World Cup 2019: The previous semi-final records of the four semi-finalists
- This article explores how each of the four teams has fared in the previous semi-finals of the tournament.
After some riveting encounters and a host of permutations and combinations in speculation for a semi-final berth, we have the four semi-finalists of World Cup 2019, with India, Australia, England and New Zealand advancing to the next stage. While India will be taking on New Zealand at Manchester in the first semi-final, Australia look to lock horns with England at Birmingham for the second spot in the World Cup final.
It is not for the first time that these four nations have made it to this stage of the tournament. While England have made it to the top 4 of the World Cup after a hiatus of 27 years, India and New Zealand have reached the semi-final for the third and fourth consecutive time respectively. Australia will be featuring in their fourth semi-final of the five World Cups held in this decade. As these sides prepare to battle it out among themselves for the coveted World Cup Final spots, let us have a look at their previous semi-final records in the tournament:
#4 New Zealand
New Zealand has been one of the most consistent teams of the World Cup, making it regularly to the semi-final stage. The Kiwis have broken into the final four on seven occasions (prior to this World Cup). They qualified for the semi-finals in 1975 and 1979, but could not manage to qualify in the next two editions. They featured once again in the top four in 1992, and returned again in 1999. Missing out on the spot in 2003, they have been regularly qualifying since then, and are all set to play their eighth World Cup semi final at Manchester against India
However, New Zealand have not seemed to find winning ways once they enter this phase of the tournament. After losing their first six games, the Kiwis finally broke the semi-final jinx in 2015, outperforming South Africa in a thriller. They would be keen on making it to their second consecutive final as they take field on the 9th of July at the Old Trafford Cricket Stadium.
Win% : 14.28%
Also see – Australia vs England head to head stats