What is Amazing facts about Indian Cricket?
A lot has been said about Indian cricket team and I liked all the answers. But how many of us cricket lovers know about the Indian Women’s Cricket Team? It came as a surprise to me, and you, too, will join me in admitting that our awareness of the players, their achievements and history is minimal, much to our shame.
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- Though the first women’s cricket match was played in 1934, it took about 40 years for women’s cricket to start in India.
- Mithali Raj beat Virat kohli for the 2015 Padma Shree Awards.She is also the recepient of Arjuna Award.
- Anjum Chopra is the first Indian woman to score a century in ODI.She is also the recepient of Padma Shri award and Arjuna Award.
- Indian Cricket team has the best winning percentage of 63.40% in T20s. (Actually, Afghanistan has the best winning percentage in T20s, which is 65.07%, but they are yet to face Australia and New Zealand, so their greatness has yet to be tested.)
- Indian Cricket hadn’t won a T20 from New Zealand until 2017. In 2017, India won 2 out of 3 T20s from NZ. Until 2016, NZ had won during all the 5 meetings.
- Indian Cricket has lost only 1 T20 to current no. 1 team Pakistan (in December 2012). India has won 7 out of 8 T20s.
- India last won a T20 from West Indies in March 2014. Since then, both have faced each other in 4 T20s, 3 won by WI and 1 had no result.
- India has lost 2 T20s to Zimbabwe! Out of 7 T20s so far, India has won 5.
- Rohit Sharma has maximum ducks in T20s for India, 5.
- On August 7, 2016, India chased a target of 245/6 in 20 overs set by West Indies, only to lose the match by 1 run at 244/4.
- Virat Kohli took only 13 T20s to score 641 runs in 2016. That’s currently the highest number of runs in a calendar year by any batsman.
- Kohli also has maximum number of 50s in T20s, 18. Surprisingly, he has no century so far in T20s.
- Rohit Sharma broke the record of fastest T20 hundred in December 2017. He smashed 100 in 35 balls, breaking the same record set by South Africa’s David Miller.
- Jasprit Bumrah holds the record of most wickets in T20s in a calendar year, 28 (2016).
- MS Dhoni is the greatest T20 wicket-keeper with 78 dismissals to his name. The second best is Kamran Akmal, 60.
- Virat Kohli has won 10 Player of the match awards in T20s, just one less than Shahid Afridi.
- The famous ODI b/w Australia and South Africa where the latter chased down 434 runs is known to many. But the second best ODI in same context was played b/w India and Sri Lanka on December 15, 2009. India smased 414/7 and won by just 3 runs, Sri Lanka scored 411/8.
- As of June 13, 2018, MS Dhoni is just 33 runs away from 10,000 ODI runs.
- Mohammad Azharuddin held the record of most ODI career runs for nearly 4 years (1997–2000).
- Sachin Tendulkar was only 4 fifties short of 100 ODI fifties.
- Tendulkar, Saurav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and again Tendulkar, are four toppers in most ODI runs in a calendar year. All four happened b/w 1996–1999. It means, Tendulkar’s record of 1894 runs in 1998 has not been broken in 20 years.
- Six sixes in a T20 and ODI were smashed in the same year 2007. By Yuvraj in T20 (September 2007) and by Harschelle Gibbs in ODI (March 2007).
- Virender Sehwag (2011) and Rohit Sharma (2017) are only two players who smashed double-centuries as ODI captains.
- Since Champions Trophy 2017 final, India has played 27 ODI matches, won 21 and lost only 5.
- After winning 1983 World Cup final from West Indies in June, India and WI played a series from October to December 1983. India lost that series by 0–5. WI again white-washed India in 1989, 5–0. In 2006, WI again won a series from India, that time by 4–1.
In total 30 matches that India and WI player between June 1979 and October 1989, India won only 5.
- T20 hero Yuvraj became a villain when he scored only 11 runs off 21 balls during the final of World T20 2014. India eventually lost the match and Yuvraj was held responsible among others. Stones were thrown at Yuvraj’s house.
- India is current no. 1 Test team due to their back-to-back series wins, but has bad record against Australia, England, West Indies, South Africa and Pakistan. India has won less and lost more tests against these 5 teams.
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