List of World cup winners:
In the eleven ICC Cricket World Cups held so far, five different teams have won the tournament. Australia is the most successful World Cup team having won the tournament five times, and were runner up another two times.
West Indies won the first two tournaments, and India have also won it two times. Pakistan and Sri Lanka have won one tournament each. Sri Lanka (1996) and India (2011) are the only hosts to win, when they co-hosted the tournament.
Cricket World Cup, international cricket championship held at four-year intervals that is the premier contest in one-day cricket and one of the most-watched sporting events in the world.
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In 1975 the first Cricket World Cup was contested in England as a series of one-day matches of 60 overs per side. It was held outside England, in India and Pakistan, for the first time in 1987. The 1987 contest also saw the number of overs per side reduced to 50. In 2007 Australia became the first team to win three consecutive World Cup tournaments.
List of Cricket World cup winners:
World Cup Winners List:
|1975||West Indies||291–8||Australia||274||West Indies won by 17 runs|
|1979||West Indies||286–9||England||194||West Indies won by 92 runs|
|1983||India||183||West Indies||140||India won by 43 runs|
|1987||Australia||253–5||England||246–8||Australia won by 7 runs|
|1992||Pakistan||249–6||England||227||Pakistan won by 22 runs|
|1996||Sri Lanka||245–3||Australia||241||Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets|
|1999||Australia||133–2||Pakistan||132||Australia won by 8 wickets|
|2003||Australia||359–2||India||234||Australia won by 125 runs|
|2007||Australia||281–4||Sri Lanka||215–8||Australia won by 53 runs|
|2011||India||277–4||Sri Lanka||274–6||India won by 6 wickets|
|2015||Australia||186–3||New Zealand||183||Australia won by 7 wickets|
Maximum Runs in World Cup:
|AB de Villiers||RSA||1207||63.53|
Maximum Wickets in World Cup:
Prudential Cups (1975–1983)
Eight teams participated in the first tournament: Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, and the West Indies, together with Sri Lanka and East Africa. The tournament was won by the West Indies, who defeated Australia by 17 runs in the final at Lord’s.
In 1979, The West Indies won a second consecutive World Cup tournament, defeating the host Team England by 92 runs in the final.
The 1983 event was hosted by England for a third consecutive time. India, an outsider, quoted at 66–1 to win by bookmakers before the competition began, were crowned champions after upsetting the West Indies by 43 runs in the final.
Asian Era (1987–1996)
The Tournament was hosted by India and Pakistan jointly in 1987 , the first time that the competition was held outside England. The games were reduced from 60 to 50 overs per innings, the current standard, because of the shorter daylight hours in the Indian subcontinent compared wth Eingland’s summer. Australia won the championship by defeating England by 7 runs in the final, the closest margin in World Cup final history.
The 1992 World Cup, held in Australia and New Zealand, Pakistan overcame a dismal start in the tournament to eventually defeat England by 22 runs in the final and emerge as winners.
The 1996 championship was held in the Indian subcontinent for a second time. Sri Lanka win their maiden championship by defeating Australia by seven wickets in the final at Lahore.
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Australian Comeback (1999–2007)
In 1999, World Cup was hosted by England jointly with Scotland, Ireland, Wales and the Netherlands. Twelve teams contested the World Cup. In the final, Australia beat Pakistan by eight wickets.
The 2003 World Cup was hosted by South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya jointly . Fourteen Teams were participated in the event increased from twelve. In the final, Australia Scored 359 runs for the loss of two wickets, the largest ever total in a finals, defeating India by 125 runs.
Hosts Era (2011–2015)
This Era was specially belongs to the Hosts, Both the tournaments were won by the Hosts.
India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh together hosted the 2011 Cricket World Cup. India won their second World Cup title by beating Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in the final in Mumbai, and became the 1st country to win the final on home soil.
Australia and New Zealand jointly hosted the 2015 Cricket World Cup. New Zealand beat South Africa in a thrilling first semi-final to qualify for their maiden World Cup final. Australia defeated New Zealand by seven wickets in the final at Melbourne to lift the World Cup for the fifth time.