Winning bilateral ODI series at home has become more than just a habit for the Men in blue. Incredibly, since 2009, in 27 bilateral home series played by India, the team has won 24 and lost only 3.
TimesofIndia.com here takes a look at some very interesting stats and trivia about the Indian juggernaut continuing to steamroll the opposition at home in the ODI format. It is really nice to read when you also consider that the next edition of the ICC ODI World Cup will be played in India later this year.
Team India in bilateral ODI series at home since October/November 2009:
– Since the loss of Australia 4-2 in India in October/November 2009, India enjoys a stunning home record in the bilateral series, winning 24 and losing just three of the 27 contested.
– The three series lost by India are one against Pakistan (2-1) in 2012-13, South Africa (3-2) in 2015-16 and Australia (2-3) in 2018-19.
– During their last 27 bilateral home series, India has won 73 matches and lost 28 (draw 1 and no result 2) out of 104 matches contested – winning percentage is 72.06.
– Whitewashing the New Zealanders in the just concluded series, India has won seven consecutive bilateral series wins on Indian soil as of December 15, 2019 – their best winning streak in India.
– The opposition Team India has beaten since 2019, as part of their 7 consecutive bilateral ODI series wins at home, includes Australia, West Indies, South Africa, Sri Lanka, England and New Zealand
– These series wins include three clean sweeps – A 3-0 win against the West Indies in 2021-22, a 3-0 win against Sri Lanka recently and now a 3-0 series whitewash of New Zealand.
India continue to dominate New Zealand in the home ODI series:
– India has now won seven consecutive bilateral home series against New Zealand on Indian soil and enjoy their unbeaten record between 1988 and 2022.
India in their last 27 bilateral home series since 2009:
The best performers:
– Played in the 27 home bilateral ODI series since November 2009 (after the 4-2 defeat to Australia at home), Virat Kohli (batsman), Mohammed are the most notable players with the bat and ball Shami (pacemaker) and Ravindra Jadeja (spinner)