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ICC Cricket World Cup: 5 times a team went undefeated en route World Cup glory

The West Indies were the most dominant side back in the 70s and the 80s
The West Indies were the most dominant side back in the 70s and the 80s
Modified 20 May 2019, 12:24 IST

Every sport consists of something which is often reckoned as the biggest prize! The FIFA World Cup takes the cake when it comes to football, similarly, the Olympics is what every young athlete dreams of, so when it comes to the beautiful game of Cricket, it is the one and only World Cup.

The Cricket World Cup is a spectacle which is adored by the millions! The quadrennial tournament is one of the most watched sporting events around the globe and it's no secret that this period is nothing less than a festival for the ardent cricket enthusiasts.

The craze of the World Cup is immense and so is the joy of winning it. Winning the tournament is no piece of cake and the teams who have won it have admitted it being so special simply because it is such a demanding task. While winning the World Cup is no easy task, conquering the biggest prize in cricket with a 100% win record is a notch above in the difficulty chart.

Winning all the matches in the tournament is not something which happens every four years simply because every nation sweats it all to lay their hands on the majestic trophy and coming out on top by winning each and every game is a gigantic achievement.

The upcoming edition is set to be hosted in England and Wales, with the world excited to be part of this thrilling journey. The 12th edition of ICC Cricket world is a few days away and here we present 5 times when the winner won all matches en route cricket world cup glory:

#1 West Indies, 1975

Clive Lloyd with the inaugural World Cup trophy
Clive Lloyd with the inaugural World Cup trophy

The inaugural World Cup was won by a dashing West Indies side who ran through each and every opponent in their quest to become the first world champions. The dynamic West Indian contingent travelled to England under the leadership of Clive Lloyd, who later became the first man to captain his side to World Cup glory.

The Carribean side was a rampant force who literally were the most dominant unit back then. They were grouped together with the likes of Australia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, with all three nations facing the wrath of a ruthlessly brilliant West Indies side.

The knockout phase was no different as the Windies strolled past New Zealand in the semifinals before getting the better of Australia in the final to lay their hands on the first World Cup trophy.

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Published 19 May 2019, 18:38 IST
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