Rohit Sharma’s streak continues into 8th year, finishes 2020 with highest ODI score for India

India tour of Australia: Despite not travelling to Australia, Rohit Sharma finished 2020 with the highest score for an India batsman in ODI cricket. Rohit’s 119 against Australia in Bengaluru in January remains the highest score in ODIs in the ongoing calendar year for the Asian giants.

8 years in a row: Rohit finishes 2020 with highest ODI score for India batsman (AFP Photo)


  • Rohit Sharma’s score of 119 against Australia in January is India’s highest individual ODI score in 2020
  • None of the India batsmen got to a 3-figure score in ongoing series vs Australia
  • Hardik Pandya posted his highest ODI score of 92 not out in Canberra

Rohit Sharma has not featured in the ODI series against Austalia but that did not stop him from extending a memorable streak into the 8th year for India in the 50-over format of the game. Rohit finishes 2020 with the highest score in ODIs for India as none of the India batsmen got to a three-figure score in the ongoing ODI series against Australia in Australia.

Rohit Sharma’s 119 against Australia in Bengaluru on January 19 remains the highest ODI score by an Indian in 2020. Hardik Pandya’s 92 in the highest score for an India player in the ongoing ODI series against Australia.

Rohit Sharma’s 8-year-long streak in ODIs

2013 – 209

2014 – 264

2015 – 150

2016 – 171*

2017 – 208*

2018 – 152

2019 – 159

2020 – 119

Rohit Sharma was left out of India’s ODI squad as the India opener is yet to completely recover from a hamstring injury he picked up during Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. Despite returning to play for Mumbai Indians in the play-offs and the final, Rohit did not travel to Australia as he returned to India after his father fell ill.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) rested him for the upcoming T20I series as well and said his fitness will be assessed on December 11. Rohit is unlikely to feature in the first 2 Tests of the much-anticipated Test series, starting December 17 in Adelaide.

There was confusion regarding Rohit Sharma’s availability and India captain Virat Kohli spoke about it to the press in the lead up to the ODI series.

“… there has been lack of clarity, we have been playing the waiting game on this issue and this is not ideal at all,” Kohli had said.

Meanwhile, former India batsman VVS Laxman opened up on the issue, saying there should have more clarity on the Rohit Sharma situation.

“I feel that in the first place he (Rohit Sharma) should have been selected and the communication gap is something which is disappointing,” Laxman said Star Sports show Cricket Connected.

“I am really surprised because in this age of communication where there are so many WhatsApp groups, there’s usually a group mail which goes around, I’m sure a group between the team management, the chairman of the selection committee and the in-charge of the medical team of the BCCI.”

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