In the year 1975, the first-ever Cricket World Cup was contested in England as a series of one-day matches of 60 overs per side. West Indies team led by their captain Clive Lloyd defeated Australia to become the champion of first-ever ODI Cricket World Cup Winners. World Cup of 1987 was the first ever to be held outside England, it was jointly held in India and Pakistan. The 1987 contest also saw the number of overs per side reduced to 50. World Cup of 1992 was the first World Cup to be played in coloured Jerseys. In 2007 Australia became the first team and to date the only team to win three consecutive World Cup tournaments.
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List of ODI Cricket World Cup Winners
|1975||England and Wales||West Indies||291–8||Australia||274||West Indies won by 17 runs|
|1979||England and Wales||West Indies||286–9||England||194||West Indies won by 92 runs|
|1983||England and Wales||India||183||West Indies||140||India won by 43 runs|
|1987||India and Pakistan||Australia||253–5||England||246–8||Australia won by 7 runs|
|1992||Australia and New Zealand||Pakistan||249–6||England||227||Pakistan won by 22 runs|
|1996||India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka||245–3||Australia||241||Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets|
|1999||England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and Netherlands||Australia||133–2||Pakistan||132||Australia won by 8 wickets|
|2003||South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya||Australia||359–2||India||234||Australia won by 125 runs|
|2007||West Indies||Australia||281–4||Sri Lanka||215–8||Australia won by 53 runs|
|2011||India and Bangladesh||India||277–4||Sri Lanka||274–6||India won by 6 wickets|
|2015||Australia and New Zealand||Australia||186–3||New Zealand||183||Australia won by 7 wickets|
|2019||England and Wales||England||241||New Zealand||241–8||Match tied after regular play and super over; England won on boundary count|
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Winners By Country
|Team||Final Appearances||Winners||Runners||Years Won||Years Runners|
|Australia||7||5||2||1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015||1975, 1996|
|England||4||1||3||2019||1979, 1987, 1992|
|New Zealand||2||0||2||–||2015, 2019|
|Sri Lanka||3||1||2||1996||2007, 2011|
|West Indies||3||2||1||1975, 1979||1983|
ODI World Cup Records
- Most Cricket World Cup wins: Australia (5 World Cups)
- Most runs scored at the Cricket World Cup: Sachin Tendulkar (2,278 runs)
- Fastest double century: Chris Gayle v Zimbabwe (2015) – 138 balls
- Most sixes scored at the Cricket World Cup: Chris Gayle (49 Sixes)
- Most Centuries at the Cricket World Cup: Sachin Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma (6 centuries Each)
- Most wickets taken at the Cricket World Cup: Glenn McGrath (71 Wickets)
- Most wickets in consecutive balls: Lasith Malinga v South Africa (2007) – 4
T20 Cricket World Cup Winners List
Twenty-Twenty Cricket (called as T20 cricket) is the latest and shortest version of cricket. The first edition of T20 cricket World Cup was held in South Africa which was won by India against Pakistan in final held in 2007. The list of all the T20 World Cup winners is given below:
|2007||South Africa||India||Pakistan||India won by 5 runs|
|2009||England||Pakistan||Sri Lanka||Pakistan won by 8 wickets|
|2010||West Indies||England||Australia||England won by 7 wickets|
|2012||Sri Lanka||West Indies||Sri Lanka||West Indies won by 36 runs|
|2014||Bangladesh||Sri Lanka||India||Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets|
|2016||India||West Indies||England||West Indies won by 4 wickets|
T20 World Cup Records
- Most T20 World Cup wins: West Indies (2 World Cups)
- Highest successful chase: England v South Africa (230-8)
- Fastest century: Chris Gayle (47 balls)
- Most Runs: Mahela Jayawardene (1,016 Runs)
- Highest individual score: Brendon McCullum (123 runs)
- Most wickets: Shahid Afridi – 39 wickets
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Who has scored the most runs in ODI World Cup cricket?
Ans. Sachin Tendulkar holds the record of scoring most runs in ODI World Cup (2,278 runs).
Q. Which country has won the most no. of T20 World Cups?
Ans. West Indies has won the most T20 World Cups (2 World Cups).
Q. Which was the first ODI World Cup to be held outside England?
Ans. 1987 Cricket world cup was the first world cup to be held outside England. It was jointly held in India and Pakistan.
Q. Who holds the record of scoring most sixes in ODI World Cup History?
Ans. Chris Gayle has hit most no. of sixes in ODI world cup History (49 sixes).