#CricketInNumbers: Statistics, records of England in the World CupLast updated on Jan 27, 2019, 06:17 pm
The ICC World Cup 2019 will start from May 30 onwards, in England and Wales.
Notably, England have never won the tournament till now despite coming close a couple of times.
This time around, with the tourney being held at home, the number one ranked ODI side has a real title shot at the title.
Here we look at their records in this event.
How have England fared in ICC World Cup events?
England ended up as runners-up in the World Cup on three occasions (1979, 1987 and 1992).
The Three Lions crashed out of the semi-final twice (1975 and 1983).
They made an exit from the quarter-final stage in 1996 and 2011.
England crashed out of the group stage in three editions (1999, 2003 and 2015).
They had only reached the Super Eight in 2007 edition.
England's highest and lowest World Cup scores
England's highest ever innings total in the World Cup came in 2011, when they amassed 338/8 against India. Their lowest total came against Australia in 1975, when they were bowled out for a dismal total of 93.
Strauss and Marks hold individual records
Former batsman Andrew Strauss (158 versus India) has the highest individual score, for England, in the World Cup. He achieved the feat in 2011.
Vic Marks holds the record of scripting the best bowling figures, among English bowlers in this event (5/38 against Sri Lanka). He achieved in 1983 at Taunton.
Tim Bresnan delivered the second best bowling performance (5/48 against India in 2011).
Gooch and Botham had enormous impact
Legend Graham Gooch is the highest run-scorer in the World Cup for England. He notched a total of 897 runs at an average of 44.85 in 21 matches. Gooch amassed one hundred and eight fifties.
His team member and another great, Ian Botham, holds the record picking up the most number of wickets in the tournament (30).
His best performance was 4/31.
Some other massive records held by England cricketers
Kevin Pietersen has the most number of tons for England in the World Cup (2).
Former wicket-keeper Alec Stewart has 23 dismissals to his name. He has the ninth best overall tally among keepers.
Paul Collingwood has the most catches by an outfielder for England (13).
James Anderson and Alec Stewart have made the most World Cup appearances for England (25).
2019 World Cup
Key issues facing England and our prediction
England go into the World Cup with the least issues. They have a settled side and plenty of depth in every department.
Certain key players will look to avoid injuries and be 100% ready for the event. Their batting and all-round sectors look the most promising.
We feel that England will challenge India for the trophy. These two are the favorites.