|ICC Cricket World Cup|
|Administrator||International Cricket Council|
|Format||One Day International|
|First tournament||1975, England|
|Current champion||India (2 titles)|
|Most successful||Australia (4 titles)|
|Most runs||India Sachin Tendulkar (2,278)|
|Most wickets||Australia Glenn McGrath (71)|
The ICC Cricket World Cup is the premier international championship of men's One Day International (ODI) cricket. The event is organised by the sport's governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), with preliminary qualification rounds leading up to a finals tournament which is held every four years. The tournament is the world's fourth-largest and fourth-most-viewed sporting event. According to the ICC, it is the most important tournament and the pinnacle of achievement in the sport. The first Cricket World Cup contest was organised in England in 1975. A separate Women's Cricket World Cup has been held every four years since 1973.
The finals of the Cricket World Cup are contested by all ten Test-playing and ODI-playing nations, together with other nations that qualify through the World Cup Qualifier. Australia has been the most successful of the five teams to have won the tournament, taking four titles. The West Indies and India have won twice, while Pakistan and Sri Lanka have each won once.
The 2011 Cricket World Cup was co-hosted by Bangladesh, India, and Sri Lanka from 19 February to 2 April 2011. 14 countries participated in the tournament. India won the cup by defeating Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in the final in Mumbai on 2 April and became the first team to win the World Cup final on home soil.
|Cricket World Cup|
England 1975 • England 1979 • England 1983 • India/Pakistan 1987 • Australia/New Zealand 1992 • Pakistan/India/Sri Lanka 1996 • England/Ireland/Netherlands/Scotland 1999 • South Africa/Zimbabwe/Kenya 2003 • West Indies 2007 • India/Sri Lanka/Bangladesh 2011 • Australia/New Zealand 2015 • England 2019 • India 2023