World Cup final LIVE: A billion Indians hope for cricket glory – BBC News

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Despite being one of the top teams in Tests, one-day internationals and T20 matches, India has flopped in the knockout stages in almost all ICC tournaments – across formats – since 2013. And 10 years is a long time to wait for a title – they last won the Champions Trophy limited overs in England in 2013.

By losing two successive finals of the World Test Championship, India blotted their copybook further. However, cricket writer Suresh Menon cautions that “it is dangerous to seek a pattern here, for there cannot be one”.

“White ball, red ball, tournaments at home, tournaments away, different captains and coaches, different times of the season – there are too many variables,” he adds.

Source: BBC