To all the cricket fans out there, would you name the country that has won 5 ICC Cricket world cup finals? Here is clue; they are famous for their Kangaroos. Yes, Australia is the country that has won 5 cricket world cups so far. Australia is perhaps the country with most tenanted cricket players especially the fast bowlers. The team also holds the title of current world champion as they won the ICC Cup 2015.
Now let’s talk about the other teams that have won the cricket cup, but first take a look of ICC Cricket World Cup itself. It is an international championship trophy that is given to the winner of One Day International ICC World Cup. It is among the most favorite and most viewed sport event after Football World Cup, Rio Olympics and the Super Bowl. ICC WC is played in ODI format which encompasses a Day-Night match of 50 over length. ODI Cricket World Cup held every four yearly. Remember that there is also a T20 world cup that has the 20 over match format and held every 2 yearly.
Cricket world Cup governs and organized by International Cricket Council in coordination with the National Cricket Board of the country where it going to be held. Cricket WC can be hosted in any of the countries that are the full-member of ICC. These are 10 countries namely Pakistan, England, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, West Indies, Zimbabwe, Australia, India, New Zealand and South Africa. All these countries are Test Playing countries. There are some non full-members that can be the part of Cricket World Cup by going through qualifying rounds. These ICC non full-member teams include Afghanistan, Kenya, Ireland, UAE and Hong Kong.
The first world cup was played in England and it was in 1975. The winner for that world cup was West Indies who defeat Australia. West Indies also won the next World cup as well that was held in 1979. Australia was once again the runner up of that tournament. Winner of the 3rd main event of cricket was India who beat West Indies in final. All these first 3 world cups were hosted by England. Since 1975, 11 world cup events has have taken place. Out of these eleven, Australia won 5 WCs; India won 2 and so the West Indies. Pakistan won the world cup of 1992 and Sri Lanka won the 1996 one. For more precise view of the World Cup winning countries, refer to the list given below. It’s a year-wise list starting from 1975 to onward.
About the Upcoming ICC World Cups
Well, so far the 11 world cup has played while two upcoming WCs are being schedule to play four year apart in 2019 and 2023. The 12th Cricket World Cup will be held in England while the 13th World Cup will be hosted by India. Now be patient and wait for those cricket mega events. Stay connected with Crizmo to stay updated with all the latest news about Cricket, World Cup, Squads, Schedule and many more. You can also visit our site to get handy information about other sports including the American football, NHL, MLB, NFC and more.
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