Cricket World Cup Winners' Captains List

Last Modified Nov 19, 2023 21:16 IST

Pat Cummins led Australia's cricket team and they won the ICC Cricket World Cup. His smart decisions and great playing helped the team win. This was Australia's sixth win, and everyone praised Cummins for being a fantastic captain.

List of World Cup winning captains

1975West IndiesClive Lloyd
1979West IndiesClive Lloyd
1983IndiaKapil Dev
1987AustraliaAlan Border
1992PakistanImran Khan
1996Sri LankaArjuna Ranatunga
1999AustraliaSteve Waugh
2003AustraliaRicky Ponting
2007AustraliaRicky Ponting
2011IndiaMS Dhoni
2015AustraliaMichael Clarke
2019EnglandEoin Morgan
2023AustraliaPat Cummins

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In the past 12 editions, 10 different men have led their country to WC triumph, two of them did it twice.

The first couple of World Cups were won by the Clive Lloyd-led all-conquering West Indies.

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In 1983, legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev scripted history as he led under-dogs India to WC glory against the defending champions at Lord's.

The year 1987 saw the World Cup make its way to Asia, with India and Pakistan acting as co-hosts.

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And, just like in 1983, a less-fancied Australian side-led by Alan Border shocked the world as they beat rivals England in front of 100,000 spectators at the Eden Gardens to claim the title.

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The next two editions saw Asian teams like Pakistan and Sri Lanka claim their maiden title. While the Imran Khan-inspired Pakistan beat England at the MCG in the final in 1992, Sri Lanka defeated former champions Australia to script an underdog story for the ages under the inspirational leadership of Arjuna Ranatunga.

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The year 1999 saw the Steven Waugh-led Australia become the 2nd team to win 2 World Cups. This started an era of Australian dominance as the Ricky Ponting-led world champions went on to defend their title twice (in 2003 & 2007) without even dropping a game.

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The dominance finally ended in 2011 as the MS Dhoni-led India dumped the world champions out of the WC in the quarter-finals, before going on to win their 2nd title. Dhoni became the first captain to lead a host nation to World Cup glory on its soil.

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Since then, the trend has continued with Australia's Michael Clarke and England's Eoin Morgan leading their respective sides to World Cup titles at the MCG and Lord's in 2015 and 2019 respectively.

Pat Cummins Captain of Australia team in Cricket World Cup 2023
Pat Cummins Captain of Australia team in Cricket World Cup 2023

Patt Cummins showcased remarkable leadership in the 2023 Cricket World Cup, guiding his team with strategic brilliance on the field. His all-round skills, both as a bowler and a leader, played a crucial role in Australia's success throughout the tournament. Cummins' composed demeanor under pressure and impactful performances made him a standout figure in the World Cup, earning admiration for his contributions to Australia's campaign.

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