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.
The following is a list of the winning country and runner up for each Cricket World Cup. Click on the country names for more country information, or click on the year for more information about the tournament for that year.
The first attempt at any kind of world championship was in 1912, when a three-way series was arranged between the then current Test playing nations, Australia, England and South Africa. No similar events were held again until 1975.
The first ICC World Cup (officially called the Prudential Cup) was in 1975, hosted by England (see full list of host countries). This tournament included the six Test-playing nations (England, Australia, New Zealand, West Indies, India and Pakistan), who were joined by Sri Lanka and East Africa.
Following the success of this tournament, it was repeated in 1979 and 1983 in England. After this, the tournament moved to be played in other countries, maintaining a four-year cycle.
60 overs were used for the first three world cups. This was reduced to 50 in 1987 and has been that way since. The women have held a cricket world cup since 1975.
Cricket World Cup Awards
There are two awards presented at the cricket world cup, the ‘man of the final’ and the ‘man of the tournament’.
|Year||Man of the Final||Man of the tournament|
|2015||James Faulkner (Australia)||Mitchelll Starc (Australia)|
|2011||MS Dhoni (India)||Yuvraj Singh (India)|
|2007||Adam Gilchrist (Australia)||Glenn McGrath (Australia)|
|2003||Ricky Ponting (Australia)||Sachin Tendulkar (India)|
|1999||Shane Warne (Australia)||Lance Klusener (South Africa)|
|1996||Aravinda de Silva (Sri Lanka)||Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)|
|1992||Wasim Akram (Pakistan)||Martin Crowe (New Zealand)|
|1987||David Boon (Australia)||–|
|1979||Viv Richards (West Indies)||–|
|1975||Clive Lloyd (West Indies)||–|