Former England Captain Calls India the Most Underachieving Cricket Team: ‘They Don’t Win Anything’



Michael Vaughan has labeled India’s cricket team as one of the most underachieving in the world, despite possessing considerable talent and resources. India has failed to secure an ICC trophy for over a decade, prompting Vaughan to raise questions about their performance.

During a Fox Sports panel discussion at the MCG, Vaughan initiated a conversation on India’s cricket team. He directed a pointed question to former Australian batsman Mark Waugh, asking if he considered India to be among the most underachieving sports teams globally. However, Waugh chose to deflect the question back to Vaughan, who emphasized India’s recent lack of significant victories despite their talent pool, stating, “They haven’t won much in recent times. I think they are (an underachieving side). They don’t win anything.”

While acknowledging India’s impressive Test series victories in Australia in 2018/19 and 2020/21, Vaughan criticized their performance in major tournaments, especially in World Cups. He highlighted India’s absence in the latter stages of recent World Cups and T20 World Cups, contrasting it with their success in Australia. Vaughan concluded by expressing his belief that India, with their abundant talent and resources, should have accomplished much more in international cricket. “They’re a good team. They have got plenty of talent, but with all the talent they have and the resources they have, I just don’t think they win,” he remarked.