International Cricket Council organizes world cup championship in every 4 years since 1975. Inaugural ICC world cup was organized in England and its final match was played between West Indies and Australia at Lord’s London. West Indies cricket team beat Australia to win first cricket world cup.
The latest edition of ICC World Cup was played in 2015 and Australia beat New Zealand in the final to win cricket world cup for the record fifth time. Next CWC is scheduled to play in 2019 in England.
Let’s have a look at the list of winners and runners-up in ICC Cricket World Cup.
List of ICC World Cup Winners & Runners-Up
|Year||Winner||Runner Up||Result||Final Venue|
|1975||West Indies||Australia||West Indies won by 17 Runs||Lord’s London|
|1979||West Indies||England||West Indies won by 92 runs||Lord’s London|
|1983||India||West Indies||India won by 43 runs||Lord’s London|
|1987||Australia||England||Australia won by 7 runs||Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India|
|1992||Pakistan||England||Pakistan won by 22 runs||MCG, Melbourne, Australia|
|1996||Sri Lanka||Australia||Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Pakistan|
|1999||Australia||Pakistan||Australia won by 8 wickets||Lord’s London|
|2003||Australia||India||Australia won by 125 runs||Wanderers, South Africa|
|2007||Australia||Sri Lanka||Australia won by 53 runs||Kensington Oval, Bridgetown|
|2011||India||Sri Lanka||India won by 6 wickets||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India|
|2015||Australia||New Zealand||Australia won by 7 wickets||MCG, Melbourne, Australia|
|2019||TBC||TBC||TBC||Lord’s, London, England|
Check out: ICC World Twenty20 Winners list
Countries with number of titles and year
Australia Cricket Team is the most successful team in ICC world cup tournament as they become world champions four times in 1987, 1999, 2003 and 2007. India and West Indies have won world cups 2-2 times each. West Indies won first two cricket world cups 1975 and 1979 whereas India became champions in 1983 and 2011.
Pakistan cricket team won world cup in 1992 and Sri Lanka became cricket world champion in 1996.
ICC World Cup Winners according countries with no. of titles
|COUNTRY||Number of Titles||Year|
|Australia||5||1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015|
|West Indies||2||1975, 1979|
Cricket World Cup Champions in brief
West Indies beat Australia in 1975 ICC world cup final to become inaugural world cup champions. WI won by 17 runs in the final at Lord’s London. Clive Lloyd was named man of the match in final.
1979 World Cup
West Indies beat England in 1979 ICC world cup final to win second world cup successfully. WI won by 92 runs in the final match played at Lord’s cricket ground in London. Sir Viv Richards was declared man of the match in final.
1983 World Cup
India beat West Indies in 1983 ICC world cup final to become world champions first time. India won by 43 runs in the final match held at Lord’s London. Mohinder Amarnath was awarded man of the match in final.
1987 World Cup
Australia beat England in 1987 ICC world cup final to clinch world cup title first time. Australia won by 7 runs in the final match hosted at Eden Gardens, Calcutta. David Boon was declared man of the match in final.
1992 World Cup
Pakistan beat England in 1992 ICC world cup final to become world champions first time in tournament’s history. Pakistan won by 92 runs in the final played at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne. Wasim Akram was announced man of the match in final.
1996 World Cup
Sri Lanka beat Australia in 1996 ICC world cup final to win 1st title. SL won by 7 wickets in the final match held at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Aravinda de Silva was declared man of the match in final. Sanath Jayasuriya was awarded with man of the series.
1999 World Cup
Australia beat Pakistan to win 1999 ICC world cup final. Aus won by 8 wickets in the final match hosted at Lord’s, London. Shane Warne was declared man of the match in final. Lance Klusener was awarded man of the series.
2003 World Cup
Australia beat India in 2003 ICC world cup to become cricket world champions third time. Australia won by 125 runs in the final game played at New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. Ricky Ponting was awarded man of the match in final whereas Sachin Tendulkar awarded with man of the series trophy.
2007 World Cup
Australia beat Sri Lanka in 2007 ICC world cup final to clinch world cup title 3rd time consecutively. Australia won by 53 runs as per D/L method in final played at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown in Barbados. Adam Gilchrist was announced man of the match and Glenn McGrath was awarded to Man of the series.
2011 World Cup
India beat Sri Lanka in 2011 ICC world cup final to become world champion second time after 1983. India won by 6 wickets in the final match hosted at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. MS Dhoni was declared man of the match whereas Yuvraj Singh was named man of the series.
2015 World Cup
Australia beat New Zealand in 2015 ICC world cup final to win cricket world cup fifth time. Final was played on 29 March at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Australia won by 7 wickets. James Faulkner was awarded Man of the Match whereas Mitchell Starc was named player of the series.
2019 World Cup
The 12th edition of Cricket World Cup will be played in England in 2019. Australia will be title defending champion in the tournament.