Australia have the best winning percentage in World Cup

February 13th, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Four time champions Australia’s records in the World Cups are enviable and it shows why they have been the team to beat in the mega event since its inauguration in 1975.Australia is also the team that has played 69 matches, the most number of matches played by any team in World Cup. They have won 51 and lost 17 and have a winning percentage of 74.63.

New Zealand are second in terms of matches played. The Kiwis have featured in 62 World Cup matches since 1975 and have won 35, lost 26 and there was no result in one match.

South Africa, who played their maiden World Cup in 1992 Down Under, have a winning percentage of 65. Perennial favourites South Africa, who are yet to win a World Cup, have played 40 matches, won 25 and lost 13.

The following are the team records in the World Cup:

Team          First      P   W   L  NR  T  Titles  Winning %
              game
Australia     7.6.1975   69  51  17   -  1    4      74.63
South Africa  26.2.1992  40  25  13   -  2    -      65.00
West Indies   7.6.1975   57  35  21   1  -    2      62.50
England       7.6.1975   59  36  22   1  -    -      62.06
New Zealand   7.6.1975   62  35  26   1  -    -      57.37
India         7.6.1975   58  32  25   1  -    1      56.14
Pakistan      7.6.1975   56  30  24   2  -    1      55.55
Sri Lanka     7.6.1975   57  25  30   1  1    1      45.53
Ireland       15.3.2007   9   2   6   -  1    -      27.77
Kenya         18.2.1996  23   6  16   1  -    -      27.27
Bangladesh    17.5.1999  20   5  14   1  -    -      26.31
Zimbabwe      9.6.1983   45   8  33   3  1    -      20.23
U.A.E.        16.2.1996   5   1   4   -  -    -      20.00
Netherlands   17.2.1996  14   2  12   -  -    -      14.28
Canada        9.6.1979   12   1  11   -  -    -       8.33
East Africa   7.6.1975    3   -   3   -  -    -       0.00
Scotland      16.5.1999   8   -   8   -  -    -       0.00
Namibia       10.2.2003   6   -   6   -  -    -       0.00
Bermuda       15.3.2007   3   -   3   -  -    -       0.00
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