India’s first-round exit from the 2013 Women’s World Cup was as shocking as the men’s team being sent packing from the 2007 edition in the Caribbean. The Indian eves went into the tournament high on hopes, being the home side, and also had the team which had the talent to deliver in the mega event. Somehow, things did not fall into place after a near-perfect start against West Indies.
India’s shattering loss to Sri Lanka in their final group game in the Women’s World Cup was rather incomprehensible. They came into the game having beaten West Indies convincingly before going down to England.