“Dhoni finishes off in style, India lifts the World Cup after 28 years”
This line by Ravi Shastri will always be remembered and cherished by all Indian cricket fans. It was one of the greatest moments in Indian sporting history.
India defeated Sri Lanka by 6 wickets to lift the ICC World Cup trophy. Gambhir top-scored with 97 and Dhoni’s 91* guided India to victory. From Sri Lanka’s side, veteran batter, Mahela Jayawardene, made an unbeaten 103*.
Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Munaf Patel, Sreesanth
Upul Tharanga, Tilakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Thilan Samaraweera, Chamara Kapugedera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Thisara Perera, Lasith Malinga, Suraj Randiv, Muthiah Muralidaran
|Teams||India Vs Srilanka|
|Match||Icc World Cup, 2011 Final|
|Match Time||2:30 PM Ist|
|Umpires||Simon Taufel And Aleem Dar|
|Third Umpire||Ian Gould|
|Match Referee||Jeff Crowe|
Did Not Bat- Suraj Randiv, Lasith Malinga, Muthiah Muralitharan
Did Not Bat– Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Munaf Patel, Sreesanth
Sachin born on 24th April 1973 was a key part of the 2011 Indian cricket team and is the greatest cricketer India has ever produced. Sachin played 200 Tests, 463 ODIs, and 1 T20I for India. In the 2011 World Cup, Sachin scored 482 runs in 9 innings at an average of 53.55 and a strike rate of 91.98 with the assistance of 2 centuries and 2 half-centuries.
Virender Sehwag born on 20th October 1978 is one of the finest opening batters in India and the 2011 cricket team. Sehwag in his 8 innings in the 2011 World Cup scored 380 runs at an average of 47.50 and a strike rate of 122.59 with the assistance of a hundred and a fifty. His highest was 175 against Bangladesh. Veeru counts in the Top 10 Best Batsman In India.
Gautam Gambhir born on 14th October 1981 is a player who has always delivered for India on the big stage. Gambhir scored 393 runs at an average of 43.66 and a strike rate of 85.06. He was the top scorer for India in the 2011 World Cup Final.
Read More: 1983 World Cup India Squad
Virat was born on 5th November 1988 in New Delhi. He is a prolific batter and a former India captain. In the 2011 World Cup, he was the youngest player in the India world cup 2011 and had just started playing international cricket.
He scored 282 runs in 9 innings at an average of 35.25 and a strike rate of 82.21. He scored a 100 in his first world cup game against Bangladesh.
MS Dhoni was born on 7th July 1981 in Ranchi. The world cup winning captain played a crucial role in the 2011 World Cup both as a batter and a captain. MSD scored 241 runs in his 8 innings at an average of 48.20 and a strike rate of 81.69. He scored 91 not out in the Final and secured the win for India. Explore here who are the 25 Best Cricket Players of India?
The MVP of the 2011 World Cup Team Yuvraj Singh was born on 12th December 1981 in Chandigarh. Yuvi scored 362 runs in 8 innings at a surreal average of 90.50 and at a strike rate of 86.19 with the help of 1 hundred and 4 50s. Yuvi was also magnificent with the ball in hand, he took 15 wickets in the tournament including a fifer against Ireland. He was named the player of the series in the 2011 World Cup. See why Yuvraj is famous for his longest sixes in IPL.
Suresh Raina was born on 27th November 1986. He is an attacking left-hand batter and one of the very few Indians to make a century in all three formats. In the 2011 World Cup, Suresh played 4 matches and batted thrice. In his 3 innings, he aggregated 74 runs and got dismissed only once.
Harbhajan Singh was born on 3rd July 1980 and is considered one of the best off-spin bowlers in India. Harbhajan took 9 wickets in the tournament at an average of 43.33 and an economy of 4.48. He was integral to India’s bowling unit and played a big role in middle overs.
Visit Also: 1983 World Cup Highlights
Zaheer Khan was born on 8th October 1978 in Shrirampur. Zaheer was India’s premier bowler in the 2011 World Cup, he bowled with the new ball and in the death overs and was really successful. Zaheer took 21 wickets in the tournament and was the joint highest wicket-taker overall. See here Top 10 India’s Best Bowlers List in detail.
Ashish Nehra was born on 29th April 1979. He is a left-arm fast bowler which was a rarity in Indian cricket. Ashish played 3 matches in the tournament, he took 3 wickets with 2/33 being his best performance.
Munaf Patel was born on 12th July 1983. The former cricketer was known for his fast bowling, generating pace with his nice run-up. In his 8 matches in the tournament, he dismissed 11 batsmen with 4/48 being his best performance.
Read More: ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Schedule
Yusuf Pathan was born on 17th November 1982. He played as an attacking batter in the lower order who could bowl as well. He scored 74 runs in the 6 matches he played at an average of 14.80
Sreesanth was born on 6th February 1983 and played as a fast bowler in the Indian team. The right-arm fast bowler played 2 games in the tournament and bowled 13 overs in all. However, he was wicketless in the tournament.
Read Also: Most Centuries in T20 International Cricket by a Player
Ravichandran Ashwin was born on 17th September 1986 and was one of the youngsters in the 2011 World Cup squad. Ravi Ashwin is known as a thinking and innovative cricketer who still is a crucial part of the Indian team. He played 2 matches in the 2011 World Cup and took 4 wickets in total with 2/41 being his best bowling figures.
Piyush Chawla was born on 24th December 1988. He is a leg-spinner who can bat. He played 3 matches but was an integral part of the Indian cricket team 2011 World Cup and took 4 wickets in the tournament. 2/47 was his best performance in the tournament.
The 2011 World Cup was held in India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh, with the most no.of matches in India. India named a strong 15 men squad for the 2011 cricket world cup Indian team, which was a mix of both experienced and young players. It had the likes of Sachin and Sehwag and also featured youngsters like Virat Kohli and Ashwin who were relatively young on the international circuit.
India was placed in Group B along with South Africa, England, Ireland, West Indies, Bangladesh, and the Netherlands. India started their campaign with a comfortable victory over Bangladesh followed by a hard-fought draw against England. India then played two comparatively easier games against Ireland and Netherlands and won both the games by 5 wickets. After which India had to face a tough defeat to South Africa who won the encounter by 3 wickets. In the last group game, India crushed the West Indies by 80 runs to book their place in the quarter-finals.
India was against the mighty Aussies, who won the cup in the last three editions 2007, 2003, and 1999 in the quarter-finals. India triumphed over Australia courtesy of the 50s from Sachin, Gambhir, and Yuvraj. Next up were the semi-finals against India’s arch-rivals, Pakistan. India had 260 on board and managed to defend it and defeated Pakistan by 29 runs to enter the finals.
The big final was a big occasion and it saw a lot of celebrities in the stadium with the political heads of India and Sri Lanka also watching the game the stadium. Sri Lanka posted 274 on the board batting first which was a really good score considering the final. But courtesy of brilliant knocks from Gambhir and Dhoni India chased down the target comfortably. India won the world cup and Wankhede erupted in joy.
Chants of Sachin!!! Sachin!!! and Vande Mataram was heard everywhere in India. This was one of the biggest sporting achievements of India.
April 2 – A day to remember! 🤩
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) April 2, 2020
🇦🇺 World Cup reign ends
🇮🇳 and 🇵🇰 meet in a semi-final
🇱🇰 surge to the CWC11 final
Re-live the highlights from the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2011 for FREE on https://t.co/MHHfZPyHf9.
— ICC (@ICC) April 29, 2022