Netherlands has caused another major upset in the ICC World Cup 2023. The Netherlands team performed brilliantly and made South Africa taste defeat by 38 runs. Earlier, Afghanistan surprised everyone with its performance and defeated England.
This is not the first time in the World Cup that a relatively weak team has surprised the cricket world with its performance in the tournament. Big upsets have been seen many times in this mega event and the Indian team has also become its victim. Let us tell you about five such big upsets of the World Cup.
ICC World Cup 2003, Kenya shocked world cricket and defeated Sri Lanka in the group stage. Kenya's team was successful in reaching the semi-finals by defeating Sri Lanka. Kenya won this match by 53 runs
In the year 2007, Bangladesh had defeated the strong Indian team in the World Cup played on West Indies soil. The Indian team could not reach the semi-finals of the World Cup due to its defeat at the hands of Bangladesh in the group stage. Bangladesh bowlers bundled out the entire Indian team for 191 runs and registered a historic win by achieving the target at the loss of five wickets.
The Ireland team had made a big upset in the World Cup 2007. Ireland performed brilliantly and made Pakistan taste defeat by three wickets. Due to defeat by Ireland, Pakistan team could not progress beyond the group stage.
In the World Cup 2011, Ireland surprised world cricket and defeated England. Batting first, the English team scored 327 runs losing 8 wickets on the score board. However, on the basis of Kevin O'Brien's century, Ireland achieved the target with 5 balls remaining.
Ireland also made another big upset in the World Cup 2015. The team performed brilliantly and defeated West Indies. Ireland achieved the big target of 305 runs given by the West Indies team with 25 balls remaining.