World Cup 2019: England 3rd country to lift World Cup on home soil

first_imgEngland became only the 3rd team after India and Australia to win the World Cup on their home soil. India had won the 2011 World Cup at the Wankhede Stadium while Australia lifted the Cup at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 2015.Sri Lanka, the co-hosts of the 1996 World Cup, had won the title in Pakistan after defeating Australia. On Sunday, England completed a hat-trick for host countries winning the World Cup at Lord’s.England ended a long wait. They reached the final of the World Cup for the first time since 1992. In 2015, they were knocked out of the group stages. Several experts felt this was England’s best chance of winning the World Cup and the hosts did not disappoint.England became the 6th team after West Indies, India, Australia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka to win the World Cup.Australia have won the World Cup 5 times while West Indies and India have won the trophy twice each. Pakistan and Sri Lanka won the World Cup once each.This was the 4th time England were playing the World Cup final. They had lost to West Indies in 1975, Australia in 1987 and Pakistan in 1992.Speaking at the post-match presentation ceremony, England captain Eoin Morgan said his team has developed a lot since 2015.”This has been a 4-year journey.. we’ve developed a lot over those years, particularly the last two.”To get over the line today means the world to us. The guys in the middle keep us cool, the way they play, the experience.”It’s calming at times. Not a lot between the teams. Just delighted we’re lifting the trophy,” Morgan said.advertisementAlso Read | England win World Cup 2019 despite tied Super Over vs New ZealandAlso Read | Why England won the World Cup 2019 even after Super Over tie?last_img read more