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ICC ODI Cricket World Cup winners list (1975 to 2023): Australia, India, West Indies and more

Relive the thrill of the Cricket World Cup with the list of winners. Discover the champions, the matches, and the moments that made history

Published: Jun 6, 2024 05:40:58 PM IST
Updated: Jun 14, 2024 05:49:59 PM IST

ICC ODI Cricket World Cup winners list (1975 to 2023): Australia, India, West Indies and more

The ICC Men's Cricket World Cup is the premier international competition for One-Day International (ODI) cricket. Organised by the International Cricket Council (ICC) every four years, it features a rigorous qualification process culminating in a thrilling finals tournament.

As one of the most prominently watched sporting events globally, the ICC considers the Cricket World Cup the flagship event on the international cricket calendar. The World Cup trophy symbolises not just individual achievement but also national pride and unity. It is a reminder of the power of sport to bring people together and inspire greatness.

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Cricket World Cup Winners List

The list here shows the list of all ICC ODI World Cup winners from 1975 to 2023.

World Cup Year Winner Runner Up
2023 Australia India
2019 England New Zealand
2015 Australia New Zealand
2011 India Sri Lanka
2007 Australia Sri Lanka
2003 Australia India
1999 Australia Pakistan
1996 Sri Lanka Australia
1992 Pakistan England
1987 Australia England
1983 India West Indies
1979 West Indies England
1975 West Indies Australia


Highlights of Cricket World Cup Winners

Here's a closer look at the winners of all the ICC Cricket World Cup Matches from 1975 to 2023.

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1975

  • Host Country: England
  • Scores: 291/8 (60 overs)
In 1975, the West Indies team, led by Clive Lloyd, made history by securing the inaugural Cricket World Cup held in England. They emerged victorious against Australia at The Lord’s Cricket Ground, winning by 17 runs. The team was asked to bat first by Ian Chappell and went on to score 291 for eight wickets from 60 overs. Australia fell short, finishing at 274 and handing the West Indies their first men's Cricket World Cup title.

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1979

  • Host Country: England
  • Scores: 286/9 (60 overs)
In 1979, the West Indies successfully defended their Cricket World Cup title, which England hosted for the second consecutive time. This tournament edition featured eight teams and 15 matches, solidifying the One Day International (ODI) format as a premier cricketing spectacle. The West Indies, led by Clive Lloyd, defeated the host nation by 92 runs in the final match at Lord's.

1983

  • Host Country: England
  • Scores: 183 all out (55th over)
In 1983, the Indian Cricket Team made history by securing their first-ever Cricket World Cup title. Led by Kapil Dev, India's strong performance in the group stage saw them advance to the semi-finals, where they defeated England. Despite being considered underdogs, India's bowling, led by Mohinder Amarnath and Madan Lal, turned the tide in their favour. They bowled out West Indies for just 140 runs in 52 overs, successfully defending their total of 183 runs and securing the championship.

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1987

  • Host Country: India and Pakistan
  • Scores: 253/5 (50 overs)
The Cricket World Cup 1987 marked a significant milestone as it was the first edition held outside of England, with India and Pakistan sharing the hosting duties. Due to short daylight hours in the Indian subcontinent, the games were reduced from 60 overs to 50 overs per inning. In the final match held at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata, Australia posted a competitive total of 253/5, with David Boon contributing 75 runs.

1992

  • Host Country: Australia and New Zealand
  • Scores: 249/6 (50 overs)
Hosted by Australia and England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the Cricket World Cup 1992 featured teams wearing coloured clothing, using white leather balls, and introducing day-night matches. Led by captain Imran Khan's crucial knock of 72 runs, Pakistan posted a competitive total of 249/6 in the final. Their bowlers then delivered a superb performance, bundling out England for 227 runs to secure a 22-run victory.

1996

  • Host Country: Pakistan and India
  • Scores: 245/3 (46.2 overs)
The Cricket World Cup 1996 was a historic moment for Sri Lanka, as they hosted the tournament alongside India and Pakistan. In the Lahore showdown, Sri Lanka performed dominantly, with captain Arjuna Ranatunga inspiring the team with a century. They defeated Australia by seven wickets to clinch their first-ever Cricket World Cup title.

1999

  • Host Country: England
  • Scores: 133/2 (20.1 overs)
The ICC Cricket World Cup 1999 final was played at the iconic Lord's Cricket Ground in London on June 20, 1999. Australia emerged victorious, securing their second Cricket World Cup title by defeating Pakistan by eight wickets in the final. Shane Warne was rightfully declared the Man of the Match for his impressive bowling performance. Australia showcased its prowess in the final by dismissing Pakistan for 132 runs.

2003

  • Host Country: South Africa
  • Scores: 359/2 (50 overs)
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2003 was a significant event held in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Kenya. In the final, Australia put on a dominant display, scoring 359 runs for losing just two wickets. Ricky Ponting was the top scorer for Australia, leading his team to a convincing 125-run victory over India. The defeat disappointed Sachin Tendulkar, the tournament's standout player, scoring 673 runs.

2007

  • Host Country: West Indies
  • Scores: 281/4 (38 overs)
The 2007 Cricket World Cup was a significant event hosted by the West Indies, featuring sixteen teams. The Cricket World Cup 2007 final, held at the Kensington Oval in Barbados, was reduced to 38 overs a side due to a two-hour rain delay. Australia extended their World Cup winning streak to 29 games by defeating Sri Lanka in the finals.

2011

  • Host Country: India and Bangladesh
  • Scores: 277/4 (48.2 overs)
The Cricket World Cup 2011 was a momentous occasion for India, as they sought to end a 28-year drought without a major tournament victory. With the tournament hosted in India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, India entered the competition as favourites. However, Pakistan was stripped of its hosting rights, shifting the focus to India and Sri Lanka.

2015

  • Host Country: Australia and New Zealand
  • Scores: 186/3 (33.1 overs)
The Cricket World Cup 2015, co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, was memorable. In the final match held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Australia faced New Zealand and emerged victorious with a seven-wicket win, clinching the title in front of their home crowd. Mitchell Starc was the standout performer, taking 22 wickets in eight matches and earning the Player of the tournament award for his exceptional fast bowling.

2019

  • Host Country: England and Wales
  • Scores: 241 all out (50 overs)
The Cricket World Cup 2019 was a thrilling event hosted by England and Wales. The final between England and New Zealand was one of the most thrilling matches in cricket history. Both teams scored 241 runs in the 50 overs; it ended in a tie. Ben Stokes played a crucial role for England, scoring an unbeaten 84 runs to help tie the match. The tie led to a Super Over, which also ended in a tie, with both playing teams scoring 15 runs each.

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2023

  • Host Country: India
  • Scores: 241/4 (43 overs)
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 was highly anticipated, with India being the solid favourite to win. Rohit Sharma's Men in Blue played like champions, advancing to the final unbeaten. Australia, led by Pat Cummins, had a shaky start to their campaign, losing two of their opening encounters.