International Cricket Council has been organizing ICC World Cup in every 4 years since 1975 and various countries in different regions have got opportunities to host the cricket’s showpiece event. First ever cricket world cup was hosted by England who invented the sport. England has hosted the most world cups as many as five times.
The last cricket world cup was played in Australia & New Zealand in 2015 and recent tournament is being held in England & Wales. Next ICC World Cup is scheduled to be hosted in India in 2023.
Let’s checkout the list of countries hosted cricket world cup along with number of teams and matches in the year.
|World Cup Number||Year||Host Country||Number of Teams, Matches|
|1st||1975||England||8 Teams, 15 Matches|
|2nd||1979||England||8 Teams, 15 Matches|
|3rd||1983||England & Wales||8 Teams, 27 Matches|
|4th||1987||India & Pakistan||8 Teams, 27 Matches|
|5th||1992||Australia & New Zealand||9 Teams, 39 Matches|
|6th||1996||India, Pakistan & Sri Lanka||12 Teams, 37 Matches|
|7th||1999||England, Ireland, Netherland, Scotland & Wales||12 Teams, 42 Matches|
|8th||2003||South Africa, Zimbabwe & Kenya||14 Teams, 54 Matches|
|9th||2007||West Indies||16 Teams, 51 Matches|
|10th||2011||India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh||14 Teams, 49 Matches|
|11th||2015||Australia & New Zealand||14 Teams, 49 Matches|
|12th||2019||England & Wales||10 Teams, 48 Matches|