2018 numbers and records every Indian cricket fan should know

Vignesh Ananthasubramanian

Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Virat Kohli own most of the records this year

2018 is set to end in a few hours' time and the year witnessed a lot of fantastic moments in cricket. There were a lot of fine innings by the batsmen, fiery spell by the bowlers, great catches etc. on the field and off it, there were a lot of controversies in the year including the Sandpaper gate, Mithali Raj-Ramesh Powar saga etc.

The Indian team had a good year as they played a good brand of cricket throughout and ended up winning a few tournaments. 2018 was always going to be tough for the Indian team as they were scheduled to tour South Africa, England and Australia in the year and Virat Kohli and his men, though lost the series in South Africa and England, gave a lot of good memories as they played a fearless brand of cricket throughout and challenged the opposition in their own backyard.

After losing the Test series in South Africa and England, India ended the year on a high as they took an unassailable 2-1 lead in the ongoing four-match Test series against Australia. In white-ball cricket, they were completely dominant as they were unbeaten in every single T20I series they played and they won all but the three-match series against England in ODIs.

A lot of players stood up for the team on different occasions and gave their 100% whenever they took the field. The Indian team also saw some new faces in the form of Prithvi Shaw, Khaleel Ahmed, Hanuma Vihari, Mayank Agarwal, Rishabh Pant (Tests and ODIs), Jasprit Bumrah (Tests) etc. in 2018 and said Good Bye to some legendary players including the likes of Gautam Gambhir, Mohammad Kaif etc.

With 2018 coming to an end, let us take a look at the Indian players who own all the records among their teammates. Here are some of the numbers and the record holders from 2018 every Indian fan should know.

Tests:

Australia v India - 3rd Test: Day 5

2018 was a mixed year for India in Tests as they won and lost seven matches each in the 14 Tests they played this year. The biggest achievement for the Indian team in the format in 2018 will be the Test wins in Johannesburg, Trent Bridge, Adelaide and Melbourne.

Here are statistical highlights of the Indian players in Tests in 2018.

Team

Highest innings total: 649/9 declared vs West Indies, Rajkot

Lowest innings total: 107 vs England, Lord's

Biggest win (in terms of innings): Innings and 272 runs, vs West Indies, Rajkot 10 wickets, vs West Indies, Hyderabad

Biggest win (in terms of runs): 203 runs, vs England, Nottingham

Biggest win (in terms of wickets): 10 wickets, vs West Indies, Hyderabad

Batting

Australia v India - 3rd Test: Day 5

Most runs: Virat Kohli (1322 runs in 24 innings)

Most hundreds: Virat Kohli (5)

Most fifties: Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane (5 each)

Highest average (300 runs minimum): Virat Kohli (55.08)

Most fours: Virat Kohli (144)

Most sixes: Rishabh Pant (16)

Most fours in an innings: Virat Kohli (22 vs England, Edgbaston)

Most sixes in an innings: Ravindra Jadeja (5 vs West Indies, Rajkot)

Most runs from boundaries in an innings: Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli (84 runs each against Afghanistan, Bengaluru and England, Edgbaston respectively)

Highest strike-rate (at least 300 runs): Shikhar Dhawan (71.49)

Most ducks: Mohammed Shami (6)

Highest individual score in an innings: Virat Kohli (153 vs South Africa in Centurion)

Highest individual score in a match: Virat Kohli (200 vs England, Edgbaston)

Most balls faced: Virat Kohli (2433)

Highest partnership: Prithvi Shaw and Cheteshwar Pujara, 206 runs for the second wicket against West Indies, Rajkot

Bowling:

Australia v India - 3rd Test: Day 4

Most wickets: Jasprit Bumrah (48)

Best average (Minimum 10 wickets): Jasprit Bumrah (21.02)

Best strike-rate (Minimum 10 wickets):  Umesh Yadav (38)

Most balls bowled: R Ashwin (2316)

Most runs conceded: Mohammed Shami (1268)

Least runs conceded (Minimum 50 overs): Bhuvneshwar Kumar (203)

Most five-wicket hauls: Jasprit Bumrah (3)

Most 10-wicket hauls in a match: Umesh Yadav (1)

Best bowling figures in an innings: Jasprit Bumrah (6/33 vs Australia, Melbourne)

Best bowling figures in a match: Umesh Yadav (10/33 vs West Indies, Hyderabad)

Fielding:

Australia v India - 3rd Test: Day 4

Most dismissals by a wicketkeeper: Rishabh Pant (42) 

Most catches by a wicketkeeper: Rishabh Pant (40) 

Most stumpings: Rishabh Pant (2) 

Most catches by a fielder: KL Rahul (17)

Most dismissals in an innings by a wicketkeeper: Rishabh Pant (6 vs Australia, Adelaide)

Most catches in an innings by a wicketkeeper: Rishabh Pant (6 vs Australia, Adelaide)

Most stumpings in an innings by a wicketkeeper: Rishabh Pant (twice) and Dinesh Karthik (1 each)

Most catches by a fielder in an innings: KL Rahul (4 vs England, Nottingham)

Most dismissals in a match by a wicketkeeper: Rishabh Pant (11 vs Australia, Adelaide)

Most catches in a match by a wicketkeeper: Rishabh Pant (11 vs Australia, Adelaide)

Most stumpings in a match by a wicketkeeper: Rishabh Pant (twice) and Dinesh Karthik (1 each) 

Most catches by a fielder in a match: KL Rahul (7 vs England, Nottingham)

ODIs:

South Africa v India - T20 International

India had a great year in ODIs as they won 14 out of the 20 matches they played this year and one of the remaining six matches ended in a tie. However, India are the second-best team n the format as they lost the three-match series to England, who just pipped India to the top spot in the format.

Here are statistical highlights of the Indian players in ODIs in 2018.

Team

Highest innings total:  377/5 vs West Indies, Mumbai

Biggest win (in terms of balls): 211 balls, vs West Indies, Trivandrum

Biggest win (in terms of runs): 224 runs, vs West Indies, Mumbai

Biggest win (in terms of wickets): nine wickets (vs South Africa, Centurion, vs Pakistan, Dubai, vs West Indies, Trivandrum)

Batting

England v India - 2nd ODI: Royal London One-Day Series

Most runs: Virat Kohli (1202 runs in 14 innings)

Most hundreds: Virat Kohli (6)

Most fifties: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu (3 each)

Highest average (200 runs minimum): Virat Kohli (133.55)

Most fours: Shikhar Dhawan (127)

Most sixes: Rohit Sharma (39)

Most fours in an innings: Virat Kohli (21 against West Indies, Guwahati)

Most sixes in an innings: Rohit Sharma (8 against West Indies, Guwahati)

Most runs from boundaries in an innings: Rohit Sharma (108 against West Indies, Guwahati)

Highest strike-rate (200 runs minimum): Virat Kohli (102.55)

Most ducks: Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni, KL Rahul, Shardul Thakur, Siddarth Kaul, Jasprit Bumrah and Umesh Yadav (1 each)

Highest individual score in an innings: 162 (Rohit Sharma vs West Indies, Mumbai)

Highest partnership: Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, 246 runs for the second wicket against West Indies, Guwahati

Bowling:

England v India - 1st ODI: Royal London One-Day Series

Most wickets: Kuldeep Yadav (45)

Best average (Minimum 10 wickets): Jasprit Bumrah (16.63)

Best economy (Minimum 50 overs): Jasprit Bumrah (3.62)

Best economy in an innings (minimum 5 overs): Jasprit Bumrah (1.83) vs West Indies, Trivandrum

Best strike-rate (Minimum 10 wickets): Kuldeep Yadav (22.9)

Most balls bowled: Kuldeep Yadav (1034)

Most runs conceded: Kuldeep Yadav (800)

Least runs conceded (Minimum 50 overs): Mohammed Shami (140)

Most five-wicket hauls: Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal (1 each)

Best bowling figures in an innings: Kuldeep Yadav (6/25 vs England, Nottingham)

Fielding:

England v India - 3rd Vitality International T20

Most dismissals by a wicketkeeper: MS Dhoni (27) 

Most catches by a wicketkeeper: MS Dhoni (17) 

Most stumpings: MS Dhoni (10) 

Most catches by a fielder: Rohit Sharma (11) 

Most dismissals in an innings by a wicketkeeper: MS Dhoni (3 each vs Hong Kong, Dubai, vs Pakistan, Dubai and vs West Indies, Pune) 

Most catches in an innings by a wicketkeeper: MS Dhoni (2 each vs England, Lord's, vs Hong Kong, Dubai, vs Pakistan, Dubai and vs West Indies, Pune)

Most stumpings in an innings by a wicketkeeper: MS Dhoni (2 each vs Afghanistan, Dubai, vs Bangladesh, Dubai)

Most catches by a fielder in an innings: Shikhar Dhawan (4 vs Bangladesh, Dubai)

T20Is:

Australia v India - T20

In 2018, India played 18 T20Is and won 14 of them. In the six series they played in this year, they won five and the remaining one ended 1-1.

Here are statistical highlights of the Indian players in T20Is in 2018.

Team

Highest innings total: 213/4 vs Ireland, Dublin

Biggest win (in terms of balls): 13 balls vs West Indies, Kolkata

Biggest win (in terms of runs): 143 runs vs Ireland, Dublin

Biggest win (in terms of wickets): eight wickets vs England, Manchester

Batting:

Australia v India - T20

Most runs: Shikhar Dhawan (689 runs in 17 innings)

Most hundreds: Rohit Sharma (2)

Most fifties: Shikhar Dhawan (6)

Highest average (100 runs minimum): Hardik Pandya (117)

Most fours: Shikhar Dhawan (70)

Most sixes: Rohit Sharma (31)

Most fours in an innings: Rohit Sharma (11 vs England, Bristol)

Most sixes in an innings: Rohit Sharma (7 vs West Indies, Lucknow)

Most runs from boundaries in an innings: Rohit Sharma (74 vs West Indies, Lucknow and vs England, Bristol)

Highest strike-rate (100 runs minimum): Hardik Pandya (202.72)

Most ducks: Rohit Sharma (3)

Highest individual score in an innings: Rohit Sharma (111*)

Highest partnership: Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, 160 runs for the first wicket against Ireland, Dublin

Bowling:

England & India Net Sessions

Most wickets: Kuldeep Yadav (21)

Best average (minimum 5 wickets): Kuldeep Yadav (9.80)

Best economy (minimum 10 overs): Kuldeep Yadav (5.97)

Best economy in an innings (two overs at least): Siddarth Kaul (2 vs Ireland, Dublin)

Best strike-rate (minimum 5 wickets): Kuldeep Yadav (9.80)

Most balls bowled: Yuzvendra Chahal (312)

Most runs conceded: Yuzvendra Chahal (411)

Least runs conceded (minimum 10 overs): Vijay Shankar (153 runs) 

Most five-wicket hauls: Kuldeep Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1 each)

Best bowling figures in an innings: Kuldeep Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (5-24 each vs England, Manchester and vs South Africa, Johannesburg respectively)

Fielding:

South Africa v India - 5th Momentum ODI

Most dismissals by a wicketkeeper: MS Dhoni (11)

Most catches by a wicketkeeper: MS Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik (10 each)

Most stumpings: MS Dhoni (4)

Most catches by a fielder: Suresh Raina (10)

Most dismissals in an innings by a wicketkeeper: MS Dhoni (5 vs England, Bristol)

Most catches in an innings by a wicketkeeper: MS Dhoni (5 vs England, Bristol)

Most stumpings in an innings by a wicketkeeper: MS Dhoni (2 vs South Africa, Johannesburg and Centurion)

Most catches by a fielder in an innings: Suresh Raina and Rohit Sharma (3 each vs South Africa, Johannesburg and vs West Indies, Lucknow)