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Cricket World Cup Top 4 Positions

Name the cricketing nations who have finished in the top 4 at the men's Cricket World Cup.
Cricketing nations do not necessarily correspond to sovereign countries
Quiz by catcat
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Last updated: November 19, 2023
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First submittedJune 9, 2012
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Year
Winner
Finalist
Semi Finalists
2023
Australia
India
New Zealand
South Africa
2019
England
New Zealand
India
Australia
2015
Australia
New Zealand
India
South Africa
2011
India
Sri Lanka
New Zealand
Pakistan
2007
Australia
Sri Lanka
New Zealand
South Africa
2003
Australia
India
Kenya
Sri Lanka
1999
Australia
Pakistan
New Zealand
South Africa
1996
Sri Lanka
Australia
India
West Indies
1992
Pakistan
England
New Zealand
South Africa
1987
Australia
England
India
Pakistan
1983
India
West Indies
England
Pakistan
1979
West Indies
England
New Zealand
Pakistan
1975
West Indies
Australia
England
New Zealand
79 Comments
+15
Level 9
Aug 6, 2013
I would've finished with over two minutes left if it wasn't for kenya
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Level 57
Jan 22, 2014
2 mitutes and 5 seconds, like a boss
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Level 70
Apr 24, 2014
2:44 remaining. I win.
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Level 55
Apr 20, 2017
2:09 remaining. Like your Big Boss.
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Level 37
Oct 28, 2023
I am the big boss. I finished in 53 seconds!
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Level 74
Aug 14, 2017
2:52.
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Level 33
Jul 19, 2019
2:39 "Boss"
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Level 15
Mar 30, 2018
2:44
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Level 60
Jul 21, 2019
Fun fact: Kenya is the only non-full member (or non-Test-playing nation) to have reached the knockout stages in an ICC tournament.
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Level 33
Jul 23, 2019
If anyone is a cricket nerd here make sure to try out this series - Lowest Scores in Cricket Ever
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Level 60
Jun 13, 2020
Literally every South Asian is a cricket nerd. Don't know about other cricketing nations though...
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Level 68
Nov 7, 2021
I'm sorry but I exist
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Level 22
Feb 5, 2024
I am the big boss. I finished with 29 seconds left
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Level 48
Mar 27, 2016
2:45! Speed typing
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Level 77
May 3, 2016
I am in no means a cricketer, but the instructions state "countries" but the West Indies team is a regional team that covers 15 countries.
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Level 59
May 23, 2016
True, neither is England.
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Level 50
Jul 18, 2021
england is a country though ...
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Level 60
Oct 20, 2022
But just to make things more difficult to understand, it's actually the England and Wales cricket board XI.
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Level 68
Jul 20, 2016
They're counted as a country in the ICC's eyes... As pointed out as too are England. Similar to how FIFA view Gibraltar, Faroe Islands etc as countries... Suppose the correct term should just be "International Teams". But yes even so the West Indies/ Windies are very well known to people with even half an interest in Cricket.
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Level 60
Sep 27, 2016
Added a qualifier.
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Level 54
Jul 15, 2016
Kenya😡
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Level 89
Jul 21, 2019
Kenya believe ya missed it?! ;)
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Level 76
Jul 20, 2016
One wee photo detail: the white clothing is only worn in 5-day international ("test") matches. For 1-day World Cups, they wear colored clothing that looks like this. In the picture, from the 2015 World Cup final, the Australian bowler has just dismissed the New Zealand batsman by hitting his wickets ("bowled"), causing the wicket to light up.
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Level 64
Jul 20, 2016
Good to see a cricket quiz featured, though. Maybe one of yours will be next?
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Level 71
Jul 21, 2016
What Jerry928 says about the kit may be true now but a quick piece of Google images research shows that up to and including the1987 final all white kit was used. As the quiz covers the entire history the picture is not wrong.
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Level 60
Sep 27, 2016
The Quizmaster added a stock photo
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Level 68
Jul 21, 2019
Bring back the beige!
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Level 86
Jul 20, 2016
i know nothing of Cricket but got 8 of 9 including Kenya because i went with British empire countries. please add something to your description because West Indies is NOT a country. no way would i have guessed that in a million years!
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Level 76
Jul 20, 2016
In the cricket world, it is! The 10 nations of the West Indies are Jamaica, Barbados, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Antigua & Barbuda, St Kitts & Nevis, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Grenada, St Lucia and Dominica. The other 5 "countries" in West Indies are various territories, including US Virgin Islands, the only piece of US territory that's a part of a full cricketing nation.
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Level 73
Jul 20, 2016
Interesting. Also interesting is that the first international cricket match was played between Canada and the USA in 1844. Canada won.
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Level 76
Aug 3, 2016
The US plays Canada every year, which is the longest running annual cricket rivalry, even longer than the most famous one, England v Australia.
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Level 15
Mar 30, 2018
Australia vs England (The Ashes) isn't an annual series.
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Level 60
Sep 27, 2016
Added a caveat.
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Level 65
Jul 20, 2016
No of wins for India is 2 and for Sri Lanka is 1
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Level 60
Sep 27, 2016
corrected
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Level 76
Jul 21, 2016
PS to Quizmaster: Thanks for featuring some cricketana!
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Level 71
Jul 21, 2016
The answer statsitics need amending: India have two wins; Sri Lanka has one and England have five appearances in the top four.
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Level 70
Jul 22, 2016
What would jetpunk do without the pedants.
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Level 55
Jul 31, 2016
There'd be a lot less comments to read, that's for sure.
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Level 79
Jun 5, 2018
You mean fewer comments
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Level 68
Jul 21, 2019
Yes! Thank you ruftytufty.
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Level 35
Jul 25, 2016
do my quiz!!! follow my Instagram account (and tag the recent picture of Sergi Roberto
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Level 68
Jun 2, 2017
Haha...totally...didn't...look this up or anything...
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Level 28
Nov 3, 2017
2:36 remaining.. i'm not even born yet
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Level 84
Nov 24, 2017
Wonder what the odds are that Vatican City wins the 2019 World Cup?
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Level 61
Aug 21, 2018
Very high. I have heard the pope is a very good offspinner and to be cardinal you have to be able to bat properly
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Level 68
Jul 21, 2019
I heard the pope got out for a golden duck.
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Level 2
Jan 9, 2018
2:17 remaining
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Level 61
Aug 21, 2018
There is more than one cricket World Cup. There is an odi WC and a T20I WC
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Level 68
Jul 15, 2019
The T20 is a newer concept, called "The T20 World Cup". The one that means the most to the purists which is the ODI version is simply called "The Cricket World Cup". Many die hards don't even acknowledge T20 as true cricket.
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Level 33
Sep 1, 2018
Finished with 2 mins to go (I did this quiz cuz i love cricket)

From London

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Level 63
Jul 14, 2019
Well, after that astonishing World Cup Final, this quiz needs an update.
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Level 78
Jul 15, 2019
Indeed it does. Surely the trophy should have been shared rather than relying on a ridiculous tiebreaker.
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Level 60
Oct 20, 2022
Especially as England's match winner was born in New Zealand
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Level 78
Jul 15, 2019
Given that was a final for the ages, here is my most newest quiz.

https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/83115/2019-cricket-world-cup-final-starting-xis

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Level 52
Jul 15, 2019
update for 2019! England!!
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Level 56
Jul 21, 2019
Please update the number of top 4 places and wins in the answer stats!
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Level ∞
Jul 21, 2019
Done
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Level 82
Jul 21, 2019
Missed West Indies, though I did guess several countries within them.
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Level 68
Jul 21, 2019
Well done, England, on smashing New Zealand in the World Cup Final this year :-)
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Level 62
Nov 30, 2020
Yeah, they smashed NZ by "0" Runs.
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Level 74
Jul 22, 2019
Kenya...?! wtf?!?!?...
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Level 17
Aug 10, 2019
Anyone who saw the 2019 WC Final b/w England and New Zealand has seen one of the most interesting and best matches in cricket history!

Cheer up for England!

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Level 60
Jun 13, 2020
That was indeed the single best match in World Cup history, if not the whole cricketing history. Though I do congratulate England on their win, I still believe the trophy should have been shared. Also, New Zealand (poor guys) really deserve to win.
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Level 60
Oct 20, 2022
Not sure they deserved to win, but they certainly didn't deserve to lose.
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Level 40
Dec 1, 2019
Couldn't spell Sri Lanka for like 2 minutes, sigh
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Level 60
Jun 13, 2020
Wait till you see its capital city...
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Level 36
Sep 13, 2021
Look at Australia, taking up the winners spots
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Level 44
Nov 1, 2021
I was suprised to see that UK wasn't on there. Turns out it's because England plays separatley to the UK.
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Level 33
Nov 26, 2021
I won ! 2:33 seconds remaining !
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Level 35
Feb 18, 2022
Too easy.
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Level 67
Dec 4, 2022
as a person whos father is obsessed with cricket, this quiz was easy
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Level 18
Mar 8, 2023
I didn't know the Kenya one but I was suspecting it was an African country
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Level 55
Nov 20, 2023
Finished in 33 secs only
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Level 61
Nov 20, 2023
I tried “West Dutch Indies” for fun. So close and yet so far hahaha
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Level 41
Nov 20, 2023
England is the only country to win World Cups in football, cricket, and rugby union. They've also won the rugby league world cup as part of Great Britain, but not as England because rugby league: who cares?
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Level 67
Nov 20, 2023
Interesting, I know nothing about cricket despite being Pakistani. Missed Kenya and West Indies
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Level 53
Nov 22, 2023
I wrote down UK instead of England...
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Level 43
Dec 9, 2023
2:40 gulp