India went into the World Cup as many people’s favourites. Everywhere you look in this side there is skill and match winners, led by the worlds number one batsman Virat Kohli.
It was Rohit Sharma that shone with the bat, as his 648 runs meant he finished as the leading run scorer. This included five centuries – the most by any batsman in a single edition of a World Cup.
Despite convincingly making it through to the semi-finals by topping the group with seven wins, they fell short in the semi-final as they slipped to 24-4 when chasing New Zealand’s 239-8. They were unable to recover eventually losing by 18 runs.