Powerplay is a crucial thing in T20Is. Being the bowling side, you are at a disadvantage but if you overcome that disadvantage and restrict the opponent team to a low powerplay score then it will be an advantage to the bowling side. In this article, we will see the top 5 best powerplay scores for team India as a bowling unit in T20Is.
#5 India Vs West Indies
India restricted the dangerous West Indies team to a score of 33 after 6 overs of powerplay. Indian bowlers also took 5 wickets and achieved the fifth best powerplay score as a bowling unit. It was a match of 2019.
#4 India Vs South Africa
It was in the 2007 inaugural T20 world cup when team India restricted proteas to a score of 31 in the powerplay. It was a dangerous-looking side of South Africa but Indian bowlers were on fire and took 5 wickets too.
#3 India Vs South Africa
It was in 2022 in the first T20I of the three-match T20I series when India bowled first and took 5 wickets in the powerplay. Due to an incredible bowling display from two young fast bowlers, Deepak Chahar and Arshdeep Singh India restricted South Africa on 30/5 in the powerplay.
#2 India Vs Sri Lanka
India’s second-best powerplay score as a bowling unit came against Sri Lanka in 2016 where they restricted Sri Lanka to 29 and took 5 wickets from the Sri Lankan team. India completely utilized the powerplay which was supposed to be for the batting side.
#1 India Vs Afghanistan
India registered their third and first best powerplay score in 2022. At first, we have India Vs Afghanistan of Asia Cup 2022 where India made over 200 runs while batting first and completely thrashed Afghanistan in the powerplay. It was Bhuvneshwar Kumar for India who took 4 wickets and bowled brilliantly against Afghanistan. India restricted Afghanistan on 21/5 in 6 overs powerplay.