Top 2 Cricketing Nations Are Still Hunting For Their First Ever ODI World Cup Title
ODI World Cup: The fifty overs format tournament has started today with a clash of 2019 ODI World Cup winners, England and the team who reached the finals of the last two ODI World Cup editions of 2015 and 2019, New Zealand.
The first ODI World Cup 2023 match is being played at Shri Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Every team who plays the ODI, T20I and Test (WTC), World Cups aims to be the tournament champion.
Winning an ICC trophy is a matter of pride and glory for all the teams in this cricketing world.
Australia is the most successful side in the ODI World Cup. The Aussies have won five ODI World Cup tournaments till now and there are other teams like India and West Indies who have won two trophies each.
While Pakistan, Sri Lanka and England have been the winners once of this ODI event, which is played after every four years.
But here are two top cricketing-playing nations who have not grabbed their hands on the ODI World Cup trophy even once despite being the strong contenders in every season.
In this segment, we will name those two teams who have not won this fifty overs event even once so far.
1. New Zealand
The Blackcaps side were the finalists in the ODI World Cup editions of 2015 and 2019. But they haven't won this fifty-over tournament even once still.
Under the leadership of Kane Williamson, New Zealand is again one-off the favourites to win this year's ODI World Cup 2023.
New Zealand even has a good record against the hosts of this year's ODI World Cup team, India. Since 2003, the Kiwis have won all the matches played in the ICC tournament versus the men in the blue side.
They will look to repeat their dominance against Rohit and Co. when they will face each other on 22nd October 2023 at Dharamshala.
New Zealand’s Performance in Each ODI World Cup Edition
1983: Round 1
1987: Round 1
1996: Quarter Finals
2003: Super Six
2015: Runner Up
2019: Runner Up
2. South Africa
The Proteas is the last and final top cricket-playing side that hasn’t won this ICC mega event of the one-day international format.
Just like New Zealand, South Africa has been one of the favourite team to win this year's ODI World Cup 2023 in India.
All the players from this South African team are experienced and they have gained a lot of exposure to these Indian conditions through the Indian Premier League tournament.
Now it is the time to show all of that and end their ICC Trophy drought. The Proteas will start their ODI World Cup 2023 campaign against Sri Lanka on 7th October 2023 in New Delhi.
South Africa’s Performance in the ODI World Cup Tournament So Far
1996 Quarter Finals
2003 Group Stage
2011 Quarter Finals
2019 Group Stage