ICC ODI Cricket World Cup, held every four years, is the pinnacle of One Day International (ODI) cricket. Organized by the International Cricket Council (ICC), the tournament features a series of preliminary qualification rounds, culminating in an electrifying finals event.
The first-ever Cricket World Cup was held in 1975 in England. Since then, the tournament has been held every four years, except for 1999, when it was held every two years due to the 2000 Summer Olympics.
From the fierce West Indian dominance in the late 1970s and 1980s to the emergence of new cricketing powerhouses like Australia and India, the ODI World Cup finals have witnessed exceptional displays of skill, nerve, and team spirit.
Legendary names such as Clive Lloyd, Kapil Dev, and Ricky Ponting have etched their names in cricket folklore through their match-winning performances on the grandest stage. Whether it was India’s triumph against the West Indies in 1983 or England’s dramatic win on boundary countback against New Zealand in 2019, these finals have produced unforgettable moments that continue to captivate cricket enthusiasts worldwide.
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The current champions are England, who won the 2019 Cricket World Cup against New Zealand in a thrilling final, and the next ODI World Cup, the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, will be held in India.
ICC Cricket World Cup Winners:
As we eagerly await the 2023 World Cup final, let us reflect on the rich history of this prestigious tournament and have a look at the ICC Cricket World Cup winners
- Australia: 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015
- West Indies: 1975, 1979
- India: 1983, 2011
- Pakistan: 1992
- Sri Lanka: 1996
- England: 2019
Australia holds the record for the highest number of Cricket World Cup victories, having clinched the prestigious title five times. Both West Indies and India have achieved success in the tournament on two occasions. Meanwhile, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have each emerged victorious once in the history of the ICC Cricket World Cup.
List of each ICC Cricket World Cup Final:
|Year||Final Match||Venue||Winner||Runner-Up||Winning Score||Runner-Up Score||Result|
|1975||West Indies vs Australia||Lord’s Cricket Ground, London||West Indies||Australia||291/8||274/10||West Indies won by 17 runs|
|1979||West Indies vs England||Lord’s Cricket Ground, London||West Indies||England||286/9||194/10||West Indies won by 92 runs|
|1983||India vs West Indies||Lord’s Cricket Ground, London||India||West Indies||183/10||140/10||India won by 43 runs|
|1987||Australia vs England||Eden Gardens, Kolkata||Australia||England||253/5||246/8||Australia won by 7 runs|
|1992||Pakistan vs England||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne||Pakistan||England||249/6||227/10||Pakistan won by 22 runs|
|1996||Sri Lanka vs Australia||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore||Sri Lanka||Australia||245/3||241/7||Sri Lanka won by 22 runs|
|1999||Australia vs Pakistan||Lord’s Cricket Ground, London||Australia||Pakistan||133/2 (D/L)||132/10||Australia won by 8 wickets (with 30 balls remaining)|
|2003||Australia vs India||Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg||Australia||India||359/2||234/10||Australia won by 125 runs|
|2007||Australia vs Sri Lanka||Kensington Oval, Bridgetown||Australia||Sri Lanka||281/4 (D/L)||215/8||Australia won by 53 runs (D/L method)|
|2011||India vs Sri Lanka||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai||India||Sri Lanka||277/4||275/10||India won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)|
|2015||Australia vs New Zealand||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne||Australia||New Zealand||186/3||183/10||Australia won by 7 wickets (with 101 balls remaining)|
|2019||England vs New Zealand||Lord’s Cricket Ground, London||England||New Zealand||241/10||241/8||England won on boundary countback rule after the match and Super Over ended in a tie|
|2023||TBD vs TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
The ODI World Cup finals epitomize the pinnacle of limited-overs cricket, where dreams are realized, heroes are born, and legends are made.
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