There have been many ups and downs for the Indian cricket in 2022. It was promising for the Indian group as Virat Kohli bounced again to kind after greater than a three-year-long battle and he was ably supported throughout as of late by his skipper Rohit Sharma and the group administration. However, the year started with some disappointments. India misplaced two Tests in January, dropping the collection in opposition to South Africa 1-2. Similarly, the multilateral tournaments, too, remained an space of concern for the Indian cricket.
Miserable campaigns by Team India: Asia Cup and T20 World Cup
The first check for Rohit as India’s skipper was in Asia Cup in August-September. India failed badly. The Men in Blue misplaced to Sri Lanka and Pakistan in the Super Four and finally have been bowed out earlier than the ultimate.
Much like Asia Cup, India’s T20 World Cup marketing campaign in October-November was additionally resulted in failure. In the group stage, the group topped the desk. But in the semi-finals, the English lions slaughtered the Blue Tigers by 10 wickets.
The solely constructive final result of the two multilateral tournaments was Virat Kohli’s kind. The modern-day nice regained his contact, scoring a century for the first time in T20Is. He hit 122* off 61 balls in opposition to Afghanistan in Asia Cup to finish his greater than a three-year-long draught of centuries.
Kohli was additionally the prime run-getter in the T20 World Cup and performed a memorable knock in opposition to Pakistan. He scored a match-winning 83 off 52 balls and hit the iconic six off Haris Rauf.
Equal Pay Policy
A excellent news got here for the Indian ladies’s group in October as Jay Shah, BCCI’s honorary secretary, introduced equal match charges for each males and ladies cricketers. However, this doesn’t imply that each males and ladies cricketers in India can be paid the similar. The grading system, which decides the annual wage of cricketers, was not modified and solely the match charges have been introduced at par.
After this transformation, each India’s males and ladies cricketers will earn Rs 15 lakh for a Test, Rs 6 lakh for an ODI and Rs 3 lakh for a T20I every.
The U-19 group received one more World Cup
Another excellent news got here when the Indian males’s Under-19 group beat England in the ultimate to carry a file fifth title, the highest for any aspect. The India aspect remained undefeated all through its World Cup marketing campaign.
Women cricket bought the much-needed recognition
After a gradual begin to the year, Indian ladies cricketers rose to prominence. In March, they failed to achieve the semi-finals of the ODI World Cup. However, placing the previous behind them, the Indian ladies beat hosts England in a semi-final match of the Commonwealth Games to win a historic cricket medal.
In the ultimate in opposition to Australia, the Indian group misplaced narrowly. Needing 44 runs to win on a complete 162 put by Australia, they misplaced the final seven wickets for simply 34 runs.
After that loss, the blue tigresses beat England (3-0) on their house turf in an ODI collection. However, Deepti Sharma working out Charlie Dean after the latter backed up means too far overshadowed the triumph.
Australia Women then toured India in December. With free entry to the stadiums for this collection, the crowds thronged the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. More than 47,000 folks watched Harmanpreet Kaur and her group beat the Aussies in a Super Over in the second match.
Also this year, BCCI introduced that there can be a Women’s IPL which is able to start in 2023.
Legends bid adieu: Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami’s period ends
Women cricket legends Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami bid adieu to all types of cricket this year. The two who gave ladies’s cricket the present recognition determined to hold their boots, albeit not collectively.
While Mithali retired in June, simply after the below-par ODI World Cup marketing campaign. Jhulan obtained fairly a farewell as the ladies’s group beat England 3-0 in a historic ODI collection in England as the “Chakdaha express” took two wickets in the ultimate recreation to finish with a complete of 355 wickets, the most by a lady cricketer in the historical past of the recreation.
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Mithali additionally retired with the highest variety of runs scored by a lady in worldwide cricket. She has to her kitty 10,868 runs.
The huge fats IPL auctions
Towards the finish of the year, a mini public sale in the richest cricket league was held in Kochi. Sam Curran grew to become the highest-paid cricketer in the historical past of IPL auctions as the Englishman fetched a whopping Rs 18.5 crore from Punjab Kings’ coffers.
While Cameron Green bought Rs 17.5 crore bid from Mumbai Indians, Ben Stokes obtained Rs 16.25 crore from Chennai Super Kings to change into the second- and third-highest paid cricketers this year.