India’s T20 clean sweeps
India are no stranger to whitewashing teams, even the strong ones like Australia and New Zealand, in T20 Internationals.
India whitewashing an opponent in a T20I series (3+ matches):
3-0 vs Aus 2016 (Away)
It was a big deal for India after they beat Australia by 3-0 in the T20I series, especially after getting beaten 4-1 in the five match ODI series preceding that.
This is the same series in which Yuvraj Singh was on a comeback trail and smashed Andrew tye for a six and a four in the last over to flip things in India’s favour.
3-0 vs SL 2017 (Home)
Sri Lanka were no match for India on their tour of the nation in 2017 as India comfortably pocketed the series 3-0. In the process, Rohit Sharma smashed a brilliant T20I century and gave the visitors no chance at all.
3-0 vs WI 2018 (Home)
When West Indies came to India in 2018, there were high hopes of the touring party, with them possessing some big hitting batters. However, they could not get going and India did not have to work too hard to win the series and ended up winning all the three matches quite comfortably.
3-0 vs WI 2019 (Away)
A change of venue did not lead to a change in result when India travelled to West Indies for a T20 Series in 2019 shortly after the heartbreak in the 2019 ODI World Cup. The team ended up winning all the three matches and whitewashing the hosts.
5-0 vs NZ 2020 (Away)
In what was an exciting affair, India won all the five matches of their away T20 series against New Zealand. In fact, three of these victories came via super overs and there was no death of big hitting as Rohit Sharma continued to dazzle for India.
3-0 vs NZ 2021 (Home)
In a recent affair, India trounced New Zealand by 3-0 in the T20I series right after the 2021 T20 World Cup. Newly appointed head coach Rahul Dravid and captain Rohit Sharma were visibly elated after the feat.
The victory meant more for the players and Indian fans as well because India have been unable to get the better of New Zealand in ICC events while their bilateral record against the opposition is quite good.
Hopefully, this is the beginning of something beautiful in the alliance of Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid and that they continue their winning run and take it to the 2022 T20 World Cup — when it will matter the most.