- Sinchan Saha | October 12, 2022 | 12:23 pm
Team India, led by Rohit Sharma, will face Pakistan in the opening match of the ICC men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). The India cricket team will be able to set a new world record for the most victories in international cricket in a single year with a victory over Babar Azam’s team.
Team India has won 38 matches in 2022, equaling the previous record for most victories in a calendar year.At the T20 World Cup in 2022, however, India has the potential to break a world record. India’s Shikhar Dhawan-led team defeated South Africa by 7 wickets on Tuesday (October 11), equaling Steve Waugh’s Australian team’s 2003 victory of 38 matches.
Even though India started the year with five losses to South Africa in a row, they went on a record run under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma.Since January 2022, India has won 12 ODIs, 24 T20Is, and 2 Tests. In terms of Australia, Steve Waugh’s juggernaut won 30 out of 38 ODIs, including 8 Tests and the 2003 World Cup.
Most Calendar Year Wins 38 – India, 2022 (2 Tests, 13 ODIs, 23 T20Is) 38 – Australia, 2003 (8 Tests, 30 ODIs) With the victory in Delhi in the third ODI, India also ended their run of no victories against the Proteas. India’s last victory over South Africa in an ODI series was in 2018.Since then, India has not won an ODI series for the first time. In addition, India won the T20 series at home for the first time, defeating South Africa 2-1. India had never won a T20 series against South Africa at home before this year.
Cricket in India in 2022:
- Tests: P:5, W:2, L:3
- ODIs: P:18, W:13, L:5
- T20Is: P32, W:23, L 8
India skipper Shikhar Dhawan was pleased with his bowlers’ excellent performance in Tuesday’s seven-wicket victory over South Africa at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi in the ODI series decider. Kuldeep Yadav (4/18), Shahbaz Ahmed (2/32) and Washington Sundar (2/15) spun a vicious web to bowl out South Africa for just 99 in 27.1 overs, justifying Dhawan’s decision to bowl first on a pitch with moisture after 30 minutes of delay caused by wet outfield.
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“I am proud of the boys, the way they played. We showed a lot of character in the first game, we dropped a few catches, but we never really put pressure on ourselves. We tried to stick to the process. I am enjoying the journey, I`ll try to keep performing well for my team. The boys showed great character on such tough batting pitches. The bowlers were clinical today,”said Dhawan in the post-match presentation ceremony.