India’s Performance in T20 World Cup
India Team Schedule for T20 World Cup 2022
India T20 Squad S.W.O.T Analysis
Strengths – India’s batting lineup looks very solid with names like Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli forming the top-order and comeback men Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik to take care of the lower middle order. The experience of all these men should help the Indian team in tackling difficult situations.
Weaknesses – While India’s top three contains some of the most experienced names, the sameness in their batting style might become a cause of concern for the men in blue, as all three of them take some time to settle before accelerating. Their playing style might prove to be a hindrance for India in putting up big totals on the board.
Opportunities – India suffered a humiliating 10 wicket defeat against Pakistan in their opening encounter of the 2021 T20 World Cup. They will get a chance to settle the scores as they go up against the same team in their opening encounter of the 2022 T20 World Cup. Moreover, the conditions in Australia will give Jasprit Bumrah and Co. much to smile about.
Threats – The Australian pitches will also aid the pace attack of the other two teams in India’s group – South Africa and Pakistan. The likes of Shaheen Afridi and Kagiso Rabada have enjoyed success against India in the past. India would need to guard against batting collapses of the kind that they suffered against Pakistan in their opening encounter of the 2021 World Cup.
India Team’s Performance in T20 World Cup
In the shortest format of the game, India has enjoyed a great record overall. Since their first T20I in 2006, which they won against South Africa, the team has played more than 170 matches in the format. India’s winning percentage in this format is in excess of 65. No other team that has played more than 150 T20Is has a higher winning percentage. This statistic alone proves how strong India has been in T20Is. India also emerged as the winners of the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup in 2007 when they defeated Pakistan in a nail-biting final at Johannesburg under the leadership of MS Dhoni.
However, India couldn’t repeat those heroics again at the biggest stage and apart from managing a runners-up position in 2014, they have failed to come even close to the coveted T20 World Cup trophy. Under Virat Kohli, India’s performance in the 2021 T20 World Cup proved disappointing for the fans as they got knocked out of the tournament after suffering losses in their first two fixtures of the event.
In the 2022 edition, they will be led by Rohit Sharma who began his tenure as India’s T20I captain with series wins over Sri Lanka and West Indies. In Australia, however, the challenge for his team will be much bigger, and that would make fantasy gaming all the more fun for Indian fans who would be playing on My11Circle during the tournament.
India finds itself in Group 2 which also features their arch-rivals Pakistan along with another sub-continental team in the form of Bangladesh. South Africa, the team against whom India drew a recent home series 2-2 will also meet India in this group. Two more teams will join them from the qualifiers.
Facts and Stats about the Indian T20 Team
- India’s winning percentage in T20Is is the highest among the teams that have played more than 100 T20Is.
- India is the only team that has more than one batsman with 3000+ runs in T20Is. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli both have scored more than 3000 runs in the format.
- Rohit Sharma has more T20I centuries than anyone in the world. He has hit four tons for India in this format.
- Virat Kohli has more half centuries than anyone in the world. He has hit 30 half-centuries in T20Is.
- Post their loss to New Zealand in the 2021 T20 World Cup, India went on a 12 match winning streak, equalling the record of the longest winning streak in T20Is.
- Rohit Sharma has featured in all the T20I World Cups for India. He’s the only player from the team that won the 2007 T20 World Cup who’s still playing for India.
Frequently Asked Questions About India’s T20 Squad
How many T20 World Cups have India won in the past?
India has won only one T20 World Cup. They had won the first ever T20 World Cup held in South Africa in 2007.
Which are the other teams in India’s group at the 2022 T20 World Cup?
How did India fare at the 2021 T20 World Cup?
India lost their opening matches against Pakistan and New Zealand but registered wins against Afghanistan, Scotland and Afghanistan. However, they couldn’t make it to the semi-finals stage.
When was the last time India played T20Is in Australia?
India played Australia in Australia for a bilateral series in 2020-21 which they won 2-1.