Most World Cup Winning Teams In Cricket

Most World Cup Winning Teams In Cricket

The Cricket World Cup is also known as ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. The tournament is the international championship of ODI cricket. The event is managed by the International Cricket Council (ICC), every four years. Preliminary qualification rounds are there which leads to a finals tournament. It is one of the world’s most viewed tournaments. ICC considers it the “flagship event of the international cricket calendar”. In June 1975, the first World Cup was played in England. However, a separate Women’s Cricket World Cup had been held two years earlier than the first men’s tournament. A tournament involving multiple teams had been held in 1912, when a triangular tournament of Test matches was played between Australia, England, and South Africa. The first three World Cup tournaments were played in England. Thereafter, the hosting has been shared between countries from 1987 onwards. World Cup Winning Teams have a huge fan following.

The current format of the world cup includes a qualification phase. It takes place over the preceding three years, to finalize which teams qualify for the tournament phase. A total of twenty teams have participated in the eleven editions of the tournament, with ten teams playing in the 2019 tournament. Australia has won the world cup five times, India and West Indies two times each. Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and England have won the world cup for a single time each. The best performance by a non-full-member team was seen when Kenya entered the semi-finals of the 2003 tournament. England is the current champion after winning the 2019 World Cup tournament. The next world cup tournament will be held in India in 2023. South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Namibia will jointly host the 2027 world cup. Let’s discuss the most World Cup-winning teams.

List Of World Cup Winners

TeamNo. Of WinsYear
Australia51987, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015
India21983, 2011
West Indies21975, 1979
Sri Lanka11996
World Cup Winning Teams

1. Australia

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The Australia men’s cricket team represents Australia in cricket. It is the joint oldest team in Test cricket history. It played in the first Test match in 1877. The team also plays ODI and T20I cricket. It plays its first ODI, against England in the 1970–71 season, and the first T20I, against New Zealand in the 2004–05 season, winning both games. The team selects the players from the teams playing in the domestic competitions – the Sheffield Shield, the Australian domestic limited-overs cricket tournament, and the Big Bash League. The team has played 842 Test matches, winning 399, losing 226, drawing 215, and tying 2. Australia tops the ranking table in the ICC Test Championship as of May 2022 by scoring 128 points. It is the most successful team in Test cricket, in terms of overall victory, and wins percentage.

The team has played a total of 961 ODI matches. It has won 582 matches, lose 336, tied 9, and 34 matches with no result. Australia features third in the ICC ODI Championship as of May 2022 by scoring 107 points. Australia has played a record number of seven World Cup final matches. Out of these, it has won the World Cup a record number of five times: 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2015. Australia is the first team to play in four consecutive World Cup finals. Australia is the first and only team to win 3 consecutive World Cups. It has received the ICC Champions Trophy twice. Australia is the only team to win five Cricket World Cups as of 2021. It features in the fifth position in May 2022 in the ICC T20I Championship by scoring 251 points. Australia won ICC Men’s T20 World Cup champions in 2021.

2. India (One Of The World Cup Winning Teams)

India (One Of The World Cup Winning Teams)
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The India men’s cricket team, known as Team India or the Men in Blue, represents India in men’s cricket. The Board of Control for Cricket in India controls the team management. It is a member of the International Cricket Council with Test, ODI, and T20I status. India’s cricket team played its first Test match on 25 June 1932 at Lord’s. India became the sixth team to receive test cricket status. The team taste the success of its first Test victory in 1952. India didn’t get much success in the first phase of fifty years of cricket. It won only 35 of the first 196 Test matches. The team, however, raised its performance in the 1970s with the star players like Sunil Gavaskar, Gundappa Viswanath, Kapil Dev, and the Indian spin quartet. India has won five crucial ICC tournaments.

The team has received the Cricket World Cup trophy twice (1983 and 2011), the ICC T20 World Cup trophy once (2007), and the ICC Champions Trophy twice (2002 and 2013). It has also finished as runners-up in the Cricket World Cup once (2003), the T20 World Cup once (2014), and the Champions Trophy twice (2000 and 2017). The team also received the runners-up trophy at the inaugural 2019–2021 ICC World Test Championship. It was the second team to win the World Cup and the first team to win the World Cup on home soil. They have also received the ACC Asia Cup trophy seven times and have also finished as runners-up thrice (1997, 2004, 2008). The team also defeated Pakistan and won the 1985 World Championship of Cricket. India features third in Tests, fourth in ODIs, and first in T20Is by the ICC as of 26 February 2022.

3. West Indies

West Indies
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The West Indies cricket team, known as the Windies, is a cricket team representing the English-speaking countries and territories in the Caribbean region. Cricket West Indies manages the team. The players come from a chain of fifteen Caribbean nation-states and territories. The West Indies cricket team features seventh in Tests and ninth in both ODIs and T20Is in the ICC rankings as of 13 May 2021. The West Indies team was the strongest in the world in both Test and Day cricket from the mid-late 1970s to the early 1990s. A number of the best cricket players in the world belong to the West Indies. They are Garfield Sobers, Lance Gibbs, George Headley, Brian Lara, Vivian Richards, Clive Lloyd, Malcolm Marshall, Alvin Kallicharran, Andy Roberts, Rohan Kanhai, Frank Worrell, Clyde Walcott, Everton Weekes, Curtly Ambrose, Michael Holding, Courtney Walsh, Joel Garner, and Wes Hall.

They have all been inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. The West Indies have received the ICC Cricket World Cup trophy twice in 1975 and 1979, the ICC T20 World Cup trophy twice in 2012 and 2016, the ICC Champions Trophy once in 2004, and the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup once in 2016.  They have also received the runners-up trophy in the Cricket World Cup (1983), the Under 19 Cricket World Cup (2004), and the ICC Champions Trophy (2006). The West Indies played in three consecutive World Cup finals (1975, 1979, and 1983), and were the first team to win back-to-back World Cups (1975 and 1979). The West Indies have organized the 2007 Cricket World Cup and the 2010 ICC World Twenty20.

4. England (One Of The World Cup Winning Teams)

England (One Of The World Cup Winning Teams)
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The England cricket team represents England and Wales in cricket. The England and Wales Cricket Board manages the team since 1997. Marylebone Cricket Club used to manage the team earlier in 1903. England is a Full Member of the International Cricket Council with Test, ODI, and T20I status. Scottish and Irish players also played for England until the 1990s as those countries were not yet ICC members. England and Australia teams were the first ones to play a Test match (15–19 March 1877). The teams along with South Africa formed the Imperial Cricket Conference on 15 June 1909. England and Australia teams also played the first ODI on 5 January 1971. The team played its first T20I on 13 June 2005, against Australia. England has played 1,048 Test matches, winning 378, and losing 316 with 354 draws as of March 2022.

England plays for The Ashes In the Test series against Australia. The Ashes is one of the most crucial trophies in all of sport, and England has won on 32 occasions. The England team has also played 760 ODIs, winning 383. They have played in the final of the Cricket World Cup four times, winning once in 2019. The team has also received the runners-up trophy in two ICC Champions Trophies in 2004 and 2013. England has played 148 T20Is, winning 77. The team won the ICC T20 World Cup in 2010. They have also received the runners-up trophy in 2016. England features in the fifth spot in Tests, second in ODIs, and second in T20Is by the ICC as of 27 March 2022.

5. Pakistan

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The Pakistan Cricket Board manages the national cricket team. The cricket team is a Full Member of the ICC and plays in Test, ODI, and Twenty20 cricket matches. Pakistan has participated in 444 Test matches, winning 145, losing 135, and drawing 164. The team received test status on 28 July 1952 and started playing made its first test match against India at Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi, in October 1952. India won the match by an innings and 70 runs. The team has participated in 939 ODIs, winning 492, losing 418, and tying 9 with 20 ending in no result. Pakistan received the 1992 World Cup champion trophy. It has also received the runner-up trophy in the 1999 tournament. Pakistan, in support of other South Asian countries, has also hosted the 1987 and 1996 World Cups, with the 1996 final being hosted at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

The team has played 190 Twenty20 matches, winning 117, losing 65, and tying 3. Pakistan also won the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 trophy. The team was the runners-up in the inaugural tournament in 2007. Pakistan has the distinct success of having won each of the major ICC cricket tournaments: ICC Cricket World Cup (1992), ICC T20 World Cup (2009), and ICC Champions Trophy (2017). In 2016, it became the fourth team to lift the mace of the ICC Test Championship. The Pakistan cricket team features in the fifth position in Tests, sixth in ODIs, and third in T20Is by the ICC as of 13 November 2021. The team played their home matches in the United Arab Emirates between 2009 and 2016.

6. Sri Lanka (One Of The World Cup Winning Teams)

Sri Lanka (One Of The World Cup Winning Teams)
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The Sri Lanka national men’s cricket team known as The Lions represents Sri Lanka in men’s cricket. It is a Full Member of the ICC with Test, ODI, and T20I status. The team started playing in 1926–27 and got the test status in 1981. After that, Sri Lanka became the eighth test cricket-playing nation. Sri Lanka Cricket manages the team. Sri Lanka’s cricket team achieved major success beginning in the 1990s. Earlier the team performance was not satisfactory. Later on, the team improved their performance and won the Cricket World Cup in 1996, under the captaincy of Arjuna Ranatunga. Thereafter, the team emerged as a strong competitor in cricket. The Sri Lankan cricket team also entered the finals of the 2007 and 2011 Cricket World Cups consecutively. But they ended up with the runners-up trophy on both these occasions.

Sri Lanka finally won the Cricket World Cup in 1996 by defeating Australia. The team also received the ICC Champions Trophy in 2002 with India. The team played well and won the ICC T20 World Cup in 2014 by defeating India. They have received the runners-up trophy consecutively in the 2007 and 2011 Cricket World Cups. Sri Lanka was also the runners up in the ICC T20 World Cup in 2009 and 2012. The Sri Lankan cricket team holds many world records currently including the world record for the highest team total in Test cricket.

How cricket world cup groups are decided?

The cricket world cup is played by a group of 14 teams. These teams were then split into two groups based on their rankings. When the draws are to be made, the teams are segregated based on their rankings at that time. On 16 July 2021, ICC declared the groups for the tournament, which were decided on the rankings of the teams as of 20 March 2021. The top four teams from the Super 8 round moved to the semi-finals, and the winners of the semi-finals played in the final. The format used in the 2011 and 2015 World Cups featured two groups consisting of seven teams, each playing in a round-robin format.

How do teams qualify for the Cricket world cup?

The 2023 Cricket World Cup Qualification introduced a new qualification process. A series of cricket tournaments will determine which countries will take part in the 2023 Cricket World Cup. In total, 32 nations are taking part in the qualification process, from which 10 teams will qualify for the World Cup. The 32 teams are segregated into three leagues—Super League (13 teams), League 2 (7 teams), and Challenge League (12 teams). Based on the outputs of the leagues, teams either directly selected for the World Cup, are eliminated from World Cup qualification, or move to the supplementary qualifying matches through which they can qualify for the World Cup.

The supplementary qualifying matches also decide the promotion and relegation between the leagues. As it was the first use of the new process, teams were divided into the three leagues based on their ICC member status, ODI status, and rank from the 2017–2019 ICC World Cricket League

Why is the cricket world cup held every four years?

The Cricket World Cup is the top-level and the most crucial tournament in One Day International cricket. It was first played in 1975. The famous world cup tournament has been played every four years, in a number of different countries. Eight to sixteen teams participate in the tournament. They have played the various competitions, and lengths of matches have reduced from 60 overs per team in the early tournaments to 50 overs per side in recent matches. The first and main reason to conduct the world cup every four years is due to the vast amount of qualification matches. In 2014, 204 nationals played for 31 spots. There are 32 total spots, but the host country reserved a spot and commonly plays in the opening match. The four-year gap between each World Cup tournament gives time for the qualification matches.

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