5 Best T20I Games For Team India In 2022

Updated - 30 Dec 2022, 11:52 AM

India vs Pakistan 2022
India vs Pakistan 2022. Pic Credits: Twitter

2022 has come to an end and Team India had a thrilling year on the field. There were many ups and down for the Rohit Sharma-led side. In 2022, Team India played 40 T20I games. They won 28 games and lost only 10. If we talk about the bilateral series, India did not lose any T20I series in 2022.

Out of 9 bilateral T20I series in 2022, Team India bagged victories 8 while 1 ended in a draw. Hence, if we consider T20Is, it was a good year for the Indian team. However, failing to win Asia Cup 2022 and ICC T20 World Cup 2022 can be termed as two setbacks. As 2022 comes to an end, here we take a look at the 5 best T20I games for Team India in 2022.

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5 Best T20I Games For Team India In 2022

5. IND vs IRE 2nd T20I (India Tour of Ireland)

Deepak Hooda
Deepak Hooda. Pic Credits: Twitter

IND vs IRE 2nd T20I clash during India’s tour of Ireland in June 2022 was one of the thrilling matches for India in 2022. India sent a second-string squad for the series and Ireland gave a big challenge to India in the 2nd game.

India batted first in the match and Sanju Samson and Deepak Hooda took the scoreboard to a mammoth 225-7. While Samson scored 77 runs, the star of Team India’s batting was Deepak Hooda, who slammed a century (104) in the game.

While India expected a one-sided victory after smashing such a gigantic total, Ireland gave a fabulous fightback while chasing. Paul Stirling (40), Andrew Balbirnie (60), Harry Tector (39), and George Dockrell (34*) all slammed quickfire knocks to take the team to 221-5 in 20 overs, losing by just 4 runs.

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4. IND vs PAK (Asia Cup 2022 Opener)

India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022
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When India faced Pakistan in the opening game of Asia Cup 2022, it was a much-awaited game for fans of both nations. Pakistan batted first in the match and was all-out for 147. Mohammad Rizwan scored the most 43 runs for the team.

During the chase, Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja scored 35 runs each for India. However, the star of the match was all-rounder Hardik Pandya. After hunting 3 wickets while bowling, he scored quickfire 33 runs off 17 balls to lead Team India to victory by 5 wickets.

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3. IND vs AUS 3rd T20I (AUS Tour of IND)

India vs Australia
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IND v AUS 3rd T20I in September 2022 was another exciting T20I game that India played this year. It was the series-decider game for India and Australia. Batting first, Australia made no mistake by hitting a powerful total of 186-7 on the board. Cameron Green (52) and Tim David (54) hit the fifties for the team.

Later, Virat Kohli (63) and Suryakumar Yadav (69) led the chase for Team India With their spectacular knocks, India reached the target on the penultimate ball. India won the match by 6 wickets and also won the series 2-1.

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2. IND vs SA 1st T20I (SA Tour of IND)

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India National Cricket Team. Pic Credits: Twitter

IND vs SA 1st T20I during the South Africa tour of India in September 2022 was another thrilling encounter for Team India this year. The match gave a glimpse of India’s young pace attack. Pacers Arshdeep Singh and Deepak Chahar gave a big blow to South Africa in the 1st innings, restricting them to just 9-5 within 3 overs.

Later, South Africa somehow managed to reach 106-8 in 20 overs. With half-centuries by KL Rahul (51*) and Suryakumar Yadav (50*), India managed a comfortable victory by 8 wickets. Team India’s pace attack was an exciting event to witness in the match.

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1. IND vs PAK (ICC T20 WC 2022)

Virat Kohli
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IND vs PAK match in ICC T20 World Cup 2022 should be the most nail-biting game that Team India played this year. Pakistan set up a target of 160 for India batting first. India lost 4 wickets for just 31 runs in the 2nd innings. However, Virat Kohli, who hit unbeaten 82 runs off 53 balls, kept the winning hopes alive for India.

The match went to the final over when Kohli managed to grab the victory for the team. It was a nail-biting game with momentum shifting toward both teams in the 2nd innings. However, India ultimately managed to outplay Pakistan by 4 wickets and bagged a victory in the tournament opener.

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