Virat Kohli-led Indian team ended the white ball season on a high with a 2-1 series win over Australia in the 3-match T20I series played against the ‘Aussies’.
After losing the ODI series 2-1 to Aaron Finch-led Australia, the visiting Indian team evened out terms with the Australians, beating them by an identical margin in the 3-match T20I series.
The Indian team was in all conquering mode all through the season, stitching together their best ever winning streak of 9 matches on the trot in the shortest format.
The Indian team won three back to back bilateral T20I series in 2020; beating Sri Lanka 2-0, trouncing New Zealand 5-0 and clinching a 2-1 win over Australia. The 2-1 series win over Australia was India’s fifth successive series win if their wins over West Indies and Bangladesh are taken into account.
Out of the 11 T20I matches played by Indian Team in 2020, India won 9 nine matches, lost just one and one match against Sri Lanka got abandoned due to rain.
Here are some major records attained by Virat Kohli-led Team India in a remarkable T20 season in 2020
Best Win Percentage For India In T20 Season – 90%
India team registered their best ever season in T20 cricket, winning 9 out of their 11 games (10 completed) in the format at the international level, ending the year with a 90% win record. India bettered their previous best win percentage of 85.71, winning 6 out of 7 games at T20 level.
Highest Win Percentage By Any Team In T20I Calendar Year
India team’s staggering win percentage of 90% in 2020 is the highest ever achieved by a T2OI team in a calendar year (played a minimum of 10 matches). They edged the arch rival Pakistan’s 83.47 win percent in 2018. Pakistan had won 17 out of their 19 games in 2018.
Third Best Winning Streak For T20I Team – 10
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India’s nine match winning streak in 2020 was part of their 10-match unbeaten streak in T2O internationals since Dec 11 against West Indies. This winning was the third best in the T2O format by any team after Afghanistan’s streak of 12 and 11 wins.
Second T20I Series Win Over Australia In Australia
Indian team won their second T20I series against Australia in their backyard, clinching the 3-match series 2-1. On India’s 2015-16 tour of Australia, Indian team had whitewashed the hosts 3-0 under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni.