List of Indian Batters Who Got Out Due to a Hit: T20 Cricket

Hit wicket is one of the most uncommon ways to get dismissed in cricket. Get to know about the Indian cricketers who got out with this.

In international cricket, the hit wicket is an uncommon method of dismissal. When a batter accidentally hits his bat or loses body balance in a way that disturbs the wood, the bails are dislodged from the stumps and the batter is declared out hit wicket.

It’s interesting to note that none of the Indian batters were dismissed in this way during their first 11 years competing in T20I matches. However, there have been four such occurrences in the previous four years, with two of them occurring in India’s most recent two T20I matches, when an Indian batter unintentionally knocked the bails off the stumps while playing a shot.

Shreyas Iyer vs. New Zealand, 2022


The newest name on this list is Shreyas Iyer. In the second T20I of the current series against New Zealand, the right-handed batter unfortunately lost his wicket. Iyer started the game at Bay Oval from position four in the batting order.

During his inning, he appeared to be in good form as he quickly reached 13 runs off eight balls by hitting one four and one six. It appeared as though Iyer and Suryakumar Yadav would form a strong alliance for the Indian team.

But Shreyas Iyer was out via a hit wicket on Lockie Ferguson’s fourth ball of the 13th over of the innings. His leg accidentally struck the stumps while he was attempting to direct a back-of-length delivery toward the square leg area.

Hardik Pandya vs. England, 2022

In the T20 World Cup 2022 semifinal match against England earlier this month, Hardik Pandya produced one of his best T20I performances of his career. Pandya scored 63 runs off 32 balls after being put in an awkward position to bat at number five, smashing four fours and five sixes.

Had he not hit the stumps with the last ball of the innings, he could have scored four more runs. Pandya attempted to drive a Chris Jordan ball toward the leg-side boundary, but his leg clipped the stumps, forcing him to be dismissed.

Harshal Patel vs. New Zealand, 2021

Another Indian batter, Harshal Patel, was struck out in this way by Lockie Ferguson. In the domestic series against New Zealand last year, the fast bowler made his T20I debut.

In the 19th over of the third T20I of the series at Eden Gardens, Patel faced Ferguson while positioned inside the crease. He positioned himself so deeply that when he tried to hit a ball to the off-side, he knocked the bails off the stumps and was out at the wicket.

KL Rahul vs. Sri Lanka, 2018

The first player from India to lose his wicket in this way was KL Rahul, the vice-captain of the T20I team. In a 2018 Nidahas Trophy match against Sri Lanka, it occurred.

When Rahul hit a Jeevan Mendis delivery to the leg side, he was batting at 18 at the time. In order to get out hit wicket, he misjudged the landing of his backfoot.

          Batter                 Opp                   Year
KL Rahul                 SL                 2018
Shreyas Iyer               NZ                 2022
Hardik Pandya               ENG                 2022
Harshal Patel                 NZ               2021


Shreyas Lyer

Shreyas Iyer is struck for a dismissal. Ishan Kishan scored 36 runs in 31 balls before being dismissed by Ish Sodhi in the tenth over. Shreyas Iyer appeared to be dangerous after getting his eye in. The score was 97-2 after 12 overs, and the team appeared poised to reach a total of about 170 odd runs. When Shreyas Iyer played the ball toward the leg side on the fourth ball of Lockie Ferguson’s 13th over, he took a slight step backward and struck his stumps. The right-handed batter hit one four and one six in nine balls, scoring 13 runs.

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