ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Records and Statistics: Which team is ranked as the King of Tournament in the history of the world cup?
In every tournament, there are one or more teams who rule the other teams and win more times than the rest. These teams may change from one season to the next. But what matters is whether they have the ability to keep ruling the other teams in the next tournament. While some teams have been able to hold their status, others are still struggling to make a mark in a tournament. Performance is one thing that you have to keep holding on to. In the ICC Men’s cricket world cup as well, there are some teams who are seen as the King of the Tournament in a particular year.
If you are planning to engage in online cricket betting, then you will not be able to succeed and make a good amount of money if you are not willing to focus on the history of the tournament. In the Cricket World Cup, some teams have been crowned as the King of the Tournament. Their names and details are discussed in the following few sections.
100% Win Record
- West Indies (5 Matches in 1979)
Back in the day, the West Indies team ruled the other teams with their proficiency and capability. Whether it was the batting line-up or the bowling line-up, the other teams literally feared their presence in the tournament as well. No team wanted to face them sometimes. The smaller teams would give up their chance even before the tournament would start. This is the kind of reputation and fear that the team held for years. In 1979, the West Indies team was crowned the King of the Tournament when they played the maximum number of matches and had the highest number of wins – 5.
- West Indies (5 Matches in 1975)
In 1975, the West Indies team was also seen as the King of the Tournament because of their batting and bowling capabilities. The team played the maximum number of matches, that is, 5 and had a 100% win record in that year. The West Indies could not be defeated and were not willing to be taken down. It was during these years that they had a team that was feared and ruthless when it came to playing a sport like cricket.
- Sri Lanka (8 Matches in 1996)
In 1996, the Sri Lankan team took everyone by surprise when they won the maximum number of matches and played the highest number of times, that is, 8. Two of the matches from this count were forfeit by the other opposing teams because they knew they could not defeat the team only. At this time, the Sri Lankan team had a batting and bowling line-up that could not be defeated. The players in their best forms and sweeped the tournament towards victory for themselves.
- Australia (11 Matches in 2003)
In 2003, the Australian team started showing their abilities and why they also deserved to be the best. The whole team was formed in such a way that they had become the world number one in almost every format. The batters and the bowlers were both ruthless and the best in their field. The team won 11 matches in the 2003 world cup tournament and got the title of the King of the Tournament. They had a 100% win record and no team could even dream of standing straight before them in the field.
- Australia (11 Matches in 2007)
In the first place for the record of the King of the Tournament stands Australia once again. In 2007, the Australian team had a 100% win record for 11 matches that they played in the tournament. The team ruled other teams in the league and since then Australia has carried a strong reputation for itself. From the batting to bowling and to fielding capabilities, the team triumphed over them all.