World Cup Overview


When New Zealand broke their World Cup hoodoo
When New Zealand broke their World Cup hoodoo

In the 11th edition, McCullum and Co went past the semi-finals for the first time - where they ran into Australia

India win their second title
India win their second title

Twenty-eight years after they first took the title, India did it again, this time at home

Washouts, walkovers, and black armband protests
Washouts, walkovers, and black armband protests

Fourteen teams competed in an unwieldy schedule that culminated in a high-scoring, one-sided final

The greatest one-dayer and other tales
The greatest one-dayer and other tales

The confusion of the league stage was all but forgotten by the time the last ball was bowled in the semi-final at Edgbaston

The pinch-hitting Cup
The pinch-hitting Cup

A shambolic opening ceremony, security-related boycotts, and a semi-final won by default

Colourful cricket, and that rain rule
Colourful cricket, and that rain rule

The first World Cup to feature coloured clothing, floodlights, white balls and fielding restrictions

Going subcontinental
Going subcontinental

The fourth World Cup saw the beginning of Australian dominance

The big upset
The big upset

No one, including the Indians, thought India would beat West Indies to the title

The Richards Cup
The Richards Cup

The second World Cup featured the overwhelming influence of a certain West Indian

First among equals
First among equals

The inaugural World Cup saw teams treat the infant format like truncated Tests

Dark and dreary
Dark and dreary

A coach's death, two shock exits, and a final no one can remember