ICC Cricket World Cup Winners List

Last Modified Nov 19, 2023 21:16 IST

The Cricket World Cup is a quadrennial event played in the ODI format since 1975. The winner of the World Cup keeps the prestigious title for the next four years. The ODI Cricket World Cup is considered as the pinnacle tournament of the sport and the winner of the event earns plaudits from every corner of the world. The list of World Cup winners is England, Australia, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and West Indies.


World Cup Winners List - List of World Cup Winners


YearWinnersResultRunners-upDateVenue
2023AustraliaWon by 7 wicketsIndiaNovember 19, 2023Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahemdabad
2019EnglandWon by Boundary Count in Super OverNew ZealandJuly 14, 2019Lord’s, London
2015AustraliaWon by 7 wicketsNew ZealandMarch 29, 2015Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
2011IndiaWon by 6 wicketsSri LankaApril 2, 2011Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
2007AustraliaWon by 53 runsSri LankaApril 28, 2007Kensington Oval, Bridgetown
2003AustraliaWon by 123 runsIndiaMarch 23, 2003The Wanderers Stadium,
Johannesburg
1999AustraliaWon by 8 wicketsPakistanJune 20, 1999Lord’s, London
1996Sri LankaWon by 7 wicketsAustraliaMarch 17, 1996Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
1992PakistanWon by 22 runsEnglandMarch 25, 1992Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
1987AustraliaWon by 7 runsEnglandNovember 8, 1987Eden Gardens, Kolkata
1983IndiaWon by 43 runsWest IndiesJune 25, 1983Lord’s, London
1979West IndiesWon by 92 runsEnglandJune 23, 1979Lord’s, London
1975West IndiesWon by 17 runsAustraliaJune 21, 1975Lord’s, London


Cricket World Cup Winners List 50 overs from 1975 to 2023
World Cup Winners List 50 overs from 1975 to 2023


West Indies were a dominant force in the 1970s and they lifted the first two editions of the World Cup of 1975 and 1979. The Windies were on the verge of bagging a hat-trick of titles in the 1983 edition, however, Kapil Dev-led India defeated them by 43 runs in the final to stop the juggernaut.


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Australia were the first time winners of the World Cup in 1987 when they got better of Ashes rivals England in the final by seven runs. England lost its successive World Cup final in 1992 and this time against Imran Khan’s Pakistan.


Arjuna Ranatunga’s Sri Lanka overhauled the star-studded unite of Australia in the 1996 World Cup as the island nation won their first title. Australia became the first team in the World Cup history to clinch a hat-trick of titles - 1999, 2003 & 2007.


India became the first host nation to win the World Cup after they beat co-host Sri Lanka in the final of the 2011 World Cup at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Australia won their fifth World Cup final in the 2015 edition after they mauled co-hosts New Zealand in the final at MCG by seven wickets.


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The winner of the 2019 World Cup was decided in an unprecedented way. England and New Zealand were involved in an epic contest of cricket with both teams levelling the scores not just in the 100-overs stipulated match but also the super over. England were crowned the list of World Cup winners on 2019 based on the higher boundary count rule.


World Cup Winners List Teamwise


Australia has won the most World Cup trophies in the tournament history. They are the only team to win the coveted trophy for three editions in a row (2003, 2007 & 2011). The Aussies have also won the 1987 and 2015 World Cup titles. West Indies and India have won the showpiece event twice each while Pakistan, Sri Lanka and England have been the winners only once.


Australia5
West Indies2
India2
Pakistan 1
Sri Lanka1
England1


World Cup Winners List prize money


Cricket World Cup Winners prize money
Cricket World Cup Winners 2023 Prize Money


The ICC Cricket World Cup is one of the major sporting events in the globe as it brings lucrative deals in terms of revenue and sponsorships due to its massive audience. The winner of the 2019 World Cup earned a purse of a whopping $4 million, which was the highest prize money for any international cricket event, while the runners-up got $ 2 million. There is no update on the prize money but the aforementioned amount is expected to continue in the 13th edition of the World Cup.

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The 13th edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 will take place in India between October 05-November 19.


As many as 10 countries will vy for an opportunity to claim their hands at the coveted silverware and earn the right to be called 'world champions'..


6 countries have been crowned world champions in the past 12 editions of the World Cup. Will we have a new champion this time around? Or will the past winners stretch their legacy?


Here's a look back at the world cup winners list of each of the past 12 winners:



World Cup Winner - West Indies 1975


World Cup Winner - West Indies 1975
World Cup Winner - West Indies 1975



The inaugural World Cup was won by the Clive Lloyd-led West Indies. The Men in Maroon defeated Australia in the final at Lord's to claim the title.


The victory was built on a majestic display of batsmanship from skipper Lloyd, who smashed the Aussies bowlers for 12 fours and 2 sixes to rack up an 85-ball 102, and help the Windies post 291/8 in 50 overs.


He also chipped in with a wicket, but it was Keith Boyce (4/50 in 12), who proved to be Australia's nemesis, eventually helping the Windies romp home by 17 runs.


World Cup Winner - West Indies 1979


World Cup Winner - West Indies 1979
World Cup Winner - West Indies 1979



The year changed, but the result remained the same, as the all-conquering West Indies romped home to their 2nd title after they thumped hosts England by 92 runs thanks to a breathtaking 138* from Sir Viv Richards and a 5-for from Joel Garner (5/38).


World Cup Winner - India 1983


World Cup Winner - India 1983
World Cup Winner - India 1983



4 years later, Kapil Dev and his Indian Cricket Team scripted a major coup at Lord's as they defined expectations and logic to stun the two-time champions West Indies to claim the world title.


Despite having been shot down for 183 by the West Indian pace quartet on a green Lord's pitch, the Indian seamers-led by their influential skipper Kapil Dev did the impossible as they knocked over a power packed Windies line-up for a mere 140 to complete a stunning triumph.


World Cup Winner - Australia 1987


World Cup Winner - Australia 1987
World Cup Winner - Australia 1987


The World Cup came to the Indian subcontinent for the first time, with India and Pakistan sharing the hosting rights.


However, the co-hosts lost their respective semi-finals, leading to a Australia-England showdown in front of a packed Eden Gardens in Kolkata.


Mike Gatting's reverse-sweep from doom proved to be the turning point as the Aussies went on to successfully defend their total of 253 to lift their 1st of 5 World Cup titles.


World Cup Winner - Pakistan 1992


World Cup Winner - Pakistan 1992
World Cup Winner - Pakistan 1992


In 1992, it was Imran Khan and his 'cornered tigers' who lifted the World Cup trophy by beating England in front of 85k+ fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.


Wasim Akram's all-round display and gritty performances from the likes of Javed Miandad, Inzamam-ul-Haq and Mushtaq Ahmed ensured that Pakistan were able to defy a very good English and lift their maiden title.


World Cup Winner - Sri Lanka 1996


World Cup Winner - Sri Lanka 1996
World Cup Winner - Sri Lanka 1996


The 1996 World Cup proved to be a fairytale event for the Sri Lankans as they captured the imagination of the cricket world through their attacking brand of cricket.


The co-hosts went on to defeat fellow co-hosts India in the semi-final at Eden Gardens before hammering the Australians in the final to claim the world title. Aravinda de Silva was the star in both of these victories, especially in the final, where he scored an unbeaten 107.


World Cup Winner - Australia 1999



World Cup Winner - Australia 1999
World Cup Winner - Australia 1999


3 years after falling short at the final hurdle, the Australians claimed their 2nd World Cup in June 1999 by dismantling Pakistan in the final by 8 wickets.




World Cup Winner - Australia 2003


World Cup Winner - Australia 2003
World Cup Winner - Australia 2003



Australia, the defending world champions, continued their ruthless juggernaut in 2003 as they did not drop a single game en-route to the final against India.


The final, just like in 1999, proved to be a one-sided affair as Ricky Ponting's breathtaking 140* landed a knockout blow to the Indians and delivered the 3rd World Cup to Australia.


World Cup Winner - Australia 2007


World Cup Winner - Australia 2007
World Cup Winner - Australia 2007


A similar script transpired in the Caribbean in 2007 as the Ricky Ponting-led unit embarked on yet another campaign that was full of domination.


The final against Sri Lanka was headlined by champion wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist, who smashed a brutal 149* to help the Aussies get to an impregnable total.


It proved to be more than enough as Australia completed a hat-trick of World Cup in pitch darkness at the Kensington Oval.


World Cup Winner - India 2011


World Cup Winner - India 2011
World Cup Winner - India 2011


A nation's 28-year-long wait and Australia's domination at World Cups finally ended in 2011 as the MS Dhoni-led Team India became the first team to win the showpiece event on its own soil.


Chasing 275, India's run-chase was led by Gautam Gambhir (97), Virat Kohli (35) and skipper MSD, who, after promoting himself to No.4, proceeded to score a match-winning 91*, which culminated with a WorldCup-winning six.


World Cup Winner - Australia 2015


World Cup Winner - Australia 2015
World Cup Winner - Australia 2015



Australia regained the World Cup title after briefly losing to India in 2011 as they beat co-hosts New Zealand by 7 wickets in a one-sided final at a packed Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in March 2015.


World Cup Winner - England 2019


World Cup Winner - England 2019
World Cup Winner - England 2019


The year 2019 finally ended England's wait to get hold of the World Cup trophy.


After finishing as runners-up in 1979, 1987 and 1992, the lady luck finally shined on the "Three Lions" as they defeated New Zealand on boundary count following a tied final and Super-Over to claim their maiden World Cup.

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