The Cricket World Cup History

The Cricket World Cup History
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Cricket World Cup History

The ICC Cricket World Cup is the international tournament hosted by ICC (International Cricket Council) in every four years. The Cricket World Cup History would not be as old as some other sports but it is very vast and interesting. England organised the first World Cup in June 1975. Any ICC member team can participate in the World Cup. Although, top teams automatically qualify for it and rest of the teams selected by qualifiers. Till 2015 World Cup, total 20 teams participated in this high voltage event. In 2019 World Cup only 10 teams will compete.

Australia had won the World Cup for 5 times followed by West Indies and India won twice and Pakistan and Sri Lanka won once each. Australia is the current champions and will defend their title in 2019 at England. England hosted the first 3 World Cups. After that, India and Pakistan jointly hosted the World Cup for the first time.

Before World Cup

USA and Canada played the first International match in 1844. However, England and Australia played the first official Test Match in 1877. South Africa joined the Test Club in 1889. Gradually over time, Test Playing nations increased like West Indies in 1928, New Zealand 1930, India in 1932 and Pakistan in 1952. Cricket was introduced in 1900 Paris Summer Olympics where Great Britain defeat France to win Gold Medal.

Tournament History

S.NO Year Host Final Venue Winner Runner-Up
1 1975 England London West Indies Australia
2 1979 England London West Indies England
3 1983 England London India West Indies
4 1987 India
Kolkata Australia England
5 1992 Australia
New Zealand
Melbourne Pakistan England
6 1996 Pakistan
Sri Lanka
Lahore Sri Lanka Australia
7 1999 England
London Australia Pakistan
8 2003 South Africa Johannesburg Australia India
9 2007 West Indies Bridgetown Australia Sri Lanka
10 2011 India
Sri Lanka
Mumbai India Sri Lanka
11 2015 Australia
New Zealand
Melbourne Australia New Zealand

Man of the Tournament

This award was introduced in 1992. The Man of Tournament award was given to –

S.No Year Player Performance
1 1992 Martin Crowne 456 runs
2 1996 Sanath Jayasuria 221 runs and 7 wickets
3 1999 Lance Klusener 281 runs and 17 wickets
4 2003 Sachin Tendulkar 673 runs and 2 wickets
5 2007 Glenn McGrath 26 wickets
6 2011 Yuvraj Singh362 runs and 15 wickets
7 2015 Mitchell Starc 22 wickets

Man of the Match in Final

The Man of the Tournament was introduced in 1992 but Man of the Match was awarded since the inception of the World Cup. Every time it was awarded to the player from the winning team.┬áThe Man of Match award was given to –

S.NO Year Player Performance
1 1975 Clive Lloyd 102
2 1979 Viv Richards 138*
3 1983 Mohinder Amarnath 3/12 and 26
4 1987 David Boon 75
5 1992 Wasim Akram 33 and 3/49
6 1996 Aravinda de Silva 107* and 3/42
7 1999 Shane Warne 4/33
8 2003 Ricky Ponting 140*
9 2007 Adam Gilchrist 149
10 2011 Mahendra Singh Dhoni 91*
11 2015 James Faulkner 3/36

Hence, let’s wait for the next edition of this tournament which is scheduled t0 be held in February 2019 and see who will become the Cricket Champion.

Also See

World Cup 2019 Schedule

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