List of ICC Trophies won by India (2023)

List of ICC Trophies won by India: 1983 ICC Cricket World Cup, 2002 ICC Champions Trophy, 2007 ICC T20 World Cup, 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.

ICC trophy success is, by and large, how it is a nation’s cricketing achievements are best judged. And even though there is always space for memorable bilateral series victories, it is often a win in an ICC trophy that defines the success of a team. Let’s see how may ICC trophies won by India.

In this article, we will take a look at all of the trophies that India have won at ICC events – and it is a pretty exhaustive list, even if it hasn’t been added to since 2013.

ICC Trophies won by India

Here is a quick look at all of India’s ICC trophy victories.

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1983 ICC World Cup | ICC Trophies won by India

They say that firsts are always special, and no matter how many ICC trophies India go on to win it will always be 1983 that is the most celebrated victory of the lot. And part of it is down to the fact that India won the tournament despite being underdogs.

Few if any expected India to go the distance, even after their miraculous win over Zimbabwe and their march to the finals. But when they slayed the mighty West Indies in the final, everyone knew this would be the start of something special – and so it proved.

2002 ICC Champions Trophy | ICC Trophies won by India

This is easily the worst of India’s ICC trophy wins, and not due to anything that India did – but due to the fact that it is a trophy India shared with hosts Sri Lanka due to the final being washed out not once, but twice in the space of two days!

India topped their Pool to make it to the semis where they bested South Africa in a low-scoring thriller but the final against hosts Sri Lanka was twice washed out, which meant that the trophy was shared – even though many believed India could have lifted it outright.

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2007 ICC T20 World Cup | ICC Trophies won by India

If the 1983 World Cup was a triumph of underdogs, then 2007 heralded the arrival of a brand new era under a bunch of youngsters who would go on to lead a golden age of trophy winning at the international level under an inspirational captain – MS Dhoni.

With a young-look India side taking to the tournament as seniors opted out, Dhoni’s men defied all odds to lift the inaugural trophy. The fact that they beat neighbours and arch-rivals Pakistan to do so made it all the sweeter.

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2011 ICC Cricket World Cup | ICC Trophies won by India

If the 2007 World T20 win heralded the arrival of the Dhoni era, 2011 cemented it. Hosting the World Cup in India, expectations were high that India could finally win the big one having not won it since 1983. And when they made the finals, hopes were even higher.

Of course, the final chase was anything but easy yet thanks to knocks from Gautam Gambhir and MS Dhoni, India were champions of the world once again. The financial superpower of the sport were world champions once again.

2013 ICC Champions Trophy | ICC Trophies won by India

If anyone felt the 2011 World Cup was down largely to India’s home advantage, 2013 proved that they were a force regardless of conditions. They won their first Champions Trophy tournament outright, and completed the trio of ICC tournaments under MS Dhoni.

In the final, India won a shortened final by 5 runs thanks to a quickfire 40 from Virat Kohli as well as some good bowling, led by R Ashwin who finished the game with figures of 2/15. It was one of India’s best victories as none of the matches, even the group ones, were easy. And they finished the tournament unbeaten.

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Reference

Websites:
ICCTeam India
WikipediaIndia National Cricket Team
BCCIBCCI Archive

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