India is the only country to have retained the same captain for all the five World Cups. Dhoni has led India to victory in the inagurual 2007 World Cup, although failed to reach semifinals in next three World Cups. Alongwith Ramadin (West Indies) he is the only wicketkeeper to have played five T20 World Cups. Here is the complete history of Indian performance in T20 World Cup.
- M S Dhoni (Captain and Wicketkeeper) is the only player to have captained in 5 T20 World Cups.
Team Performance in T20 WC
- 28 players have represented India in 23 matches till 2012 WC.
Dhoni has played the maximum 22 matches.
524 by Gambhir (in 20 innings of 21 matches) is the highest individual aggregate.
441 (Yuvraj), 390 (Dhoni), 385 (Rohit Sharma), 349 (Raina) are other notable batsmen of India in WC.
101 by Raina is the only century from India.
16 half-centuries have been hit by 7 batsmen of India.
4 half-centuries by Gambhir and Rohit are the maximum by Indian batsmen. Yuvraj has 3, Kohli has 2, Raina, Sehwag and Uthappa have one half-century each.
106 sixes hit by Indian. 27 alone by Yuvraj. 14 by Rohit and 11 by Dhoni.
7 unbeaten innings each by Dhoni and Rohit Sharma.
134 wickets taken by Indian bowlers till 2012 WC.
16 wickets each by Irfan Pathan and Harbhajan Singh is the most by Indian bowlers.
14 wickets (RP Singh), 12 (Zaheer), 11 (Yuvraj), 10 (Nehra) are other notable bowling performances.
4/12 by Harbhajan is India’s best bowling performance at T20 WC.
9 maiden overs by Indians, Harbhajan tops with 4 maiden overs.