Crew India equals Sri Lanka’s world file for being probably the most captain in a 12 months

Crew India on Friday equaled Sri Lanka’s world file for being probably the most captain in a calendar 12 months. Shikhar Dhawan turned the seventh captain to guide India in worldwide cricket in 2022 after taking the sphere within the first ODI in opposition to West Indies. Sri Lanka used seven captains in 2017.

Notably, no crew has had greater than seven captains in a calendar 12 months.

Considerably, gamers together with Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami have been rested for the collection as they’ll resume their recreation for the Asia Cup. In his absence, Dhawan has been tasked with main India for the continuing three-match ODI collection within the West Indies.

Most captains in a calendar 12 months:

  • 7 Captain: India in 2022
  • 7 Captain: Sri Lanka, 2017
  • 6 Captain: Zimbabwe, 2001
  • 6 Captain: England, 2011
  • 6 Captain: Australia, 2021

Curiously, additionally it is the primary crew in Indian cricket historical past to have 7 completely different captains main the nationwide crew all year long. Earlier, 5 completely different gamers (Vinoo Mankad, Hemu Adhikari, Datta Gaikwad, Pankaj Roy and Gulabrai Ramchan) had led Crew India in 1959.

Following are the gamers who’ve led Crew India to date in 2022:

  1. Virat Kohli for South Africa Take a look at
  2. KL Rahul for South Africa ODI
  3. Rohit Sharma for South Africa and West Indies collection
  4. Rishabh Pant for South Africa T20Is
  5. Hardik Pandya for Eire T20Is
  6. Jasprit Bumrah rescheduled fifth Take a look at for England
  7. Shikhar Dhawan for West Indies ODI

Speaking concerning the match, Dhawan scored 97 whereas Shubham Gill performed a scintillating 64 in his ODI comeback, earlier than India clinched a three-run win over West Indies within the first match of the collection right here. Stopped his nerves. Openers Dhawan (97 off 99 balls) and Gill (64 off 53) shared a 119-run partnership earlier than West Indies restricted India to 308 for seven.

West Indies wanted 15 runs within the remaining over to chase down the file on the Queens Park Oval, however Mohammad Siraj was in a position to cease Romario Shepherd (38 not out on 25).

Kyle Meyers (75 off 68) and Shamar Brooks (46 off 61) on the high of the order raised West Indies’ hopes with a 117-run stand for the second wicket. In the long run, West Indies fell brief and completed at 305 for six.

The second ODI between India and West Indies might be held on Sunday (July 24).