England Cricket Team

England national game is cricket and England cricket team's World Cup History is not very encouraging as the country has never won the World Cup. However the fact that it has to reach the finals thrice time is an assertion of the fact that England has always been a very strong contender in the world cup competitions.
In the 1975 World Cup took place in England itself, the hosts did practically well to reach the semifinals where they were defeated by arch rivals Australia. The 1979 World Cup, also took place in England, saw England better it's past performance by reaching the finals of the tournament.

However they finished runners up after they were beaten by the West Indies in the finals. Third time consecutively world cup host by England and England once again failed to emerge as world champions in the 1983 World Cup. They were reached semifinalist, but were stopped by the ultimate champions India in the semis. In the 1987 World Cup, England probably came very close to winning the coveted trophy.

They performed very much well to reach the finals, but in a real see-saw of a match which could have gone either way, England lost by just only 7 runs to Australia. The 1992 World Cup that time England was a frustration for England as they finished runners up for the third time in world cup history. They beat to Pakistan in the final by 22 runs. England put up a very bad show in the 1996 World Cup and completely failed to get past the quarter finals. They beat to Sri Lanka in the quarter finals. As hosts, England were predictable to put up a fight in the 1999 World Cup. However, none of that happened and England again disappointed everyone and a first round exit. The 2003 World Cup was again disappointment for England.

They again completely failed to get past the first round. ICC Cricket World Cup 2007, took place in the spectacular islands of West Indies. But this time England was also disappointed. The England Cricket Team, with huge talent and heritage in their kitty, are one of the most respected and best cricket teams in the world.
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