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A look at records of each team in semi-finals of World Cups over the years

Australia and New Zealand have reached the semi-finals of the World Cup on 7 occasions each Australia and New Zealand have reached the semi-finals ...

Australia and New Zealand have reached the semi-finals of the World Cup on 7 occasions each

Australia and New Zealand have reached the semi-finals for the seventh time in their World Cup history in this edition of the tournament, which is the most for any team. But what is interesting to note is that while Australia haven’t lost any of their semi-finals, New Zealand have not won a single one.

Pakistan had got to the semi-finals in six of the past 10 World Cups just like Australia and New Zealand, but have not qualified this time and thus remain on 6. Meanwhile, India will be playing their sixth semi-final when they take on Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Thursday. South Africa have got to their fourth semi-final since playing their first World Cup in 1992.

Like New Zealand, South Africa have also not won any of their World Cup semi-finals. They tied against Australia in 1999 but couldn’t qualify as they were below Australia in the Super-Sixes stage.

Let’s see the win-loss record for all the teams in World Cup semi-finals.

Win-Loss record in World Cup semi-finals

Team

Played

Won

Lost

Tied

Win%

Champions

Australia

6

5

0

1

83.33

4

Pakistan

6

4

2

0

66.67

1

New Zealand

6

0

6

0

0.00

-

India

5

3

2

0

60.00

2

England

5

3

2

0

60.00

0

Sri Lanka

4

3

1

0

75.00

1

West Indies

4

3

1

0

75.00

2

South Africa

3

0

2

1

0.00

-

Kenya

1

0

1

0

0.00

-

Reaching semi-finals in consecutive World Cups

New Zealand reached the semi-finals in the last two World Cups as well. They are the only team to have reached the semi-finals in each of the last three World Cups including the current edition. Sri Lanka, who were the only team to reach the semi-finals in 2003, 2007 and 2011, have missed out this time.

The record for reaching the semi-finals in most consecutive World Cups belongs to England, who made it in all of the first five World Cups. They couldn’t win any of those World Cups and remained the runner-ups thrice (1979, 1987 and 1992).

The table below lists the teams with most consecutive World Cup semi-final appearances.

Team

Consecutive Semi-Finals

World Cups

England

5

1975, 1979, 1983, 1987, 1992

Australia

4

1996, 1999, 2003, 2007

Pakistan

4

1979, 1983, 1987, 1992

New Zealand

3*

2007, 2011, 2015

Sri Lanka

3

2003, 2007, 2011

West Indies

3

1975, 1979, 1983

Australia reached the last 4 in four consecutive World Cups but lost the quarter-final to India in the last World Cup. West Indies, after the 1983 World Cup, reached the semi-finals only once (in 1996). Pakistan reached the semi-finals four times in the first five World Cups and only twice in the next six World Cups.

South Africa, New Zealand and Kenya are the only teams to have reached the semi-finals without winning even once. England, meanwhile, are the only team to have reached the final and not lifted the trophy.

Sri Lanka didn’t cross the group stages in the first five World Cups and then got to the semi-finals in four of the next five World Cups (and to finals thrice).

World Cup semi-finals for each team:

Team

Semi Final 1

Semi Final 2

Semi Final 3

Semi Final 4

Semi Final 5

Semi Final 6

Australia

Won vs Eng, 1975

Won vs Pak, 1987

Won vs WI, 1996

Tied vs SA, 1999

Won vs SL, 2003

Won vs SA, 2007

England

Lost vs Aus, 1975

Won vs NZ, 1979

Lost vs Ind, 1983

Won vs Ind, 1987

Won vs SA, 1992

 
India

Won vs Eng, 1983

Lost vs Eng, 1987

Lost vs SL, 1996 Won vs Ken, 2003 Won vs Pak, 2011  

Kenya

Lost vs Ind, 2003

         

New Zealand

Lost vs WI, 1975

Lost vs Eng, 1979

Lost vs Pak, 1992

Lost vs Pak, 1999

Lost vs SL, 2007

Lost vs SL, 2011

Pakistan

Lost vs WI, 1979

Lost vs WI, 1983

Lost vs Aus, 1987

Won vs NZ, 1992

Won vs NZ, 1999

Lost vs Ind, 2011

South Africa

Lost vs Eng, 1992

Tied vs Aus, 1999

Lost vs Aus, 2007

     

Sri Lanka

Won vs Ind, 1996

Lost vs Aus, 2003

Won vs NZ, 2007

Won vs NZ, 2011

   

West Indies

Won vs NZ, 1975

Won vs Pak, 1979

Won vs Pak, 1983

Lost vs Aus, 1996

 

 

England lost to India in the 1983 World Cup semi-final and won against them in the 1987 World Cup semi-final.

New Zealand lost to Pakistan in the semi-finals of 1992 and 1999 and to Sri Lanka in 2007 and 2011.

Pakistan lost to West Indies in consecutive World Cup semi-finals of 1979 and 1983.

Let us analyze the teams’ win-loss record in semi-finals of other ICC tournaments.

Win-Loss record in Champions Trophy semi-finals

Team

Played

Won

Lost

Win%

South Africa

5

1

4

20.00

Australia

4

2

2

50.00

India

4

3

1

75.00

Pakistan

3

0

3

0.00

New Zealand

3

2

1

66.67

England

3

2

1

66.67

Sri Lanka

3

1

2

33.33

West Indies

3

3

0

100.00

Win/Loss record in World T20 semi-finals

Team

Played

Won

Lost

Win%

Pakistan

4

2

2

50.00

Sri Lanka

4

3

1

75.00

Australia

3

1

2

33.33

West Indies

3

1

2

33.33

South Africa

2

0

2

0.00

India

2

2

0

100.00

New Zealand

1

0

1

0.00

England

1

1

0

100.00

Win-Loss record in all ICC tournament semi-finals (World Cup, Champions Trophy, World T20)

Team

Played

Won

Lost

Tied

Win%

Australia

13

8

4

1

61.54

Pakistan

13

4

9

0

30.77

India

11

8

3

0

72.73

Sri Lanka

11

7

4

0

63.64

New Zealand

10

2

8

0

20.00

South Africa

10

1

8

1

10.00

West Indies

10

7

3

0

70.00

England

9

6

3

0

66.67

Kenya

1

0

1

0

0.00

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