England Cricket has had a great run of success in recent years. The team has clinched severalld championships and is curraring to host the next World Cup. Now, they are ranked first in the ICC Test rankings. In addition, the side has won the Ashes a record-breaking four times, most recently in 2009.
ICC world championships
England has been the dominant force in the world of cricket since the early 2000s, winning the ICC World Cup twice and winning the ICC Champions Trophy last year. However, their campaign in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 called for a revamp. This meant they needed to finish in the top two positions of the Super 12 group to be in the draw for the finals.
The first time a primary World Cup was played in the UK was in 1975. It was organized by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and took place in England and Wales. Several teams participated in the tournament, including Australia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, West Indies, and New Zealand.
It was the first significant cricket tournament in England and Wales. It was the precursor to the current ICC Cricket World Cup.
Since then, fourteen ICC members have played a match. England and Australia are currently the only nations with a foot in the finals.
The 1938 Ashes was a high-scoring affair. A record five Tests were played, two of which ended in draws. Despite losing only one Test, Australia was the only side to win an Ashes series. This was not the first time an Australian team had been pushed to the limits. In 1934, Australia defended its title with a 2-1 series victory.
In a quest to regain the title, England visited Australia’s backyard for three Tests and scored the winning runs in two of them. While the two matches in Melbourne and Sydney were drawn, England took the honors in Manchester. Their only defeat came in the third Test, which was thrown out without a ball being bowled.
For the most part, Australia didn’t do much to improve its record-breaking performance a year earlier. On the other hand, England proved far more competitive than it has been in recent years. With an eye on the upcoming World Cup in Australia, the home team was bolstered by the return of players like Bill O’Reilly and Mark Waugh.
2011 Cricket World Cup
The 2011 Cricket World Cup was the tenth edition of the Cricket World Cup. It was played in India. 14 teams from around the world took part in the tournament. They were divided into two groups, and the top four teams from each group qualified for the quarter-finals.
A total of 29 matches were played. All games were played over 50 overs. Each team played other teams in a group once.
Australia, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, and Sri Lanka participated. Bangladesh and Zimbabwe were not invited.
To qualify for the tournament, each country had to name a 15-man preliminary squad. Then, each team had to play six matches in the game.
The final was between India and Sri Lanka. India won the match and the tournament. Both teams were winners in the previous two games.
Despite being defeated, England performed well in their game against Afghanistan. Their players had worked hard for many years to make it to the tournament.
2018 Cricket World Cup
England hosted the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup for the first time in 20 years. The event was four years in the making and saw four million ticket applications, 18% of which were sold overseas.
The tournament, which was contested by ten teams, featured 45 matches. The top four teams qualified for the semi-finals, and the runners-up will earn US$800,000. However, only the winners and runner-up will get to play a super over for the trophy.
England qualified for the semi-finals after a strong performance in the group stages, beating India and Australia. However, they lost to Sri Lanka and Pakistan. However, they beat New Zealand to win the cup.
England’s win in the final resulted from some bad luck, a little bit of good luck, and a lot of hard work. Morgan was the team’s victory architect, breaking the record for most sixes in an inning.
While there were some blemishes along the way, England’s victory was a significant turning point in the team’s development. It was also a tribute to their efforts during the years leading up to the tournament.