Dhoni, whose Test and ODI records are the best among all Indian captains to date, scored 91 not out off just 79 balls to singlehandedly take India to victory in the finals of the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. Under his captaincy, India has also won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, the CB Series of 2007–08, the 2010 Asia Cup and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.
India's unbeaten record against Pakistan in ICC World Cups has been kept intact (till Sep 30, 2012, the last time they met), with India winning five times in the 50-over version and thrice in the T20 format.
The 2015 Cricket World Cup will be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand. The location of the games will be evenly split, with the day-night final match to be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 29.
The 2014 ICC World Twenty20 will be the fifth ICC World Twenty20 competition, an international Twenty20 cricket tournament that will take place in Bangladesh from 16 March to 6 April, 2014 and is scheduled to be played in four cities in Bangladesh - Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet and Cox s Bazar.
The ICC Cricket World Cup is the international championship of One Day International (ODI) cricket. The event is organised by the sport's governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), with preliminary qualification rounds leading up to a finals tournament which is held every four years.
The inaugural event, the 2007 ICC World T20, was staged in South Africa from 11-24 september 2007. The tournament was won by India, who became the world t20 champions after defeating Pakistan by 5 runs in the final at Johannesburg. Read the whole history here...
In a match reduced to a 20-20-over game due to rain, India batted first and made a paltry 129/7 in 20 overs before beating hosts England narrowly by 5 runs in a game that was there for the hosts to win. MS Dhoni became the first captain in the world to have won all ICC trophies with this win.
The 1983 final was considered somewhat of an anticlimax, most expecting a clear West Indies win although India had beaten them in the preliminary rounds. The West Indies tumbled India out for 183, and were cruising on their way to a memorable victory at 2-57, before suffering a major collapse. They were annihilated by the Indian bowlers and were all out for 140, India winning by 43 runs.
The ICC Champions Trophy was a One Day International (ODI) cricket tournament organised by the International Cricket Council (ICC), second in importance only to the Cricket World Cup. It was inaugurated as the ICC Knock Out Tournament in 1998 and has been played approximately every two years since, its name was changed to the Champions Trophy in 2002.
The Indian Cricket Team, nicknamed Men in Blue, is the national cricket team of India. Governed by the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India), it is a full member of the International Cricket Council with Test and One Day International status.