The ICC Cricket World Cup is that tournament for which the cricket fans around the world would have waited for four years. They also wait to see their favorite teams triumph against their rivals. This rivalry makes the World cup the most exciting for the cricket fans.
Through out the history of World Cup, we have witnessed some really great matches and rivalry amongst the teams. We have also encountered some amazing performances and finishes. This is the cup which all teams actually crave for and that's the reason why this tournament has a great competition along with emotions.
India and Pakistan have faced each other seven times with India winning all the encounters. The rivalry started in the 1992 World Cup at Sydney. Since then, both teams have played each other at every World Cup except the 2007 edition. This rivalry has seen some high-intensity games like the semi-final of 2011 World Cup. Their latest encounter was on 16 June 2019 where the Indian team won easily by 89 runs.
Another rivalry involving India is India vs Australia. Both the teams have played against each other a total of twelve times, with Australia dominating with eight wins. The toughest of these loses for India was the loss in the final of the ICC World Cup 2003. They have faced each other at every World Cup from 1983 to 2019 with the exception of the 2007 Cricket World Cup.
Another major rivalry in the Cricket World Cup is of Australia and England. Two oldest cricket playing nations have faced each other eight times. Australia has dominated this rivalry with six wins. In the latest encounter between them, Australia defeated England quite comprehensively and cemented their place in the semi-final of the 2019 World Cup. Later in the tournament, England defeated Australia in the semi final and made way to the Final of World Cup 2019.
The trans-Tasmanian rivalry of Australia and New Zealand has been going on since the 1987 World Cup. Australia has the upper hand with seven wins out of the ten matches they have played against each other. They will play against each other in the 2019 World Cup on 29 June. Their latest meeting was in the final of 2015 World Cup where the Kangaroos humbled the Kiwis to win their fifth ICC Cricket World Cup title.
Indian Cricket Team celebrates a wicket during ICC World Cup 2011 Semi Final- India vs Pakistan.