2015

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Eleventh ODI ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 was the eleventh Cricket World Cup and this world cup hosted by Australia and New Zealand. The all time rival Australia and New Zealand get the honor to jointly host the 2015 Cricket World Cup. India began the 2015 World Cup campaign with a 76-run win over arch-rivals Pakistan in Adelaide. Star batsman Virat Kohli led from the front with the bat as he struck 126-ball 107. Shikhar Dhawan and Suresh Raina chipped in with handy half-centuries as India posted 300 for 7 in 50 overs.

Four years later, Australia and New Zealand again jointly hosted the ICC cricket World Cup in 2015. This was after 23 years that the two teams were jointly hosting the tournament. Interestingly, the final match was played by co-hosts Australia and New Zealand, with the former beating the latter by 7 wickets at Melbourne Cricket Ground to win the Cup and become the second team in world cup history to win on home soil. It will be interesting to see whether England can repeat the feat displayed by the hosts of the previous two editions and win the 2019 edition of the World Cup while hosting the series on their soil.

The 11th edition of ICC Cricket World Cup was jointly hosted by New Zealand and Australia from February 14 to March 29. The tournament featured 14 teams, the same number as in the 2011 edition, giving associate and affiliate member nations a chance to participate. The format was also the same as in 2011. On 29 January 2015, ICC reinstated the use of the Super Over for Cricket World Cup Final match if the match finished in a tie.

Australia with good batting performances won the match in 33.1 overs having lost 3 wickets. James Faulkner declared man of the match for his 3 wickets. Australia winner of 2015 ICC WOrldcup. Australia is 5 times winner of ICC Worldcup Trophy. Pakistan were never in the chase as Mohammad Shami shone with the ball for India, picking up 4 wickets and conceding just 35 runs in his 9 over quota. Misbah-ul-Haq fought hard, hitting an 84-ball 76 but it wasn’t enough as Pakistan were bowled out for 224.

Year Host Nation Winner Result Runner-up
1975 England West Indies West Indies won by 17 runs Australia
1979 England West Indies West Indies won by 92 run England
1983 England India India won by 43 runs West Indies
1987 Ind & Pak Australia Australia won by 7 runs England
1992 Aus & NZ Pakistan Pakistan won by 22 runs England
1996 Ind,Pak & SL Sri Lanka Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets Australia
1999 England Australia Australia won by 8 wickets Pakistan
2003 South Africa Australia Australia won by 125 runs India
2007 West Indies Australia Australia won by 53 runs (D/L method) Sri Lanka
2011 Ind,SL & Ban India India won by 6 wickets Sri Lanka
2015 Aus & NZ Australia Australia won by 7 wkts New Zealand