It has been a decade since India last won an ICC trophy, and with the 50-over World Cup set to take place in India in October-November, two questions arise.
The obvious question is whether this will be India’s year again after Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s final six became the iconic image of India’s triumph in 2011. And, less frequently, is Indian cricket in a transitional period?
Transitions in sports are rarely seamless. A run of consistent victories may force a few senior players to make way for younger players. But, more often than not, defeat is the catalyst for change.
India had a mediocre 2022, winning roughly 58% of the Tests and ODIs they played, and 70% of the T20 matches. They are favorites to win the World Cup and are in contention to play in the World Test Championship final later this year.