India Continues to choke in ICC tournament

Rahul Kaushik
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India continue to choke the ICC tournament

ICC tournament: As India started their Men T20 world campaign losing against Pakistan and New Zealand, they won against Afghanistan, Scotland, and Namibia, but they did not qualify for the final ICC Trophy. While the wait continues for Indian Men’s cricket team, and hence, India choke in the ICC tournament since 2013.

Therefore till now, they continue to choke the ICC tournament.

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Team India Failure in ICC Tournaments like T20 World cup:

Hardik Pandya’s fitness:

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The way Team India was batting a big let-down, the way selection went wrong, and included Hardik Pandeya in the team who had not fully recovered from injury.

Bio Bubble Fatigue:

As the Indian players, including former captain Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Burmah, and Rishav Pant, among others, are outside. when Team had reached England for the World Test Championship; as followed by IPL 2021, the player was transferred into the bio bubble in UAE.

Unsettled playing XI:

India tried out too many things. The first choice was KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma, and on the other was KL and Ishan Kisan. In a must-win game against New Zealand, Rohit Sharma was pushed to the number three spot, and Ishan Kisan opened the batting, and they lost the match by eight wickets. Hence Virat Kohli was forced to down at 4.

Virat Kohli Captaincy:

Kohli has announced he will step down as a captain fromT20 captaincy after the World cup. Kohli has led India in four ICC events but has clinched a single title since the 2013 Champion Trophy in England and Wales.

Therefore, In the past seven years, India has failed to win ICC tournaments across all formats. Despite they have entered the finals on three occasions but crushed in all the crucial encounters.

India’s failure in ICC Tournament:

India Lost against SriLankan in 2014 T20 World cup final:

Every Indian Fan was expecting that MS Dhoni would bring another T20 trophy to the country after eight years since the 2007 world cup, but Sri Lankan bowler Nuwan Kulasekara did not let it happen. India was 130 for 4 in the final in Dhaka; hence Sri Lankan became champion in the shortest format.

India lost against Australia in the 2015 World cup Semi-final:

MS Dhoni’s last world cup as an Indian captain, and he saw his team outside. Steve Smith’s extraordinary hundred made Australia into the finals, and India lost by 95 runs.

India lost against West Indies 2016 T20 world cup semi-final:

India gave a challenging target of 193 runs, but it was Carlos Brathwaite who have shattered India’s hope and took west indies a 7-wicket win

India lost against Pakistan in 2017 ICC Champions Trophy:

It was one of the essential ICC tournaments for Kohli as an Indian captain. The Indian team had a terrific run as they were into the finals to face arch-rivals Pakistan. But to everyone, Burmah’s infamous no-ball allowed Fakhar Zaman to score a hundred after Pakistan set a 399 in the replay, India bowled out for just 158 runs.

India lost ICC world cup 2019 semi-final against New Zealand on England at lords:

It was MS Dhoni’s last ODI in Indian color as a captain. New Zealand scored 239 for 8, but India went top order collapsed India lost by 18 runs.

India loses to world Test Championship final against Newzealand 2021:

India lost the major World Test Championship last India was managed to score 139 runs target for kiwis. Captain Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson batted well and took the game by eight wickets. Victory; hence India’s tailender failed to score runs.

According to Australian Captain Steve Waugh stated to PTI that it is not easy to win ICC tournament, the level of cricket goes it’s incredibly challenging but not for mental toughness, it is just a sport there India must hold their nerves there they are crashing in the knockout stages of ICC tournaments. Further, he also added Indian fans need to be patient. The way of potential and capable team India is it is a matter of time when they will start winning the big tournament like ICC world cups.

Hence, BCCI must take away a lot from UAE and look at the last ICC tournament they have failed to qualify and needs introspection.

Therefore till now, India started to choke the ICC tournament in 2013.

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