India eye world record for most consecutive T20I wins
India are set to host South Africa for a five-match T20I series, starting June 9 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi. The Men in Blue, led by KL Rahul, is on the brink of breaking a world record. They are unbeaten in 12 T20Is at the moment. With a win in the opening T20I, India will break the record for most successive T20I victories.
- India are yet to lose a T20I since October 2021.
- They have won 12 T20Is on the trot ever since, the joint-most successive wins by a team in the shortest format with Afghanistan (February 2018 to September 2019) and Romania (October 2020 to September 2021).
- India can go the extra mile if they win the first T20I against the Proteas.
India's winning streak in T20Is started in the T20 World Cup when they beat Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi. They also beat Scotland and Namibia thereafter. They routed New Zealand, West Indies, and Sri Lanka 3-0 in the three-match series at home.
India are unbeaten in white-ball cricket (ODIs and T20Is) since Rohit Sharma took charge. They have won 12 consecutive internationals in this period (beat New Zealand 3-0 in T20Is, beat West Indies 3-0 in ODIs and T20Is each, beat Sri Lanka 3-0 in T20Is).
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The BCCI had announced the T20I squad for the South Africa series last month. KL Rahul will lead Team India in the absence of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. Other senior members R Ashwin and Jasprit Bumrah have also been rested. Fast bowlers Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh earned their national call-up, while Dinesh Karthik returns to the T20I fold.
India's T20I squad: KL Rahul (captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (vice-captain and wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Y Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, R Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, and Umran Malik.