw)
The next task for India was a series of two matches against Ireland in Ireland where Hardik Pandya was given the charge of the second team. India won the series by 2-0, however, Ireland did give India an opportunity to earn money when they lost by only 4 runs in an enormous pursuit of just 226 runs in the first game.
(India beat India 2-0))
Whatever the opposition is, India’s powerhouse in the most compact format continued to keep going and with captain Rohit Sharma also returning to the team. India’s Men in Blue emerged victorious by 2-1 in the series of three matches against a dominant England team from their backyard.
(India beat the team 2-1))
in comparison to the West Indies
After a 3-0 defeat to West Indies earlier in February, India meted out the same treatment to the Windies by winning the series of five matches 4-1 as they traveled to their home in the Caribbean and in the US.
(India was victorious 4-1)
The perennial issue of India not performing well in multi-team events was brought to light again during this year’s Asia Cup. They began this tournament by scoring a dominant victory against their arch-rivals Pakistan. However, in the Super Four stage, Pakistan struck sweet revenge, reducing India’s chances of making it to the final. The eventual champions Sri Lanka also got the more of India to eliminate them of the tournament.
After a surprise, early exit from the Asia Cup, India restored their position by winning 2-1 over the champions and hosts of the current T20 World Cup, Australia in their home stadium.
(India defeated 2-1)
Vs South Africa
India was then back with South Africa in less than four months in the in their own home and this time, the hosts came out victorious with a an 2-1 win in the series.
(India defeated 2-1)
India was dealt a devastating hit when pace star Jasprit Bumrah was knocked out for the World Cup with a back injury, further reducing the resources of a team which has struggled to get going in the last overs of T20 format. T20 Cup format.
Skipper Rohit Sharma has also expressed his concerns in recent times due to the bowlers ‘ inability to stop the runs in the final overs, saying that”in the death overs, there are “areas of concern need to be looked at our bowling and see what other options are available in the powerplay in the middle and deaths.”
That’s not all. India problems was the all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja’s withdrawal from the marquee event due to an injury to his knee.
Although Team India is ranked number one in the ICC team rankings for the format with the lowest time but they haven’t won the T20 World Cup trophy since 2007 and did not make it to the semi-finals of the previous edition.
This time, they’ve got Pakistan, South Africa, Bangladesh and two qualified players in their group.