Cricket World Cup Semifinal History: India, South Africa, Australia & New Zealand

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Three of these four teams made the semifinals in 2019, and all four sides made the semifinals in 2015.

The four semifinals for the World Cup 2023 are set. Table toppers India are bound to meet fourth-placed New Zealand on November 15, while the second and third-placed teams, Australia and South Africa, will face off on November 16. Ahead of the two semifinals, let’s take a detailed look at India, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand’s record in the World Cup semifinals.

Matches India South Africa Australia New Zealand
Played 7 4 8 8
Won 3 0 5 3
Lost 4 3 2 5
Tied 0 1 1 0
Win% 42.85% 00.00% 62.50% 37.50%
Loss% 57.15% 75.00% 25.00% 62.50%
World Cup semifinal win/loss record

India World Cup semifinal record

India has reached the semifinals in of the past 12 editions of the ODI World Cup. In these 7 semis, the Men in Blue have a 3-4 win/loss record, losing their last two knockout matches to New Zealand (2019) and Australia (2015).

The last time India won a semifinal, they went on to win the ODI World Cup trophy (2011).

South Africa World Cup semifinal record

Having started their ODI World Cup journey in the 1992 edition, South Africa has reached the semifinals 4 times in the 8 editions they have played. The Proteas, who are known to succumb under pressure, have never won a semifinal in the ICC World Cup.

They last played a semifinal in 2015, when they lost to New Zealand in the final over of the match.

Australia World Cup semifinal record

The most successful team in ODI World Cup history (5 titles) has played and won the most semifinals (8 and 5, respectively).

The Men in Yellow last played a semi in the ODI World Cup 2015, where they beat defending champions India easily.

New Zealand World Cup semifinal record

The only team to participate in every edition of the event and never win it is New Zealand. The Kiwis have been one of the most consistent teams in the ODI World Cup, having made 8 semifinals (joint most with Australia).

However, their record in these matches is poor (3-5 win/loss). Despite making the semis in the last four World Cups, the Kiwis have played just 2 finals (losing both).

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