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The ICC Cricket
Cricket
World Cup is the international championship of One Day International (ODI) cricket. The event is organised by the sport's governing body, the International Cricket Council
International Cricket Council
(ICC), every four years, with preliminary qualification rounds leading up to a finals tournament. The tournament is one of the world's most viewed sporting events and is considered the "flagship event of the international cricket calendar" by the ICC.[1] The first World Cup was organised in England
England
in June 1975, with the first ODI cricket match having been played only four years earlier. However, a separate Women's Cricket World Cup
Women's Cricket World Cup
had been held two years before the first men's tournament, and a tournament involving multiple international teams had been held as early as 1912, when a triangular tournament of Test matches was played between Australia, England
England
and South Africa. The first three World Cups were held in England. From the 1987 tournament onwards, hosting has been shared between countries under an unofficial rotation system, with fourteen ICC members having hosted at least one match in the tournament. The World Cup is open to all members of the International Cricket Council (ICC), although the highest-ranking teams receive automatic qualification. The remaining teams are determined via the World Cricket
Cricket
League and the ICC World Cup Qualifier. A total of twenty teams have competed in the eleven editions of the tournament, with fourteen competing in the latest edition in 2015; the next edition in 2019 will have only ten teams. Australia
Australia
has won the tournament five times, with the West Indies, India
India
(twice each), Pakistan
Pakistan
and Sri Lanka (once each) also having won the tournament. The best performance by a non-full-member team came when Kenya made the semi-finals of the 2003 tournament.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Before the first Cricket
Cricket
World Cup 1.2 Prudential World Cups (1975–1983) 1.3 Different champions (1987–1996) 1.4 Australian treble (1999–2007) 1.5 Hosts triumph (2011–2015)

2 Format

2.1 Qualification 2.2 Tournament

3 Trophy 4 Media coverage 5 Selection of hosts 6 Tournament history 7 Results

7.1 Teams' performances 7.2 Debutant teams 7.3 Overview

8 Awards

8.1 Man of the tournament 8.2 Man of the Match
Man of the Match
in the Final

9 Tournament records 10 See also 11 References 12 External links

History[edit] Main article: History of the Cricket
Cricket
World Cup Before the first Cricket
Cricket
World Cup[edit] The first international cricket match was played between Canada and the United States, on 24 and 25 September 1844.[2] However, the first credited Test match was played in 1877 between Australia
Australia
and England, and the two teams competed regularly for The Ashes
The Ashes
in subsequent years. South Africa
South Africa
was admitted to Test status in 1889.[3] Representative cricket teams were selected to tour each other, resulting in bilateral competition. Cricket
Cricket
was also included as an Olympic sport at the 1900 Paris Games, where Great Britain defeated France to win the gold medal.[4] This was the only appearance of cricket at the Summer Olympics. The first multilateral competition at international level was the 1912 Triangular Tournament, a Test cricket
Test cricket
tournament played in England between all three Test-playing nations at the time: England, Australia and South Africa. The event was not a success: the summer was exceptionally wet, making play difficult on damp uncovered pitches, and attendances were poor, attributed to a "surfeit of cricket".[5] Since then, international Test cricket
Test cricket
has generally been organised as bilateral series: a multilateral Test tournament was not organised again until the triangular Asian Test Championship
Asian Test Championship
in 1999.[6] The number of nations playing Test cricket
Test cricket
increased gradually over time, with the addition of West Indies
West Indies
in 1928, New Zealand
New Zealand
in 1930, India
India
in 1932, and Pakistan
Pakistan
in 1952. However, international cricket continued to be played as bilateral Test matches over three, four or five days. In the early 1960s, English county cricket teams began playing a shortened version of cricket which only lasted for one day. Starting in 1962 with a four-team knockout competition known as the Midlands Knock-Out Cup,[7] and continuing with the inaugural Gillette Cup in 1963, one-day cricket grew in popularity in England. A national Sunday League was formed in 1969. The first One-Day International match was played on the fifth day of a rain-aborted Test match between England and Australia
Australia
at Melbourne in 1971, to fill the time available and as compensation for the frustrated crowd. It was a forty over game with eight balls per over.[8] In the late 1970s, Kerry Packer established the rival World Series Cricket
Cricket
(WSC) competition. It introduced many of the now commonplace features of One Day International
One Day International
cricket, including coloured uniforms, matches played at night under floodlights with a white ball and dark sight screens, and, for television broadcasts, multiple camera angles, effects microphones to capture sounds from the players on the pitch, and on-screen graphics. The first of the matches with coloured uniforms was the WSC Australians in wattle gold versus WSC West Indians in coral pink, played at VFL Park in Melbourne on 17 January 1979. The success and popularity of the domestic one-day competitions in England
England
and other parts of the world, as well as the early One-Day Internationals, prompted the ICC to consider organising a Cricket
Cricket
World Cup.[9] Prudential World Cups (1975–1983)[edit]

The Prudential Cup trophy

The inaugural Cricket
Cricket
World Cup was hosted in 1975 by England, the only nation able to put forward the resources to stage an event of such magnitude at the time. The 1975 tournament started on 7 June.[10] The first three events were held in England
England
and officially known as the Prudential Cup after the sponsors Prudential plc. The matches consisted of 60 six-ball overs per team, played during the daytime in traditional form, with the players wearing cricket whites and using red cricket balls.[11] Eight teams participated in the first tournament: Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, and the West Indies
West Indies
(the six Test nations at the time), together with Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
and a composite team from East Africa.[12] One notable omission was South Africa, who were banned from international cricket due to apartheid. The tournament was won by the West Indies, who defeated Australia
Australia
by 17 runs in the final at Lord's.[12] The 1979 World Cup saw the introduction of the ICC Trophy competition to select non-Test playing teams for the World Cup,[13] with Sri Lanka and Canada qualifying.[14] The West Indies
West Indies
won a second consecutive World Cup tournament, defeating the hosts England
England
by 92 runs in the final. At a meeting which followed the World Cup, the International Cricket
Cricket
Conference agreed to make the competition a quadrennial event.[14] The 1983 event was hosted by England
England
for a third consecutive time. By this stage, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
had become a Test-playing nation, and Zimbabwe qualified through the ICC Trophy. A fielding circle was introduced, 30 yards (27 m) away from the stumps. Four fieldsmen needed to be inside it at all times.[15] The teams faced each other twice, before moving into the knock-outs. India, an outsider, quoted at 66–1 to win by bookmakers before the competition began, were crowned champions after upsetting the West Indies
West Indies
by 43 runs in the final.[9][16] Different champions (1987–1996)[edit] India
India
and Pakistan
Pakistan
jointly hosted the 1987 tournament, the first time that the competition was held outside England. The games were reduced from 60 to 50 overs per innings, the current standard, because of the shorter daylight hours in the Indian subcontinent
Indian subcontinent
compared with England's summer.[17] Australia
Australia
won the championship by defeating England
England
by 7 runs in the final, the closest margin in World Cup final history.[18][19] The 1992 World Cup, held in Australia
Australia
and New Zealand, introduced many changes to the game, such as coloured clothing, white balls, day/night matches, and a change to the fielding restriction rules. The South African cricket team participated in the event for the first time, following the fall of the apartheid regime and the end of the international sports boycott.[20] Pakistan
Pakistan
overcame a dismal start in the tournament to eventually defeat England
England
by 22 runs in the final and emerge as winners.[21] The 1996 championship was held in the Indian subcontinent
Indian subcontinent
for a second time, with the inclusion of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
as host for some of its group stage matches.[22] In the semi-final, Sri Lanka, heading towards a crushing victory over India
India
at Eden Gardens
Eden Gardens
after the hosts lost eight wickets while scoring 120 runs in pursuit of 252, were awarded victory by default after crowd unrest broke out in protest against the Indian performance.[23] Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
went on to win their maiden championship by defeating Australia
Australia
by seven wickets in the final at Lahore.[24] Australian treble (1999–2007)[edit] In 1999 the event was hosted by England, with some matches also being held in Scotland, Ireland, Wales
Wales
and the Netherlands.[25][26] Twelve teams contested the World Cup. Australia
Australia
qualified for the semi-finals after reaching their target in their Super 6 match against South Africa off the final over of the match.[27] They then proceeded to the final with a tied match in the semi-final also against South Africa where a mix-up between South African batsmen Lance Klusener and Allan Donald saw Donald drop his bat and stranded mid-pitch to be run out. In the final, Australia
Australia
dismissed Pakistan
Pakistan
for 132 and then reached the target in less than 20 overs and with eight wickets in hand.[28]

A crowd of over 10,000 fans welcome the Australian team on completing the first World Cup hat-trick – Martin Place, Sydney.

South Africa, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
and Kenya hosted the 2003 World Cup. The number of teams participating in the event increased from twelve to fourteen. Kenya's victories over Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
and Zimbabwe, among others – and a forfeit by the New Zealand
New Zealand
team, which refused to play in Kenya because of security concerns – enabled Kenya to reach the semi-finals, the best result by an associate.[29] In the final, Australia
Australia
made 359 runs for the loss of two wickets, the largest ever total in a final, defeating India
India
by 125 runs.[30][31] In 2007 the tournament was hosted by the West Indies
West Indies
and expanded to sixteen teams.[32] Following Pakistan's upset loss to World Cup debutants Ireland in the group stage, Pakistani coach Bob Woolmer
Bob Woolmer
was found dead in his hotel room.[33] Jamaican police had initially launched a murder investigation into Woolmer's death but later confirmed that he died of heart failure.[34] Australia
Australia
defeated Sri Lanka in the final by 53 runs (D/L) in farcical light conditions, and extended their undefeated run in the World Cup to 29 matches and winning three straight championships.[35] Hosts triumph (2011–2015)[edit] India, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
and Bangladesh
Bangladesh
together hosted the 2011 Cricket
Cricket
World Cup. Pakistan
Pakistan
were stripped of their hosting rights following the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in 2009, with the games originally scheduled for Pakistan
Pakistan
redistributed to the other host countries.[36] The number of teams participating in the World Cup dropped down to fourteen.[37] Australia
Australia
lost their final group stage match against Pakistan
Pakistan
on 19 March 2011, ending an unbeaten streak of 35 World Cup matches, which had begun on 23 May 1999.[38] India
India
won their second World Cup title by beating Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
by 6 wickets in the final in Mumbai, and became the first country to win the final on home soil.[37] MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni
later became the first captain in history to win all the major ICC tournaments - World T20 in 2007, Champions Trophy in 2013 and this edition of the World Cup. Australia
Australia
and New Zealand
New Zealand
jointly hosted the 2015 Cricket
Cricket
World Cup. The number of participants remained at fourteen. Ireland was the most successful Associate nation with a total of three wins in the tournament. New Zealand
New Zealand
beat South Africa
South Africa
in a thrilling first semi-final to qualify for their maiden World Cup final. Australia defeated New Zealand
New Zealand
by seven wickets in the final at Melbourne to lift the World Cup for the fifth time.[39] Format[edit] Qualification[edit]

This article needs to be updated. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. (March 2018)

Main article: Cricket
Cricket
World Cup qualification 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. A new qualifying format was introduced for the 2015 Cricket
Cricket
World Cup. The top two teams of the 2011–13 ICC World Cricket
Cricket
League Championship qualify directly. The remaining six teams join the third and fourth-placed teams of 2011 ICC World Cricket
Cricket
League Division Two and the top two teams of the 2013 ICC World Cricket
Cricket
League Division Three in the World Cup Qualifier to decide the remaining two places.[40][41] Qualifying tournaments were introduced for the second World Cup, where two of the eight places in the finals were awarded to the leading teams in the ICC Trophy.[13] The number of teams selected through the ICC Trophy had varied throughout the years. The World Cricket
Cricket
League (administered by the International Cricket
Cricket
Council) is the qualification system provided to allow the Associate and Affiliate members of the ICC more opportunities to qualify. The name "ICC Trophy" has been changed to "ICC World Cup Qualifier".[42] Under the current qualifying process, the World Cricket
Cricket
League, all Associate and Affiliate members of the ICC are able to qualify for the World Cup. Associate and Affiliate members must play between two and five stages in the ICC World Cricket
Cricket
League to qualify for the World Cup finals, depending on the Division in which they start the qualifying process. Process summary in chronological order (2011-2014):

2011 ICC World Cricket
Cricket
League Division Two: 6 Teams – Top 2 were promoted to the 2011–13 ICC World Cricket
Cricket
League Championship. The third and fourth-placed teams qualified for the 2014 Cricket
Cricket
World Cup Qualifier. The fifth and sixth-placed teams were relegated to the Division Three for 2013. 2011–13 ICC World Cricket
Cricket
League Championship: 8 Teams – Top 2 automatically qualified for the 2015 Cricket
Cricket
World Cup. The remaining six teams qualified for the 2014 Cricket
Cricket
World Cup Qualifier. 2013 ICC World Cricket
Cricket
League Division Three: 6 Teams – Top 2 were qualified for the 2014 Cricket
Cricket
World Cup Qualifier. The fifth and sixth-placed teams were relegated to the Division Four for 2014. 2014 Cricket
Cricket
World Cup Qualifier: 10 Teams – Top 2 qualified for the 2015 Cricket World Cup
2015 Cricket World Cup
and the 2015–17 ICC World Cricket League Championship. The third and fourth-placed teams qualified for the 2015–17 ICC World Cricket
Cricket
League Championship. The fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth-placed teams remained in the Division Two for 2015. The ninth and tenth-placed teams were relegated to the Division Three for 2014

Tournament[edit] See also: History of the Cricket
Cricket
World Cup § Historical formats of final tournament

The captains of the 2007 Cricket
Cricket
World Cup.

The format of the Cricket
Cricket
World Cup has changed greatly over the course of its history. Each of the first four tournaments was played by eight teams, divided into two groups of four.[43] The competition consisted of two stages, a group stage and a knock-out stage. The four teams in each group played each other in the round-robin group stage, with the top two teams in each group progressing to the semi-finals. The winners of the semi-finals played against each other in the final. With South Africa
South Africa
returning in the fifth tournament in 1992 as a result of the end of the apartheid boycott, nine teams played each other once in the group phase, and the top four teams progressed to the semi-finals.[44] The tournament was further expanded in 1996, with two groups of six teams.[45] The top four teams from each group progressed to quarter-finals and semi-finals. A distinct format was used for the 1999 and 2003 World Cups. The teams were split into two pools, with the top three teams in each pool advancing to the Super 6.[46] The Super 6 teams played the three other teams that advanced from the other group. As they advanced, the teams carried their points forward from previous matches against other teams advancing alongside them, giving them an incentive to perform well in the group stages.[46] The top four teams from the Super 6 stage progressed to the semi-finals, with the winners playing in the final. The format used in the 2007 World Cup involved 16 teams allocated into four groups of four.[47] Within each group, the teams played each other in a round-robin format. Teams earned points for wins and half-points for ties. The top two teams from each group moved forward to the Super 8 round. The Super 8 teams played the other six teams that progressed from the different groups. Teams earned points in the same way as the group stage, but carried their points forward from previous matches against the other teams who qualified from the same group to the Super 8 stage.[48] The top four teams from the Super 8 round advanced to the semi-finals, and the winners of the semi-finals played in the final. The format used in the 2011 and 2015[49] World Cups featured two groups of seven teams, each playing in a round-robin format. The top four teams from each group proceeded to the knock out stage consisting of quarter-finals, semi-finals and ultimately the final.[50] It is proposed that in 2019 World Cup, the number of teams participating will go down to 10 and all the teams will play against each other once in round robin format, before entering the semifinals. This would be similar to the one used in 1992 World Cup. Trophy[edit] Main article: Cricket
Cricket
World Cup Trophy The ICC Cricket
Cricket
World Cup Trophy is presented to the winners of the World Cup. The current trophy was created for the 1999 championships, and was the first permanent prize in the tournament's history. Prior to this, different trophies were made for each World Cup.[51] The trophy was designed and produced in London by a team of craftsmen from Garrard & Co over a period of two months. The current trophy is made from silver and gilt, and features a golden globe held up by three silver columns. The columns, shaped as stumps and bails, represent the three fundamental aspects of cricket: batting, bowling and fielding, while the globe characterises a cricket ball.[52] The seam is tilted to symbolize the axial tilt of the Earth. It stands 60 centimetres high and weighs approximately 11 kilograms. The names of the previous winners are engraved on the base of the trophy, with space for a total of twenty inscriptions. The ICC keeps the original trophy. A replica differing only in the inscriptions is permanently awarded to the winning team.[53] Media coverage[edit]

Mello, the mascot of the 2007 World Cup

The tournament is the world's third largest[54] with only the FIFA World Cup and the Summer Olympics exceeding it. The 2011 Cricket
Cricket
World Cup final was televised in over 200 countries to over 2.2 billion television viewers.[55][56][57] Television rights, mainly for the 2011 and 2015 World Cup, were sold for over US$1.1 billion,[58] and sponsorship rights were sold for a further US$500 million.[59] The 2003 Cricket
Cricket
World Cup matches were attended by 626,845 people,[60] while the 2007 Cricket
Cricket
World Cup sold more than 672,000 tickets.[61][62] Successive World Cup tournaments have generated increasing media attention as One-Day International cricket
International cricket
has become more established. The 2003 World Cup in South Africa
South Africa
was the first to sport a mascot, Dazzler the zebra.[63] An orange mongoose known as Mello was the mascot for the 2007 Cricket
Cricket
World Cup.[64] Stumpy, a blue elephant was the mascot for the 2011 World Cup.[65] On 13 February, the opening of the 2015 tournament was celebrated with a Google Doodle.[66] Selection of hosts[edit]

Civic Centre, South Africa
South Africa
honours the 2003 World Cup.

Main article: Cricket
Cricket
World Cup hosts The International Cricket
Cricket
Council's executive committee votes for the hosts of the tournament after examining the bids made by the nations keen to hold a Cricket
Cricket
World Cup.[67] England
England
hosted the first three competitions. The ICC decided that England
England
should host the first tournament because it was ready to devote the resources required to organising the inaugural event.[10] India
India
volunteered to host the third Cricket
Cricket
World Cup, but most ICC members preferred England
England
as the longer period of daylight in England in June meant that a match could be completed in one day.[68] The 1987 Cricket
Cricket
World Cup was held in India
India
and Pakistan, the first hosted outside England.[69] Many of the tournaments have been jointly hosted by nations from the same geographical region, such as South Asia in 1987, 1996 and 2011, Australasia
Australasia
in 1992 and 2015, Southern Africa in 2003 and West Indies in 2007. Tournament history[edit] Main article: List of ICC Cricket
Cricket
World Cup finals

Year Official Host(s) Final venue Result

Winner Margin Runner-up

1975 Details  England London  West Indies 291/8 (60 overs) West Indies
West Indies
won by 17 runs Scorecard  Australia 274 all out (58.4 overs)

1979 Details  England London  West Indies 286/9 (60 overs) West Indies
West Indies
won by 92 runs Scorecard  England 194 all out (51 overs)

1983 Details   England
England
[a] London  India 183 all out (54.4 overs) India
India
won by 43 runs Scorecard  West Indies 140 all out (52 overs)

1987 Details  India  Pakistan Kolkata  Australia 253/5 (50 overs) Australia
Australia
won by 7 runs Scorecard  England 246/8 (50 overs)

1992 Details  Australia  New Zealand Melbourne  Pakistan 249/6 (50 overs) Pakistan
Pakistan
won by 22 runs Scorecard  England 227 all out (49.2 overs)

1996 Details  Pakistan  India  Sri Lanka Lahore  Sri Lanka 245/3 (46.2 overs) Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
won by 7 wickets Scorecard  Australia 241/7 (50 overs)

1999 Details  England   Wales
Wales
[b] London  Australia 133/2 (20.1 overs) Australia
Australia
won by 8 wickets Scorecard  Pakistan 132 all out (39 overs)

2003 Details   South Africa
South Africa
[c] Johannesburg  Australia 359/2 (50 overs) Australia
Australia
won by 125 runs Scorecard  India 234 all out (39.2 overs)

2007 Details   West Indies
West Indies
[d] Bridgetown  Australia 281/4 (38 overs) Australia
Australia
won by 53 runs (D/L) Scorecard  Sri Lanka 215/8 (36 overs)

2011 Details  India  Sri Lanka  Bangladesh Mumbai  India 277/4 (48.2 overs) India
India
won by 6 wickets Scorecard  Sri Lanka 274/6 (50 overs)

2015 Details  Australia  New Zealand Melbourne  Australia 186/3 (33.1 overs) Australia
Australia
won by 7 wickets Scorecard  New Zealand 183 all out (45 overs)

2019 Details  England  Wales London

2023 Details  India Kolkata

Notes

^ England
England
was the sole designated host, but matches were also played in Wales. ^ The England
England
and Wales
Wales
Cricket
Cricket
Board was the sole designated host, but matches were also played in Ireland, the Netherlands, and Scotland. ^ Cricket
Cricket
South Africa
South Africa
was the sole designated host, but matches were also played in Kenya and Zimbabwe. ^ Eight member countries of the West Indies
West Indies
Cricket
Cricket
Board hosted matches – Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Results[edit] Twenty nations have qualified for the Cricket
Cricket
World Cup at least once. Seven teams have competed in every tournament, five of which have won the title.[9] The West Indies
West Indies
won the first two tournaments, Australia has won five, India
India
has won two, while Pakistan
Pakistan
and Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
have each won once. The West Indies
West Indies
(1975 and 1979) and Australia
Australia
(1999, 2003 and 2007) are the only nations to have won consecutive titles.[9] Australia
Australia
has played in seven of the eleven finals (1975, 1987, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015). England
England
has yet to win the World Cup, but has been runners-up three times (1979, 1987, 1992). The best result by a non-Test playing nation is the semi-final appearance by Kenya in the 2003 tournament; while the best result by a non-Test playing team on their debut is the Super 8 (second round) by Ireland in 2007.[9] Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
as a co-host of the 1996 Cricket
Cricket
World Cup was the first host to win the tournament though the final was held in Pakistan.[9] India
India
won in 2011 as host and was the first team to win in a final played in their own country.[70] Australia
Australia
repeated the feat in 2015.[39] England
England
is the only other host to have made the final, in 1979. Other countries which have achieved or equalled their best World Cup results while co-hosting the tournament are New Zealand
New Zealand
as finalists in 2015; Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
who reached the Super Six in 2003; and Kenya as semi-finalists in 2003.[9] In 1987, co-hosts India
India
and Pakistan
Pakistan
both reached the semi-finals, but were eliminated by Australia
Australia
and England
England
respectively.[9] Australia
Australia
in 1992, England
England
in 1999, South Africa
South Africa
in 2003, and Bangladesh
Bangladesh
in 2011 have been the host teams that were eliminated in the first round. Teams' performances[edit] An overview of the teams' performances in every World Cup:

Team Host 1975 (8) 1979 (8) 1983 (8) 1987 (8) 1992 (9) 1996 (12) 1999 (12) 2003 (14) 2007 (16) 2011 (14) 2015 (14) 2019 (10) 2023 (10)

 Afghanistan

GP Q

 Australia 2nd GP GP 1st GP 2nd 1st 1st 1st QF 1st Q

 Bangladesh

GP GP S8 GP QF Q

 Bermuda

GP

 Canada

GP

GP GP GP

East Africa† GP

 England SF 2nd SF 2nd 2nd QF GP GP S8 QF GP Q

 India GP GP 1st SF GP SF S6 2nd GP 1st SF Q Q

 Ireland

S8 GP GP

 Kenya

GP GP SF GP GP

 Namibia

GP

 Netherlands

GP

GP GP GP

 New Zealand SF SF GP GP SF QF SF S6 SF SF 2nd Q

 Pakistan GP SF SF SF 1st QF 2nd GP GP SF QF Q

 Scotland

GP

GP

GP

 South Africa

SF QF SF GP SF QF SF Q

 Sri Lanka GP GP GP GP GP 1st GP SF 2nd 2nd QF Q

 United Arab Emirates

GP

GP

 West Indies 1st 1st 2nd GP GP SF GP GP S8 QF QF Q

 Zimbabwe

GP GP GP GP S6 S6 GP GP GP

†No longer exists. Before the 1992 World Cup, South Africa
South Africa
was banned due to apartheid. The number of wins followed by Run-rate is the criteria for determining the rankings till the 1987 World Cup. The number of points followed by, head to head performance and then net run-rate is the criteria for determining the rankings for the World Cups from 1992 onwards. Legend

1st – Winner 2nd – Runner up SF – Semi-finals S6 – Super Six (1999–2003) S8 – Super Eight (2007) QF – Quarter-finals (1996, 2011–2015) GP – Group – First round

Debutant teams[edit]

Year Teams

1975  Australia, East Africa†,  England,  India,  New Zealand,  Pakistan,  Sri Lanka,  West Indies

1979  Canada

1983  Zimbabwe

1987 none

1992  South Africa

1996  Kenya,  Netherlands,  United Arab Emirates

1999  Bangladesh,  Scotland

2003  Namibia

2007  Bermuda,  Ireland

2011 none

2015  Afghanistan

2019 none

2023 TBD

†No longer exists. Overview[edit] The table below provides an overview of the performances of teams over past World Cups, as of the end of group stage of the 2015 tournament. Teams are sorted by best performance, then by appearances, total number of wins, total number of games, and alphabetical order respectively.

Appearances

Statistics

Team Total First Latest Best result Mat. Won Lost Tie NR Win%*

 Australia 11 1975 2015 1.1 !Champions (1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015) 84 62 20 1 1 75.30

 India 11 1975 2015 1.3 !Champions (1983, 2011) 75 46 27 1 1 62.83

 West Indies 11 1975 2015 1.3 !Champions (1975, 1979) 71 41 29 0 1 58.57

 Pakistan 11 1975 2015 1.5 !Champions (1992) 71 40 29 0 2 57.97

 Sri Lanka 11 1975 2015 1.5 !Champions (1996) 73 35 35 1 2 50.00

 England 11 1975 2015 2.3 !Runners-up (1979, 1987, 1992) 72 41 29 1 1 58.45

 New Zealand 11 1975 2015 2.5 !Runners-up (2015) 79 48 30 0 1 61.53

 South Africa 7 1992 2015 3.2 !Semi-finals (1992, 1999, 2007, 2015) 55 35 18 2 0 65.45

 Kenya 5 1996 2011 3.5 !Semi-finals (2003) 29 6 22 0 1 21.42

 Zimbabwe 9 1983 2015 5.4 !Super 6 (1999, 2003) 57 11 42 1 3 21.29

 Bangladesh 5 1999 2015 7.4 !Quarter-finals (2015), Super 8 (2007) 32 11 20 0 1 35.48

 Ireland 3 2007 2015 7.5 !Super 8 (2007) 21 7 13 1 0 35.71

 Netherlands 4 1996 2011 9.2 !Group Stage (1996, 2003, 2007, 2011) 20 2 18 0 0 10.00

 Canada 4 1979 2011 9.2 !Group Stage (1979, 2003, 2007, 2011) 18 2 16 0 0 11.11

 Scotland 3 1999 2015 9.3 !Group Stage (1999, 2007, 2015) 14 0 14 0 0 0.00

 United Arab Emirates 2 1996 2015 9.4 !Group Stage (1996, 2015) 11 1 10 0 0 9.09

 Afghanistan 1 2015 2015 9.5 !Group Stage (2015) 6 1 5 0 0 16.66

 Namibia 1 2003 2003 9.5 !Group Stage (2003) 6 0 6 0 0 0.00

 Bermuda 1 2007 2007 9.5 !Group Stage (2007) 3 0 3 0 0 0.00

East Africa† 1 1975 1975 9.5 !Group Stage (1975) 3 0 3 0 0 0.00

Last Updated: 29 March 2015 Source: Cricinfo[71]

The Win percentage excludes no results and counts ties as half a win.

†No longer exists. Awards[edit] Man of the tournament[edit] Main article: Cricket
Cricket
World Cup awards Since 1992, one player has been declared as "Man of the Tournament" at the end of the World Cup finals:[72]

Year Player Performance details

1992 Martin Crowe 456 runs

1996 Sanath Jayasuriya 221 runs and 7 wickets

1999 Lance Klusener 281 runs and 17 wickets

2003 Sachin Tendulkar 673 runs and 2 wickets

2007 Glenn McGrath 26 wickets

2011 Yuvraj Singh 362 runs and 15 wickets

2015 Mitchell Starc 22 wickets

Man of the Match
Man of the Match
in the Final[edit] There were no Man of the Tournament awards before 1992 but Man of the Match awards have always been given for individual matches. Winning the Man of the Match
Man of the Match
in the final is logically noteworthy, as this indicates the player deemed to have played the biggest part in the World Cup final. To date the award has always gone to a member of the winning side. The Man of the Match
Man of the Match
award in the final of the competition has been awarded to:[72]

Year Player Performance details

1975 Clive Lloyd 102

1979 Viv Richards 138*

1983 Mohinder Amarnath 3/12 and 26

1987 David Boon 75

1992 Wasim Akram 33 and 3/49

1996 Aravinda de Silva 107* and 3/42

1999 Shane Warne 4/33

2003 Ricky Ponting 140*

2007 Adam Gilchrist 149

2011 Mahendra Singh Dhoni 91*

2015 James Faulkner 3/36

Tournament records[edit] Main article: List of Cricket
Cricket
World Cup records

Sachin Tendulkar, the leading run-scorer in World Cup history.

World Cup records[73]

Batting

Most runs Sachin Tendulkar 2,278 (1992–2011)

Highest average (min. 20 inns.) [74] AB de Villiers 63.52 (2007–2015)

Highest score Martin Guptill
Martin Guptill
v  West Indies 237* (2015)

Highest partnership Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle
& Marlon Samuels (2nd wicket) v  Zimbabwe 372 (2015)

Most runs in a tournament Sachin Tendulkar 673 (2003)

Most hundreds Sachin Tendulkar 6 (1992–2011)

Bowling

Most wickets Glenn McGrath 71 (1996–2007)

Lowest average (min. 1000 balls bowled) Glenn McGrath 18.19 (1996–2007)

Best strike rate (min. 1000 balls bowled) Lasith Malinga 23.8 (2007–2015)

Best economy rate (min. 1000 balls bowled) Andy Roberts 3.24 (1975–1983)

Best bowling figures Glenn McGrath
Glenn McGrath
v  Namibia 7/15 (2003)

Most wickets in a tournament Glenn McGrath 26 (2007)

Fielding

Most dismissals (wicket-keeper) Kumar Sangakkara 54 (2003–2015)

Most catches (fielder) Ricky Ponting 28 (1996–2011)

Team

Highest score   Australia
Australia
v  Afghanistan 417/6 (2015)

Lowest score  Canada v Sri Lanka 36 (2003)

Highest win % [75] Australia 74% (Played 84, Won 62)

Most consecutive wins [76] Australia 27 (20 Jun 1999–19 Mar 2011, one N/R excluded)

Most consecutive tournament wins Australia 3 (1999–2007)

See also[edit]

Cricket
Cricket
portal

ICC Under-19 Cricket
Cricket
World Cup ICC World Twenty20 ICC Champions Trophy Women's Cricket
Cricket
World Cup

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External links[edit]

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