Cricket World Cup Winners List Since 1975 to 2021

Cricket World Cup is one of the biggest sports events held across the world and is organised by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after an interval of every four years. 

It is a premium One Day International (ODI) Cricket tournament organised and administered Internationally and also the most prestigious among the various sports played across the world.

Latest Update: Australia defeated New Zealand in the ICC T20 World Cup finals held on November 14, 2021, at the Dubai International Stadium. This is Australia’s maiden T20 World Cup win and the awardees for the match and the tournament were as follows:

  • Man of the Match (Finals) – Mitchell Marsh (Australia)
  • Player of the Tournament – David Warner (Australia)
  • Leading Run-scorer of the Tournament – Pakistan’s Babar Azam (303 runs)
  • Leading Wicket-taker of the Tournament – Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga (16 wickets)

In terms of Government exams, sports play a very important part of the questions asked in the General Awareness section and the history and the list of Cricket World Cup winners is one frequently asked question. 

Further below in this article, we bring to you the World Cup list of winners for the ICC World Cup Men & Women Cricket, along with the other important facts about this International sports fiasco.

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Prep up yourself for the upcoming Government exams 2021 with the help of links given below:

ICC World Cup Winners – Men

The next Cricket World Cup is scheduled to be held in 2023 in India.

The table given below gives the list of 50 overs ICC Men’s World Cup Winners along with the runner ups and Hosts for each year the event was organised:

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Winners – 50 Overs
Year World Cup Winner Runners Up Host Finals Venue
1975 West Indies Australia England Lord’s Cricket Ground, London
1979 West Indies England England Lord’s Cricket Ground, London
1983 India West Indies England Lord’s Cricket Ground, London
1987 Australia England India & Pakistan Eden Gardens, Kolkata
1992 Pakistan England Australia & New Zealand Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
1996 Sri Lanka Australia India, Pakistan & Sri Lanka Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
1999 Australia Pakistan England Lord’s Cricket Ground, London
2003 Australia India Australia Wanderers, Johannesburg
2007 Australia Sri Lanka West Indies Kensington Oval, Bridgetown
2011 India Sri Lanka India Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
2015 Australia New Zealand Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground
2019 England New Zealand England Lord’s, London
2023 India

The first-ever T20 Cricket World Cup was held in India and India won the first-ever 20 overs World Cup in 2007. Given below is the list of winners and runner ups for the ICC T20 World Cup.

ICC World Cup T20 was initially scheduled for 2020 but due to the pandemic situation was postponed to 2021. Also, due to the bio-bubble restrictions and COVID protocols, the tournament was held in UAE, instead of India. 

T20 World Cup Winners List – Men
Year Winner Runners Up Host Finals Venue
2007 India Pakistan South Africa Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
2009 Pakistan Sri Lanka England Lord’s, London
2010 England Australia West Indies Kensington Oval, Bridgetown
2012 West Indies Sri Lanka Sri Lanka R. Premadasa Stadium
2014 Sri Lanka India Bangladesh Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
2016 West Indies England India Eden Gardens, Kolkata
2020 [Postponed] Australia
2021 Australia New Zealand India Dubai International Stadium
2022  Australia

ICC World Cup History & Evolution: The first-ever Cricket World Cup was played in 1975 with a series of One Day matches for 60 overs each in England. This event is also known as the “Flagship event of the International Cricket Calendar.” 

Initially, 50 overs one-day matches were played and it was the “ICC Men’s World Cup” and over the passage of time, a new format of the World cup was introduced which was called the “ICC T20 World Cup”, in which 20 overs one matches were played.

So currently, the 50 overs world cup is organised after every four years and the T20 world cup is organised after every 2 years.

Given below are a set of links that may help candidates prepare for the upcoming Government exams:

Online Quiz 2022

ICC World Cup Winners – Women

The International Women’s World cup tournament is similar to the Men’s world cup. It started with the 60 overs One Day Matches tournament and then with time T20 Women’s world cup was also introduced.

Given below is the list of Cricket World Cup winners for Women’s 50/60 overs tournament along with the runner-up’s name and host countries:

Women’s World Cup Winners List – 50 Overs
Year Winner Runners Up Host Finals Venue
1973 England Australia England Edgbaston
1978 Australia England India Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, Hyderabad
1982 Australia England New Zealand Lancaster Park, Christchurch
1988 Australia England Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground
1993 England New Zealand England London
1997 Australia New Zealand India Eden Gardens, Kolkata
2000 New Zealand Australia New Zealand Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln
2005 Australia India South Africa SuperSport Park, Centurion
2009 England New Zealand Australia North Sydney Oval‎, ‎Sydney
2013 Australia West Indies India Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
2017 England India England Lord’s, London
2022 New Zealand

The T20 World Cup Tournament for Women is next scheduled to be conducted in 2022 in South Africa.

Given below is the list of ICC Women’s World Cup Winners List for the T20 tournaments conducted till date:

Women’s T20 World Cup Winners List 
Year Winner Runners Up Host Finals Venue
2009 England New Zealand England North Sydney Oval
2010 Australia New Zealand West Indies Warner Park Sporting Complex, Saint Kitts
2012 Australia England Sri Lanka R. Premadasa Stadium
2014 Australia England Bangladesh Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka
2016 West Indies Australia India Eden Gardens, India
2018 Australia England West Indies Sir Vivian Richards Stadium
2020 Australia India Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground
2022 South Africa

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Aspirants must have a clear idea of the entire syllabus for the various government exams and only then can they start their preparation systematically. So given below are a set of links they can refer to:

World Cup List of Winners – Important Facts

There are certain important facts related to the World cup list of winners that an aspirant of the competitive exam must be aware of. Given below are a few of these facts:

  • Australia is the country with the maximum number of World Cup Title for both Men and Women tournaments
  • There are a total of 12 teams currently that participate in various ICC Men’s tournaments. These include: India, Australia, England, New Zealand, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Scotland, South Africa, Bangladesh, Namibia, West Indies and Sri Lanka
  • There are a total of 10 teams which participate in the various Women’s ICC tournaments. These include: Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and West Indies
  • India and Australia are the only two countries to have won the World cup in both 50 and 60 overs format
  • India is the only country till date to have won the Men’s World Cup for 50 overs, 60 overs and 20 overs

Sample Questions Related to List of Cricket World Cup Winners

There are a few sample questions given below related to the World Cup winners list over the years for the reference of candidates.

Q 1. Which team has won the maximum number of World Cup titles till date?

Q 2. Which is the only team to have won all the three formats of the 20, 50 & 60 overs World Cup?

Q 3. Under whose captaincy, England won the ICC Men’s World Cup 2019?

Q 4. When and where is the next ICC Men’s T20 world cup scheduled to be organised?

Q 5. Who was declared the Man of the Series for the 2011 Men’s World Cup?

Q 6. Which team did Australia defeat in the T20 Women’s World Cup finals 2020 to win the title for the fifth time?

Q 7. Who led the Indian cricket team in the 1983 ICC World cup?

The questions given above are just for your reference, candidates must be prepared with the updated information regarding the list of world cup winners.

Aspirants who are looking forward to applying for the Government exams 2021 must start their preparation and for any help or assistant can refer to BYJU’S and get the latest information, study material and tips for preparation. 

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