West Indies won the first two cricket world cup tournament in 1975 and 1979 consisted of 60 overs. They were on verge of making a hattrick in 1983 when India defeated the team at finals consisting 60 overs. For the joy of ODI fantasy world cup fans of India, it became the first Asian nation to win world cup defeating the mighty West Indies.
The next three world cup cricket game saw three new nations Australia in 1987, Pakistan in 1992 and Sri Lanka in 1996 as winners.
Since 1999, started Aussie era in world cup fantasy game and they won CWC for three consecutive times. India became the first team to win CWC in its own soil and ending Australian dominance in 2011. Aussie bounced back in 2015 and won the tournament again.
Fans of fantasy cricket world cup are eagerly waiting for the beginning of this world cup 2019. Around the globe, every fan is hoping that their supporting team will win the tournament time year. In today’s post let us track the teams with the highest winning percentage. Just read on:
West Indies – 58.57%
Windies are the second nation along with India to win World Cup trophy two times in 1975 and 1979. But ever since they lost in the finals of 1983 to India, their performance has weakened. Their condition has reached to the level of playing qualifying round to make it to this year’s WC 2019. Till this time, they have won 41 matches out of 71 WC matches they have played.
New Zealand – 61.53%
The Kiwis can be regarded as the underachievers of the cricket world cup. They were the strong contender to win world cup 1992 and 2015. But, a few poor performances in the knockout stages, led to their defeats in the crucial matches. Out of the 79 world cup matches, they have won 48. Team New Zealand has played the maximum number of CWC matches, after Australia, playing in all 11 editions.
India – 62.83%
India debuted in World Cup in 1975 itself and it took them 2 tournaments and eight years to win the tournament under the leadership of Kapil Dev. The Indian team couldn’t repeat the magic again in the next 28 years until 2011. In 2011, Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men won the World Cup at Mumbai.
In 2003, under Sourav Ganguly, the team reached finals but lost to Aussies in a huge margin. During World Cup 2007, India underperformed terribly. In 11 world cup editions, India has won 46 matches out of 75.
South Africa – 65.45%
The Proteas hasn’t qualified even once. Their best finish at the world cup is the semi-final appearance in 1992, 1999, 2007 and 2015. The team lost in all their semi-finals. In the 55 matches they have played, the team has won 35 world cup matches.
Australia – 75.30%
The Aussies are without a doubt the best world cup team. Out of 11 editions till now, they have won 5 and reached the finals in 7. They won the world cup first in 1987, then in 1999, 2003 and 2007 and the last in 2015. Let us wait and watch how their world cup 2019 journey shapes up.
The team has played the most matches in world cup history. Out of the 84 world cup matches, they have played, the team has won 62.
*Records have been compiled as on April 23, 2019
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