England at the Cricket World Cup

The England cricket team[1] is the team that represents England and Wales (and until 1992 also Scotland) in international cricket. Since 1 January 1997 it has been governed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), having been previously governed by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) from 1903 until the end of 1996.[2][3] England, along with Australia, were the first teams to play a Test match (between 15–19 March 1877), and the first to play an One Day International (on 5 January 1971).

England have appeared in every edition of the Cricket World Cup to date, with their best performances being losing finalists in 1979, 1987 and 1992, and winning the 2019 Cricket World Cup, against New Zealand.[4][5][6]

Mike Denness was the England captain for the first Cricket World Cup in 1975.
Eoin Morgan is the current England ODI captain, and captained the side in the 2015 and 2019 Cricket World Cup. He represented Ireland in 2007, and England in 2011, 2015 and 2019.[7]

Contents

  • 1 Cricket World Cup performances
  • 2 1975 World Cup
    • 2.1 Scorecards
    • 2.2 Squad
  • 3 1979 World Cup
    • 3.1 Scorecards
    • 3.2 Squad
  • 4 1983 World Cup
    • 4.1 Scorecards
    • 4.2 Squad
  • 5 1987 World Cup
    • 5.1 Scorecards
    • 5.2 Squad
  • 6 1992 World Cup
    • 6.1 Scorecards
    • 6.2 Squad
  • 7 1996 World Cup
    • 7.1 Scorecards
    • 7.2 Squad
  • 8 1999 World Cup
    • 8.1 Scorecards
    • 8.2 Squad
  • 9 2003 World Cup
    • 9.1 Scorecards
    • 9.2 Squads
  • 10 2007 World Cup
    • 10.1 Scorecards
    • 10.2 Squad
  • 11 2011 World Cup
    • 11.1 Scorecards
    • 11.2 Squad
  • 12 2015 World Cup
    • 12.1 Scorecards
    • 12.2 Squad
  • 13 2019 World Cup
  • 14 England World Cup statistics
    • 14.1 World Cup record (by opponent)
    • 14.2 Highest innings totals
    • 14.3 Lowest completed innings
    • 14.4 Highest individual innings
    • 14.5 Best bowling figures
    • 14.6 Most matches
  • 15 See also
  • 16 Notes
  • 17 References

Cricket World Cup performances[edit]

White: Group/Round-Robin Stage

Pink: Quarter-Final/Super Six/Super 8

LemonChiffon: Semi-Final

Silver: Runner Up

Gold: Champions

1975 World Cup[edit]

Main article: 1975 Cricket World Cup

The inaugural Cricket World Cup was hosted in 1975 by England, the only nation able to put forward the resources to stage an event of such magnitude at the time,[20] The matches consisted of 60 six-ball overs per team, played during the daytime in traditional form, with the players wearing cricket whites and using red cricket balls.[21] England won all their group stage matches but lost in their semi-final match against Australia.

In the semi-final, England were reduced to 37/7,[22] as Gary Gilmour took 6/14,[22] the best World Cup bowling figures at the time[23] They were eventually bowled out for 93 in 36.2 overs.[23][24] Australia initially suffered a collapse just as dramatic, falling to 39/6,[23][24] before Gary Gilmour scored 28 from 28 balls,[23] to help Australia to victory.

Scorecards[edit]

  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Mohinder Amarnath, Anshuman Gaekwad and Karsan Ghavri (all Ind) made their ODI debuts.
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to field.
  • East Africa won the toss, and elected to field.

Squad[edit]

Source: Cricinfo 1975 World Cup stats for England

1979 World Cup[edit]

Main article: 1979 Cricket World Cup

The 1979 Cricket World Cup was once again held in England. England won all of their group matches, and defeated New Zealand in a close semi-final by 9 runs. In the final, they lost to the West Indies. As of 2015, this is the joint best performance by the England Cricket team at the World Cup (joint with 1987 and 1992).

In the semi-final, England began badly, falling to 38/2,[25] before Mike Brearley (53 from 115 balls) and Graham Gooch (71 from 84 balls) resurrected the innings.[25][26][27] Derek Randall (42 from 50 balls) scored quickly in the second half of the innings, and 25 runs from the last 3 overs of the innings saw England reach 221/8 from their 60 overs.[25][26][28] In response, New Zealand reached 47 from 16 overs, before Bruce Edgar was out lbw. John Wright top-scored with 69 from 137 balls,[26][27][29] before being run out.[25] However, New Zealand continued to lose wickets, and they required 14 runs from the last over of the match,[25] and England won by 9 runs,[26][27] at the time the smallest winning margin by runs in World Cup matches.[25]

In the final, the West Indies got off to a bad start, falling to 99/4.[30][31] However, a “match winning performance” of 138 from 157 balls from Vivian Richards,[32] and an aggressive innings from Collis King (86 from 66 balls) consolidated the innings with a 139 run partnership,[30] as the West Indies scored 286/9 from 60 overs.[32] In reply, the English openers, Mike Brearley (64 from 130 balls) and Geoff Boycott (57 from 105 balls), scored very slowly.[26] They put together a very methodical opening partnership of 129 runs in 38 overs,[33] but by the time both batsmen were out, the run rate had risen too high. Graham Gooch played some hefty strokes in scoring his 32, taking England to 183/2.[34] However, the loss of Gooch triggered the biggest collapse in World Cup history, as England lost 8/11; Joel Garner took 5/3 in 11 balls.[34][35] They were eventually all out for 194 in 51 overs.[30]

Scorecards[edit]

  • Reserve day used; June 13 washed out.

Squad[edit]

Source: Cricinfo 1979 World Cup stats for England

1983 World Cup[edit]

Main article: 1983 Cricket World Cup

England were the host nation for the third consecutive tournament. They won 5 of their 6 group stage matches, losing against New Zealand, and qualified for the semi-final.[36] In the semi-final, they were defeated by India “with great ease”.[36]

In the semi-final, England batted first, and reached 69 before losing opener Chris Tavaré.[37][38] Medium pacer Mohinder Amarnath and off-spinner Kirti Azad helped slow the scoring rate,[38] as England only managed 213 from their 60 overs.[36][37] In reply, Yashpal Sharma (61 from 115 balls) and Sandeep Patil (51 from 32 balls) made half-centuries,[37] and Amarnath and Yashpal’s managed a 92 run partnership.[38] India reached their target in 54.4 overs, winning the match by 6 wickets.[39]

Scorecards[edit]

Squad[edit]

Source:[40]

1987 World Cup[edit]

Main article: 1987 Cricket World Cup

The 1987 Cricket World Cup was the first tournament not held in England. England matched their previous best performance, by reaching the final before losing to Australia.

In the semi-final, India chose to field first. After reaching 79/2,[41] Graham Gooch (115 from 136 balls) and captain Mike Gatting (56 from 62 balls) shared a partnership of 117 runs in 19 overs.[41][42] In the end, England reached 254/6 from their 50 overs.[43] In reply, India made a bad start, and were 73/3.[43] The middle order were more fluent, with Mohammed Azharuddin, (64 from 74 balls) top scoring.[43] When Azharuddien was dismissed, India were 204/5 from 41 overs,[43] and required 51 from 9 overs with 5 wickets in hand.[41] However, they collapsed and were all out for 219 in 45.3 overs.[41][43]

In the final, Australia won the toss and chose to bat. David Boon (75 from 125 balls, 7 fours) top-scored for Australia,[31] Helped by Mike Veletta (45 from 31 balls), Australia scored 65 runs from the last 6 overs of their innings, and posted 253/5 from their 50 overs.[44] England opener Tim Robinson was out lbw for a first ball duck.[44] Bill Athey (58 from 103 balls) top-scored, and England were almost on target. However, when captain Mike Gatting (41 from 45 balls) was out playing an attempted reverse sweep off the occasional off-spin bowling of Allan Border,[35][45] this ended a growing partnership of 69 runs in 13 overs between him and Bill Athey. Allan Lamb’s innings of 45 from 55 balls was insufficient, as the required run-rate for England began to rise, requiring 17 off the last over, and eventually losing by 7 runs.

Scorecards[edit]

  • Play was abandoned due to rain on 12 October. Reserve day on 13 October used.
  • SL’s target was reduced to 267 in 45 overs.

Squad[edit]

Source:[46]

1992 World Cup[edit]

Main article: 1992 Cricket World Cup

England reached their third World Cup final, and again lost in the final, this time to Pakistan. England won 5 of their 8 pool stage matches, with 1 no result, and easily qualified for the Semi-Final, despite a surprising lost to Zimbabwe in their final group match. Their semi-final was memorable due to a target recalculation under the most productive overs rule which removed any chance for South Africa to win the match. Despite being favourites to win the final, England lost to Pakistan, their third World Cup Final defeat.

The semi final between South Africa and England ended in controversial circumstances when, after a 10-minute rain delay, the most productive overs method revised South Africa’s target from 22 runs from 13 balls to an impossible 21 runs from one ball.[45][47] After the World Cup, ODIs used a different formula as a result of this incident, and it was eventually superseded by the Duckworth–Lewis method for the 1999 World Cup.[45] According to the late Bill Frindall, had the Duckworth–Lewis method been applied at that rain interruption, the revised target would have been four runs to tie or five to win from the final ball.[48]

England were favourites to win, having bowled out Pakistan for just 74 earlier in the tournament.[31] A repeat looked possible when Derek Pringle dismissed both Pakistani openers, making the score 24/2.[31] However, Imran Khan and Javed Miandad settled down to see off the new ball. A crucial moment occurred when Imran Khan was dropped by Graham Gooch at 9 runs. He later went on to score a match-winning 72.[31][35] At the 25 over mark, Pakistan had only scored 70, but accelerated the score to 139 by the 31st over as Javed Miandad summoned a runner and Imran and him built a steady partnership. During his innings, Imran Khan hit a huge six off Richard Illingworth that landed far back into the members’ section. Imran went on to score 72 and Miandad 58 to steady the innings, expectedly followed by an onslaught from Inzamam (42) and Wasim Akram (33) enabling Pakistan to give England a fighting target of 250. England’s start was shaky. Ian Botham was dismissed for a duck by Wasim Akram, followed by Stewart, Hick and Gooch, which left England tumbling at 69/4. A solid partnership of 71 between Allan Lamb and Neil Fairbrother left Imran with no choice but to give an early second spell to his main pacer Wasim Akram in the 35th over. The decision wrote the fate of the match. Two magical deliveries from the great left-arm fast bowler showed Allan Lamb and the dangerous Chris Lewis the pavilion door. Soon Fairbrother was caught by Moin Khan off Aaqib Javed to seal England’s last hope. When the cards were laid down, Captain Imran Khan had the last laugh when end man Richard Illingworth was caught by Ramiz Raja off his delivery to finish off the final and crown Pakistan World Cup winners.

Scorecards[edit]

  • Rain disrupted play in England’s innings for 43 minutes when they were 62/0 after 12.0 overs. The target was revised to 226 in 41 overs.
  • Rain interrupted play before the last ball of the 43rd over. South Africa then required 22 runs off 13 balls for victory. With 2 overs lost due to rain, the target was reduced to 22 runs from only 1 ball.[45][47]

Squad[edit]

Source:[49]

1996 World Cup[edit]

Main article: 1996 Cricket World Cup

England reached the Quarter-Finals of the 1996 Cricket World Cup, before being eliminated by Sri Lanka.

Scorecards[edit]

Squad[edit]

Source:[50]

1999 World Cup[edit]

Main article: 1999 Cricket World Cup

England hosted the 1999 Cricket World Cup, although some matches were played in Scotland, Ireland and the Netherlands.[51][52] After defeats to South Africa and India, England failed to progress to the Knockout stage of the tournament, for the first time in the tournament history.

Scorecards[edit]

Squad[edit]

Source:[53]

2003 World Cup[edit]

Main article: 2003 Cricket World Cup

England forfeited their first match against Zimbabwe due to security concerns in Zimbabwe. Of the remaining 5 games, they won 3, but for the second consecutive World Cup, England failed to progress from the Group Stage.

Scorecards[edit]

Squads[edit]

Source:[54]

2007 World Cup[edit]

Main article: 2007 Cricket World Cup

After failing to progress from the Group Stage at the 1999 and 2003 World Cups, England managed to progress to the Super 8 stage of the tournament, by winning both their matches against Associate Nations. In the Super 8 stage, they were eliminated, beating Ireland, Bangladesh and West Indies but losing to 4 other Test-playing nations.

In their opening match, England lost Ed Joyce for a duck off the first legitimate delivery of the match, and only Paul Nixon and Liam Plunkett, the numbers eight and nine, managed a strike rate above 70. With the fall of Paul Collingwood at the end of 35th over, New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming brought on Shane Bond, and he removed Kevin Pietersen, England’s top-scorer, and Andrew Flintoff in the same over. Jamie Dalrymple followed three overs later, as England had lost four wickets for five runs, but Nixon and Plunkett batted out the remaining 12 overs, making 71. In reply, New Zealand lost two wickets in eight balls to James Anderson and Liam Plunkett, and also had captain Fleming back for a single-figure score. However, from then on they made 191 for the loss of only one wicket, Craig McMillan caught off Monty Panesar’s bowling. Scott Styris and Jacob Oram added an unbeaten 138 for the fifth wicket, just ten runs off the New Zealand record from the 1999 World Cup,[55] resulting in a man-of-the-match award for Styris.

Their final match against Kenya was effectively a playoff match against the 2003 semi-finalists. Ed Joyce’s second fifty in as many matches helped England qualify for the Super Eights. Steve Tikolo came in at four after James Anderson had removed both openers, and though he made his 20th half-century, none of his team-mates passed 20. Extras were the second-highest contributor, with six wides and eight no-balls, most of the latter coming from Sajid Mahmood and Andrew Flintoff, who bowled three no-balls each. Flintoff did get Tikolo out with a yorker,[56] while three of Kenya’s players were run out as they were bowled out on the last ball of the rain-reduced innings. Kenya’s opening bowler Peter Ongondo extracted “tennis-ball bounce”[56] to remove Michael Vaughan for one with the 19th ball of the game; however, despite Ian Bell getting caught for 16, England had reduced the equation to 126 off 34.2 overs after Joyce and Bell’s partnership. With Kevin Pietersen also getting a fifty, England made it through with ten overs to spare.

In their first Super 8 match, England won the toss and batted first, but lost both openers to Boyd Rankin in six overs, before Ian Bell spent 74 balls making his 31. When Bell got out, the run rate was slightly above 4; in the final 28 overs, it was in excess of 6, with Paul Collingwood making 90, Kevin Pietersen 48 and Andrew Flintoff 43. Kyle McCallan was the most economical bowler for Ireland, and also took the wicket of Pietersen. Chasing 267 in reply, Niall O’Brien’s third One-day International fifty and his second of the World Cup helped Ireland to a total of 139 for six in the 37th over, but despite faster than a run a ball scores from Trent Johnston and Andrew White Ireland fell 48 runs short as Andrew Flintoff took the final two wickets, though they exceeded their previous World Cup record total by seven runs.

Scorecards[edit]

  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to field.
  • Canada won the toss and elected to field.
  • This result confirmed that South Africa had clinched one of the four semi-final places, and that England and the West Indies were unable to progress.

Squad[edit]

Source:[57]
Note: On 4 April 2007, Lewis was withdrawn from the squad for personal reasons. Stuart Broad replaced him.[58]

2011 World Cup[edit]

Main article: 2011 Cricket World Cup

In the group stages, England suffered shock losses to Ireland and Bangladesh. However, a victory against South Africa and a tie against eventual winners India helped England progress to the quarter-finals, where they lost to Sri Lanka.[59]

England’s opening match was against the Netherlands. Batting first, the Netherlands scored 292, the second highest score from an Associate nation playing against a Test nation,[60] helped by a Ryan ten Doeschate century, and late innings acceleration to score 104 runs off the last ten overs of the innings. In reply, England started wrongly, reaching 100/0 at a run a ball, before losing Kevin Pietersen. England captain Andrew Strauss fell just short of a century, and all the England top order batsmen scored runs, with Paul Collingwood and Ravi Bopara taking England home with 1.2 overs to spare.

India batted first and opener Sachin Tendulkar scored his 47th ODI century and 5th World Cup century, the highest number of centuries by anyone ever in a World Cup.[61] Support came from Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh who both made half-centuries.[62] Tim Bresnan took his first five-wicket haul in ODI matches, which included three wickets with four balls in the 49th over.[63] Chasing 339 to win, Andrew Strauss made his highest score in ODI cricket, with 158, before being dismissed by Zaheer Khan.[64] Ian Bell survived an earlier LBW appeal, after it was referred via the DRS system.[64] After a collapse from England, Graeme Swann scored one run off the final ball, tying the match.[61]

Against Ireland, England batted first with Jonathan Trott top-scoring, with 92 from 92 balls. England batsmen Kevin Pietersen and Ian Bell also hit half-centuries,[65] with Trott and Bell sharing a 177 run partnership.[66] England finished on 327/8 from their 50 overs,[65][66] having only scored 33 runs from their last 5 overs.[67] In reply, Ireland lost their captain, Will Porterfield in the very first ball,[67] and were struggling at 111/5 after 25 overs.[68] Kevin O’Brien came in with the score at 106/4,[67][68] and made 113 in just 63 balls, including the fastest century in World Cup history,[65][68] as Ireland won the match by 3 wickets, with five balls to spare.[65] It was the largest successful run chase in Cricket World Cup history.[69]

Against South Africa, England batted first and lost the wickets of Andrew Strauss and Kevin Pietersen in the first over.[70] Jonathan Trott and Ravi Bopara put on a partnership worth 99 runs, but England finished all out for 171, with four overs still remaining. In reply, South Africa reached 124 with the loss of just three wickets, but then lost the next four wickets inside five overs for three runs.[70] Stuart Broad took the final two wickets, to give England victory by six runs.

Bangladesh’s score was at one point 169/8 but tail ender 58 run partnership brought victory for the team. Bangladesh’s win in this match was only their second against England in a total of 15 ODIs.[71]

Their final group match was against the West Indies, and England had to win the game to have any realistic chance of going through to the quarter finals.[72] England chose to bat, and started quickly thanks to Jonathan Trott, who scored 47;[73] they were 94/2 from 15 overs.[74] However, they crumbled in the middle overs, and ended up being bowled out for 243.[73] In reply, Chris Gayle started quickly, including 18 off a Chris Tremlett over, before being dismissed in the seventh over.[74] The West Indies were reduced to 150-6,[73] before a seventh-wicket partnership of 72 between Ramnaresh Sarwan and Andre Russell helped the West Indies reach 222-6 at the end of the 42nd over.[73] However Tredwell and Swann took 3 wickets, and Trott ran out Sulieman Benn, as the West Indies were all out for 225.[73][74]

In the quarter-final, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Upul Tharanga both made centuries as Sri Lanka chased down a target of 230 to win by ten wickets; this run chase set a new record for the highest successful run chase in a ten-wicket victory in ODI history.[75]

Scorecards[edit]

  • Netherlands won the toss and elected to bat.
  • India won the toss and elected to bat.
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field.
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.

Squad[edit]

Source:[76]
Notes:

  • Morgan pulled out of the squad with a fractured finger, and was replaced by Ravi Bopara.[77] He later rejoined the squad, replacing Kevin Pietersen, who was ruled out with a hernia midway through the initial group stage.[78]
  • Chris Tremlett replaced Stuart Broad, who was ruled out with a side injury midway through the initial group stage.[79]
  • Jade Dernbach replaced Ajmal Shahzad, who was ruled out with a hamstring strain midway through the initial group stage.[80]
  • Adil Rashid replaced Michael Yardy who was ruled out before England’s quarter-final match with Sri Lanka after suffering from depression.[81]
  • 2015 World Cup[edit]

    Main article: 2015 Cricket World Cup

    England failed to beat any Test-playing nations at the 2015 Cricket World Cup. Although they beat Associate nations Scotland and Afghanistan, this was not enough to qualify for the Knockout Stage. This was the third time that they had not progressed from the Group Stage.

    England’s fixtures began with 2 games against co-hosts Australia and New Zealand- they lost both. They reduced Australia to 52/2,[82] and 70/3 in the 11th over.[82] Stand-in captain George Bailey and Aaron Finch then put together a 146 run-partnership in 26 overs,[83] and Australia accelerated their scoring rate with Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh and Brad Haddin.[83] Despite a hattrick from Steven Finn in the last 3 balls of the innings,[84][85] Australia finished at 342/9. In reply, England were reduced to 92/6.[82] Despite a 92-run partnership between James Taylor and Chris Woakes,[86] England found themselves at 195/9. They eventually reached 231, before James Anderson was incorrectly given run out;[87] Taylor finished on 98*, and England lost by 111 runs.

    England’s next match was against the other co-hosts, New Zealand. After electing to bat first, England were bowled out for 123 in the 34th over, having lost their last seven wickets for 19 runs in eight overs.[88] New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee picked up 7/33 in his 9 overs, which was the third-best haul in World Cup history.[89] In reply, New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum scored the fastest World Cup fifty reaching the landmark in just 18 balls,[88]
    and New Zealand were 105/0 after 7 overs.[90] McCullum was dismissed off the first ball of the eighth over for 77, and the other opener, Martin Guptill also fell to the bowling of Chris Woakes in the tenth over.[89] New Zealand consolidated the innings following this and went on to win the game by 8 wickets with more than 37 overs to spare.[89][90]

    After 2 heavy defeats, England looked to bounce back against Scotland, who were the lowest ranked team in the Group,[91] and had never beaten England in an ODI.[92] Batting first, Moeen Ali and Ian Bell put on an opening partnership of 172.[92] However, in the first 3 overs of the batting powerplay England lost 3 wickets for 2 runs, including top-scorer Moeen Ali,[91][92] and despite a 49 run partnership between Eoin Morgan and James Taylor and a 45 run partnership between Morgan and Jos Buttler,[92] England only reached 309/8,[93] with just 131 runs scored in the last 20 overs.[91] In reply, Scotland started confidently with Kyle Coetzer (71)[92] sharing an early 60 run partnership with Preston Mommsen.[91] However, after Mommsen’s dismissal, Scotland continued to lose wickets throughout the innings, including Steven Finn dismissing Coetzer for 71.[91] Eventually, they lost their last 7 wickets for 70 runs,[91] with 6 batsmen scoring fewer than 10 runs,[91] as Scotland were bowled out for 184, and England won by 119 runs.[91][92][93]

    England’s match against Sri Lanka was the chance to get a first win against a Test-playing nation in the tournament. However, from 62/0, their innings was reduced to 101/3 in the 21st over.[94] Joe Root and Morgan added 60 runs for the fourth wicket before the dismissal of Morgan.[94] The fifth-wicket partnership between Root and James Taylor yielded 98 runs in 11 overs.[95] Taylor fell for 25, following which Root was also dismissed for a 108-ball 121.[94] England were 265/6 in the 47th over, before Jos Buttler struck an unbeaten 39 in 19 balls to take the total to 309/6 at the end of 50 overs.[94] Sri Lankan innings began with Lahiru Thirimanne being dropped on 3.[96] His opening partner Tillakaratne Dilshan was out for 44 immediately after their partnership had reached 100 runs.[94] Kumar Sangakkara joined Thirimanne and the left-hand duo punished the England bowlers with each of the batsmen making hundreds.[94] Thirimanne struck a six off the third ball of the 48th over to complete an emphatic 9-wicket victory.[96]

    With just 1 win in 4 matches, England entered this match knowing that they had to win in order to avoid being eliminated.[97] After being put into bat, Bangladesh were 8/2,[98] and later 99/4.[99] However, a 141-run partnership between Mahmudullah Riyad and Mushfiqur Rahim (the highest partnership for Bangladesh in a World Cup match[100]) helped Bangladesh reach 275/7,[98][99] their highest score against England in ODI cricket.[101] Mahmudullah Riyad became the first player to score a century for Bangladesh in a World Cup match.[101] England started well, reaching 97/1,[102] including a 54-run partnership between Ian Bell and Alex Hales.[99] However, England then collapsed to 132/5 10 overs later,[102] with the collapse led by Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza. When Joe Root was caught behind, England needed 113 to win from 14 overs.[99] Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes put on 75 runs for the seventh wicket,[102] but Buttler fell for 65, and England were ultimately bowled out for 260.[99][102]

    In their last game, England beat Afghanistan in a rain-affected match.

    Scorecards[edit]

    • England won the toss and elected to field.
    • England won the toss and elected to bat.
    • Scotland won the toss and elected to field.
    • England won the toss and elected to bat.
    • Joe Root became the youngest English player to score a century at a World Cup.[103]
    • Sri Lanka became the first team in a World Cup match to chase down a score of more than 300 runs for the loss of only one wicket.[104]
    • England won the toss and elected to field.
    • England was eliminated from the World Cup as a result of this match.[99]
    • England won the toss and elected to field.
    • Afghanistan’s innings ended in the 37th over and England’s target reduced to 101 off 25 overs due to rain.

    Squad[edit]

    Source:[105]

    2019 World Cup[edit]

    Main article: 2019 Cricket World Cup

    England qualified from the group stage by defeating New Zealand.
    They beat Australia in the semi-finals to reach the final.
    England won the 2019 World Cup, beating New Zealand with the help of an incorrect ruling by the umpire resulting in a tie in regulation overs. A super over was also tied resulting in a count back allowing England to claim victory based on the number of boundaries in the match.

    England World Cup statistics[edit]

    Graham Gooch played in all three of England’s Cricket World Cup final defeats, captaining the team in 1992.
    Andrew Strauss’ score of 158 in the 2011 Cricket World Cup is the highest score by any England batsman at a World Cup.
    James Anderson hold the record for most England World Cup appearances, joint with Alec Stewart. Both have played in 25 matches.

    World Cup record (by opponent)[edit]

    Highest innings totals[edit]

    Lowest completed innings[edit]

    Highest individual innings[edit]

    Best bowling figures[edit]

    Most matches[edit]

    See also[edit]

    • England national cricket team
    • Cricket in England

    Notes[edit]

  • ^ a b Draws include tied matches and no results.
  • ^ a b Includes forfeited match against Zimbabwe
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