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Misery For India As Australia Triumph: ICC World Cup Final 2023

Fittingly the two pre-tournament favourites reached the ICC World Cup Final as host nation India took on the Australian men’s …
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ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Group Stage Stats & Records

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 group stage has provided us with some great entertainment and moments in the 45 …
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Angelo Mathews Becomes The First Ever Timed Out Player

Angelo Mathews has become the first-ever player to be given out without facing a ball. The ICC ODI World Cup …
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Woeful England Lose Again

England’s disastrous 2023 ICC ODI World Cup defence plummeted to new depths yesterday in Bangalore with any hope of progression …
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Netherlands Stun South Africa 

Netherlands pulled off one of the greatest shocks in ICC ODI World Cup history as they defeated South in Dharamsala …
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Proteas Defeat Hapless Aussies

South Africa continued their impressive start to the 2023 ICC ODI World Cup as they thrashed Australia by 134 runs …
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Kiwis Thrash Holders In World Cup Opener

The ICC ODI Cricket World Cup started in Ahmedabad with a repeat of the 2019 final, and the outcome couldn’t …

The men’s ICC ODI Cricket World Cup is the pinnacle of 50 over cricket. The tournament takes place every four years and is considered as the ICC’s flagship event.

When Is The ICC ODI World Cup Played ?

The highly anticipated next edition of the ICC ODI Cricket World Cup takes place in India from 5th October 2023 when the World’s top ten 50 over teams will compete over 48 matches culminating in a showpiece final at Ahmenabad’s vast Narendra Modi Stadium on 19th November. It will be the first time India has exclusively hosted the competition.

The defending Champions of the men’s ICC ODI Cricket World Cup are the England cricket team who won as hosts in 2019, defeating New Zealand by as Kiwi commentator Ian Smith described “the barest of margins” in a gripping final at Lords which was tied after 50 overs then incredibly tied again in the ‘super over’ with England adjudged winners on boundaries hit during the match.

The New Zealand national cricket team needed two to win from the final ball of the super over, England wicket keeper Jos Buttler ran out batter Martin Guptill short of his ground before he could complete the match winning second run. Remarkably both teams scored 241 in their 50 overs then 15 in the super over.

History Of The ICC ODI World Cup

The 50 over World Cup was first competed for in 1975 when the West Indies cricket team defeated Australia in the final to become the inaugural champions at Lords, England in fact hosted the first three World Cups before India and Pakistan in 1987. Australia can be considered the most successful nation in World Cup history having won the trophy on five occasions, once winning three consecutive titles between 1999-2007.

India will feel they go into this year’s ICC ODI Cricket World Cup tournament with an advantage as the previous three host nations have won on home soil, India themselves triumphed in 2011 defeating joint hosts Sri Lanka in Mumbai when memorably captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni ended the final with a six from his famous helicopter shot to finish unbeaten on 91 sending the expectant crowd into a frenzy.

Memorable Games In The ICC ODI World Cup

The ICC ODI Cricket World Cup competition has seen many great and memorable matches over its history, the first final in 1975 is remembered for West Indies captain Clive Lloyds hundred and Viv Richards incredible fielding.

In 1992 future Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan led his ‘cornered tigers’ to an unlikely victory in the final against the England cricket team in Melbourne after many had written them off after a poor start to the tournament.

In 1996 Sri Lankan cricket came of age as they stunned overwhelming the favourites Australia in Lahore, defeating them by 7 wickets bringing the World Cup to a nation that had only made its international debut 14 years previously.

Top Run Scorers In The ICC ODI World Cup

Indian national cricket team legend Sachin Tendulkar played in his final ICC ODI World Cup during India’s 2011 success leaving his overall World cup run tally at 2,278, the most by any batter. ‘The little master’ scored 6 centuries in World Cups and a record 15 half centuries and averaged an impressive 56.95.

Top Wicket Taker In ICC ODI World Cup

Australian cricket team seam bowler Glenn McGrath took 71 World Cup wickets, he is the leading wicket taker in ICC ODI Cricket World Cup history. The three time champion also recorded the best ever bowling figures at a World Cup against Namibia when he took a remarkable 7 wickets for just 15 runs in 2003.

Similar Competitions To The ICC ODI World Cup

The 50 over World Cup is one of three ICC men’s World events. People interested in this competition will also like to check out our sections about the T20 World Cup and the ICC Champions Trophy.