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Which ICC Trophy disappointment hurt most since 2013?

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India were flying high at start of the decade and won  WC 2011 And CT 2013.

 

The next 5 ICC trophies were not debacle since we reached two final and three semifinals. But there is a feeling of 'not reaching the pinnacle' and 'so near so far' in five consecutive attempts.

 

WT20 2014 Final: India had a golden chance to lift the trophy. Everything was going fine until Yuvraj came and messed it up big time. Even 160 would have been enough. But Yuvraj choked. Indian bowlers worked hard and made even 130 difficult at one point. Dhoni would have the only captain to hold ODI WC, T20WC and CT at the same time. This still baffles me how it went away from us.

 

ODI WC 2015 Semifinal: India were beaten comprehensively by both Australia and England in a triseries just before WC. So India were not favorite to do anything in the WC. But surprisingly all got together very well for India as India topped the group by winning all the matches. It gave a false hope and Aus on the semifinal day just blew us off. Not so disappointing at the end as that 2015 has lots of cracks.

WT20 2016 Semifinal: Dhoni final ICC Trophy. India were favorite but huffed and puffed to semifinal due to a red hot Virat Kohli. WI  possessed a unique challenge but most of us were confident we will get past Windies and secretly waiting for the real match - India vs England in the final. India got 190 odd despite Rahane slow start and when Bumrah castled Gayle early and the first 4 overs went tight, it felt that it would be easy. And then the Ashiwn NO ball wicket of simmons, dew factor came big and India had no answers to windies powerhitting. Massive massive heartbreak.

 

CT 2017 Final: How can we mess this up? Up against a weakest ODI team Pakistan, we just messed u it up spectacularly right from toss, Bumrah no ball wicket of Fakhar, choking against Amir and everything just went against us on that day. Hurt the most. 

ODI WC 2019: Like 20i5 WC, India steamrolled opposition in the league stage to top it and look set for the Final until the dreaded semifinal against NZ. It was literally shocking to see Shami out of the team despite being our best bowler right throughout the championship. 240 was still gettable but all hopes were vanished when we had that epic collapse of 5/3. We deserved to be in the final.

 

So, we have 5 more ICC trophies coming up in next 3 year.
- WTC 2021 
- WT20 2021
- WT20 2022
- WTC 2023
- ODI WC 2023

 

Can we do better ??

 

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2014 final & CT17 both were there for the taking.  I remember bowlers tried so hard against a gun lankan batting unit to defend a tiny total.  Was in Tears that day. 

Ct17 final was weird..  It kinda made me laugh as we were favorites that day & Sunny G kept reminding Ramiz that during pre show lol.  Only screamed at Pandya run out.  As soon as Pak scored 337..  I knew we were done.  It wasn't our day. 

 

WT20 2016 lol we played stupid cricket stupid selections..  Deserved semi exit.  Rahane opening yet again.  Backed Dhawan till semi rofl max. 

 

2019 Semi..  Enough said about that 

 

 

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Has to be the 2019 semi.... Still hate Jaddu for giving me hopes of a miraculous win. 240 was just there for the taking...all we needed was one good partnership of atleast 50 from the Top4 but the serial bottler gang had other ideas.

Second would be the 2016 WT20....Those goddamn noballs. Catches taken just touching the boundary cushions.. :facepalm:


And then the WT20 2014... Those last four over phase of the Indian innings was just a prolonged third degree torture....


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WT 2014: Once yuvraj started to struggle, the match was gone.

 

CWC 2015 : We were never in the contest. So no disappointments.

 

ICC CT 2017: India deserved that thrashing for being cocky and overconfident. Still remember how both Ashwin & Jadeja struggled to take wickets and let Pakistan away with the game. Both got dropped for a good 2 years and still struggle to get in the ODI Team. The top order batting failure was a real wake up call for the fans.

 

WC 2019 : This must be the biggest disappointment. But again we didn't learn from our top order failure mistakes in 2017 ct final, so history repeated itself.

 

 

WOrld t20 2016: Actually I was expecting West Indies to chase it down as they were a solid power hitting team at the peak of their powers. The year before in ipl, Mumbai had chased 194 in just 15 overs so I always knew that West indies would chase it down. MI & West Indian opener Lendl simmons was in red hot form for both the teams.

 

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wc 2019 doesn't count because while we had many bases covered, everyone and their dog could see that our middle order and complete lack of proper finishers - *cough* dhoni *cough* - meant that we were always going to be tested at some point when our top 3 failed and that happened in the semi. this after we had similar problems even in 2015 and didn't address it. I blame that on poor selection and preparations. of the lot the most winnable ones were the wt20 2014 and the ct final in 2017. Our poor tactics meant we were under par in that wankhede ground against a wi batting line up loaded with hitters and having to bowl under lights with dew.

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3 hours ago, ShoonyaSifar said:

2017 CT. We were the best team of the tournament, losing to a rag tag Pakistani team (Fakhar hit a 100 :facepalm:)

 

In 2015, we lost to the best team of the tournament. In 2019, we had completely messed up the team selection and were not going to win anyways

 2017 we lost to Srilanka after scoring 300 plus. No way we were the best team

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2016 WT20 and 2017 CT We were the best team in both the tournaments but lost the plot to give away the advantage. The catches we dropped in 2016 against West indies and the no ball by Bumrah in 2017 will haunt India for few more years.

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2 hours ago, Lone Wolf said:

2014 final & CT17 both were there for the taking.  I remember bowlers tried so hard against a gun lankan batting unit to defend a tiny total.  Was in Tears that day. 

Ct17 final was weird..  It kinda made me laugh as we were favorites that day & Sunny G kept reminding Ramiz that during pre show lol.  Only screamed at Pandya run out.  As soon as Pak scored 337..  I knew we were done.  It wasn't our day. 

 

WT20 2016 lol we played stupid cricket stupid selections..  Deserved semi exit.  Rahane opening yet again.  Backed Dhawan till semi rofl max. 

 

2019 Semi..  Enough said about that 

 

 

Oh man... we could have won most if not all of them had we displayed enough guts and showed character. India is clearly the most under achiving team in the cricket world. I full expect us to lose the plot and win little to nothing in the next 3 years was well. Thanks to captain clueless.

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Just now, Sandeep99 said:

But who was better than us? Maybe England but India looked really strong... 

yes England. They lost only one match. India should have won the final if india batted sensibly actually.. the pitch was a belter.. we had defeated pakistan easily in group stages

 

the 2014 final rankles me the most.. we should have won it hands down.. absolutely pathetic strategy in middle overs.. also rahane instead of Dhawan in his first match of the tournament.. india took it easy..

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