ICC WC 2011: Players who stood out for IndiaLast updated on Apr 02, 2020, 12:14 pm
Nine years ago on this day, the Indian cricket team scripted history by lifting its second World Cup in the history of the game.
MS Dhoni-led India won the prestigious trophy at their own backyard after defeating Sri Lanka in the final.
There were several Indian players who performed exceedingly well.
On the same note, we pick players who stood out for India.
How did India perform in the ICC World Cup 2011?
Co-host India were placed in Group B which consisted of seven teams in total.
Team India finished second with nine points and stitched four wins, one loss and a tie.
In the quarter-finals, India overcame Australia by five wickets.
The side then beat arch-rivals Pakistan by 29 runs in the semis.
In the final at Wankhede, India trumped Sri Lanka by six wickets.
Yuvraj Singh had a dream tournament
Yuvraj Singh was India's hero in the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
The southpaw stood tall to score 362 runs in nine matches at 90.50.
He smashed four fifties and one hundred in the tournament.
Yuvi also made his presence felt with the ball and chipped in with 15 scalps at 25.13.
He was adjudged the Player of the Tournament.
Sachin Tendulkar's contribution was massive
The 2011 Cricket World Cup was a fitting tribute to Sachin Tendulkar.
The legend finally got hold of the trophy after representing India for the sixth time in the World Cup.
Tendulkar's runs gave India the cushion upfront.
He was the second-highest run-scorer in the tourney (482) at 53.56.
The maestro slammed two hundreds and two fifties respectively.
Zaheer Khan made his presence felt with the ball
India's senior pacer Zaheer Khan was a chief architect for the side.
The tournament saw Zaheer bowl his heart out and chip in consistently.
In nine matches, the left-arm pacer claimed 21 scalps.
He shared the most wickets with Pakistan's Shahid Afridi.
Zak didn't have any four-fers or fifers, however, it was his consistency that stood out.
He led this Indian bowling unit well.