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Year Host Nation(s) Final Winner Runners-up
1975 England West Indies Australia
1979 England West Indies England
1983 England India West Indies
1987 Inda & Pakistan Australia England
1992 Australia & New Zealand Pakistan England
1996 India, Pakistan & Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Australia
1999 England, Ireland, Scotland & Netherlands Australia Pakistan
2003 Kenya, South Africa and Zimbabwe Australia India
2007 West Indies Australia Sri Lanka
2011 India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh TBD TBD
2015 Australia & New Zealand TBD TBD
2019 England TBD TBD


Q1. Who organizes the Cricket World Cup Tournament?
A : ICC (The International Cricket Council)

Q2. When was the first international cricket tournament played and between whom?
A : It was played between Canada and the United States, on the 24th and 25th of September 1844. However, the first credited Test Match was played in 1877 between Australia & England and the two teams competed regularly for The Ashes in subsequent years. South Africa was admitted to Test status in 1889.

Q3. What was the first three World Cups called and why?
A : The first three World Cups were held in England and officially known as the Prudential Cup after the sponsors Prudential PLC.(60 over innings, white uniforms, red balls)

Q4. Which teams participated in the first World Cup Tournament?
A : The six Test playing nations then (Australia, England, West Indies, India, Pakistan and New Zealand), Sri Lanka and a composite team from East Africa. South Africa was banned due to apartheid.

Q5. How many teams are participating for the World Cup 2011?
A : Fourteen.

Q6. Name the only two mascots for the world cups?
A : Dazzler, the zebra was the mascot for World Cup 2003. Mello, an orange-raccoon like creature was the mascot for World Cup 2007.

Q7. How many nations have qualified for the World Cup at least once?
A : Nineteen.

Q8. Since when was the "Man of the Tournament Award" given at the World Cups?
A : Since 1992
Year Player Performance details
1992 New Zealand Martin Crowe 456 runs
1996 Sri Lanka Sanath Jayasuriya 221 runs and 7 wickets
1999 South Africa Lance Klusener 281 runs and 17 wickets
2003 India Sachin Tendulkar 673 runs and 2 wickets
2007 Australia Glenn McGrath 26 wickets

Q9. Who has scored the most runs in World Cup History?
A : Sachin Tendulkar (1796)

Q10. Who has taken the most wickets in World Cup History?
A : Glenn McGrath(71)

Q11. Which team has been most successful at the World Cups?
A : Australia (4 World Cups out of 9).

Q12. What are the highest and the lowest team scores at the World Cups?
A : India v/s Bermuda (413/5) in 2007 being the highest and Canada v/s Sri Lanka (36/10) in 2003 being the lowest.

Q13. What is the highest individual score at the World Cups?
A : Gary Kirsten (South Africa) scoring 188* against the UAE.

Q14. What is the best bowling figures by a bowler at the World Cups?
A : Glenn McGrath (Australia) with a 7/15 against Namibia.


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