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Rohit Sharma Captaincy Stats: Number of India’s new ODI skipper as captain in International cricket & more

Rohit Sharma as captain in T20Is averages 43.55 with the bat.

Sudharshan Sridharan Author

Updated - 9 December 2021 2:14 pm

Rohit Sharma Captaincy Stats

Rohit Sharma before becoming a full-time captain for India have lead India in handful of matches whenever he has got an opportunity in the absence of Virat Kohli for his national team. Rohit Sharma captained his side for the first time in December, 2017 against Sri Lanka in the 3-match ODI series & 3-match T20I series. Since then Rohit Sharma has won every series that he has played as captain except the one against New Zealand in 2019. Let us have a look at the Rohit Sharma’s numbers as captain in T20Is and ODIs.

Rohit Sharma as captain in T20Is – Won 18 out of 22 matches
Rohit Sharma as captain in ODIs – Won 8 out of 10 matches

Rohit Sharma as captain in T20Is (Series-wise):

– Won 3-0 against Sri Lanka in 2017
– Won series decider match against South Africa in 2018
– Won Nidahas Trophy in 2018
– Won 3-0 against West Indies in 2018
– Lost the series to New Zealand by 1-2 in 2019
– Won 2-1 against Bangladesh in 2019
– Won 5th match of T20I series against New Zealand in 2020
– Won 3-0 against New Zealand in 2021

Rohit Sharma as T20I captain:

Teams (Opponent)

Played

Won

Lost

Sri Lanka

5

 4

1

South Africa

1

 1

0

Bangladesh

6

5

1

West Indies

3

3

0

New Zealand

7

5

2

Rohit Sharma as captain in ODIs (Series-Wise):

– Won 2-1 against Sri Lanka in 2017
– Won Asia Cup 2018
– Lead 4th and 5th ODI match against New Zealand in 2019. Lost the 4th ODI match and won 5th ODI game as captain.

Rohit Sharma as ODI captain:

Teams (opponents)

Played

Won

Lost

Sri Lanka

3

2

1

Hong Kong

1

1

0

Pakistan

2

2

0

West Indies

2

2

0

New Zealand

2

1

 1

Rohit Sharma’s records as captain in short span of time:

– Only India captain to win three T20I series by 3-0 margin (whitewashing opponent team in a 3-match T20I series)

– Won two multi-nation tournament as captain. After MS Dhoni, he is the only player to win multi-nation tournament as captain for India.

Most T20 trophies won as captain in multi-tournament (Including T20 games like IPL and CL T20):

MS Dhoni – 8
Rohit Sharma – 7
Shoaib Malik – 5

– Rohit Sharma has won 99 T20 matches as captain overall, which is 3rd highest after MS Dhoni and Daren Sammy.

Most T20 matches won as captain:

MS Dhoni – 178
Daren Sammy – 105
Rohit Sharma – 99
Gautam Gambhir / Virat Kohli – 98

– Rohit Sharma has a win percentage of 81.81 as captain in T20Is, which is highest among all other players (minimum 20 matches as captain).

– Rohit Sharma as captain won 11 T20I matches in home soil.

Most T20I wins as captain on home soil:

Kane Williamson / Eoin Morgan – 15
Virat Kohli – 13
Rohit Sharma – 11

– Rohit Sharma as captain smashed 9 fifty-plus scores in T20Is overall.

Most fifty-plus scores in T20Is since December 2017 (when Rohit captained India for the first time):

Babar Azam – 15
Virat Kohli – 11
Aaron Finch / Rohit Sharma – 9

Most fifty-plus scores against an opponent in T20Is as captain:

Virat Kohli – 7 vs Australia
David Warner – 6 vs Sri Lanka
Rohit Sharma – 6 vs New Zealand

– Rohit Sharma as captain in T20Is averages 43.55 with the bat.

Highest batting average as captain in T20Is (Min 20 innings batted):

Virat Kohli – 47.57
Rohit Sharma – 43.55
Babar Azam – 42.89

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