To win a World Cup, a team needs to fire all the cylinders in the group stages, knockouts and more importantly in the finals of the competition. It is absolutely imperative for the captain to come up with a game plan in order to keep the team in good shape such that the team can outsmart the opponents in any circumstance.
The team that pulls off tricks in pressure situations is destined to come out on top against the opponents. Apart from this, consistency also plays a part in the tournament as it helps the teams beef up their confidence levels going forward. Let’s learn about the teams with the most consecutive wins in a single World Cup edition.
1. Australia – 2003
The Australian cricket team led by Ricky Ponting were a formidable force to be reckoned with in the ODI World Cup. Under his captaincy, the Men in Yellow made it all the way to the finals and defeated Team India to lift the ODI World Cup. During their campaign, Australia won eleven games on the trot, a record that still remains intact.
2. Australia – 2007
Ricky Ponting etched his name into the record books by becoming the first and the only captain to have won two ODI World Cups, a record that perhaps will last forever. Under his captaincy, Australian players defied the odds and defeated Sri Lanka in the 2007 World Cup final, in which Australia won 11 games in a row.
3. Team India – 2023
The Indian cricket team scripted history by extending their winning streak to nine wins on the trot in the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023. Rohit Sharma and Co will lock horns with the New Zealand cricket team in the semi-final on November 15, Wednesday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. If they beat the Kiwis and also beat the opponent in the final, they have a chance to equal Australia’s record for the most wins (11) in a single World Cup.
4. Team India – 2003
The Men in Blue under the astute leadership of Sourav Ganguly were the second-best team in the tournament. They were no match for Australia in the 2003 World Cup. During their campaign, India won eight games in a row before they ended up surrendering at the hands of Ricky Ponting and Co. in the final.
5. New Zealand – 2019
The New Zealand cricket team led by Kane Williamson performed superbly well in the 2019 World Cup. The Black Caps made it all the way to the final by winning 8 games in a row. However, they lost to England in the Super Over based on the boundary count rule.