ICC Cricket World Cup Winners List 1975-2019 | ODI | T20I

The ICC Cricket World Cup is the tournament to decide the champion of the One Day International (ODI) format of the cricket. The tournament is organised every year by the governing body of cricket, the International Cricket Council (ICC). So far there are 6 teams who are the ODI Cricket World Cup winners.

The first ODI match was played between Australia and England on 5 January 1971 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The first men’s World Cup was organised after four years, in 1975, while the women’s World Cup was organised two years prior to that, in 1973.

Present ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy

The first three World Cups were hosted by England, but later it was decided that the tournament will be hosted by various nations under the unofficial rotation system.

Evolution of ODI Cricket World Cup Trophy

The teams who get qualified to play in the tournament are chosen based on their ranks. Automatic qualification is made for the highest ranking teams, while the remaining teams are decided through the World Cricket League and the ICC World Cup Qualifier.

Throughout the eleven editions of the competition, a total of twenty teams have participated. The 2015 edition of the World Cup had featured 14 teams while only 10 teams will feature in the 2019 edition.

After the FIFA World Cup, Summer Olympics and the Rugby World Cup, the ICC ODI Cricket World Cup is regarded as the 4th biggest sporting event in the world.

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Prudential World Cups (1975 – 1983)

England was the only nation which has the money to stage an event of such a huge magnitude like the World Cup, became the first nation to host the inaugural World Cup in 1975.

The first three World Cups were officially known as the Prudential World Cups, as they were named after the sponsors, Prudential plc, which is a British multinational life insurance and financial services company.

The matches were played in broad daylight and each match consisted of 60 overs for each team, in which a single had six deliveries to be bowled.

In the first tournament, Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, West Indies, Sri Lanka and a composite team of East Africa (which consisted of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia) took part. South Africa could not take part in the tournament as they were banned from international cricket at that time due to apartheid.

Prudential Cup

In the 1979 World Cup, ICC Trophy was introduced though which it was decided that non-Test playing nations will be selected for the World Cup.

From the 1983 event, a 30 yards (27 metre) circle away from the stumps was introduced and it was made mandatory that four fielders should always remain inside the circle.

From the 1987 tournament, overs per innings were reduced to 50 from the earlier 60. The format of the tournament has changed multiple times over the years. Sometimes teams are divided into groups and they play among themselves in a round-robin format. In the 2019 edition, the 10 teams will face each other in a round-robin format and the teams with higher points will progress in the tournament.

In the 2003 World Cup, mascots were introduced for the first time. Dazzler, the zebra was the mascot of 2003. Mello, an orange mongoose was the mascot of 2007. The mascot of 2011 was Stumpy, a blue elephant.

ICC World Twenty20

The ICC World Twenty20, also referred to as the World T20, is the international championship of the shortest format of cricket. 16 teams take part in the tournament, 10 teams are the ICC full members while are the other six teams are the associate members who are chosen through the World Twenty20 Qualifier.

T20 cricket came into place after the Benson & Hedges Cup ended in 2002, and ECB needed another one-day tournament in its place. It was then Stuart Robertson, the marketing manager of the ECB, who proposed that a new shorter format consisting of twenty overs per team be adopted.

ICC World T20 Cup

The initial T20 cricket was adopted for the England County Cricket. The official international T20 match was first held at Eden Park in Auckland between Australia and New Zealand.

The T20 World Cup was decided to be held every two years. In the event that the tournament coincided with the World Cup of the ODI format, it was decided that the T20 tournament would then be held in the previous year.

Details Of Cricket World Cup Finals (1975–2019)

1. 1975 Cricket World Cup

The first World Cup event was held in England from 7th to 21st June, 1975. The event was organized by International Cricket Conference (ICC). 8 teams played the tournament and 60 overs were allotted per match. The edition was named Prudential Cup 1975.

The final was played between West Indies and Australia at Lord’s, London. West Indies batted first and scored 291 and restricted Australia to 274. Thus West Indies became the first entry to the list of Cricket World Cup winners.

Summary of Cricket World Cup 1975:
Final Match Venue: Lord’s, London
Winner Team: West Indies
Runner Up: Australia
Match Result: West Indies won by 17 runs
Man of the Match: Clive Lloyd (West Indies)

2. 1979 Cricket World Cup

Once again England hosted the event and was organized by International Cricket Council (ICC). 8 teams participated and West Indies and England reached the final. Again 60 overs were allotted per match. The edition was named Prudential Cup 1979.

In the final at Lord’s, London, West Indies scored 286 runs. In reply England could only muster 194 runs. West Indies won the game by 92 runs and became Cricket World Cup winners for 2nd time.

Summary of Cricket World Cup 1979:
Final Match Venue: Lord’s, London
Winner Team: West Indies
Runner Up: England
Match Result: West Indies won by 92 runs
Man of the Match: Viv Richards (West Indies)

3. 1983 Cricket World Cup

The 3rd edition was also held in England and organized by the same International Cricket Council (ICC). This time West Indies along with India reached the finals. Again in this tournament 8 teams participated and 60 overs were allotted per match. The edition was named Prudential Cup 1983.

India put up a low total of 183 runs on the board. West Indies were favorites to win the game, but somehow they faltered and could muster only 140 runs. India won by 43 runs and etched their name on the list of Cricket World Cup winners for the first time.

Summary of Cricket World Cup 1983:
Final Match Venue: Lord’s, London
Winner Team: India
Runner Up: West Indies
Match Result: India won by 43 runs
Man of the Match: Mohinder Amarnath (India)

4. 1987 Cricket World Cup

This is the first time that World Cup was hosted outside England. India and Pakistan partially hosted the tournament. 8 teams participated and from this tournament 50 overs per match was allotted. The edition was named Reliance Cup 1987.

Australia and England played the final at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India. Australia scored 253 batting first and England could manage 246. The Aussies won the game by 7 runs and listed their name for the first time in the Cricket World Cup winners list.

Summary of Cricket World Cup 1987:
Final Match Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Winner Team: Australia
Runner Up: England
Match Result: Australia won by 7 runs
Man of the Match: David Boon (Australia)

5. 1992 Cricket World Cup

This edition was named Benson & Hedges World Cup 1992 and was hosted jointly by Australia and New Zealand. 9 teams participated in this edition. The final was played between England and Pakistan.

In the final held at MCG, Melbourne, Australia, Pakistan batted first and scored 249 runs. In reply England were restricted to 227 runs. Pakistan won the game by 22 runs and for the first time became Cricket World Cup winners.

Summary of Cricket World Cup 1992:
Final Match Venue: MCG, Melbourne
Winner Team: Pakistan
Runner Up: England
Match Result: Pakistan won by 22 runs
Man of the Match: Wasim Akram (Pakistan)

6. 1996 Cricket World Cup

This event was named Wills World Cup 1996 and was held jointly by India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. 12 teams participated among which Sri Lanka and Australia reached the finals.

In the finals at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Pakistan, the Aussies scored 241. Sri Lanka successfully chased it down by scoring 245 runs. They won the game by 7 wickets and for the first time became Cricket World Cup winners.

Summary of Cricket World Cup 1996:
Final Match Venue: Gaddafi, Lahore
Winner Team: Sri Lanka
Runner Up: Australia
Match Result: Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets
Man of the Match: Aravinda de Silva (Sri Lanka)

7. 1999 Cricket World Cup

From this edition, the tournament was named ICC Cricket World Cup. This edition was jointly hosted by England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland and Netherlands. 12 teams participated in this edition.

Australia and Pakistan played the finals at Lord’s, London. Pakistan scored a very low total of just 132. Australia easily chased it down and won by 8 wickets. Thus Australia became Cricket World Cup winners for the 2nd time.

Summary of Cricket World Cup 1999:
Final Match Venue: Lord’s, London
Winner Team: Australia
Runner Up: Pakistan
Match Result: Australi won by 8 wickets
Man of the Match: Share Warne (Australia)

8. 2003 Cricket World Cup

This edition was hosted jointly by Kenya, South Africa and Zimbabwe. 14 teams participated among which India and Australia reached the finals. The final was played at Wanderers, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Australia battered India totally in the game as they scored 359 runs. India failed to chase down the target and they lost the finals by 125 runs. Australia won the finals for 2nd time in a row and it was their 3rd time in the Cricket World Cup winners list.

Summary of Cricket World Cup 2003:
Final Match Venue: Wanderers, Johannesburg
Winner Team: Australia
Runner Up: India
Match Result: Australia won by 125 runs
Man of the Match: Ricky Ponting (Australia)

9. 2007 Cricket World Cup

This event was hosted solely by West Indies and 16 teams participated in this event. Australia and Sri Lanka reached the final to be played at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown.

Australia batted first and scored 281 runs. Sri Lanka failed to chase the target as they scored just 215 runs. The Aussies won the game by 53 runs under Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) method. This was their 3rd title in a row and 4th one as Cricket World Cup winners.

Summary of Cricket World Cup 2007:
Final Match Venue: Kensington, Bridgetown
Winner Team: Australia
Runner Up: Sri Lanka
Match Result: Australia won by 53 runs
Man of the Match: Adam Gilchrist (Australia)

10. 2011 Cricket World Cup

This edition was jointly hosted by India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and 14 teams participated in it. Sri Lanka and India reached the finals which was played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India.

Sri Lanka scored 274 in the first innings. India scored 277, won the game by 6 wickets and became the Cricket World Cup winners for the 2nd time. It was also the first time that a host country has won the World Cup.

Summary of Cricket World Cup 2011:
Final Match Venue: Wankhede, Mumbai
Winner Team: India
Runner Up: Sri Lanka
Match Result: India won by 6 wickets
Man of the Match: M.S. Dhoni (India)

11. 2015 Cricket World Cup

This edition was hosted jointly by Australia and New Zealand and was attended by 14 teams. Among all of them Australia and New Zealand reached the finals. The final was played at MCG, Melbourne, Australia.

The Kiwis scored just 183 while batting first. In reply the Aussies scored 186 and won the match by 7 wickets. This made Australia Cricket World Cup winners for the 5th time. They also became the 2nd time to win the World Cup on homeground.

Summary of Cricket World Cup 2015:
Final Match Venue: MCG, Melbourne
Winner Team: Australia
Runner Up: New Zealand
Match Result: Australia won by 7 wickets
Man of the Match: James Faulkner (Australia)

12. 2019 Cricket World Cup

This edition was held in England and Wales from 30th May to 14th July 2019. 10 teams took part in it and round robin format once again returned. England and New Zealand went to the finals to be played at Lord’s, London.

New Zealand batted first and scored 241/8. In reply England also ended their innings on 241 runs. As per ICC rules, a Super Over was conducted. England batted first and scored 15 runs in the Super Over.

In reply New Zealand also made the same score of 15 from their 6 deliveries. However throughout the match, England had hit 26 boundaries while New Zealand had hit 17 boundaries.

So as per ICC’s Maximum Boundaries Count Rule, England was declared the winner. This was their first World Cup win and also the 3rd country to win the tournament on home soil.

Summary of Cricket World Cup 2019:
Final Match Venue: Lord’s, London
Winner Team: England
Runner Up: New Zealand
Match Result: Match Tied (England=241, New Zealand=241), England Won Super Over on boundary count (Endland=26, New Zealand=17).
Man of The Match: Ben Stokes (England)

List View Of Cricket World Cup Finals (1975–2019)

No. Year Hosted Place Winner Runner-Up Score Final Match Result Name Of Tournament
1 1975 England West Indies Australia WI= 291, Aus= 274 West Indies won by 17 runs Prudential Cup ’75
2 1979 England West Indies England WI= 286, Eng= 194 West Indies won by 92 runs Prudential Cup ’79
3 1983 England India West Indies Ind=183, WI=140 India won by 43 runs Prudential Cup ’83
4 1987 India & Pakistan Australia England Aus=253, Eng=246 Australia won by 7 runs Reliance Cup 1987
5 1992 Australia & New Zealand Pakistan England Pak=249, Eng=227 Pakistan won by 22 runs Benson & Hedges World Cup 1992
6 1996 India, Pakistan & Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Australia Aus=241, Sri=245 Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets Wills World Cup 1996
7 1999 England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Netherlands Australia Pakistan Aus=133, Pak=132 Australia won by 8 wickets ICC Cricket World Cup ’99
8 2003 Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe Australia India Aus=359, Ind=234 Australia won by 125 runs ICC Cricket World Cup 2003
9 2007 West Indies Australia Sri Lanka Aus=281,
Sri =215
Australia won by 53 runs ICC Cricket World Cup 2007
10 2011 India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka India Sri Lanka Ind=277, Sri=274 India won by 6 wickets ICC Cricket World Cup 2011
11 2015 Australia, New Zealand Australia New Zealand Aus= 186, NZ=183 Australia won by 7 wickets ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
12 2019 Egland, New Zealand England New Zealand Eng=241,
NZ=241
(Tie)
S.Over
(NZ=
15,
Eng=
15)
England won by
max boundary
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Cricket World Cup Winners (Team List)

Australia

1987 ODI Cricket World Cup Winners – Australia

Australia has won the maximum number of World Cups in the year of 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015. They are the only team to win the tournament three times in a row, making a hat-trick.

Australian skipper Allan Border with 1987 Reliance World Cup

In the finals of 1987, the team led by Allan Border scored 253/5 batting first. England failed to chase the target, scoring 246/8 and lost to Australia by 7 runs. Steve Waugh led the 1999 winning team as they defeated Pakistan by 8 wickets.

1999 ODI Cricket World Cup Winners – Australia

Ricky Ponting was a member of the 1999 squad, and later he became the captain and led his team to win the 2003 and 2007 World Cups. In 2003, Australia defeated India by 125 runs while in the 2007 tournament, they defeated Sri Lanka by 53 runs through Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method.

2003 ODI Cricket World Cup Winners – Australia

Australia has never won the shorter version of the World Cup. Their best performance was in 2010, where they went to become the runner-up as they lost to England by 7 wickets in the final.

2007 ODI Cricket World Cup Winners – Australia

New Zealand went to their first finals in the 2015 World Cup, but they were defeated by Australia by 7 wickets.

2015 ODI Cricket World Cup Winners – Australia

West Indies

West Indies skipper Clive Lloyd with 1975 Prudential Cup

The two inaugural tournaments were dominated by West Indies as the team, led by Clive Lloyd in both the occasions, dominated the entire tournament.

1979 ODI Cricket World Cup Winners – West Indies

They won the 1975 tournament by defeating Australia by 17 runs. In the 1979 final, West Indies were all over England as they won the finals by a big margin of 92 runs.

2012 T20 Cricket World Cup Winners – West Indies

West Indies has also won two T20 World Cups in 2012, defeating Sri Lanka by 36 runs, and in 2016 by defeating England by 4 wickets.

2016 T20 Cricket World Cup Winners – West Indies

India

India was the first nation to break free of the mighty West Indies team. They were also the other team (apart from West Indies) to win the 60-over World Cup.

The team led by Kapil Dev were quoted a 66-1 to win by the bookmakers before the 1983 competition began. However they changed the odds and went on to win the World Cup by defeating West Indies by 43 runs in the final.

Indian skipper Kapil Dev with 1983 Prudential Cup

Later after 28 years, the team led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, went on to become the first nation to host the tournament and win it at the same time. They defeated Sri Lanka by 6 wickets and went on to lift the cup.

2011 ODI Cricket World Cup Winners – India

India has also won the inaugural T20 World Cup which was held in South Africa, where they defeated Pakistan by a narrow margin of just 5 runs.

2007 T20 Cricket World Cup Winners – India

Pakistan

1992 ODI Cricket World Cup Winners – Pakistan

Pakistan won the 1992 World Cup which was held in Australia and New Zealand. In the finals, Imran Khan led his side to a win as they defeated England by 22 runs.

Pakistan skipper Imran Khan with 1992 Benson & Hedges World Cup Trophy

Pakistan has also won the T20 World Cup in the year 2009, when they defeated Sri Lanka by 8 wickets.

2009 T20 Cricket World Cup Winners – Pakistan

Sri Lanka

1996 ODI Cricket World Cup Winners – Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won the 1996 ODI World Cup under the captaincy of Arjuna Ranatunga. They defeated Australia by 7 wickets in the finals.

Sri Lankan skipper Arjuna Ranatunga with 1996 Wills World Cup

In 2014, Sri Lanka won the T20 World Cup with their win over India by 6 wickets.

Cricket World Cup Winners
2014 T20 Cricket World Cup Winners – Sri Lanka

England

England had previously reached three ODI World Cup finals, but had never been able to win it. They lost to West Indies, Australia and Pakistan in the three occasions. However in the 2019 ODI World Cup their luck changed as they defeated New Zealand and lifted their maiden title.

2010 T20 Cricket World Cup Winners – England

The 2019 World Cup saw the first super over in the finals after the initial game was tied. The Super Over was also tied but England won on the account of more boundaries hit than the Kiwis. Previously they had lifted the T20 World Cup in 2010, as they won the game by 7 wickets against Australia in the finals.

2019 ODI Cricket World Cup Winners – England

List Of ODI Cricket World Cup Winners

List Of T20 Cricket World Cup Winners