The Aussies are the defending world champions.

Australia. ({Photograph} by Francois Nel/Getty Pictures)

Australia have an enviable file in World Cup cricket although they weren’t the favourites on a regular basis. That that they had come to the sub-continent to play the 1987 model as underdogs nevertheless returned as a result of the champions and that had modified the course of their historic previous. After profitable their maiden WC title, Australia went on to win four further trophies in a span of 28 years, which is further worthwhile than each different employees in historic previous. As well as they’ve a treble of profitable the cup (1999, 2003 and 2007). In 2015, Australia obtained their fifth title and it was the first at residence. They’ve carried out two totally different finals that they misplaced (1975 and 1996).

This 12 months, Australia are normally not been seen as favourites blindly nevertheless they undoubtedly have confirmed quite a lot of character throughout the present assortment in the direction of India and Pakistan. Australia have carried out 83 matches on the WC since 1975 and obtained 62 of them whereas dropping solely 19. Two matches had been non-conclusive. In 2019, Australia will play their first sport in the direction of Afghanistan in Bristol on June 1.

Proper right here we try Australia’s ends in all 11 editions of the WC carried out since 1975:

1975 World Cup; misplaced to West Indies throughout the final:


Ian Chappell was the captain of the Australian aspect throughout the inaugural World Cup whereas his brother Greg was the vice-captain. Australia had been clubbed with the West Indies, Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Group B they normally obtained two and misplaced one sport. They started off with a 73-run victory over Pakistan at Leeds with speedster Dennis Lillee taking a five-for.

The Kangaroos then beat a spirited Sri Lanka by 52 runs even after scoring 328 for 5 with Alan Turner hitting 100. Australia then misplaced the last word group sport in the direction of eventual champions West Indies by 7 wickets after getting bowled out for 192.

Chappell’s aspect then had a scare even after bowling out England for 94 throughout the semi-final and obtained the game by 6 wickets. Inside the final, Australia competed successfully with the Caribbeans and fell wanting their steep objective of 295 by merely 17 runs with Ian scoring 62.