Captains who have won world cups
The game of cricket has seen many inspirational leaders and masterful strategists. The Cricket World Cup has provided a stage for many of them to display their finest traits. Let’s have a look on those finest captains.
News Nation Bureau | Updated : 08 February 2015, 02:12:24 PM
1975 World cup- Clive Lloyd
The mighty West Indies won the first trophy under Clive Lloyd.
1979 World cup- Clive Lloyd
The West Indies retained the trophy by beating England in the second edition and King' Viv Richards was the hero of the match
1983 World cup- Kapil Dev
India defeated mighty West Indies under the leadership of Kapil Dev
1987 World cup- Allan Border
Allan Border led the Aussie team to win their first trophy in Indian sub-continent
1992 World cup- Imran Khan
Pakistan became the World Cup champions for the first time by beating England under Imran Khan
1996 World cup- Arjuna Ranatunga
Second World Cup hosted by Pakistan and India and for the first time by Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka won the trophy by defeating Australia in the final at the Gaddafi Stadium.
1992 World cup- Steve Waugh
Australia won the trophy for the second time beating Pakistan by 8 wickets at Lord's Cricket Ground
2003 World cup- Ricky Ponting
The event was won by defending champions Australia, beating India in the final played at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. Australia won the trophy for the third time, making them the most successful nation in the tournament's history.
2007 World cup- Ricky Ponting
Australia defeated Sri Lanka in the final to win their third consecutive World Cup and their fourth overall. The tournament also saw upsets in the first round with tournament favorites India and Pakistan failing to make it past the group stage.
2011 World cup- Mahendra Singh Dhoni
India won the trophy, defeating Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in the final in Mumbai, thus becoming the first country to win the Cricket World Cup final on home soil.