The ODI Cricket World Cup is one of the world’s most prestigious and highly anticipated sporting events. The tournament features the best cricket teams from around the globe competing for the world cup title. In this article, we’ll take a look at all the previous ODI World Cup winners.
With mens ODI world cup 2023 approaching us, why not have a look at past winners of mens ODI world cup and their performances.
ODI World Cup All Winners List
ODI world cup past winners list is not quite long as some cricket teams featuring in the list of ODI world cup champions more than once.
- Australia (1987. 1999, 2003, 2007 & 2015)
- West Indies (1975 & 1999)
- India (1983 & 2011)
- Pakistan (1992)
- Sri Lanka (1996)
- England (2019)
ODI World Cup Runners-up List
Runner-up teams in ODI world cup are also featuring multiple times whereas New Zealand is the only team amongst the finalists of ICC ODI world cup that is not able to win the mens ODI world cup title even once.
ODI World Cup Final Venues
- 1975 – Lord’s Cricket Ground, London, England
- 1979 – Lord’s Cricket Ground, London, England
- 1983 – Lord’s Cricket Ground, London, England
- 1987 – Eden Gardens, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
- 1992 – Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia
- 1996 – Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Pakistan
- 1999 – Lord’s Cricket Ground, London, England
- 2003 – Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
- 2007 – Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
- 2011 – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India
- 2015 – Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia
- 2019 – Lord’s Cricket Ground, London, England
List of ODI World Cup Winners
1975 World Cup Winner
The West Indies won the first-ever Cricket World Cup which took place in 1975 in England. They finished at the top of their group by winning all three matches. In the final, they defeated Australia by 17 runs to become the first ever world cup champions.
1979 World Cup Winner
The West Indies won their second consecutive World Cup by defeating England in the final by 92 runs during 1979 in England. In the group stage, they finished at the top by winning two of their three matches.
1983 World Cup Winner
The third Cricket World Cup was again hosted by England but this time for the first time cricket world has a new ODI world cup winner other than West Indies. India was the new world cup winner which was a massive upset as they were considered underdogs.
India won their group by defeating West Indies, Zimbabwe, and Australia. In the final, they defeated the mighty West Indies by 43 runs to create history.
1987 World Cup Winner
The 4th Cricket World had a new host for the first time. The tournament was co-hosted by India and Pakistan and it was won by Australia, who won 5/6 of their group stage matches to finish in 2nd spot. They defeated England in the final by seven runs to win their first-ever World Cup.
1992 World Cup Winner
The fifth Cricket World Cup was won by Pakistan, who had an average performance in the group stage. They tournament was played on round robin league and Pakistan secured 4th spot by barest of margin to qualify for semi-finals by winning four of their eight matches. They went on to win the final against England by 22 runs to become the new ODI world cup champions.
1996 World Cup Winner
The 6th Cricket World Cup was co-hosted by Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka and it was won by Sri Lanka, who finished at the top of their group by winning all 5 matches (which includes couple of forfeit matches where teams did not want to play matches in Sri Lanka due to security issues). They went on to win the final against Australia by seven wickets in a one-sided affair.
1999 World Cup Winner
Mega cricketing event returned back to England in 1999. The seventh Cricket World Cup was won by Australia, who finished second in their group behind Pakistan. They defeated South Africa in a heart-stopping semi-final and then defeated Pakistan in the final by eight wickets to win their second World Cup.
2003 World Cup Winner
The winner of 2003 Cricket World Cup was Australia which was hosted by South Africa. Australia won all their group-stage matches to finish at the top. They went on to win the final against India by 125 runs in a dominant display and become second team after West Indies to have successfully defend their title.
2007 World Cup Winner
The ninth Cricket World Cup was won by Australia again, who won all their group-stage matches to finish at the top. The tournament was hosted by West Indies for the first time. They defeated Sri Lanka in the final by 53 runs to win their third consecutive World Cup.
2011 World Cup Winner
India won their second Cricket World Cup title by defeating Sri Lanka in the final by six wickets. In the group stage, they finished second behind South Africa, winning four of their six matches. 2011 WC was hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and India becomes the first team to win the World Cup title at their home ground.
2015 World Cup Winner
The eleventh Cricket World Cup was won by Australia which was co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. Australia won 4/6 of their group-stage matches to finish 2nd behind the Kiwis. Both the host nations qualified for the final of world Cup where Australia beat New Zealand in the final by seven wickets to win their fifth World Cup.
2019 World Cup Winner
England won their first Cricket World Cup by defeating New Zealand in a dramatic super over in the final. The tournament was hosted by England. They finished third in their group behind India and Australia, winning six of their nine matches.
ODI World Cup Winners and Runner up List
|1975||West Indies||Australia||England||West Indies won by 17 runs|
|1979||West Indies||England||England||West Indies won by 92 runs|
|1983||India||West Indies||England||India won by 43 runs|
|1987||Australia||England||India and Pakistan||Australia won by 7 runs|
|1992||Pakistan||England||Australia and New Zealand||Pakistan won by 22 runs|
|1996||Sri Lanka||Australia||Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets|
|1999||Australia||Pakistan||England||Australia won by 8 wickets|
|2003||Australia||India||South Africa||Australia won by 125 runs|
|2007||Australia||Sri Lanka||West Indies||Australia won by 53 runs|
|2011||India||Sri Lanka||India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh||India won by 6 wickets|
|2015||Australia||New Zealand||Australia and New Zealand||Australia won by 7 wickets|
|2019||England||New Zealand||England and Wales||England won on boundary count|