The Cricket World Cup also known as the ICC ODI World Cup is one of the world’s most viewed sporting competitions. It is widely acknowledged as the flagship event of the international cricket calendar by the International Cricket Council.
The inaugural edition of the World Cup was played in 1975 and since then, as many as twelve editions have been played. Among the teams, Australia have been a formidable force to be reckoned with in the mega tournament. In this article, we will now go through the list of teams that won the Cricket World Cup.
Australia are the most successful team in the history of the ODI World Cup. They won as many as five titles so far. Aussies won the title in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015 respectively.
2. West Indies
West Indies used to be a phenomenal force to be reckoned with in international cricket. They won two ODI World Cup titles in 1975 and 1979. West Indies had a chance to aim for the hat-trick of World Cups but lost to India in the 1983 World Cup final.
3. Team India
Team India won two World Cup titles in their history. The Men in Blue won their first title under the captaincy of Kapil Dev in 1983 as India beat the mighty West Indies to win the first major honour. 28 years later, India won the second ODI World Cup by beating Sri Lanka in the final under the captaincy of MS Dhoni.
Pakistan national cricket team won their maiden ODI World Cup under the captaincy of Imran Khan in the 1992 World Cup edition. The Green Shirts defeated the Three Lions in the final to win their major honour.
5. Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka won their maiden ODI World Cup by beating Australia in the 1996 World Cup final under the captaincy of Arjuna Ranatunga. Sri Lanka finished as the runners-up of the 2011 World Cup as they lost to India in the final.
England won their maiden ODI World Cup by beating New Zealand in the 2019 edition of the World Cup. The Three Lions clinched the honour based on the boundary count rule.