Teams with most T20I whitewashes
The record for the most whitewashes in a T20I series of 3+ matches belongs to India, who are with six such victories.
India have been successful in registering as many as six whitewashes in T20I series. These include two series victories against West Indies, two against New Zealand, one against Australia and one against Sri Lanka.
The first time that India registered a whitewash in a T20I series was against Australia in 2016 Down Under. Since then, India have whitewashed Westindies twice and New Zealand twice as well.
Their most recent victory came against New Zealand in 2021 shortly after a terrible Indian campaign in the 2021 T20 World Cup.
This is what newly appointed coach Rahul Dravid had to say after the team was successful in beating the Kiwis comprehensively in all the three matches.
“With some of our players coming back in, it will definitely make the side stronger. But it’s really great to see that we have got options, we can mix and match, we can look at different players at different places. It’s going to be a long season from hereon till the next WC. There’s a lot of games to be played, so we have to do that with some of our players and be realistic with the amount of cricket they can play.”
“It’s nice to see people step-up and do well at this stage. We have got just three or four boys who are going onto the Test matches. We’ll ask them to have an early night because in a couple of days, they’ll have to start getting up at 7:30 in the morning for a 9:30 start. So hopefully we can get a good night’s sleep. The other boys can probably have a late night and enjoy themselves.”
Although New Zealand were without Devon Convay and Kane Williamson, it was quite a good side. But, the Indian players just did not allow them to get into the series.
India on the other hand were also without the likes of Virat Kohli and JaspritBumrah but that did not seem to matter with the amount of talent that the country possesses.
Other successful teams
Pakistan have also registered 6 T20I series whitewashes.
Afghanistan with 5 T20I series whitewashes, England with 4 and South Africa with 3 whitewashes are next in line.