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Australia goes into the 2007 Cricket World Cup with both the most titles (3), the most play offs (5) as well as the highest proportion of wins (69%) in world cup games.

 

Since the first world cup in 1975, 19 countries have qualified at least once and only seven have competed in every tournament. The West Indies have been the next most successful, making the play-offs three times and prevailing twice. India and Pakistan each made the play-offs twice and won once each.

Here is how the teams stacked up.

Team Rankings

Total Win % Played Won Lost Tie No Result
Australia 69 58 40 17 1 0
West Indies 65 48 31 16 0 1
South Africa 63 30 19  9 2 0
England 62 50 31 18 0 1
India 56 55 31 23 0 1
Pakistan 55 53 29 22 0 2
New Zealand 54 52 28 23 0 1
Sri Lanka 37 46 17 27 1 1
Kenya 25 20 5 14 0 1
United Arab Emirates 20 5 1 4 0 0
Zimbabwe 19 42 8 31 0 3
Bangladesh 18 11 2 8 0 1
Canada 11 9 1 8 0 0
Netherlands 911 1 10 0 0
Scotland 0 5 0 5 0 0
Namibia 0 6 0 6 0 0
East Africa 0 3 0 3 0 0

 

World Cup Records  

Most runs Sachin Tendulkar, India1732
Highest average (min. 20 inns.) Viv Richards, West Indies 63.31
Most centuries Sourav Ganguly, India 4
 Mark Waugh, Australia 4
 Sachin Tendulkar, India  4
Highest score Gary Kirsten, South Africa 188
Highest partnership Rahul Dravid & Sourav Ganguly, India 318
Most runs in a tournament Sachin Tendulkar, India 673
Most wickets Wasim Akram, Pakistan 55
Lowest average (min. 1000 balls) Imran Khan, Pakistan 19.26
Most wickets in a tournament Chaminda Vaas, Sri Lanka 23
Most dismissals (wicketkeeper) Adam Gilchrist, Australia 35
Most catches (fielder)  Ricky Ponting, Australia 18
Highest team score Sri Lanka v Kenya 398/5
Lowest team score Canada v Sri Lanka 36
Highest winning margin (runs) Australia v Namibia 256

                                                

World Cup Winners
World Cup WinnersRunners Up
1975 West Indies Australia
1979 West Indies England
1983 India West Indies
1987 Australia England
1992 Pakistan England
1996 Sri Lanka Australia
1999 Australia Pakistan
2003 Australia India

                                               
 

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