India and Australia women’s teams met on Thursday (February 23). This was the semi-final match of the ICC Womens T20 World Cup 2023. In this match, the Indian team had to accept a close defeat by 5 runs. The Indian women’s team has had to witness such defeats in the ICC knockout rounds. So the team is getting the stamp of chokers.
In this semi-final match, Australia challenged the Indian team by 173 runs. At one time when the Indian team was in the lead in the match, due to the harakiri by the batsmen, India had to lose by just five runs. Therefore, India could not enter the finals of the T20 World Cup for the second time in a row.
The Indian team was the first to enter the finals of the 2005 ODI World Cup. At that time, India had to face a unilateral defeat. Twelve years later, in 2017, the Indian team entered the finals of the ODI World Cup. However, in the final match against England, India lost their last 7 wickets for just 28 runs and the team had to accept defeat by 9 runs.
Australia defeated India in the semi-finals of the 2018 T20 World Cup and in the final of the 2020 T20 World Cup, once again dashing their dream of becoming world champions. In 2022, the Indian team failed to make it to the semi-finals of the ODI World Cup. With the match in hand against South Africa, the Indian team lost after being bowled a no ball at a crucial moment. So South Africa made a place in the semi-finals on the strength of Sarsa’s run rate. Also, in the 2022 Commonwealth Games finals in Australia, the Indian team could not beat them when they faced the Indian team.
Since India’s senior women’s team has consistently been the only team to fail in this manner, reaching the knockout stages of ICC tournaments, the team has also come to be referred to as the Jokers.
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