The final of the World Test Championship (WTC) inaugural version began on 18th June between India and New Zealand. The day has marked a losing streak for Indians since 2015 as they strive to win yet on this calendar date.
There were several publishes regarding the scenario that are now justified with India losing in the hands of New Zealand by 8 wickets. The game concluded on a reserved day, Day 6, choosing the Black Caps as the first-ever winners of the WTC.
Both the captains, Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli, stepped in the ground with positive hopes of winning their maiden ICC trophy. These hopes are once again shut down for the Indian skipper as Williamson brings the trophy home for his realm.
18th June – A worst proven day for India cricket
Here are the games played on 18th June by India, ending in a losing cause for them:
India vs Bangladesh 1st ODI, 2015:
Around the programmed 2015 World Cup, the men in blue battled Bangladesh in a three-match ODI series. Mahindra Singh Dhoni then led the team. With the game proceeding on 18th June, the Bangal Tigers showcased a remarkable layout to demolish India, the home siders by 79 runs.
India vs Zimbabwe 1st T20I, 2016:
The two teams played the first T20I of their series on 18th June 2016. Indians were humiliated playing under Kohli, facing the minnow Zimbabweans who restricted Kohli and chaps by 2 runs.
India vs Pakistan Champions Trophy Final 2017:
18th June 2017 is still a memorable day for the Pakistani fans as they celebrate the day with the same cherish. Unfortunately, team India were pulverized once again on 18th June, losing their enormous opportunity to clinch the maiden ICC cup under Kohli’s captaincy.
India vs New Zealand, ICC World Test Championship Final 2021:
As mentioned above, WTC Final 2021 is now the fourth ICC event initiating on 18th June ending in a losing cause for India. So concluding, this day has been proven as the adversest one for the men in blue to play cricket on.
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