1975 hosted the first ever ICC World Cup which was won by Windies beating Australia. The Caribbeans continued their dominance winning the next tournament in 1979 before Indian National Cricket Team halted their run beating them in the finals in 1983. Australia won the next while Pakistan and Sri Lanka shared the next two tournaments.
Meanwhile, Australia’s dominance in world cricket began in 199 when they won three consecutive trophies before India won it again in 2011 beating Sri Lanka at home. However, the Aussies came back four years later to win at their home taking the tally to the five World Cup titles.
As the 12the edition of the ICC World Cup embarks in a week time, let us take a look at the top ten teams with most wins in World Cup:
Zimbabwe will not be a part of the upcoming World Cup as they failed to progress from the qualifying tournament. Afghanistan and Windies were the two teams to come up and join the rest eight for the main event.
Zimbabweans have so far taken part in nine World Cups winning only 11 matches in total. They have lost 42 off the 57 games they have played – the least among the first ten teams in the list of matches won in World Cup.