know, about the 5 top teams who have played the World Cup semi-final most often.
At this time, the 12th edition of the World Cup is being played, which has started in a very aggressive style. Hosts England has beaten a strong team South Africa by a big margin of 104 runs and challenged to all the teams for winning the title. According to cricket observers and legendary cricketers, England is also the strongest contenders for winning the title. And most cricketers believe that this year’s semi-final can be played between England, Australia India, and West Indies.
Let us know that the first World Cup was played in 1975. Since then 11 editions of the World Cup have been played, most of which Australia has won 5 times. India and the West Indies have won the title twice. Sri Lanka and Pakistan have also won the World Cup titles once in a row. Other teams are still engaged in winning their first World Cup.
But today we talk about the world cup semi-final matches. There are some teams who have reached the semi-finals many times but failed to win the title. Let’s know, about these 5 teams who have played the World Cup semi-final most often.
Australia’s cricket team is on the top in the race for most semi-finalists. The Australian team has played a semifinal match in a total of 7 times and has gone all the way to the final seven times. Australia has been the runner-up twice and won the title 5 times.
2. New Zealand
The New Zealand team is not behind Australia, so far Black Caps have confirmed their place in the semi-finals 7 times, but unfortunately, the team has not won the World Cup title at any one time. In the last World Cup, under the leadership of Brendon McCullum, the team had performed brilliantly and made its place in the final, but the team had to face defeat in the title match.
India team played 6 times World Cup semi-final. After winning the 1983 World Cup, the Indian team has reached the semi-finals every time until 2003. However, in 2007, the Indian team was eliminated in the group stage, after which the team won the 2011 World Cup. Then in 2015 also made his place in the semi-finals.
The Pakistan team has played semi-finals 6 times in World Cup history so far. And the team has also taken possession of the titles once.
England, which is considered to be favorites in this World Cup, has not won a world title at any one time so far. Though talk of semi-finals, the team has managed to do this 5 times.