Summary of ICC World Cup
ICC World Cup 1975
England hosted the 1975 Cricket World cup from 7 to 21 June 1975. There were eight countries participating divided into two groups. The games were played using red balls and traditional white clothes. After defeating Australia in the final match, the West Indies became the first winners of the World Cup.
- Most runs: Glen Turner
- Most wickets: Gary Gilmour
ICC World Cup 1979
Similar to previous edition, England hosted the 1979 Cricket World Cup dating between 9 and 23 June 1988. There were fifteen matches and the West Indies won the world cup for the second time by defeating England in the final match.
- Most runs: Gordon Greenidge
- Most wickets: Mike Hendrik
ICC World Cup 1983
Wales became joint host of the 1983 Cricket World cup from 9 to 25 June 1983. Eight teams participated and 27 matches all played during the daytime. India became the champion of the Cricket World cup for the first time.
- Most runs: David Gower
- Most wicket: Roger Binny
ICC World Cup 1987
In 1987, Pakistan and India jointly hosted the World Cup between 8 October and 8 November 1987. It was the first tournament of the world cup hosted by a country other than England. There were 27 matches and Australia became the champion.
- Most runs: Graham Gooch
- Most wicket: Craig McDermott
ICC World Cup 1992
Australia and New Zealand hosted the 1992 Cricket World Cup, held between 22 February and 25 March, Pakistan became the world champion for the first time by beating England in the final match. The event came in light of criticism by cricket experts because of the controversial Rain Rule.
- Most runs: Martin Crowe
- Most Wicket: Wasim Akram
- Player of the tournament: Martin Crowe
ICC World Cup 1996
Cricketing rivals India and Pakistan hosted the World Cup in 1996 for the second time. It was also hosted by Sri Lanka for the first time. There were 12 participants and 37 matches and Sri Lanka won by defeating Australia in the final match.
- Most runs: Sachin Tendulkar
- Most wickets: Anil Kumble
- Player of the tournament: Sanath Jayasuriya
ICC World Cup 1999
The 1999 Cricket World cup was one of its kind. England co-hosted it with Ireland, Scotland, Netherlands, and Wales. It was held from 14 May to 20 June 1999. Australia won the tournament beating Pakistan in the final match by 8 wickets.
- Most runs: Rahul Dravid
- Most wickets: Geoff Allott and Shane Warne
- Player of the tournament: Lance Klusener
ICC World Cup 2003
The 2003 Cricket world cup, held between 9 February to 23 March, was hosted by Kenya, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. It was the first world cup played in Africa. There were 14 participants and Australia won the tournament. Shane Wane was found to be tested positive for using a banned substance.
- Most runs: Sachin Tendulkar
- Most wickets: Chaminda Vaas
- Player of the tournament: Sachin Tendulkar
ICC World Cup 2007
The 2007 Cricket World Cup was hosted by the West Indies. There were 16 participants and 51 matches held from 13 March to 28 April. Australia won its third consecutive World Cup by beating Sri Lanka in the final match. Pakistan and India surprisingly failed to pass the group stage.
- Most runs: Matthew Hayden
- Most wickets: Glenn McGrath
- Player of the tournament: Glenn McGrath
ICC World Cup 2011
The 2011 Cricket World Cup was held by India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka from 19 February to 2 April. For the first time in the history of the World Cup, two Asian teams, India and Sri Lanka played in the final. India won the tournament by defeating Sri Lanka.
- Most runs: Tillakaratne Dilshan
- Most wickets: Shahid Afridi and Zaheer Khan
- Player of the tournament: Yuvraj Singh
ICC World Cup 2015
The 2015 Cricket World Cup was held from 14 February to 29 March hosted by New Zealand and Australia for the second time. There were 14 teams participating in 49 matches and Australia won its fifth Cricket World Cup by defeating New Zealand in the final. India vs. Pakistan was the most-watched match of this tournament with over 1 billion viewers.
- Most runs: Martin Guptill
- Most wickets: Mitchell Starc and Trent Boult
- Player of the tournament: Mitchell Starc
ICC World Cup 2019
The 2019 Cricket World Cup was hosted by England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July. There were 10 participants and 48 matches in this tournament. The final match was held at Lord’s in London ending in a tie between England and New Zealand. England won for the first time after the Super Over finishing level on boundary countback rule.
- Most runs: Rohit Sharma
- Most wickets: Mitchell Starc
- Player of the tournament: Kane Williamson
ICC World Cup Records and Stats
History, records, and stats are part of every major event. Although the event started in 1975, the first Man of the Tournament award was only declared in 1992. This was given to New Zealand batsman Martin Crowe was the first player to get this title.
Additionally, Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for scoring the most runs (2,278) in world cup events. Also, he holds a record for scoring most centuries (6) alongside Rohit Sharma. Martin Guptill scored 237 runs against West Indies in 2015 which is the highest ever individual score in a World Cup match.
When it comes to bowling, ex-Australian speedster Glen McGrath reigns at the top with 71 wickets. In the 2003 World Cup, McGrath took 7/15 against Namibia which is the best individual performance by a bowler. Australia holds record for most consecutive wins (27), highest winning percentage (74.72) they are 5 time World Cup winners.