Cricket originated from England, but the national team is yet to win a Cricket World Cup. They got close to doing so in 1992 where they lost to Imran Khan’s Pakistan in the final. Playing under home conditions in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is a benefit particularly looking at their form. They have beaten teams quite convincingly when playing home games. Given the presence of some highly rated all-rounders particularly in the fifty over format, they are one of the favourites for the title. The team’s performance in the last World Cup was a disaster though where it exited in the group stage. They dropped below Bangladesh in the points table and failed to move ahead in the competition. ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Check out the Countries Which Have Hosted the Mega-Event & Their Performances Over the Years.
Group Stage: England were placed in Pool A along with Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Scotland. They could only manage wins against minnows Scotland and Afghanistan while losing to the rest. Their game against Bangladesh assumed greater significance as it would determine who moves on to the quarter-finals. But here again, the Three Lions chasing a target of 276 were bundled out for 260. In six games, they collected 4 points and finished the tournament with -0.753 NRR.
Most Runs for England: Ian Bell was the highest scorer for England in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. He had scored 262 runs in six matches before England crashed out of the tournament. Bell ranked 27th in the list of batsmen with most runs that edition. ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 All Teams Squad: Full Players List of Nations Participating in CWC 19.
Most Wickets for England: Steven Finn was the most successful bowler for the Poms in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. He claimed eight wickets in four games played. Interestingly, Finn too finished at the 27th spot in the list of highest wicket-taking bowlers in the previous instalment.
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The England cricket team go into the tournament on the back of the mauling of Pakistan where they constantly chased targets of above 300. They look a balanced team which plays according to its strength. The likes of Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes and Jos Butler are the key figures in this team who have the capability to win games single-handedly.