5 Records held by Australia in World Cup history
If there's any team in World cricket which can affirm their dominance for a major part of the World's cricketing history - it is none other than Australia. However, the vintage West Indian might give them a run for their money but Australia's prolonged consistency, era after era, sees them as the front-runners in the list of most successful teams in the history of the game.
The men in green and gold have made a strong case for themselves ever since their first World Cup win in 1987. Under the leadership of Allan Border, Australia won its first major World title after falling short once in the inaugural edition in 1975. Ever since, there has been no looking back for Australia, especially in the ODI format of the game.
Every generation, the Australian cricket setup throws up special talents that take the centre stage to be counted amongst the best players of that era. However, the current state of affairs in Australian circuit is not a great reflection of the legacy of the sport in the nation.
Invariably, Australia is always a tough opponent to beat, especially in the ICC tournaments. They always tend to emerge as a strong contender to stake a claim for the coveted trophy.
With World Cup just a few months away, though the Aussies are no more a force to reckon with, still they might spring in a surprise by making the cut for the final four teams in the tournament.
In our attempt to take a ride down the memory lane, let's relive their dominance in World Cups with some of the records held by Australian team:
#1 Most World Cup titles (5)
This is one of the stat that reveals a whole lot about Australia's dominance, especially in World Cups in the past 30 years or so.
The Aussies boast of a record that manifests their supremacy over World cricket for such a long period of time. With as many as five World Cups titles under their belt, Australia is undoubtedly the most successful team in the history of the World Cup.
With a winning percentage of 75.30%, the Kangaroos have emerged on the better side of the result on 62 occasions in their record 84 appearances at the World Cup.
This is the best winning ratio for any team in the World, with South Africa ranked second with a winning percentage of 65.45 in 55 matches.