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Cricket World Cup 2023

Australian players celebrate after winning the 2023 World Cup. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

The 2023 Cricket World Cup took place in India from Thursday, October 5 until Sunday, November 19.

Australia won the tournament for the sixth time with an upset six-wicket victory over hosts India in the final.

The Cricket World Cup is the biggest ODI event on the international calendar. Played just once every four years, it features the leading teams in the game including Australia, England, South Africa, India, Pakistan, New Zealand and Sri Lanka as they fight it out for the ultimate prize.

The structure of the tournament has varied over the years, with as many as 16 teams (last seen in 2007) and as low as ten.

You can view the full 2023 Cricket World Cup fixtures here.

Current holders Australia are the most successful team in Cricket World Cup history, winning six of the 12 tournaments. India and the West Indies have won two apiece, while Pakistan, Sri Lanka and England are the other teams with victories.

Full Cricket World Cup history

Year Host Winner Runner-up
1975 England West Indies Australia
1979 England West Indies England
1983 England, Wales India West Indies
1987 India, Pakistan Australia England
1992 Australia, New Zealand Pakistan England
1996 Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Australia
1999 England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Netherlands Australia Pakistan
2003 South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya Australia India
2007 West Indies Australia Sri Lanka
2011 India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh India Sri Lanka
2015 Australia, New Zealand Australia New Zealand
2019 England, Wales England New Zealand
2023 India Australia India
2027 South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia

After the 2023 World Cup, the tournament will head to Africa, with Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe hosting the 2027 tournament, the second time they have hosted after 2003.

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