Indian men's cricket team wins Sportstar Aces 2020 Team of the Year

Indian men’s cricket team took home the Team of the Year award, beating Bengaluru Football Club, the Indian women’s hockey team and Pro Kabaddi’s Bengal Warriors to the award.

India won 11 of the 14 series across formats while also reaching the semifinals of the 50-over World Cup.

The Indian men’s cricket team took home the Team of the Year award at the Sportstar Aces Awards on Monday. It beat Bengaluru Football Club, the Indian women’s hockey team and Pro Kabaddi’s Bengal Warriors to the award.

India's batting coach Vikram Rathour received the award on behalf of the team, alongside BCCI president Sourav Ganguly.

Ganguly said: "Thank you very much Sportstar and the Hindu. The other nominees in the best team list have also done very well this year. Congrats to them. This is an important year for the Indian cricket teams as this a year of World Cups (Men's World T20, Women's World T20 and U19 World Cup). We are looking forward to see all the teams do well."

The Indian cricket team had a phenomenal record, winning 11 of the 14 series across formats while also reaching the semifinals of the 50-over World Cup.

Its win over Australia in a Test series Down Under for the first time in history was the highlight of the year. In the home season, the test team whitewashed South Africa (3-0) and Bangladesh (2-0) before ending the year with limited overs series win over the West Indies.

India notched up a 12th successive Test series win at home, the longest such streak in its history.

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar, chess ace Vishwanathan Anand, The Hindu Publishing Group chairman N. Ram, former India hockey captain M. M. Somaya, Olympian shooter Anjali Bhagwat and Olympian shuttler Aparna Popat selected the deserving winners in categories involving young athletes, teams, coaches and parathletes.

The awards look to create a medium of knowledge and vision exchange as it brings all stakeholders of Indian sports under one roof.

You can watch the Sportstar Aces Awards telecast on Sony Ten 1 SD & HD on Sunday 26 January at 8 PM (IST).

1st Repeat : Monday 27 January at 6 PM, 2nd Repeat : Tuesday 28th January  at 7 PM