Team India has ‘choked’ once again and faced a disappointing loss in the ICC World Cup 2023 final against Australia, raising the question ‘are India the new chokers in World Cricket?’.
The six-wicket defeat against Australia continued India’s frustrating streak in ICC tournaments, extending their search for an ICC title for over a decade now.
India’s golden era in world cricket commenced in 2007 after they were knocked out from the World Cup 2007 and MS Dhoni was handed over the reigns of leadership.
Under the leadership of MS Dhoni, India secured the inaugural T20 World Cup trophy by defeating Pakistan in a thrilling final. Subsequently, in 2011, the team claimed the ODI World Cup at home, and in 2013, clinched the Champions Trophy.
India in ICC events since 2013
T20 World Cup 2014: Runners-up
ICC World Cup 2015: Semi-finalists
T20 World Cup 2016: Semi-finalists
ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Runners-up
T20 World Cup 2019: Semi-finalists
ICC World Test Championship 2021: Runners-up
T20 World Cup 2022: Semi-finalists
ICC World Test Championship 2023: Runners-up
ICC World Cup 2023: Runners-up
Since Champions Trophy in 2013, India have been ‘chokers’ in ICC events as they are unable to secure an ICC title, marking over ten years of elusive championship glory.
The wait for an ICC trophy will extend for at least seven more months, with India’s next opportunity likely to come in the T20 World Cup scheduled for June 2024 in the United States of America and the West Indies.
Meanwhile, Pat Cummins led Australia to their record-extending sixth World Cup title, showcasing an exceptional display of cricketing dominance.
Australia’s recent triumph marks a historic feat, having claimed all three ICC trophies within a span of two years—the T20 World Cup, the World Test Championship, and now the ODI World Cup—solidifying their position as the foremost cricketing nation without any doubts.
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