Hyderabad, India: For the 2nd consecutive year, West Indies remained undisputed King of the World, and their dominance of statistics proves their worth. England reached the final in devastating form, but collapsed from a strong position. Packer effect forced the 1975 World Cup finalist Australia to pack bags after league stage.
Archive for the ‘1979 World Cup’ Category
1979 Prudential World Cup followed the same format, and same number of teams (8) participated. Canada replaced East Africa to join the big league. West Indies and England, like 1975 WC, again topped their groups with all 3 wins. Kerry Packer hit weak Australia team, 1975 finalist, could not even enter the semifinal. 15 matches […]
Hyderabad, India: The 2nd World Cup had no surprises again, except Sri Lanka becoming the first Associate nation team to beat test playing nation (India). West Indies duly completed the formality of lifting the World Cup for 2nd consecutive time.