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ICC Cricket World Cup, Team Stats: Australia

Nilanjan Sen
ANALYST
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486   //    13 Jan 2019, 00:08 IST

2015 World Cup
2015 World Cup

If there is one team that has stamped its authority on the World Cup, it is definitely Australia. The Aussies won the World Cup a record five times - 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 & 2015. They are also a two-time runner-up in the tournament - 1975 & 1996. Out of a total of 84 matches played they played in the World Cups, the Australians have won 62 and lost only 20 matches. Their win percentage of 75.3% is the best among all the teams who have appeared in the World Cup.

Let us now take a look at their past performances & key stats.


Past Performances:

1975 - Runner-up

1979 - Third in Group A in the league stage.

1983 - Third in Group B in the league stage.

1987 - Champions

1992 - 5th in the League Stage

1996 - Runner-up

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1999 - Champions

2003 - Champions

2007 - Champions

2011 - Quarter-finalist

2015 - Champions

Batting Performances:

417/6 scored by Australia against Afganistan in 2015 is their highest team total in the World Cup.

129 scored by Australia against India in 1983 is their lowest team total in the World Cup.

1743 runs scored by Ricky Ponting is the most number of runs scored by an Australian player in the World Cup.

178 scored by David Warner against Afganistan in 2015 is the highest individual score by an Australian player in the World Cup.

26 centuries have been scored by Australian players in the World Cup.

5 centuries scored by Ricky Ponting is the most number of centuries scored by an Australian player in the World Cup.

8 half-centuries scored by Adam Gilchrist & Michael Clarke each is the most number of half-centuries scored by an Australian player in the World Cup.

31 sixes hit by Ricky Ponting is the most number of sixes hit by an Australian player in the World Cup.

8 sixes hit by Ricky Ponting against India in 2003 & by Adam Gilchrist against Sri Lanka in 2007 is the most number of sixes hit in an innings by an Australian player in the World Cup.

659 runs scored by Matthew Hayden in the 2007 World Cup is the most number of runs scored by an Australian player in a single edition of the World Cup.

Bowling Performances:

71 wickets taken by Glenn McGrath is the most number of wickets taken by an Australian player in the World Cup.

7/15 taken by Glenn McGrath against Namibia in 2003 is the best bowling performance by an Australian player in the World Cup.

13 five-wicket hauls have been taken by Australian players in the World Cup.

2 five-wicket hauls taken by Gary Gilmour & Glenn McGrath each is the most number of five-wicket hauls taken by an Australian player in the World Cup.

26 wickets taken by Glenn McGrath in the 2007 World Cup is the most number of wickets taken by an Australian player in a single edition of the World Cup.

Wicket-keeping Performances:

52 dismissals by Adam Gilchrist is the most number of dismissals by an Australian wicket-keeper in the World Cup.

6 dismissals by Adam Gilchrist against Namibia in 2003 is the most number of dismissals by an Australian wicket-keeper in an innings in the World Cup.

21 dismissals by Adam Gilchrist in the 2003 World Cup is the most number of dismissals by an Australian wicket-keeper in a single edition of the World Cup.

Fielding Performances:

28 catches taken by Ricky Ponting is the most number of catches taken by an Australian player in the World Cup.

3 catches taken by Allan Border against Zimbabwe in 1992, Ricky Ponting against Bangladesh in 1999 & Aaron Finch against Pakistan in 2015 is the most number of catches taken by an Australian player in an innings in the World Cup.

11 catches taken by Ricky Ponting in the 2003 World Cup is the most number of catches taken by an Australian player in a single edition of the World Cup.

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