Indian captains in Cricket World Cup
As the ICC World cup is round the corner, let’s have a look into the captains of team India who had led the side in the mega event over the years.
News Nation Bureau | Updated : 30 January 2015, 02:22:59 PM
2015 World Cup- Mahendra Singh Dhoni
MS Dhoni can be the third captain after Clive Lloyd and Ricky Pointing if the team can retain the trophy in Australia and New Zealand.
1975 World Cup- Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan
The 1975 Cricket World Cup was the first World Cup and comprised a number of 60-over matches. India were grouped with England, East Africa and New Zealand and played each of these teams once and managed to win only one match.
1979 World Cup- Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan
In the second edition, 1979 Cricket World Cup, India was grouped up with reigning champions the West Indies as well as New Zealand, and minnows Sri Lanka. India lost all its league matches.
1983 World Cup- Kapil Dev
In the 1983 Cricket World Cup, India was grouped with West Indies, Australia and minnows Zimbabwe. India went to the event as underdog but eventually won the trophy by beating might Windies.
1987 World Cup- Kapil Dev
India was the host of the 1987 Cricket World Cup and was expected to perform seeing as it was the reigning champions. It was grouped in with Australia, New Zealand and Zimbabwe. India marched to knock out stages but lost to England in the semis.
1992 World Cup- Mohammed Azharuddin
India were not expected to perform well in the 1992 World Cup co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. For the first time the World cup was played with coloured jerseys. India were unable to reach the knock out stages.
1996 World Cup- Mohammed Azharuddin
The cup was back to the sub-continent as India were the co-hosts of the 1996 Cricket World Cup along with Pakistan and Sri Lanka and were expected to perform well at home. India marched to the semi-final to face Sri Lanka but had to pay for the bad behavi
1999 World Cup- Mohammed Azharuddin
The cup went back to the Home of Cricket and India was not expected to do well, despite having a formidable batting and bowling line up. India were placed in Group A in the Group stage along with hosts England, defending champions Sri Lanka, South Africa,
2003 World Cup- Sourav Ganguly
India started horribly in South Africa in first two matches. Indian team was placed in Group A, accompanied by co-hosts Zimbabwe, defending champions Australia, arch-rivals Pakistan, England and minnows Holland and Namibia. Eventually, India reached the f
2007 World Cup- Rahul Dravid
India had gone to the West Indies with 2 convincing home series wins against West Indies and Sri Lanka. India were placed in Group B, pitted against Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and World Cup debutants Bermuda but was knocked out of the event in the round-robin
2011 World Cup- Mahendra Singh Dhoni
As one of the host nations for the 2011 World Cup, India were expected to perform well in familiar conditions, and were considered pre-tournament favourites. India were placed in Group B in the Group stage alongside co-hosts Bangladesh, South Africa, Engl