World Test Championship final: India look to end 8-year trophy drought in ICC tournaments

India’s final match in an ICC match was additionally towards Kane Williamson-led New Zealand after they misplaced the semi-final of the 2019 World Cup by 18 runs.

India look to bury ghosts of 2019 WC defeat to New Zealand in WTC final. (Reuters Photo)

India look to bury ghosts of 2019 WC defeat to New Zealand in WTC last. (Reuters Photo)


  • India face New Zealand in the ultimate of World Test Championship in Southampton
  • India final gained an ICC match in 2013 beneath MS Dhoni’s management
  • India have since completed runners-up as soon as and have been knocked in semi-finals 4 instances

India face New Zealand in the ultimate of the World Test Championship on the Ageas Bowl in Southampton from June 18 to 22. Incidentally, India’s final match in an International Cricket Council (ICC) match was additionally towards New Zealand, after they misplaced the semi-final of the 2019 World Cup.

India final gained an ICC match in 2013, when MS Dhoni-led them to victory in the Champions Trophy. In the 5 tournaments, they’ve performed since India have been knocked out in the semi-finals 4 instances and completed runners-up in the 2017 Champions Trophy.

2014 T20 World Cup:

India confronted a star-studded South African workforce in the semi-finals of the 2014 T20 World Cup and it was a Virat Kohli traditional that helped them chase down a goal of 173. They then confronted Sri Lanka, who have been wanting to give a victorious send-off to legendary former captains Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, each making their final look in a T20I. Sangakkara fittingly led the workforce to the title with an unbeaten 52 off 35 balls.

2015 World Cup:

Rohit Sharma’s 137 helped India thrash Bangladesh by 109 runs in the quarter-finals. Their match ended in the subsequent stage the place they confronted hosts and eventual champions Australia. Steve Smith’s 105 helped Australia to 328/7 and in reply, India have been all out for 233.

2016 T20 World Cup:

Kohli’s 89 off 47 balls helped hosts India to 192/2 towards the West Indies in the semi-final. The dismissals of Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels throughout the first three overs made it look like India would stroll to the ultimate. However, the West Indies turned it round with Lendl Simmons ending the match unbeaten on 82. He put up a partnership of 97 off 62 balls with Johnson Charles and 80 off 42 balls with Andre Russell to lead them to the ultimate, the place Carlos Brathwaite made Ben Stokes and England keep in mind his title and win the West Indies’ second T20 World Cup title.

2017 Champions Trophy:

India, who have been now being led by Kohli, have been the runaway favourites to win the 2017 Champions Trophy in which they confronted arch-rivals Pakistan, who have been the rank underdogs in the match and fell to a meek 124-run defeat in the earlier match between the 2 sides. However, Pakistan hit a purple patch after that sport and by no means regarded again. In the ultimate, opener Fakhar Zaman’s 114 helped them rating 338/4 batting first after which quick bowler Mohammad Amir ran by India’s mighty prime order of Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit and Kohli throughout the first 9 overs. Hardik Pandya gave India hope with a 43-ball 76 however his run-out marked the end of India’s problem as they folded for 158.

2019 World Cup:

The 2019 World Cup semi-final between India and New Zealand turned out to be a two-day affair due to rain at Old Trafford. Bhuvneshwar Kumar led the best way with figures of three/43 as India restricted New Zealand to 239/8. However, India have been then diminished to 92/6 in the thirty first over. Ravindra Jadeja wrested India again into the sport with a 116-run partnership for the seventh wicket with Dhoni that got here in simply 104 balls. Jadeja was on 77 off 59 balls when he fell to Trent Boult and it was down to Dhoni to flip again the clock and end the chase. It was not to be as he was run out by inches on 50 off 72 balls, thus strolling again to the pavilion one final time in an India shirt.

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