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Team India Report Card of Year 2018

The year 2018 always going to be challenging and the toughest for Team India because India had to play three overseas series with South Africa, England and Australia respectively.  

Though Team India able to retain no.1 spot in the test rankings. India played 14 Tests this year of these, won 7 and lost 7.  India played 11 tests outside this year and won 4 and lost 7; winning in three tests out of three on home soil.

India lost to 3 Match Test series to South Africa 2-1, England 4-1 on all occasions Team India’s batting disappointed but bowlers were up to mark picking wickets specially pace battery.

In 2018, Indian bowlers claimed 257 Test wickets, the highest ever for the national team in a calendar year. With 48 wickets in his debut Test year, in nine matches and all away from home, Jasprit Bumrah became the highest wicket-taking fast bowler in a debut Test season.

Bumrah, Ishant and Shami collected 134 wickets in away Tests in 2018 and surpassed the tally of former Windies trio of Malcolm Marshall, Michael Holding and Joel Garner, who claimed 130 wickets collectively in away tours in 1984.

Despite defeat in England, Kohli led India to a first Test win in Australia in 10 years – and they will begin 2019 officially the best side in the world as they did in 2018. Ended the year with an outstanding chance to win the first series in Australia. As they are leading the 4 match Test series by 2-1.

No doubt the golden year for skipper Virat Kohli with 1322 runs in 13 Tests at an average of over 55, Kohli sits on no. 1 position of batsman rankings in Test Cricket. He is the highest run-scorer this year in the format. The five hundred that he scored is also the most by any batsman in 2018.

New rising star behind the stumps Rishabh Pant promptly made a name of himself by equalling the record of most catches in a Test match by a wicketkeeper. He took 11 catches in Adelaide Test against Australia to equal the tally of Jack Russell who achieved the feat against South Africa in 1995 and AB de Villiers matched the achievement against Pakistan in 2013.

Team India Test Cricket Summary

5-8 Jan 2018INDvSA1st Test at Cape TownSA won by 72 runs
13-17 Jan 2018INDvSA2nd Test at CenturionSA won by 135 runs
24-27 Jan 2018INDvSA3rd Test at JohannesburgIND won by 63 runs
14-15 Jun 2018INDvAFGOnly Test at BengaluruIND won by an innings & 262 runs
1-4 Aug 2018INDvENG1st Test at BirminghamENG won by 31 runs
9-12 Aug 2018INDvENG2nd Test at LondonENG won by an innings & 159 runs
18-22 Aug 2018INDvENG3rd Test at NottinghamIND won by 203 runs
30 Aug-2 Sep 2018INDvENG4th Test at SouthamptonEngland won by 60 runs
7-11 Sep 2018INDvENG5th Test at LondonENG won by 118 runs
4-6 Oct 2018INDvWI1st Test at RajkotIND won by an innings & 272 runs
12-14 Oct 2018INDvWI2nd Test HyderabadIND won by 10 wkts
6-10 Dec 2018INDvAUS1st Test at AdelaideIND won 31 runs
14-18 Dec 2018INDvAUS2nd Test at PerthAUS won by 146 runs
26-30 Dec 2018INDvAUS3rd Test at MelbourneIND won by 137 runs

Team India Top 3 Batsman In Test Cricket

V Kohli1324132215355.0854.3355
C Pujara1323837132*38.0438.4634
A Rahane12216448130.6644.0405

Team India Top 4 Bowlers In Test Cricket

J Bumrah9184821.022.65
M Shami12234726.973.3
I Sharma11214121.82.66
R Ashwin10193825.362.49

India have had a fruitful year in one day international cricket as they arose the best team throughout the year.

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma led the team to new heights in 2018, as India finished with 14 wins from a total of 20 matches.  India recorded their first-ever ODI series win in South Africa and at the centre of it all was Virat Kohli. The Indian captain set the record for most runs in a bilateral series with 558 runs.

Kohli can’t be taken away from the fame as he became the first Indian batsman to score three successive centuries in the ODI series against West Indies. He also became the fastest to score 10000 runs in ODIs in the series. The Indian skipper surpasses Sachin Tendulkar’s tally who reached the 10k mark in 256 innings while Kohli just took 205.

The Indian captain also set the record for the fastest to 1000 runs in ODI in a calendar year.Kohli took just 11 innings to reach the milestone, bettering the previous record shared by Amla and Kohli himself.

Amla scored 1000 runs in just 15 innings in 2010 to break a 27-year-old record held by England’s David Gower (17). Virat Kohli scored 1202 runs in ODIs with 6 hundreds in 2018.

Rohit scored a career-best 150-plus for the seventh time in the fourth ODI against the West Indies this year. He become the world’s first cricketer to do this and also the second cricketer to score two 150+ scorer twice in the series after Hamilton Mascadja of Zimbabwe who scored more than 150 runs twice in the same ODI series.  In October 2009, he played 156 and 178 * runs knock at Harare in the home series against Kenya.

Team India ODIs Summary

01-Feb-18INDvSA1st ODI at DurbanIND won by 6 wkts
04-Feb-18INDvSA2nd ODI at CenturionIND won by 9 wkts
07-Feb-18INDvSA3rd ODI at Cape TownIND won by 124 runs
10-Feb-18INDvSA4th ODI at SA won by 5 wkts
13-Feb-18INDvSA5th ODI at Port ElizabethIND won by 73 runs
16-Feb-18INDvSA6th ODI at CenturionIND won by 8 wkts
12-Jul-18INDvENG1st ODI at NottinghamENG won by 8 wkts
14-Jul-18INDvENG2nd ODI at LondonENG won by 86 runs
17-Jul-18INDvENG3rd ODI at LeedsIND won by 8 wkts
18-Sep-18INDvHKAsia Cup, 4th Match at DubaiIND won by 26 runs
19-Sep-18INDvPAKAsia Cup, 5th Match at DubaiIND won by 8 wkts
21-Sep-18INDvBANAsia Cup, 1st Match Super 4 at DubaiIND won by 7 wkts
23-Sep-18INDvPAKAsia Cup, 3rd Match Super 4 at DubaiIND won by 9 wkts
25-Sep-18AFGvINDAsia Cup, 5th Match Super 4 at DubaiMatch Tied
28-Sep-18BANvINDFinal at DubaiIND won by 3 wkts
21-Oct-18INDvWI1st ODI at GuwahatiIND won by 8 wkts
24-Oct-18INDvWI2nd ODI at VisakhapatnamMatch Tied
27-Oct-18INDvWI3rd ODI at PuneWI won by 43 runs
29-Oct-18INDvWI4th ODI at Mumbai IND won by 224 runs
01-Nov-18INDvWI5th ODI at ThiruvananthapuramIND won by 9 wkts

Team India Top 3 Batsman In ODIs

V Kohli14141202160*133.55102.5563
R Sharma1919103016273.57100.0953
S Dhawan191989712749.83102.2832

Team India Top 3 Bowlers In ODIs

Kuldeep Yadav19194517.774.64
Y Chahal171729264.82
J Bumrah13132216.633.62

India won 14 out 19 match played in shortest format of cricket. Losing just 4 and 1 was no result.

Team India T20I Summary

18-Feb-18INDvSA1st T20I at JohannesburgIND won by 28 runs
21-Feb-18INDvSA2nd T20I at CenturionSA won by 6 wkts
24-Feb-18INDvSA3rd T20I at Cape TownIND won by 7 runs
06-Mar-18INDvSL1st T20I at ColomboSL won by 5 wkts
08-Mar-18INDvBAN2nd T20I at ColomboIND won by 6 wkts
12-Mar-18INDvSL4th T20I at ColomboIND won by 6 wkts
14-Mar-18INDvBAN5th T20I at ColomboIND won by 17 runs
18-Mar-18INDvBANFinal at ColomboIND won by 4 wkts
27-Jun-18INDvIRE1st T20I at Dublin (Malahide)IND won by 76 runs
29-Jun-18INDvIRE1st T20I at Dublin (Malahide)IND won by 143 runs
03-Jul-18INDvENG1st T20I at ManchesterIND won by 8 wkts
06-Jul-18INDvENG2nd T20I at CardiffENG won by 5 wkts
08-Jul-18INDvENG3rd T20I at BristolIND won by 7 wkts
04-Nov-18INDvWI1st T20I at KolkataIND won by 5 wkts
06-Nov-18INDvWI2nd T20I at LucknowIND won by 71 runs
11-Nov-18INDvWI3rd T20I at ChennaiIND won by 6 wkts
21-Nov-18INDvAUS1st T20I at BrisbaneAUS won by runs
23-Nov-18INDvAUS2nd T20I at MelbourneN/R
25-Nov-18INDvAUS3rd T20I at SydneyIND won by 6 wkts

Team India Top 3 Batsman In T20Is

S Dhawan18176899240.52147.2206
R Sharma1918590111*36.87147.523
KL Rahul1311324101*36149.311

Team India Top 3 Bowlers In T20Is

Kuldeep Yadav99219.85.97
Y Chahal13131822.837.9
B Kumar11111222.166.54

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