WC 2015 team profile: Can England finally win the title?

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England have ended up as the runners-up thrice at the World Cup, the last time being in 1992. They are the third most successful team in the World Cup in terms of percentage and will look to improve the records.

[WC 2015 team profile]

England are clubbed with Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Scotland in Pool A.


Here is England's schedule at the WC 2015: Vs Australia (Feb 14), vs New Zealand (Feb 20), vs Scotland (Feb 23), vs Sri Lanka (Mar 1), vs Bangladesh (Mar 9), vs Afghanistan (Mar 13)

Squad: Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Stuart Broad, Steven Finn, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Joe Root, James Taylor, James Tredwell, Chris Woake

England's best performance: Finalists in 1979, 1987, 1992

England's success percentage in WC: 60.76 (played 66, won 39, lost 25, tied 1, no results 1)

Most matches as captain: Michael Vaughan 9 (Won 5, Lost 4)

Highest team score: 338/4 vs India in 2011

Lowest team score: 93 vs Australia in 1975

Most number of matches in WC for England: Alec Stewart (25)

England's highest scorer in WC: Graham Gooch (897 runs in 21 matches at an average of 44.85, best 115)

Most number of wickets for England in WC: Ian Botham (30 wickets in 22 matches, best 4 for 31)

Highest individual score by an Englishman in WC: Andrew Strauss (158 vs India in 2011)

Best bowling figures by an Englishman in WC: Victor Marks (5 for 39 vs Sri Lanka in 1983)

Biggest win for England in WC: Vs Sri Lanka and Kenya by 9 wickets in 1983 and 1999, respectively; vs India by 202 runs in 1975

Narrowest win for England in WC: Vs West Indies by 1 wicket in 2007, vs South Africa by 6 runs in 2011

Biggest loss for England in WC: Vs Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in 2011, vs South Africa by 122 runs in 1999

Narrowest loss for England in WC: Vs New Zealand, Australia and Bangladesh by 2 wickets in 1983, 2003 and 2011, respectively; vs Sri Lanka by 2 runs in 2007

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