|Year||Winner||Runner Up||Player of the Series||Highest Run Scorer||Highest Wicket Taker||Host Country|
|2015||Australia||New Zealand||James Faulkner||Martin Guptill||Mitchell Starc||Australia & New Zealand|
|2011||India||Sri Lanka||Yuvraj Singh||Tillakaratne Dilshan||Zaheer Khan & Shahid Afridi||Bangladesh, India & Sri Lanka|
|2007||Australia||Sri Lanka||Adam Gilchrist||Matthew Hayden||Glenn Mcgrath||West Indies|
|2003||Australia||India||Ricky Ponting||Sachin Tendulkar||Chaminda Vaas||South Africa, Zimbabwe & Kenya|
|1999||Australia||Pakistan||Shane Warne||Rahul Dravid||Shane Warne||England|
|1996||Sri Lanka||Australia||Aravinda De Silva||Sachin Tendulkar||Anil Kumble||India, Pakistan & Sri Lanka|
|1992||Pakistan||England||Wasim Akram||Martin Crowe||Wasim Akram||Australia & New Zealand|
|1987||Australia||England||David Boon||Graham Gooch||Craig Mcdermott||India & Pakistan|
|1983||India||West Indies||Mohinder Amarnath||David Gower||Roger Binny||England|
|1979||West Indies||England||Viv Richards||Gordon Greenidge||Mike Hendrick||England|
|1975||West Indies||Australia||Clive Lloyd||Glenn Turner||Gary Gilmour||England|
*Last updated June 2019
List of World Cup Winners and Runners-up with scorecards:
|1975||West Indies||291–8||Australia||274||West Indies won by 17 runs|
|1979||West Indies||286–9||England||194||West Indies won by 92 runs|
|1983||India||183||West Indies||140||India won by 43 runs|
|1987||Australia||253–5||England||246–8||Australia won by 7 runs|
|1992||Pakistan||249–6||England||227||Pakistan won by 22 runs|
|1996||Sri Lanka||245–3||Australia||241||Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets|
|1999||Australia||133–2||Pakistan||132||Australia won by 8 wickets|
|2003||Australia||359–2||India||234||Australia won by 125 runs|
|2007||Australia||281–4||Sri Lanka||215–8||Australia won by 53 runs|
|2011||India||277–4||Sri Lanka||274–6||India won by 6 wickets|
|2015||Australia||186–3||New Zealand||183||Australia won by 7 wickets|
The Cricket World Cup is held once in every four years. Australia were the Cricket World Cup winners last time (for the 5th time). The first tournament was held in the year 1975 and the next one scheduled is in 2019 to be hosted by England. The number of overs per side were 60 in the 1975 World Cup which were reduced to 50 per side from the 1987 World Cup.
Cricket World Cup Winning Teams Records (50-Over Format):
|Team Name||No. of times Champion|
Australia owns the maximum number of World Cup Championship titles (5 times), including a record three consecutive wins from 1999 to 2007, becoming the only country to ever have achieved so. In addition to winning the World Cup five times, it has twice stood at runners up position
India has won the World Cup twice, once in 1983 and later (breaking the winning streak of Australia) in 2011. Standing on an equal footing, West Indies holds record of winning the World Cup twice- the first two World Cups itself, that is, in 1975 and 1979.
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Financial Benefit accruing from World Cups
ICC Cricket World Cup is the third biggest sporting event in the world and a source of huge revenue generation for the hosting country as well. An illustration of this can be understood from the fact that television rights of 2011 and 2015 World Cup were sold excess of $1.1 billion.
Participants in World Cups
Only those teams which are full members of ICC, nations which are associate are eligible to participate in the tournament. Non-members of ICC can qualify through a sub-tournament named ICC World Cup Qualifier.
Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara holds the record of hitting four consecutive centuries in ICC World Cup when he completed his fourth one in the 35th game of ICC World Cup 2015 against Scotland.
Sachin Tendulkar holds the record of making maximum number of half-centuries (21) in the World Cup, seven of which were made in 2003 World Cup itself. He also holds the record for making the most runs in the World Cup, with a total of 2278 runs.
Australian player Glenn McGrath is the highest wicket taker in the tournament, bagging 71 wickets in tournament so far.
Also read : Biggest World Cup Wins | List of Cricket World Cup Records
Winner of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will earn a pool of $4 million (27.8 CR INR), the highest prize money to date. The total prize money for CWC World Cup stands at $10 million (69.57 CR INR). The runner ups will get $2(13.91 CR INR) million, while the other two semi-finalist teams will get $800k each.
Winners of each league stage match (45): $40,000 each; Teams that do pass the league stage will get (6) $100,000 each.
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