IND vs SL: 3 Indian Captains With The Most Wins Against Sri Lanka In T20Is

Updated - 21 Feb 2022, 11:33 AM

Rohit Sharma
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India are currently playing a three-match T20I series against West Indies. After that, they will be taking on Sri Lanka at home for three T20 internationals and 2 Tests. The two teams were supposed to play Tests matches first and then the T20 internationals.

However, as per the revised schedule, the series will begin with three T20 internationals. The first T20I is slated to be played on 24th February 2022 in Lucknow, while the second and third matches will be played on 26th and 27th February 2022.

Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala will host both the last two games. India and Sri Lanka have played 22 T20Is against each other so far. Of those, India emerged victorious on 14 occasions, while Sri Lanka have managed to beat India 7 times.

In this article, we take a look at the 3 Indian captains with the most wins against Sri Lanka in T20 internationals.

IND vs SL: 3 Indian Captains With The Most Wins Against Sri Lanka In T20Is

  1. Virat Kohli: 3 wins in 4 T20Is

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Virat Kohli is no longer India’s captain in any format of the game. Before the start of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022, he announced that he would step down from T20 captaincy after the perennial event. In his captaincy career, he led India in 50 T20 internationals and managed to win 30 matches with a win percentage of 64.58.

Virat Kohli led India in 4 T20 internationals against Sri Lanka and managed to win 3 out of them. The fourth game was abandoned, which means India never lost a T20 game against Sri Lanka under Virat Kohli’s captaincy. He boasts of a 100 per cent win percentage against Sri Lanka in T20 internationals.

  1. Rohit Sharma: 4 wins in 5 T20Is

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Rohit Sharma was appointed as India’s full-time captain in the shortest format after the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. He has made an outstanding start to his T20 captaincy career. Rohit Sharma is yet to lose a T20 game since his appointment as the full-time captain. Under his leadership, India registered a 3-0 series whitewash against New Zealand and have taken a 1-0 lead in the ongoing T20 series against West Indies.

Previously, Rohit Sharma led India in 5 T20 internationals against India. The Men in Blue won four out of them and lost one. He has a win percentage of (80) as captain in T20 internationals against Sri Lanka. Rohit Sharma, thus far, has led India in 23 T20 internationals as captain and has managed to win 30 out of them.

  1. MS Dhoni: 6 wins in 10 T20Is

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The most successful white-ball captain in the history of Indian Cricket, MS Dhoni needs little introduction. His contribution to Indian Cricket as captain and as a cricketer is unparalleled. Under his leadership, India won the 2007 ICC T20 World Cup, 2011 ICC World Cup, and 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.

MS Dhoni also has the most number of wins as captain in T20 internationals against Sri Lanka. He led India in 10 T20Is against the Island nation and managed to win 6 out of them. 4 matches, though, resulted in defeats.

MS Dhoni also has the most number of wins as an Indian captain in T20 internationals. In 72 matches, he led India to 41 victories and has a win percentage of close to 60.

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