ICC World Cup 2019: Stats And History In Favour Of India As They Eye Third World Cup
The twelfth edition of the World Cup is just one fortnight away. Fans across the globe are counting the remaining days in desperate wait to see the top teams fight it out for the biggest prize in the game. The much-awaited tournament will get underway on May 30. Hosts England will lock horns against South Africa in a mouth-watering clash that will mark the start of this year’s World Cup.
There is also a new format in place for the forthcoming tournament. In this year’s tournament, the teams have not been divided into separate groups. Instead, all the ten teams will play against each other once before the top four teams make it to the semifinal. The winners of the semifinals will then take on each other in the final on July 14 at the Lord’s. It will be the fifth World Cup-final at the iconic ground.
Team India will be one of the favourites for the forthcoming World Cup. The Men in Blue have dominated the ODIs since the conclusion of the last World Cup in 2015. In fact, India is the most successful team since the last World Cup with 55 wins in ODIs. Unsurprisingly, the expectations are sky high from Virat Kohli & Co. as they look to bring the World Cup home.
And as India gear up to play the all-important World Cup, we take a look at India’s record in England in World Cups. So far, India have played all of the four World Cups in England and have a solid record. In fact, this is the very country where India won their first-ever World Cup. Overall, India have played 22 World Cup games in England and have won 11 of them. The start was very poor for India as they won just 1 of their first six World Cup games in England.
In the 1983 edition, India won a staggering 6 of the 8 games and have not looked back since then. In 1999, they won 4 out of eight games which was the last World Cup in England so far. India also have an impressive record in ICC tournaments held by England this decade. In the 2013 Champions Trophy, India went all the way before making it to the final four years later in 2017. So with history as well as form on their side, India are really the favourites for the World Cup this time around.