Cricket World Cup

The next Cricket World Cup will be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand from 14 February to 29 March 2015.

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England Eliminated From 2015 Cricket World Cup

England Eliminated From 2015 Cricket World Cup

England have been sensationally eliminated from the 2015 Cricket World Cup after suffering a shock loss at the hands of Bangladesh at the Adelaide Oval last night. England needed to win the game to keep alive their World Cup chances and they got off to an excellent start when James Anderson took a wicket in…

The Cricket World Cup is a One Day International cricket competition. Organised by the International Cricket Council (ICC), the Cricket World Cup is held every four years following preliminary qualification rounds.

The 2015 Cricket World Cup will be hosted by Australia and New Zealand between February 14th and March 28th, 2015.

The last Cricket World Cup was co-hosted by India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in 2011. India is currently the defending champions.

The Internation Cricket Council (ICC) Logo.

The Internation Cricket Council (ICC) Logo.


The Cricket World Cup is the world’s third most viewed sporting event, behind only the Soccer World Cup and the Olympics. The ICC considers it the the main international cricket event.

The first Cricket World Cup was hosted in England in 1973, only a few years after the first one day international match. However, that World Cup was open only to women. The first Cricket World Cup for men’s teams was hosted two years later in 1975. The first three Cricket World Cups were held in England, but are now rotated among ICC members.

The first international cricket tournament was in 1912, between Australia, England and South Africa.

Out of twenty nations to have competed in the Cricket World Cup since its inception, only six nations have ever been winner or runner-up, and out of those, only England has never won (runners-up in 1979, 1987, 1992).

Teams and Tournament Wins

Team Tournaments Won
Australia 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007
India 1983, 2011
West Indies 1975, 1979
Pakistan 1992
Sri Lanka 1996