India’s failure on big stages of ICC events

The team India, that turns out to be splendid every time by their performance, have faced a dejected and drub failure in the big events organized by ICC since 2014.

Due to the unexceptional delivery of performances, out of last 9 ICC events, Team India has been knocked out in 8 in the knock out stages. The only event they won was the U19 World Cup 2018.

Rewinding the moments for the last 9 mega-events of ICC, in which team India has made it to the peaks only once although they reached the finals five times, let’s have a look at their miserable defeats in all 8 events.

ICC World T20 2014

Finals: IND vs SL

SL won by 6 wickets

Sri Lanka stopped the India juggernaut and in doing so, won the title ICC T20 WC for the first time. India however, managed to reach finals. They played a big match against Sri Lanka but the team disappointed their nation and the fans as they got a defeat against Sri Lanka by 6 wickets that probably must have been the huge defeat for India. They did well to get this far undefeated but were undone by a resurgent Sri Lankan team under Malinga’s captaincy.

ICC Under-19 World Cup 2014

Quarterfinals: IND vs ENG

ENG U19 won by 3 wickets

Although India was immense throughout the tournament, quarter-finals against England brought them some bad piece of luck. Ben Duckett got a lead over the opponents and it can be said that became the reason for England to lift the trophy knocking India out. England was jubilant in a wonderful contest with twists and turns as they moved to semi-finals.

ICC World Cup 2015

Semi-finals: IND vs AUS

AUS won by 95 runs

Even the four wickets of Umesh Yadav could not help India as he ended up with a cringe economy. Australian batsmen demolished such as Steve Smith and Aaron Finch contributed mutually to defeat India awfully. Indian batsmen could not chase the target of 329 set by Aussies and left themselves in the trouble on the lowest score of 233 giving away their wickets unprofessionally of the ICC event.

ICC World T20 2016

Semi-finals: IND vs WI

WI won by 7 wickets

The 89 of 47 of Virat Kohli went vacant as other mates especially spinners disappointed and failed to perform and meet the desired expectations. However, the target was more than enough to declare a win over the opponent but India failed in all the departments other than batting as West Indies chased up even before the overs ended.

ICC Under-19 World Cup 2016

Finals: IND vs WI

WI U19 won by 5 wickets

West Indies, once again declaring a harsh victory over the opponents that already had been losing mega ICC events for a long time, lifted the trophy in the year 2016 defeating the same opponent by a clear and wide margin.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017

Finals: IND vs PAK

PAK won by 180 runs

It would have been the bigger defeat for India as the match was against the arch-rivals. The only unforgettable match for Pakistan and Indians fans must be the finals of ICC CT17. The whole of India had gone crazy over the false sweet assumptions that they would be defeating Pakistan so easily as they did in the group match of CT17. Nature played well with them and they faced a defeat full of criticism from their own people and blundered comments from everywhere.

ICC World Cup 2019

Semi-finals: IND vs NZ

NZ won by 18 runs

New Zealand reached into the finals for the second successive time in World Cup and made it a skilfull game. Although the target of 240 can not be considered a sound one but, Kiwis departed Indian batting line-up in 49.3 overs at 221 declaring an outstanding victory against the losing side, India.

ICC Under-19 World Cup 2020

Finals: IND vs BAN

BAN won by 3 wickets

A short while ago, in the final match of the ICC U19 World Cup 2020 against Bangladesh, the U19 Indian players have been mediocre and scanty.  The batsmen at first busted out, and then the magical spell of Ravi Bishnoi went for the vacancy as pacers led the team down horrendously allocating Bangladesh to lift the maiden trophy as the DLS also worked for Bangladeshi Tigers.


It is to be noted that during the time span mentioned above showing the horrendous defeats of India in mega ICC events, Pakistan, leaving them behind performing extraordinarily, has won more ICC events than India.

Thus, it can be an alarming state for India as they have only managed to win the U19 ICC 2018 World Cup which is 1 out of 9 since 2014 in big events organized by ICC.



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