Final Four History of the World Cup in preparation for semifinal finals

LONDON: After seven weeks, 45 games and a lot of equal battles with a bat and ball, four semifinalists for the ICC World Cup in cricket were confirmed in 2019.
At first glance, the first four sides are expected – India, Australia, England and New Zealand are entering the tournament ranked four best ODI teams in the world.
But as hosts England can confirm, a trip to the knockout phase was not simply sailing for all sides that remain in the fight to be crowned champions.
Australia will now continue defending their 2015 crown against England at Edgbaston, while India will face New Zealand at Old Trafford in the second semifinal match.
And while the race to hold the Lord’s tournament on July 14 is nearing completion, here are the views of the World Cup records of four teams that are still fighting for silverware.
INDIA
A tag that one of the favorites might be difficult to burden with some of them – but India did not show any signs of pressure bursting as they ended up next to the table.
India won seven of the nine games and ended up at the summit, their defeat from the England home-cup tournament, the only stain on their record after a full flush against New Zealand.
The seventh semi-final of the World Cup is a reward for their consistency and they will be liked with opportunities such as skipper Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah.
You only have to go back to 2015 when India last time in the final quarter, before falling on the last barrier that year when they were thrown out of Australia’s eventual champions.
They also came out of the tournament at the same stage in 1987 and 1996 – they lost to England and Sri Lanka, or between the 1983 and 2011 World Cup victories.
However, from the three finals in which they fought, India once finished only second place. They will also hope that the predictions are good, since they also won their first World Cup on English soil.
AUSTRALIA
Despite arriving in England as a defender of the champion, Aaron Finch and his men found themselves in an unknown position to be considered not favorites for the title.
With a large portion of the pre-tournament hint focused around the hosts of England and India, Australia was still seen by many as the parties still in transition as they descended below the radar.
But if the history of the World Cup taught us anything, it is Australia’s winner series and they were the first team to secure their qualification for the knockout stage in the 2019 edition.
Australia will compete in the semifinals eight times and this will make sure that when they have reached the last four in the past, they have never missed the finals.
And with five World Cup victories from 11 games played, including a hat-trick win between 1999 and 2007, they undoubtedly have the best pedigree of the sides remaining in the competition.
Finch now has the opportunity to join the famous names Allan Border, Steve Waugh, Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke leading Australia for the World Cup. Do not bet against it.
ENGLAND
In coming to the tournament as hosts and the first ODI in the world, England had to deal with high expectations in its bid to win the first World Cup.
The first goal of achieving semifinal stages for the first time since 1992 was achieved, although there were a few moments of nervous disturbance.
Eoin Morgan’s trophies overtook the last two matches against India and New Zealand to reserve the last four places, taking into account the overall group stage of up to six victories in nine games.
And as 27 years have passed since they last won the semi-finals of the World Cup, England has a lot of experience to reach this stage since the competition was in its infancy.
England advanced to the semi-final stage in the first five releases of the tournament, only to challenge their challenge in 1975 and 1983 – both times when they were hosts.
But when they reached the final – 1979, 1987 and 1992 – England finished second-placed Western India, Australia and Pakistan. This time, the hosts will hope for a fourth chance.
NEW ZEALAND
The round could be divided into two sections for New Zealand, who finally qualified for the knockout stage with five wins in nine games.
But that just says part of the story. Black Caps were undefeated after the opening of six matches, and their abandoned game against India at Trent Bridge was their only turning point.
The three defeats of their last three games briefly left their semifinals in doubt, only that the net rescue rate for Kane Williamson’s side with Pakistan would bounce down the door.
Like England, New Zealand never won the World Cup, although it certainly had a large part of the missed opportunities that had previously won in seven semifinal.
However, out of these seven appearances in the final quarter, Black Caps just went to come to the showcases once – in 2015 when they were beaten by Australia’s co-hosts.
With the disappointment of that defeat four years ago, still fresh in its memory, New Zealand will feel that it’s time to finally shake this “almost man” once and for all.

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