The Karnataka cricket team played Uttarakhand in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on the 8th of November and ended up winning by 9 wickets. By winning this match, Karnataka created a national record for the most T20 wins in a row. To add to this, they moved second on the international list of most T20 wins in a row. Below we will take a closer look at this and some other impressive T20 winning streaks.
The Sialkot Stallions Won 25 T20 Matches in a row from 2006-2010
Before Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik became a sought-after cricketer in T20 leagues all over the world, he played for the impressive Sialkot Stallions. This team won 5 National T20 Cups in a row, a feat that will probably never be beaten.
If you think that they only managed this because the competition was a poor one back then, then the fact that nobody has come close to replicating this feat in the last decade might help you change your mind.
Their form paved the way for them to be the first Pakistan team to be invited to play in the Champions League (2012). However, they failed to make it past the qualifying stage, and their golden era came to an end.
Karnataka Have Won 15 T20 Matches on the Trot in 2018-19
T20 matches can go anywhere on the day, which is why it is rare for a team to go through a T20 competition unbeaten. However, Karantaka has bucked this trend as they went through the 2018-19 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy without losing a single game.
Rohan Kadam starred with the bat, while V. Koushik was their leading wicket-taker.
The 2019-20 version has recently started, and Karnataka started off where they left off by ruthlessly dispatching Uttarakhand.
Otago Won 15 T20 Matches in a Row between 2012-2013
During the 2012-13 domestic cricket season in New Zealand, Otago were a cut above their competition. In the HRV Cup, which is now known as Super Smash, they lost their first match to Northern Districts. However, this was obviously just a blip as they won their next 9 matches and then beat Wellington by 4 wickets in the final.
They were entered into the Champions League T20 competition, where they won their three qualifying matches to qualify for the competition proper. They then won their first two group games before they were final beaten by the Rajasthan Royals.
Kolkata Knight Riders Won 14 T20 Matches in a Row in 2014
In the 2014 IPL, the Kolkata Knight Riders were struggling with just four points from their first seven matches. However, a light seemed to be switched on and everything just clicked again. Robin Uthappa found his range and started scoring runs for fun, while their bowling attack of Sunil Narine, Morne Morkel, Umesh Yadav, Piyush Chawla, and Shakib Al Hasan started causing batsmen all sorts of issues. They went on to win the IPL tournament by beating the Kings XI Punjab in the final.
They participated in that year’s T20 Champions League and beat all those who stood in their way. However, their 14-game winning streak came to an end in the final at the hands of the Chennai Super Kings.