A win in India would be the cherry on top of England’s limited overs successes since 2015. Britain in 2023, the West Indies in 1979, and Australia in 2003 and 2007. In the next seven and a half weeks, England has the chance to become only the third team in the history of the ICC men’s World Cup to successfully defend their title. They would join two of the sport’s all-time great teams in that honor.
They are without a doubt the best limited-overs team of our time. Since their change in 2015, they have made it to the semi-finals of all five global events, played in three finals, and won two World Cups, making them the first men’s team to hold both limited overs world titles at the same time.
England would be one of the greatest World Cup teams if they won tournament
There is a uniformity to T20 World Cups that makes accomplishments within them less memorable, even though T20 cricket is becoming more popular and its bigger cousin is becoming less important.
As important as India’s win in the T20 World Cup last year was, winning the 50-over World Cup there would be the crowning success of almost a decade of white-ball dominance. Aside from that, it would be England’s best achievement so far.
They’re not the same team they were in 2019. People often remember two big close calls in that season: they almost didn’t make it to the semi-finals after three bad games in the group stage, and they just barely beat New Zealand in the final, but that description doesn’t take into account the amazing three-game streak that got them to that final at Lord’s.