Cricket World Cup
• The World Cup ODI cricket is organised by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in every four years.
• The first World Cup was organised in England in June 1975. Eight teams participated in the first tournament: Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, West Indies, Sri Lanka and East Africa. The tournament was won by the West Indies after defeating Australia by 17 runs in the final at Lord's.
• The first three World Cups were held in England. It was first held outside England in the year 1987. That year, India and Pakistan jointly host the tournament.
• Australia has won the tournament five times, India and West Indies twice each, while Pakistan, Sri Lanka and England have won it once each.
• In 2007 Australia became the first team to win three consecutive World Cup tournaments.
• England are the current champions after winning the 2019 edition.
• The 2019 World Cup was hosted by England and Wales. The number of participants was reduced to 10.
• There are 12 World Cup tournaments being held till date.
• The next tournament will be held in India in 2023.
• Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has scored more runs in the World Cup than any other player. He scores 2278 runs in 44 innings. He also shares the record for the most World Cup appearances (6) with Javed Miandad.
• Australian bowler Glenn McGrath has taken more wickets than any other player in the Cricket World Cup history. He took 71 wickets in 39 matches.
• The tournament is one of the world's most viewed sporting events.
|1975||England||West Indies||291–8||Australia||274||West Indies won by 17 runs|
|1979||England||West Indies||286–9||England||194||West Indies won by 92 runs|
|1983||England||India||183||West Indies||140||India won by 43 runs|
|1987||India and Pakistan||Australia||253–5||England||246–8||Australia won by 7 runs|
|1992||Australia and New Zealand||Pakistan||249–6||England||227||Pakistan won by 22 runs|
|1996||Pakistan and India||Sri Lanka||245–3||Australia||241||Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets|
|1999||England||Australia||133–2||Pakistan||132||Australia won by 8 wickets|
|2003||South Africa||Australia||359–2||India||234||Australia won by 125 runs|
|2007||West Indies||Australia||281–4||Sri Lanka||215–8||Australia won by 53 runs|
|2011||India and Bangladesh||India||277–4||Sri Lanka||274–6||India won by 6 wickets|
|2015||Australia and New Zealand||Australia||186–3||New Zealand||183||Australia won by 7 wickets|
|2019||England and Wales||England||241||New Zealand||241–8||England won on boundary count after match tied|