The latest significant ICC prize that India has won was the Champions prize in 2013.
India hasn’t prevailed in an ICC competition in over ten years. They went near several times: they qualified for the T20 World Cup finals in 2014, won the Champions Trophy in 2017, participated in the World Test Championship in 2021 and 2023, and most recently, made it to the ODI World Cup final. But, they were only able to win silver in these competitions, which disappointed the supporters.
Gary Kirsten, a former India coach, is optimistic that the Men in Blue will soon win a world championship. He said that although Australia is the best at winning trophies, India isn’t far behind. The 56-year-old continued by saying he believes the team captained by Rohit Sharma has the proper players in the mix and that they would perform well in the major tournament knockout stages.
It is incredibly difficult to win a World Cup, in my opinion. India has the depth in their cricket to compete at the greatest level for World Cup glory and success, but Australia probably mastered it more than any other nation. According to Kirsten, “I wouldn’t be surprised if they secure a few victories soon,” The Times of India reported her.
India definitely has the players to win the World Cup, and they are capable of doing so. However, a lot of things still need to go perfectly in order to win a World Cup, particularly in the knockout stages when anything may happen,” he continued.
Just concerned that bilateral series may occasionally become meaningless: Kirsten
The former South Africa international advocated for the triangular or quadrangular series to safeguard ODI cricket, pointing out that bilaterals can occasionally become meaningless. Kirsten also mentioned how a point system may be used to choose the global champion each year.
“I enjoy the three- and four-person team competitions, but I worry that occasionally, bilateral series lose their significance. A world-champion ODI team would be amazing to witness annually. That sounds like fun, perhaps based on a point system or however it’s set up, but in my opinion, the contest is what really matters, Kirsten added.