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Cricket World Cup Winners




The cricket world cup is the biggest event in the cricketing fraternity. In 2011, fourteen teams will battle it out for the prestigious ICC trophy. Cricket world cup winners can keep the trophy for a period of four years. Given below is a list of cricket world cup winners, the semi finalists, the finalists and the captains on a chronological basis:

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2011



Semifinal


1) Pakistan vs India
India won by 29 runs

2) New Zealand vs Srilanka
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets

Final


India vs Sri Lanka
India - MS Dhoni
Srilanka- K Sangakkara

1975



Semifinal


1) England vs Australia
Australia defeated England by 6 wkts

2) New Zealand vs West Indies
West Indies defeated New Zealand by 5 wkts

Final


Australia vs West Indies
West Indies beat Australia by 17 runs.

Captains


Australia - Ian Chappell
West Indies- Clive Lloyd

1979



Semifinal


1) England vs New Zealand
England defeated New Zealand by 9 runs

2) West Indies vs Pakistan
West Indies defeated Pakistan by 43 runs

Final


England vs West Indies
West Indies beat England by 92 runs in the final.

Captains


West Indies - Clive Lloyd
England - Mike Brearley

1983



Semifinal


1) England vs India
India defeated England by 6 wkts

2) West Indies vs Pakistan
West Indies defeated Pakistan by 8 wkts

Final


India vs West Indies
India defeated West Indies by 43 runs in the final.

Captains


West Indies - Clive Lloyd
India- Kapil Dev

1987



Semifinal


1) Australia vs Pakistan
Australia defeated Pakistan by 15 runs.

2) England vs India
England defeated India by 35 runs

Final


Australia vs England
Australia defeated England by 7 runs in the final.

Captains


Australia- Allan Border
England- Mike Gatting

1992



Semifinal


1) New Zealand vs Pakistan
Pakistan defeated New Zealand by 4 wkts.

2) England vs South Africa
England defeated South Africa by 20 runs.

Final


Pakistan vs England
Pakistan became the winner by defeating England by 22 runs in the final.

Captains


Pakistan- Imran Khan
England- Graham Gooch

1996



Semifinal


1) Sri Lanka vs India
Sri Lanka defeated India to reach the final.

2) Australia vs West Indies
Australia defeated West Indies by 5 runs.

Final


Sri Lanka vs Australia
Sri Lanka emerged the winner by defeating Australia by 7 wkts in the final.

Captains


Sri Lanka- Arjuna Ranatunga
Australia- Mark Taylor

1999



Semifinal


1) New Zealand vs Pakistan
Pakistan defeated New Zealand by 9 wkts.

2) Australia vs South Africa
Australia defeated South Africa to reach the final.

Final


Pakistan vs Australia
Australia emerged champions, defeating Pakistan by 8 wkts in the final.

Captains


Pakistan- Wasim Akram
Australia- Steven Waugh

2003



Semifinal


1) Australia vs Sri Lanka
Australia defeated Sri Lanka by 49 runs under the Duckworth Lewis method.

2) India vs Kenya
India defeated Kenya by 91 runs to reach the final.

Final


India vs Australia
Australia again emerged champions, defeating India by 125 runs in the final.

Captains


India- Sourav Ganguly
Australia- Ricky Ponting

2007



Semifinal


1) New Zealand vs Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka defeated New Zealand by 81 runs to reach the final.

2) South Africa vs Australia
Australia defeated South Africa by seven wickets to reach the final.

Final


Sri Lanka vs Australia
Australia again emerged champions for the consecutive third time, defeating Sri Lanka by 53 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method in the final.

Captains


Sri Lanka- Mahela Jayawardene
Australia- Ricky Ponting





Last Updated on 01 April 2011



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