The Cricket world cup started in 1975. The first One-day International (ODI) cricket world cup winner was West Indies and the runner-up was Australia. It was hosted by England. These matches were of 60 overs per side. However, the number of overs was reduced to 50 per side from 1987.
India won the ODI cricket world cup in 1983 and 2011.
In the 1983 world cup, the captain from the Indian side was Kapil Dev. The final match of this world cup was played between India and West Indies. West Indies won the toss and decided to field first. India scored 183 runs, However, West Indies could not chase the target and scored only 140 runs and finally, India won the match by 43 runs. Mohinder Amarnath was declared man of the match. Click here to see the scorecard and summary of this match.
India won the second ODI world cup title in 2011 under the captaincy of MS Dhoni. The final match was played against Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first and made 274/6. However, India won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining). MS Dhoni was declared the Man of the Match for his maiden 91 runs in 79 balls. Yuvraj Singh was awarded the man of the tournament for his overall good performance in the entire series. Click here to see the scorecard and summary of this match.
Here is a Cricket world cup list of winners from 1975 till date along with the runner-up teams, hosting countries, and man of the tournament (Man of the tournament title started from the 1992 world cup);
Please click on the following link for the ICC rankings;
Some important questions for Government exams;
Q1. How many times India has won the One-day international (ODI) Cricket world cup?
Ans. India has won the ODI cricket world cup two times i.e in 1983 and 2011. In 1983, Kapil Dev led the Indian side and in 2011, Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the captain from the Indian Side. Apart from the two ODI Cricket world cups, India has also won a T20 world cup in 2007 under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Q2. Which country has won the maximum number of ODI cricket world cups?
Ans. Australia has won the ODI cricket world cup 5 times (1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015) which is the maximum number for any country. Apart from 5 world cup titles, they were runner-ups in the 1975 and 1996 world cup tournaments.
Q3. When India won its first ODI cricket world cup?
Ans. In 1983, India won the first ODI Cricket world cup. West Indies was the runner-up team. Kapil Dev was the Captain from the Indian Side. It was a 60-over match for each side.
India is the only country to win the world cup in 60 overs, 50 overs, and 20 overs formats.
Q4. How many ODI cricket world cup tournaments have been played so far?
Ans. 12 times. The first ODI cricket world cup tournament was played in 1975. Thereafter this tournament is being organized after every four years. The last world cup was played in the year 2019 and the next world cup is scheduled to be played in 2023 in India.
Q5. From which ODI cricket world cup the number of overs per side reduced from 60 to 50?
Ans. In 1987, the number of overs was reduced to 50 overs per side. This world cup was jointly hosted by India and Pakistan.
Q6. The “Man of the tournament” title started from which world cup?
Ans. The “Man of the tournament” title was started in the 1992 world cup. Martin Crowe from New Zealand was the first cricketer to receive this award for his overall performance in the 1992 world cup.
Q7. Who was the man of the match of the final match of the 1983 world cup?
Ans. The 1983 world cup was won by India and Mohinder Amarnath was declared the man of the match.
Q8. Who was the man of the match of the final match of the 2011 world cup?
Ans. The 2011 world cup was won by India and MS Dhoni was declared the man of the match of the final match which was played against Sri Lanka. However, Yuvraj Singh was declared the Man of the tournament.