Cricket World Cup History
International Cricket Championship is held four years in the world. This Championship of the one-day international (ODI). This big event was organized by the sports governing body this body’s name is International Cricket Council (ICC).Today We discuss Cricket World Cup History from 1975 to 2019
Cricket World Cup, 1975
The First Cricket World Cup was organized by England in 1975 and start with ODI and 60 overs per side matches start. This Cricket World Cup is made of eight teams and divided into two groups Group A and Group B. The team’s names are England, Pakistan, Australia, India, West Indies, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, and one team from East Africa.
Group A teams India, England, New Zealand, and East Africa. Group B team Pakistan, Australia, Sri Lanka, and West Indies. All team’s players kit was white color and Red ball was used in 60 overs match. The First Cricket World Cup win by West Indies. In the final of the Cricket World Cup, 1975 played between West Indies vs Australia in London, West Indies beat Australia by 17 runs.
Cricket World Cup, 1979
The Second World Cup was organized by England in 1979 and with the same pattern as the World Cup 1975, every side played 60 overs. In this Cricket World Cup, The ball color is Red and Player Kit Color is white the same as in is 1975 world cup. This World Cup was made of eight teams and divided into 2 groups every team played 3 matches and the top 2 group teams qualify for the semi-finals.
In this World Cup Final, Sir Viv Richards played a very good inning and made 138 runs in the final and played some very powerful and great shorts. England’s inning starts very well the opening partnership between Geoff Boycott and Mike Brearley brought up a 129-runs to give England some hope. But West Indian Bowlers bowl very well and West Indies beat England by 92 runs this Cricket World Cup, Final Also Played in London and West Indies win the second-time world cup and repeat winning Cricket World Cup History.
Cricket World Cup, 1983
The Third Cricket World Cup History, This Cup Was Organized by England in 1983. West Indies Team defended the title in this Cricket World Cup, the new team entered Zimbabwe Cricket team played the first world cup. Zimbabwe Cricket Winner of the ICC Trophy, in 1982. This World Played in 15 different venues and was also made of 8 teams 7 members and 1 Zimbabwe Cricket Team.
In this Cricket World Cup, the ball is used in Red Color, and players’ kits are also used in white color same as it is previous two Cricket World Cups. In this World Cup, every team plays 60 overs per side. In the final match played between the India and West Indies in London, the Indian team played very well and beat West Indies (defending champion) by 43 runs and Become the first time World Champion.
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Cricket World Cup, 1987
Cricket World Cup History, 1987 Pakistan and India organized the four Cricket World Cup in 1987. Some matches are played in Pakistan and some matches are played in India. In this world cup, two regular empires were used and the 10 overs were reduced per side in this world cup, 50 overs were played per side. The eight teams played in the world cup, Seven tests playing Pakistan, Australia, England, New Zealand, India, Sri Lanka, West Indies, and one team in Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe team win the ICC trophy, again in 1986 for the second time, and joined them in this event. Test playing seven teams automatically qualify for the Cricket World Cup. In This World Cup, the ball is used in red color, and the player kit is used in white color the same as it is the previous World Cup. This World Cup Final was played between Australia and England in Kolkata Stadium in India. Australia Team beat England by only 7 runs and Became the first time World Champion.
Cricket World Cup, 1992
The 5th Cricket World Cup was Played in Australia and New Zealand in 1992. Some matches were played in Australia and some matches were played in New Zealand. In this World Cup, the first time used the color kit for all team players and used the white ball in the match. 50 overs played very team per side.
Pakistan captain Imran Khan and Javed Miandad made 139 runs in a third-wicket partnership and Pakistan scored in Final 249/6 in 50 overs. Pakistan Fast Bowler Wasim Akram bowled very well and took 2 wickets in two balls and on a hat trick. This Cricket World Cup Final was Played in Melbourne between Pakistan vs England. Pakistan Beat England By 22 Runs and Became the first time World Champion.
Cricket World Cup, 1996
The 6th Cricket World Cup was played in three countries Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka in 1996. Pakistan and India Hosted this tournament for the second time and Sri Lanka hosted the first time. In this Cricket World Cup, 12 teams were made this World Cup. The Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, and Kenya were entered and played this event for the first time.
Two groups were created six teams in the A group and 6 teams in the B group and the top four teams in each group direct qualify for the knockout stage and the top four teams on the knockout stage qualify for the semi-finals. In this world cup, the colorful players’ kit was used and the white ball was used in every match. This World Cup Final was Played in Lahore between Australia vs Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka beat Australia by 7 wickets and Become the first time World Champion.
Cricket World Cup, 1999
The 7th Cricket World Cup was played in England and Wales. England hosted 4th time to this big event. In this Cricket World Cup, 12 teams were made of this world cup and divided into two groups Group A and Group B. Three top teams in each group qualify for the Super sixes, where each qualifier from group A would face each qualifier from group B. This was the first time that the tournament was named ICC Cricket World Cup.
Every team player’s kit was color and a white ball was used in this world cup. This World Cup Final was played in London, England between Pakistan vs Australia. Australia Beat Pakistan by 8 wickets Pakistan all team out on 132 runs. Australia Become the world champion for 2nd time.
Cricket World Cup, 2003
The 8th ICC Cricket World Cup was Played in South Africa 2003. South Africa 1st time held this big tournament. Zimbabwe and Kenya co-hosted the event. In this Cricket World Cup, first time 14 teams were made of this world cup. The format was the same as the previous World Cup. Teams played Super Sixes before the semi-finals and the Final. This ICC Cricket World Cup Final Played in Johannesburg between India vs Australia. Australia Team Beat India by 125 runs and become the 3rd time world champion.
Cricket World Cup, 2007
The 9th ICC Cricket World Cup Played in West Indies 2007.West Indies 1st time held this big tournament. In this Cricket World Cup, the number of participants increased from 14 to 16. Sixteen teams were made of this world cup. Teams were divided into four groups. Each Group teams were four.
The top 2 teams of each group go to Super-Eight. This World Cup Final, not fully played on 33rd over Umpires stop the play due to bad lights. The umpires said that as the match was suspended due to light and not rain, the final three overs would have to be bowled. It was an error of judgment from the umpires. This ICC Cricket World Cup final played between Australia vs Sri Lanka in Bridgetown. Australia Team Beat Sri Lanka by 53 Runs (D/L) and become the 4th time world champion.
Cricket World Cup, 2011
The 10th ICC Cricket World Cup was played in 4 different Countries India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. But All ICC Cricket World Cup matches are played in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Pakistan was also hosted but ICC decided due to the terrorist attack on Sri Lankan Team in 2009 in Lahore no World Cup matches played in Pakistan, but ICC paid the matches fee to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
In this Cricket World Cup, the total number of matches played 49 and on different venues like India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.ICC revised the previous World Cup Format Super-Eight. 14 teams were made of this World Cup. Teams were divided into two groups. Each Group’s teams were Seven. The top four teams of each group qualify for the knock-out stage This ICC Cricket World Cup Final is Played in Mumbai between India vs Sri Lanka. Team India Beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets and become the 2nd time world champion.
Cricket World Cup, 2015
The 11th ICC Cricket World Cup was Played in two countries Australia and New Zealand. The Second time Australia and New Zealand held this big event. In this ICC World Cup, the games were played 42 on different venues. Some matches were played in Australia and Some were played in New Zealand.
This world cup format same as the previous World Cup 2011. The total number of the grounds used in this World Cup 14, Seven, Seven each country Australia and New Zealand.ICC World Cup 2015 Final Match played in Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) between Australia vs New Zealand. Australia Team Beat New Zealand by 7 Wickets and become the 5th time world champion.
Cricket World Cup, 2019
The 12th Cricket World Cup was Organized by England in 2019. The Final match was played in Lord’s, London between England vs New Zealand. Match Tied but after that regular play and Super Over. In this Super Over England Won on Boundary Count. The World Cup Winner Team was England and Runner-Up Team Was New Zealand.