The ‘Men in Blue’, ranked number one team in ICC Men’s T20 rankings, had a decent run in 2022. The team remained unbeaten for nine back-to-back bilateral series in the shortest format throughout 2022 but failed to win a trophy in major T20 tournaments. Team India faced heartbreaking losses at the Asia Cup 2022 and T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia.
Despite not being able to win a trophy in major ICC events in T20 format, team India’s die-hard fan base can still boast of the fact that they managed to end the five-match T20 International series against mighty South Africa in a 2-2 draw in June and won in eight other T20 series.
Out of a total 71 matches played by team India in 2022, they won 46 matches, lost 21, one match resulted in a draw and three matches were no results. Across formats (Tests, T20Is and ODIs), team India had an impressive win percentage of 64.78.
Notably, team India produced best results in the shortest format, winning 28 out of 40 matches. They lost 10 matches while one resulted in a draw. Their win percentage in T20 cricket was 70% in 2022.
Hard-hitting batter Suryakumar Yadav scored a jaw-dropping 1,164 runs to end as the highest run-getter for team India in T20 Internationals in 2022. Second on this elite list is Virat Kohli with 781 runs and senior opener Rohit Sharma is third on this list, scoring 656 T20I runs in 2022.
Team India, during the home series against South Africa, put 237/3 on board against Proteas in Guwahati. This is team India’s second-highest total in T20 Internationals in 2022, featuring full-member nations.
Virat Kohli finally ended his lean patch with the bat in 2022 as not only he regained his form but also registered the highest score of 2022 in T20Is – 122 not out against Afghanistan in Asia Cup 2022.
🏏🏆 #BharatArmyAwards2022 — Of course it’s the match-winning knock of Virat Kohli from the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.
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In T20Is, four Indian batters, Suryakumar Yadav (2 tons), Virat Kohli (1 ton) and Deepak Hooda (1 ton), scored tons for national team in 2022.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar bagged 37 wickets in 32 T20I matches in 2022. The star bowler picked maximum wickets for India in 2022 in T20Is and 2nd highest amongst full-member nations. Arshdeep Singh (33 wickets off 21 T20Is), the young Indian pacer ended 2022 as second highest wicket-taker for India in T20Is.
Senior speedster Bhuvneshwar also registered best bowling figures for India in an innings. The pacer bowled one of the best spells in T20Is as he bagged 5 wickets for 4 runs vs Afghanistan in the Asia Cup 2022.