Cricket World Cup Winners List and Facts

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Cricket World Cup Winners List

Cricket World Cup Winners List


COMPLETE LIST OF CRICKET WORLD CUP WINNERS

YEARHOST COUNTRYWINNERSRUNNERS
1975EnglandWest IndiesAustralia
1979EnglandWest IndiesEngland
1983England
Wales
IndiaWest Indies
1987India
Pakistan
AustraliaEngland
1992Australia
New Zealand
PakistanEngland
1996India
Pakistan
Sri Lanka
Sri LankaAustralia
1999England
Scotland
Republic of Ireland
Netherlands
Wales
AustraliaPakistan
2003South Africa
Zimbabwe
Kenya
AustraliaIndia
2007West IndiesAustraliaSri Lanka
2011India
Sri Lanka
Bangladesh
IndiaSri Lanka
2015Australia
New Zealand
AustraliaNew Zealand
2019England
Wales
EnglandNew Zealand
2023India

Facts about Cricket World Cup

  • The 1987 world cup was the first ever world cup which was held outside England. It was held in India and Pakistan.
  • The women’s world cup (from 1973) is older than men’s world cup (1975).
  • Nolan Clarke from Netherlands is the oldest player to play the tournament. His age was 47, when he played the 1996 World Cup.
  • India is the only team to win 60 over world cup and 50 over world cup.
  • The 1992 World Cup was the first to have white cricket balls, colour jerseys, and day night matches.
  • Australia is the only team to have won 3 consecutive world cups (1999, 2003, 2007).
  • Shoaib Akhtar bowled the fastest ball in World cup history, which was recorded at 100.2 mph or 161.3 km.
  • The Test-playing nations qualify automatically for the World Cup main event, while the other teams have to qualify through a series of preliminary qualifying tournaments.
  • The World Cup Trophy was designed and produced in London by a team of craftsmen from Garrard & Co over a period of two months.
  • The first century in the championship was scored by Dennis Amiss of England when he made 137 against India in the 1975 World Cup.
  • Rohit Sharma’s five centuries in the 2019 tournament are the most by a player in a single tournament.
  • Kumar Sangakkara scored four consecutive centuries, a record in ODIs, in the 2015 tournament.
  • Martin Guptill (237 runs against West Indies in 2015 World Cup) holds the record for the highest individual score in the tournament’s history.
  • Kevin O’Brien (113 runs from 63 balls) holds the record for the fastest century in the history of the tournament.

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