ICC World Cup: Champions of the Previous 11 Editions

Vishal Chauhan, 28/05/2019
ICC World Cup: Champions of the Previous 11 Editions

The 12th edition of ICC World Cup starts from 30 My in England and Wales. This is the fifth time that the tournament is taking place in the United Kingdom. After the first three editions in 1975, 1979 and 1983, England hosted the World Cup once again in 1999. 20 years later, again England will be hosting the mega event, where they are also being termed as the favorites.

With the World Cup just a week away, here is a look at the previous winners of the tournament.

1975 World Cup (Winners: West Indies)

West Indies won the first edition of the World Cup in 1975. 

West Indies won the first edition of the World Cup in 1975. (Photo: ICC)

The very first edition of the Cricket World Cup and West Indies went onto become the undisputed champions. The team led by Clive Lloyd beat Australia in the finals to become the first-ever winners of the competition.

Powered by Clive Lloyd’s 102, West Indies ended up scoring 291 in their allotted 60 overs. Andy Roberts led their defense with the ball and his economical spell helped the other bowlers take wickets. Kieth Boyce picked up 4 for 50 as Australia scored 274 with contributions from the top-order.

Man of the Match: Clive Lloyd

1979 World Cup (Winners: West Indies)