World Cup 2022: Rohit Sharma Captaincy Stats

As captain, Rohit Sharma has won the fifth most Twenty20 International matches. He has had a fantastic time leading Team India thus far. After the ICC T20 World Cup last year, the opener took over as India’s white-ball captain from Virat Kohli. He also took charge of the Test team earlier this year. Rohit already […]

World Cup 2022: Rohit Sharma Captaincy Stats
  • Sinchan Saha | October 6, 2022 | 11:47 am

As captain, Rohit Sharma has won the fifth most Twenty20 International matches. He has had a fantastic time leading Team India thus far. After the ICC T20 World Cup last year, the opener took over as India’s white-ball captain from Virat Kohli.

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He also took charge of the Test team earlier this year. Rohit already has a number of impressive leadership accomplishments to his name.

Here are a few of his captaincy stats

  • With 35 victories in 45 matches under his belt, Rohit is already the fifth most successful T20I captain.
  • The 35-year-old is just behind the legendary Indian cricketer MS Dhoni, who led the team to 41 victories in 71 matches.
  • Eoin Morgan (42), Aaron Finch (37) and Asghar Afghan (42) all rank higher than the Indian opener on the elite list.
  • As a pattern, Rohit’s winning percentage of 77.77 is second only to Asghar Afghan’s 81.73 among captains who have played in at least 40 T20Is. There is no other pattern in this category with a higher win percentage than 66.
  • Rohit is ahead of Kohli among Indians with a winning percentage of 64.58.The hero batsman led India to 30 victories in 50 games, excluding Super-Over victories.
  • Rohit has led India to the second most victories in a calendar year, winning 17 T20I matches in 2022, the most by an Indian captain in a calendar year.
  • It beat Dhoni’s record of 15 wins in the series against South Africa that just ended.
  • Although Rohit and Sarfaraz Ahmed share the record, his total is only second to Babar Azam’s (20).

In T20 WC 2022, Rohit has a chance to defeat the Pakistani duo.

Nearly invincible at home The 35-year-old has performed exceptionally well in T20Is played at home.He leads all captains with 21 victories in 24 home games. Kane Williamson of New Zealand and Eoin Morgan of England are tied for second place with 15 victories each.

Each team has participated in 30 and 25 games. With 13 victories in 23 appearances, Kohli trails Rohit among Indians.

In his first leadership role, Rohit led India’s T20I series against Sri Lanka in 2017.

He has led the men in blue to five T20I whitewashes thus far. Only Pakistan’s Sarfaraz Ahmed has kept so many clean sheets in at least three games.

With four of these series victories, Asghar Afghan ranks second on the list. The first baseman’s batting numbers have also improved as he leads the team as captain, Rohit Sharma.

His 1,411 T20I runs as skipper rank sixth overall and second only to Kohli’s (1,570) among Indian players. 

Rohit is followed by Finch (2,089), Babar (1,749), Williamson (1,674), and Morgan (1,469) on the elite list. As skipper, the only player mentioned is Rohit, whose strike percentage is greater than 150.

Rohit Rohit and Babar Azam are the only players to score two T20I centuries as skipper (full member players) thanks to their other accomplishments. While not leading, the former also has two T20I centuries. His 35-ball score against Sri Lanka in 2017 was the fastest by a captain in the format.