World Cup Champions and Runner-Ups

Year

Winner

Runner-Up

Winning Captain

Runner-Up Captain

Host Nation(s)

2015
Australia
New Zealand
Michael Clarke
Brendon McCullum
Australia/New Zealand
2011
India
Sri Lanka
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Kumar Sangakkara
India/Bangladesh/Sri Lanka
2007
Australia
Sri Lanka
Ricky Ponting
Mahela Jayawardene
West Indies
2003
Australia
India
Ricky Ponting
Sourav Ganguly
South Africa/Zimbabwe/Kenya/Namibia
1999
Australia
Pakistan
Steve Waugh
Wasim Akram
UK/Ireland/Holland
1996
Sri Lanka
Australia
Arjuna Ranatunga
Mark Taylor
India/Pakistan/Sri Lanka
1992
Pakistan
England
Imran Khan
Graham Gooch
Australia/New Zealand
1987
Australia
England
Allan Border
Mike Gatting
India/Pakistan
1983
India
West Indies
Kapil Dev
Clive Lloyd
England
1979
West Indies
England
Clive Lloyd
Mike Brearley
England
1975
West Indies
Australia
Clive Lloyd
Ian Chappell
England


The 2011 World Cup was to be held in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Because of security concerns, the International Cricket Council (ICC) decided to eliminate Pakistan as a potential venue. As such, the 2011 World Cup was held only in India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.