India’s struggle in the ICC knockout stages over the years in numbers

Despite consistently performing well in big events, Team India hasn't managed to cross the line in knockout stages.

Sudharshan Sridharan Author

Updated - 24 June 2021 1:02 pm

Another ICC tournament, another disappointment, Despite consistently performing well in big events, Team India hasn't managed to cross the line in knockout stages. The last time India won a ICC trophy was 8 years back in 2013. Post that, India has found themselves losing matches in the Semi-Finals or Finals of ICC events.

A look at India's performance in ICC Knockout stages :

5 - India has lost 5 out of 10 ICC final events. Out of which, 2 of them came under Virat Kohli's captaincy.

India losing Finals of an ICC event

2000 CT - Lost to New Zealand
2003 WC - Lost to Australia
2014 WT20 - Lost to Sri Lanka
2017 CT - Lost to Pakistan
2019-21 WTC - Lost to New Zealand

6 - India has ended up losing last 6 ICC events either in Finals (or) Semi-Finals.

India's performance in last six ICC events

2019-21 WTC - Lost Finals to New Zealand
2019 WC - Lost Semi-Finals to New Zealand
2017 CT - Lost Finals to Pakistan
2016 WT20 - Lost Semi-Finals to West Indies
2015 WC - Lost Semi-Finals to Australia
2014 WT20 - Lost Finals to Sri Lanka

The poor performances of big players in ICC knockouts have costed Team India in crunch situations. 

15.75 - Virat Kohli has smashed just 63 runs in the last 3 ICC knockout matches he has played with average of just 15.75.

Virat Kohli's scores in last 3 ICC knockout games:

44 & 13 vs NZ in WTC'19-21 Finals
1 vs NZ in WC 2019 Semi-Finals
5 vs Pak in CT 2017 Finals

1 - Jasprit Bumrah has just picked 1 wicket in the last 3 ICC knockout matches that he has played.

Bumrah's poor spell in WTC'19-21 Finals (0/57 & 0/35) and CT'17 Finals (0/68 in 9 overs) has let Team India down on both occasions.

65 - Rohit Sharma, who was fantastic with the bat in WTC, 2019 WC & 2017 Champions Trophy, hasn't been impactful with the bat in those knockout games. He has managed to score only 65 runs in the last 3 ICC knockout games, where 64 of them came in WTC'19-21 final alone.

Rohit smashed 5 centuries in WC 2019 but was just dismissed for 1 run against New Zealand in the semi-final. Rohit Sharma smashed 304 runs in 4 matches of CT 2017 but he was dismissed for a duck in the CT 2017 Finals by Mohammad Amir.