World Cup is a major tournament that every cricketer wants to take part in it and also somebody to taste the victory of it. It promises to be an exciting tournament that can make a name in that prestigious event and won that event also.
The first three World Cups was held in 60-over format including 1975, 1979, and 1983. The first ever colored clothing event took place in 1992.
Here we look at the hosts of every cricketing nation to date.
It was the first time that Men’s World Cup was held. The tournament was 60 overs contest between 7th June till 18th June 1975. A total of 8 teams took part with 4 teams in each group.
Group A consisted of England, New Zealand, India, and East Africa. England and New Zealand progressed into the semi-finals. The hosts won all three matches in the Group stage while New Zealand finished second.
Group B comprised of West Indies, Australia, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. West Indies made it into the semi-finals with 3 out of 3 wins while Australia finished 2nd.
The first semi-finals saw England take on Australia at Headingley on 18 June 1975. A superb bowling effort by Australia skittled out England for 93 in 36.2 overs. In reply, Australia struggled but won the match by 4 wickets. For his 28 off 28 balls, Gary Gilmour was named player of the match award.
West Indies won the 2nd semi-finals against New Zealand at Oval, London on 18 June 1975. West Indies bowled out New Zealand for 158 in 52.2 overs. In reply, West Indies chased down the target with 5 wickets remaining. For his 72 off 92 deliveries, Alvin Kalicharan was named player of the match.
West Indies became the first ever Champion of the World Cup with a 17-run win over Australia in finals played at Lords, London on 21 June 1975. A superb knock by captain Clive Llyod helped West Indies post 291 for 8 in 60 overs. Australia scored 274 runs in 58.4 overs with Ian Chappell top scorer with 62. For his 102 off 85 deliveries and 1 for 38, Clive Llyod was named the player of the match award.
The 1979 Prudential World Cup was the second edition of the tournament played from 9th June till 23rd June. Group A consisted of England, Pakistan, England, and Canada.
Group B comprised of West Indies, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, and India. England finished top of Group A with 3 wins while Pakistan finished 2nd with 8 points. In Group B, West Indies ended the league stage with 2 wins and 1 no-result while New Zealand finished 2nd with 2 wins and 1 loss.
West Indies sealed a comfortable win over Pakistan in the first semi-finals played on 20 June 1979 at Kennington Oval, London. It was dominating batting performance by West Indies to post 293 for 6 in 60 overs and then bowled out Pakistan for just 250 in 56.2 overs. For his 73 off 107 balls, Gordon Greenridge was named the player of the match.
England defeated New Zealand in a thrilling 2nd semi-final played at Old Trafford, Manchester on 20 June 1979. England scored 221 for 8 in 60 overs before restricting New Zealand to 212 for 8 in 60 overs. For his 71 off 84 deliveries, Graham Gooch was named player of the match award.
West Indies defended their title with a comprehensive 92 runs win in the finals against England on 23 June 1979. After being asked to bat first, West Indies posted 286 for 9 in 60 overs and then bowled out England for just 194 in 51 overs registering 92 runs win.
For his unbeaten 138 off 157 deliveries, Vivan Richards was named the player of the match award. Gordon Greenridge finished as the leading run scorer with 253 runs from 4 matches while Mike Hendrick finished as the top wicket-taker with 10 wickets from 5 matches.
The 3rd edition of the World Cup saw a total of 8 teams taking part in the tournament. Each team played the other twice before the top two teams progressed into the semi-finals. It was played in 60-over format. It was played between 9 to 23 June 1983.
England, Pakistan, New Zealand, and Sri Lanka consisted of Group A. England finished top of Group A with 5 wins and 1 loss. Pakistan had a mixed-bag tournament with 3 wins and losses.
Group B comprised of West Indies, India, Australia, and Zimbabwe. West Indies won 5 matches and lost just 1 in the Pool stage finishing top. It stunned defeating West Indies in the opening game, defeated Zimbabwe twice and Australia to progress into the semi-finals.
India stunned everybody with an impressive 6-wicket win over England in the first semi-finals at Old Trafford, Manchester on 22 June. India bowled great control skittling out England for 213 in 60 overs. In reply, Mohinder Amarnath along with Yashpal Sharma provided a superb partnership to take India to win the match by 6 wickets. For his all-around efforts, Mohinder Amarnath was named man of the match award.
West Indies defeated Pakistan in closely fought second-semi finals played at Oval, London on 22 June. Pakistan scored just 184 for 8 in 60 overs thanks to disciplined bowling effort. West Indies chased down the target with 8 wickets remaining. Viv Richards was named man of the match award for his unbeaten 80 off 97 deliveries.
India stunned everybody defeating Giants West Indies in the finals played at Lords, London on 23 June 1983. India could only score 183 from 54.4 overs. Kris Srikanth was the top scorer with 38. The Indian bowlers created enough pressure despite Richards’s quickfire knock. Madan Lal and Mohinder Amarnath picked 3 wickets each to bowl out West Indies for 140 to win World Cup for the first time in their history.
For his 26 off 80 and 3 for 12, Mohinder Amarnath was named the man of the match. It was a historic day for Indian Cricket.
The 1987 World Cup was held between 9 October till 8th November 1987. Group A consisted of India, Australia, New Zealand, and Zimbabwe. Each team played the other twice before the two teams in each group progressed into the semi-finals. India finished top of Group A winning 5 wins and losing 1 while Australia also won 5 matches and lost 1. Due to a better run rate, India finished top of the points table.
Pakistan, England, West Indies, and Sri Lanka comprised of Group B. Pakistan and England qualified for the semi-finals from Group B.
The first semi-finals was held at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore on 4 November 1987 between Australia and Pakistan. Australia scored 267 for 8 in 50 overs and then bowled out Pakistan for 247. For his 5 for 44, Craig McDermott was named man of the match award.
England defeated India in the second semi-finals played at Wankedhe Stadium, Bombay on 5 November. England posted 254 for 6 in 50 overs and then bowled out India for 219 in 45.3 overs to win the match by 35 runs. For his 115 off 136 balls, Graham Gooch was named man of the match award.
Australia won the first-ever World Cup in their history defeating England by 7 runs at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on 8 November 1987. Australia made 253 for 5 in 50 overs and then restricted England to 246 for 8. For his 75 off 125 deliveries, David Boon was named man of the match award.
The 1992 World Cup was the first-ever tournament played in color clothing. It was held in Australia and New Zealand from 22nd February to 25 March 1992. A total of 9 teams took part including India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, West Indies, Zimbabwe, and England. Each team would play the other once before the top four teams progressed into the semi-finals.
New Zealand, England, South Africa, and Pakistan progressed into the top four stage. Pakistan defeated New Zealand in the first semi-finals of the tournament on 21 March at Eden Park, Auckland.
A brilliant batting effort by Martin Crowe and Ken Rutherford helped New Zealand post 262 for 7 in 50 overs. In reply, Ramiz Raja 44, captain Imran Khan 44, Inzamam UL Haq quickfire 60 off 37 deliveries, and Javed Mindad 57 helped Pakistan win the match by 4 wickets with 1 over to spare. For his 60 off 37 deliveries, Inazamam UL Haq was named the player of the match award.
The second semi-finals saw England beat South Africa by 19 runs at SCG on 22 March 1992. The match was reduced to 45 overs side. England posted 252 for 6 in 45 overs. Rain interrupted with the scoreboard reading 231 for 6 for 12 minutes. The revised target was 252 in 43 overs and then South Africa required 22 from 1 delivery. England won the match by 19 runs. For his 83 off 90 deliveries, Graeme Hick was named the player of the match award.
Pakistan defeated England in the finals to win their first-ever ICC title played at MCG on 25 March 1992. Thanks to Imran Khan’s 72 off 110 deliveries and a quickfire knock by Wasim Akram, Pakistan posted 249 for 6 in 50 overs. Wasim showed his skill with the bowl picking up 3 wickets for 49 and helping Pakistan bowl out England for 227.
Pakistan won the match by 22 runs to become the champions of the World for the first time. For his all-around performance, Wasim Akram was named player of the match while Martin Crowe was named player of the series for 456 runs.
The 1996 World Cup was called Wills World Cup played in Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka from 16 February to 17 March. A total of 12 teams took part with 6 teams in two Groups.
Sri Lanka, Australia, India, West Indies, Zimbabwe and Kenya comprised Group A. Sri Lanka won all their matches, Australia and India won 3 matches each while West Indies finished fourth.
South Africa, Pakistan, New Zealand, England, UAE, and the Netherlands consisted of Group B. South Africa, Pakistan, New Zealand, and England progressed from Group B into the quarterfinals.
The first quarterfinals saw Sri Lanka defeat England at Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad on 9 March. England scored 235 for 8 in 50 overs before Sri Lanka chased down the target with 56 deliveries to spare and 5 wickets remaining. Sanath Jayasuriya was named player of the match for his brilliant knock.
India defeated Pakistan in the second quarterfinals at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore on 9 March. The Men in Blue posted 287 for 8 in 50 overs thanks to a brilliant knock by Navjot Singh Sidhu. Indian bowlers defended the target as they won by 39 runs. For his 93 off 115 deliveries, Najvot Singh Sidhu was named player of the match.
West Indies stunned South Africa in the 3rd quarterfinals played at National Stadium, Karachi on 11 March. Brian Lara 111 helped West Indies to post 264 for 8 in 50 overs and then bowled out South Africa for 245 in 49.3 overs. For his 111 off 94 deliveries, Brian Lara was named player of the match.
Australia defeated New Zealand in the final quarterfinals played at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Madras. Thanks to a superb knock by Chris Harris, New Zealand posted 286 for 9. In reply, Australia chased down this massive target by 6 wickets with 13 balls to spare. For his 110 off 112 deliveries, Mark Waugh was named the man of the match award.
Sri Lanka progressed into the finals by default due to crowd trouble at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on 13 March. Sri Lanka made 251 for 8 in 50 overs. In reply, Sachin Tendulkar looked good to take India home but after his dismissal, there was crowd trouble and the match had to stop. For his 66 off 47 balls, Arvinda de Silva was named man of the match award.
Australia defeated West Indies in the second semi-finals at Mohali. Australia could only manage 207 before Australia bundled out West Indies for 202 winning the match by 5 runs. Shane Warne was named man of the match for his 4 for 36.
Sri Lanka won their maiden ICC title defeating Australia by 7 wickets played at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore on 17 March 1996. Australia posted 241 for 7 in 50 overs thanks to disciplined Sri Lanka bowling. Aravinda de Silva’s brilliant century led Sri Lanka to a 7-wicket win with 22 balls to spare. For his unbeaten 107 off 124 deliveries, de Silva was named man of the match award.
The 1999 World Cup was the 7th edition of history. It was hosted by England, Scotland, Ireland, Netherlands, and Wales from 14 May to 20 June. The Group stage was divided into 6 teams with 2 groups.
South Africa, India, Zimbabwe, England, Sri Lanka, and Kenya consisted of Group A. South Africa, India, and Zimbabwe progressed into the Super Six stage. Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand, West Indies, Bangladesh, and Scotland consisted of Group B.
Australia, New Zealand, and West Indies had the same number of points but due to better run rate Australia and New Zealand qualified for the Super Six stage.
The Super Six stage saw Pakistan, Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand progress into the top four stage. Pakistan, Australia, and South Africa had the same number of points but Pakistan finished first, Australia second, and South Africa third. New Zealand moved into the semi-finals stage with 5 points only.
Pakistan thrashed New Zealand by 9 wickets in the first semi-finals played at Old Trafford, Manchester on 16th June. It was a dominating performance by Pakistan’s side to restrict Kiwis to just 241 for 7 and then chase down the target with 9 wickets remaining. Shoaib Akhtar was named man of the match award for his 3 for 55 in 10 overs.
The second semi-final was an epic encounter between South Africa and Australia at Edgbaston, Birmingham on 17 June. Australia was bowled out for 213 in just 49.2 overs. In reply, South Africa was also bowled out for 213 with run out of Allan Donald. Australia progressed into the finals due to a better run rate than South Africa. For his 4 for 29 in 10 overs, Shane Warne was named man of the match.
Australia won the 1999 World Cup with a dominating performance over Pakistan on 20 June at Lords. Thanks to a superb effort by Australian bowlers they bowled out Australia for a modest total of 132. In reply, Australia chased down the target with ease winning it by 8 wickets in 20.1 overs. For his 4 for 33 in 9 overs, Shane Warne was named man of the match award.
This was the first time that the World Cup was held in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Kenya from 9th February to 23rd March 2003.
A total of 14 teams took part in the tournament with 7 teams in two groups. Group A comprised of Australia, India, Zimbabwe, England, Pakistan, Netherlands, and Namibia. Australia proved too strong as they finished top of Pool A winning all their matches. India won 5 matches and lost their only match to Australia in the Group stage. Zimbabwe finished as the third team to qualify for the Super Six stage with 3 wins, 2 losses, and 1 no-result.
Sri Lanka, Kenya, New Zealand, South Africa, West Indies, Canada, and Bangladesh comprised of Group B. Sri Lanka, Kenya, and New Zealand finished as the top three teams in Group B.
The Super Six stage saw Australia, India, Kenya, and Sri Lanka qualify for the semi-finals stage. It was another dominating performance by Australia in the first semi-finals against Sri Lanka played at Port Elizabeth on 18 March. Thanks to Andrew Symonds’s unbeaten 91, Australia scored 212 for 7. Sri Lanka lost the match via the DLS method. For his brilliant knock, Andrew Symonds was named the player of the match award.
India thrashed Kenya in the second-semi-finals played at Kingsmead, Durban on 20 March 2003. It was a superb batting effort by India as Ganguly smashed brilliant century to help the Indian team post 270 for 4. India bowled out Kenya for 179 in 46.2 overs. For his unbeaten 111 off 114 balls, Sourav Ganguly was named player of the match award.
The finals was a one-sided affair as Australia thrashed India by 125 runs played at Wanders, Johannesburg on 23 March 2003. Australia posted a massive total of 359 for 2 thanks to Ricky Pointing unbeaten 140 off 121 deliveries, along with Martyn 88, Gilchrist 57, and Hayden 37.
Virender Sehwag provided some hope with an entertaining knock but it was a tall task as India could manage only 234 in 39.2 overs. For his unbeaten 140 off 121 deliveries, Ricky Pointing was named the player of the match award.
The 2007 World Cup was held in West Indies from 14th March to 28th April 2007. A total of 16 teams will take part with 4 teams in each Group. After the league stage, the top two teams from each team qualified for the Super 8 stage.
Group A consisted of Australia, South Africa, Netherlands, and Scotland. Australia finished top of Group A with 3 wins while South Africa ended with 2 wins and 1 loss. Group B comprised Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, and Bermuda.
It was a surprise as Sri Lanka and Bangladesh progressed from Group B. Sri Lanka won all their matches while Bangladesh stunned India to qualify as second-placed team.
New Zealand, England, Canada and Kenya placed in Group C. New Zealand finished as table toppers with 6 points while England completed league stage as 2nd.
West Indies, Ireland, Pakistan, and Zimbabwe comprised Group D. West Indies won all their matches in Group Stage while Ireland stunned Pakistan while they lost one match and another match got no result.
The Super 8 Stage saw Australia dominate the proceedings winning all 7 matches. Sri Lanka finished 2nd with 5 wins and 2 losses.
New Zealand and South Africa progressed into the semi-finals stage. NZ had the same number of points as Sri Lanka but due to less net run rate, New Zealand ended the Super 8 stage in 3rd place. South Africa finished at the number 4 spot.
The first semi-finals saw Sri Lanka win against New Zealand played at Sabina Park, Jamacia on 24 April 2007. Sri Lanka posted 289 for 5 in 50 overs and then bowled out NZ for 208 as SL won the match by 81 runs. For his unbeaten 115 off 109 balls, Mahela Jayawardene was named player of the match award.
Australia thrashed South Africa in a one-sided second semi-final played at St Lucia on 25 April 2007. South Africa could only manage 149 runs while Australia chased down the target with ease. For his 3 for 18, Glenn McGrath was named player of the match award.
Australia provided another dominating win to defeat Sri Lanka in the finals played at Barbados. Australia hammered 281 for 4 in rain-curtailed 38 overs. The revised target was 269 in 36 overs as Sri Lanka fell short of the target by 53 runs via the DLS method.
For his 149 off 104 balls and 2 catches, Adam Gilchrist was named the player of the match award while Glenn McGrath was awarded player of the series.
The 2011 edition of the World Cup was held in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh from 20th February to 2nd April.
There was a total of 14 teams with 7 in each group. The top four teams in each group progressed into the quarterfinals. Group A comprised of Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Canada, and Kenya. Pakistan ended the league stage at the top with 10 points including 5 wins and 1 loss, Sri Lanka and Australia had the same number of points but due to a better run rate Sri Lanka completed at number 2, Australia 3rd. New Zealand completed the spot at number 4.
South Africa, India, England, West Indies, Bangladesh, Ireland, and the Netherlands comprised of Group B. SA, India, England, and West Indies finished in the top four spots.
The first quarterfinals between Pakistan and West Indies was a one-sided affair played at Dhaka on 23 March 2011. Pakistan bowled out West Indies for a paltry total of 112 and then chased down the target without losing any wickets. For his unbeaten 61 off 64 balls and 2 for 16, Mohammed Hafeez was named player of the match award.
India stunned defending Champions Australia by 5 wickets in the second quarterfinals played at Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad on 24 March. Thanks to Ricky Pointing’s century, Australia posted 260 for 6 in 50 overs. Yuvraj Singh showed his skills with a brilliant unbeaten half-century and added important runs along with Suresh Raina as India won the match by 5 wickets with 14 balls to spare. For his all-around efforts, Yuvraj Singh was named player of the match award.
New Zealand defeated South Africa in the 3rd quarterfinals played at Dhaka on 25 March 2011. NZ made just 221 for 8 from 50 overs and bowled out South Africa for 172. For his 4 for 39 and 2 catches, Jacob Oram was named player of the match award.
Sri Lanka thrashed England by 10 wickets in the final quarterfinals played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on 26 March. England posted 229 for 6 from 50 overs while TM Dilshan and Tharanga put on an unbeaten stand to win the match with 63 balls to spare.
Sri Lanka defeated New Zealand in the first semi-finals played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on 29 March. New Zealand was bowled out for 217 in 48.5 overs and Sri Lanka chased down the target with 5 wickets remaining and 13 balls to spare. For his 54 off 79 deliveries and 2 catches, Kumar Sangakkara was named player of the match award.
India defeated its arch-rivals in the second semi-finals played at Mohali on 30 March 2011. Thanks to Sachin Tendulkar’s 85, Virender Sehwag and Suresh Raina’s quickfire knock helped India post 260 for 9. The Indian bowlers kept their calm to bowl out Pakistan for 231 winning the match by 29 runs. Sachin Tendulkar was named the player of the match for his 85 off 115 balls.
Under the captaincy of MS Dhoni, India became the Champions after a gap of 28 years defeating Sri Lanka by 6 wickets at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on 2nd April 2011. Thanks to a brilliant 103 and valuable contributions, Sri Lanka posted 274 for 6 in 50 overs.
Chasing down 275 runs, India lost 2 early wickets to Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar. Gambhir looked impressive along with MS Dhoni. MS Dhoni led from the front with an unbeaten 91 helping Team India win the match by 6 wickets with 10 balls to spare. For his captain knock 91 off 79 deliveries, MS Dhoni was named player of the match. Yuvraj Singh was named player of the series with 362 runs and 15 wickets.
The 2015 World Cup was played in Australia and New Zealand from 14th February to 29th March 2015. A total of 14 teams took part in the tournament with 7 teams in each group. The top four teams in each group progressed into the quarterfinals.
Group A consisted of New Zealand, Australia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, England, Afghanistan, and Scotland. New Zealand finished top of Group A with 6 out of 6 wins while Australia 2nd with 9 points including 4 wins, 1 loss, and 1 no-result. Sri Lanka and Bangladesh progressed into the quarterfinals finishing third and fourth.
India, South Africa, Pakistan, West Indies, Ireland, Zimbabwe, and United Arab Emirates comprised of Group B. India finished top of Group B with 6 out of 6 wins while South Africa finished second with 4 wins and 2 losses. Pakistan finished with 8 points while West Indies ended with 6 points.
The first quarterfinal saw South Africa beat Sri Lanka at SCG on 18th March. It was a disappointing performance by Sri Lanka batters as they could only post 133 in 37.2 overs. South Africa chased down this target easily by 9 wickets with 32 overs to spare. Imran Tahir was named the player of the match for his 4 for 26.
Thanks to Rohit Sharma’s brilliant century, India defeated Bangladesh by 109 runs in the second quarterfinals played in MCG on 19th March. Men in Blue posted 302 for 6 in 50 overs and bowled out Bangladesh for just 193. For his 137 off 126 deliveries, Rohit Sharma was named the player of the match award.
Australia cruised past Pakistan in the 3rd quarterfinals played at Adelaide Oval on 20th March. The Australian bowlers did a superb job to bowl out Pakistan for just 213. Despite Wahab Riaz’s superb effort, Australia chased the target with 6 wickets remaining. For his 4 for 35, Josh Hazlewood was named the player of the match.
Martin Guptill hammered the West Indies bowling in the final quarterfinals played at Westpac Stadium, Wellington. Guptill 237 not out helped New Zealand post a massive total of 393 for 6 and bowled out West Indies for 250. For his brilliant 237 not out, Guptill was named the player of the match award.
The first semi-finals between New Zealand and South Africa was a high-scoring affair played at Eden Park, Auckland on 24th March. South Africa posted 281 for 5 in 43 overs with Faf du Plessis being top scorer with 82, captain De Villers remaining not out on 65, David Miller’s quickfire 49 off 18 deliveries helped South Africa post decent total.
Grant Elliot’s brilliance along with quickfire knock by Brendon McCullum, Corey Anderson. Elliot helped New Zealand qualify for the first-ever World Cup finals with a thrilling 4-wicket win and 1 ball to spare. For his unbeaten 84 off 73 balls, Grant Elliot was named player of the match.
Australia thrashed India by 95 runs in the second semi-finals played at SCG on 26th March. A superb batting effort helped Australia post 328 for 7 and bowled out India for 233. For his 105 off 93 deliveries, Steve Smith was awarded player of the match.
Australia dominated New Zealand in a one-sided final played at iconic MCG ground on 29th March. It was a superb bowling effort by Australia to bowl out New Zealand for just 183. The hosts chased down this modest target with 7 wickets remaining and 16.5 overs to spare. For his 3 for 36, James Faulkner was named the player of the match. Mitchell Starc was named player of the series award for his 22 wickets.
The tournament was a brilliant success that took place in England and Wales from 30th May to 14th July 2019. A total of 10 teams including India, Australia, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, West Indies, Pakistan, Afghanistan, South Africa, Bangladesh, England took part in the prestigious tournament.
Each team faced other team once in the Group stage with the top two teams qualify for the semi-finals. India finished top of the Pool stage with 15 points including 7 wins, 1 loss, and 1 no-result. Australia finished second with 14 points including 7 wins, and 2 losses.
The hosts looked down and out before finishing third with 6 wins and 3 losses. England ended with 12 points. New Zealand was lucky enough to finish fourth including 5 wins, 3 losses, and 1 no-result. Pakistan finished with the same number of points but due to a better run rate, New Zealand progressed into the top four.
New Zealand stunned India in the two-day match at Old Trafford, Manchester. Thanks to brilliant knocks by Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor, New Zealand posted 239 for 8 in 50 overs. Matt Henry and Trent Boult rocked India’s top order.
Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni put on 116 runs for the 7th wicket to give India hope. Both of them got out at the wrong times as New Zealand won the match by 18 runs. MS Dhoni featured for Men in Blue for one last time.
The second semi-finals between England and Australia was a one-sided affair played at Edgbaston, Birmingham on 11th July 2019. Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to field first. A superb bowling effort restricted Australia to just 223.
England won the match by 8 wickets with 107 balls to spare. Chris Woakes was named player of the match award for his 3 for 20.
The finals between England and New Zealand was an epic encounter played at Lords, London on 14th July. A disciplined bowling effort by England restricted them to just 241 runs for 8.
New Zealand bowlers showed great discipline before Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler’s partnership led to England’s chance. The match went down to the last delivery as the match ended in a Super Over. The Super Over also ended in a tie with England scoring 15 while New Zealand also hit 15 runs. Due to a boundary count, hosts England became the Champions of the 2019 World Cup in their home den.
India will host the 2023 Cricket World Cup 2023 slated to take place in October- November. India, New Zealand, Australia, England, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh qualified directly for the 2023 World Cup from ICC ODI Super League 2020-2023.
The fight for the final spot is between West Indies, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Ireland. The rest of 2the teams will play in the qualifying round slated to take place from 18th June to 9th July 2023. A total of 10 teams will take part in the tournament.
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