New Delhi: The World Cup 2023 matches are starting from October 5. Currently, Team India is at first place in the ODI rankings while Pakistan team is at second place. The Indian team is entering the ICC tournament under the leadership of Rohit Sharma and the Pakistan team is entering the ICC tournament under the captaincy of Babar Azam. Talking about the last 6 World Cups held between 1999 and 2019, only the top-2 ranked teams have won the trophy. The top team became champion 4 times, while the second team was successful in winning the title twice. In such a situation, India and Pakistan can be considered strong contenders for the tournament. The last 3 World Cups have been won by the host countries. This thing is also in favor of the Indian team. The Indian team has been waiting for the World Cup title since 2011.
Talking about the 1999 World Cup, the Australian team was successful in winning the title. At that time the team’s ranking was at number-2. In 2003, the Kangaroo team won the ODI World Cup title by being number-1 in ODI. Similarly, in 2007 also, the Australian team entered the World Cup as number-1 and won the third consecutive World Cup. In 2011, the Indian team broke Australia’s winning streak. The Indian team became champion under the captaincy of MS Dhoni. Before the tournament, Team India’s ranking was 2.
Both the last titles were won by the number 1 team.
Talking about 2015 and 2019 ODI World Cup, the top team in ODI ranking was successful in winning the title. Australia won the 2015 title and England won the 2019 title. Before the World Cup held in 1975 and 1979, rankings were not released by the ICC. In the 1983 World Cup, the Indian team was at number-5 in the ranking, but under the captaincy of Kapil Dev, the team was successful in winning the first title. India had defeated two-time champion team West Indies in the final.
Australia, ranked number 4 in 1987, Pakistan ranked number 2 in 1992 and Sri Lanka ranked sixth in 1996 were successful in winning the ODI World Cup title. Talking about World Cup 2023, matches are to be played between 10 teams from 5 October to 10 November. All the teams have to play 10-10 matches in the round robin. Top-4 teams will go to the semi-finals. Australia has won the ODI World Cup title a record 5 times. Whereas 2-time champion team West Indies has not been able to qualify this time.
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