Team India Eyes Tournament Victory After 5 Years, Overcame 4 Final Losses in Decade

The Indian cricket team has been on a five-year winning streak, achieving remarkable success in various cricket tournaments. Today, in Colombo, they will face Sri Lanka in the final of the 16th Asia Cup. The Indian team last won a major trophy in 2018 when they triumphed in the Asia Cup held in the UAE.

During this period, India has participated in five International Cricket Council (ICC) events and one Asian Cricket Council (ACC) event, but they haven’t secured a championship in any of these prestigious tournaments. These mega events organized by the ICC and ACC are considered significant in the world of cricket.

India’s last ICC event victory came in 2013 when they won the ICC Champions Trophy. Their most recent success in ACC events was winning the Asia Cup in 2018.

In this story, we will delve into India’s performances in various ICC and ACC tournaments from 2013 onwards.

“In 10 Years, Participated in 13 Tournaments, But Only Won the Asia Cup Twice”

The Indian cricket team, under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, clinched the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013. Since then, Team India has participated in a total of 13 ICC and ACC tournaments, but they managed to secure victory in the Asia Cup on just two occasions. India won the Asia Cup in 2016 and 2018.

“Participated in 4 T20 World Cups, Lost in Semifinals 3 Times”

In 2014, the Indian cricket team reached the final of the T20 World Cup held in Bangladesh but couldn’t clinch the title. In 2016, during the same tournament, India’s journey ended in the semifinals. The T20 World Cup was again hosted in the UAE in 2021, but this time, India couldn’t even make it to the knockout stage. Australia hosted the event in 2022, and India reached the semifinals but faced defeat.

“In the Last 10 Years, Played in 2 ICC World Cups, Both Times Lost in Semifinals”

The ICC Cricket World Cup took place in Australia in 2015, where India made it to the semifinals but lost to Australia. The 2019 World Cup was hosted by England, and once again, India’s journey ended in the semifinals, this time against New Zealand.

“Defeat in the Champions Trophy Final Against Pakistan”

India last won the ICC Trophy in 2013 when it was held in the form of the Champions Trophy. Since then, this tournament has only been organized once. England hosted the Champions Trophy in 2017. India finished at the top of the group stage but lost to Pakistan in the final by 180 runs.

“In the World Test Championship, Lost in Consecutive Finals”

Team India reached the final of the World Test Championship twice but faced defeat in both instances. The first WTC final took place in Southampton in 2021, where India lost to New Zealand by 8 wickets. The second WTC final will be held at The Oval in London in 2023, and India will compete against Australia. Australia emerged victorious by 209 runs in the first match.

  • After 2013, India won the Asia Cup twice in cricket, in 2016 and 2018.
  • In 2016, the Asia Cup was held in Bangladesh in T-20 format. India won the final against Bangladesh in Mirpur, securing victory with 8 wickets.
  • In 2018, the Asia Cup took place in the UAE in a round-robin format. India emerged victorious in a thrilling final against Bangladesh in Dubai, winning by 3 wickets in the last over.
  • The 2022 Asia Cup, held in the UAE in T-20 format during the Super 4 stage, saw India facing defeats against Sri Lanka and Pakistan. However, India did not make it to the final.
  • The 2023 Asia Cup is being played in Pakistan and Sri Lanka in a round-robin format. India finished second in the group stage and secured a spot in the Super 4 stage. As of today, India will compete against defending champions Sri Lanka on September 17, with the possibility of winning the Asian championship again after 5 years.

Rasesh Nageshwar

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