The ODI World Cup 2023 is around the corner, teams are gearing up to give their best performances and win cricket’s most prestigious trophy. Australia is the most successful side when it comes to the World Cup. They have won the trophy five times.
India and West Indies have won it twice each. Team India last won the World Cup when it was played in India in 2011. This time also they will try to bring back the trophy home for the fans. Underdog teams have surprised many teams in various editions of the World Cup. With Kenya in such instance, they qualified for the semi-final of the World Cup 2003 eventually losing to India.
Here are the top 5 Unforgettable upsets in Cricket World Cup history
5. England vs Bangladesh, 2015
In a do-or-die match for England to keep their knockout hopes alive in the tournament. They performed in a really poor manner in the 2015 World Cup. Batting first they were reduced to eight for two. But with the help of their veteran wicketkeeper batter Mushfiqur Rahim who scored 89 runs, the Bangla Tigers posted a defendable target of 276 runs.
The defending champions in their run chase lost wickets at regular intervals and were never into the game. Now white-ball captain Jos Buttler and Ian Bell kept them in the chase. But the lower order just could not hold on to their nerves and they were bowled out for 260 runs.