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ICC Cricket World Cup, Team Stats: England

Nilanjan Sen
ANALYST
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373   //    16 Jan 2019, 00:31 IST

England - 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup
England - 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup

The England cricket team currently holds the unenviable distinction of losing the most number of world cup finals - 3. The first time they played a final, it was against the West Indies in 1979, which they lost by 92 runs. They made the finals again on two occasions, against Australia in 1987 and Pakistan in 1992 and lost both of those by 7 runs and 22 runs respectively. They have never managed to reach the semi-finals stage of the tournament after that.

England has played a total of 72 matches in the world cup, winning 41 and losing 29. They managed to tie one match, and one match ended in a no result. England has a win percentage of 58.45 in the world cup.

Let us now take a look at their past performances & key stats ahead of the 2019 World Cup:


Past Performances:

1975 - Semi-finalist

1979 - Runner-up

1983 - Semi-finalist

1987 - Runner-up

1992 - Runner-up

1996 - Quarter-finalist

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1999 - Fourth in Group A in the league stage.

2003 - Fourth in Group A in the league stage.

2007 - Fifth in the Super Eight stage.

2011 - Quarter-finalist

2015 - Fifth in Group A in the league stage.


Batting Performances:

338/8 scored by England against India in 2011 is their highest team total in the World Cup.

93 scored by England against Australia in 1975 is their lowest team total in the World Cup.

897 runs scored by Graham Gooch ar the most number of runs scored by an England player in the World Cup.

158 scored by Andrew Strauss against India in 2011 is the highest individual score by an England player in the World Cup.

11 centuries have been scored by England players in the World Cup.

2 centuries scored by Kevin Pietersen are the most number of centuries scored by an England player in the World Cup.

8 half-centuries scored by Graham Gooch are the most number of half-centuries scored by an England player in the World Cup.

471 runs scored by Graham Gooch in the 1987 World Cup are the most number of runs scored by an England player in a single edition of the World Cup.


Bowling Performances:

30 wickets taken by Ian Botham are the most number of wickets taken by an England player in the World Cup.

5/39 taken by Vic Marks against Sri Lanka in 1983 is the best bowling performance by an England player in the World Cup.

3 five-wicket hauls have been taken by England players in the World Cup. These were taken by Vic Marks (5/39), Tim Bresnan (5/48) & Steven Finn (5/71).

16 wickets taken by Ian Botham in the 1992 World Cup are the most number of wickets taken by an England player in a single edition of the World Cup.


Wicket-keeping Performances:

23 dismissals by Alec Stewart are the most number of dismissals by an England wicket-keeper in the World Cup.

4 dismissals by Matt Prior against South Africa in 2011 and by Jos Buttler against Scotland in 2015 are the most number of dismissals by an England wicket-keeper in an innings in the World Cup.

12 dismissals by Ian Gould in the 1983 World Cup are the most number of dismissals by an England wicket-keeper in a single edition of the World Cup.


Fielding Performances:

13 catches taken by Paul Collingwood are the most number of catches taken by an England player in the World Cup.

3 catches taken by Dermott Reeve against Pakistan in 1992, Graham Thorpe against Sri Lanka in 1999 and Ashley Giles against Australia in 2003 are the most number of catches taken by an England player in an innings in the World Cup.

8 catches taken by Paul Collingwood in 2007 are the most number of catches taken by an England player in a single edition of the World Cup.


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