Cricket World Cup – Cricket Ground Hosted WC Finals

Final Venues, Semi Final Venus

Most of the Cricket World Cup tournaments have been hosted by England. The most recent World Cup edition was jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand as the 2015 Cricket World Cup. England hosted FIVE Cricket World Cup out of 12 so far, England hosted World Cup 1975,1979,1983, and 1999. The upcoming World Cup is also to be hosted by England which will conclude to 5th times.

Cricket World Cup Venues Since 1975 have been hosted by all ICC members because almost all test playing nations got a chance to host Cricket World Cup. It has been a matter of immense pleasure for all countries to host ICC Mega event at that soil. Most of the Cricket World Cup has been hosted by England which has been 5th times from now including the ongoing WC 2019, except this Australia and New Zealand is a joint partner to host WC.

Hosted by England

The History of World Cup has been fantastic to know about, from the very first CWC 1975, the star cricket players including batsman, bowlers, all-rounders have placed their name on the ICC record book. Cricket became more and more interesting when the game format changed from 60 Over per side to 50 overs. Lord’s Cricket Ground is known as “Home of Cricket” has hosted most Cricket World Cup Finals in ICC mega-events history. The stadium hosted four finals during Cricket World Cup 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999.

Lords Stadium

Lord’s hosted 1975 Cricket World Cup final between West Indies and Australia. West Indies won the first WC title by 17 runs and become world champion. The Ground hosted 1979 Cricket World Cup final between West Indies and England. West Indies won the 2nd WC title by 92 runs and again become world champion. The Home of Cricket Lord’s hosted 1983 Cricket World Cup final between India and West Indies. India won the first World Cup by 43 runs by defeating the defending champion. Lord’s hosted 1999 Cricket World Cup final between Australia and Pakistan. Australia won the WC by 8 wickets against Pakistan and claimed their 2nd World Cup win.

The Oval Cricket Ground, London host 3 semi-finals during ICC mega event 1979, 1983 and 1983. The Stadium hosted 2nd semi-final of 1975 Cricket World Cup between West Indies and New Zealand. Windies won the semi-final by 5 wickets and qualified for the final. The Ground hosted the first semi-final of 1979 WC between West Indies and Pakistan. Windies won the semi-final by 43 runs and qualified for WC 1979 final. The Oval hosted 1983 World Cup 2nd semi-final between Pakistan and West Indies. Windies again won the semi-final by 8 wickets and qualified for WC 1983 final.

Manchester Ground

Old Trafford hosted 3 World Cup semi-finals during ICC mega event 1979, 1983 and 1999. The Ground hosted 2nd semi-final of CWC 1975 between England and New Zealand. England won the World Cup semi-final by 9 runs and qualified for the World Cup final. The Stadium hosted the 1st semifinal of CWC 1983 between India and England. India won the World Cup semi-final by 6 wickets and qualified for the World Cup final. Old Trafford Manchester Ground hosted 1st semi-final of CWC 1999 between Pakistan and New Zealand. Pakistan won the World Cup semi-final by 9 wickets and qualified for the World Cup final.

Leeds – Edgbaston

Headingley, Leeds Cricket Ground hosted one and only World Cup semi-final of the inaugural edition of ICC World Cup 1975. Leeds hosted 1st semi-final of 1975 Cricket World Cup between Australia and England. Australia won by 4 wickets and made their way to final. Edgbaston Cricket Ground Birmingham England has hosted 2nd semi-final between Australia and South Africa. Australia won the World Cup semi-final in super-over and qualified for the World Cup final for the 2nd time.

Hosted by Australia

The very first teams who participated in CWC became part of the History of Cricket World Cup, no other than Antarctic nations Australia and New Zealand both have hosted World Cup Twice but every time they hosted jointly. Melbourne Cricket Ground Australia hosted the 1992 1st final between Pakistan and England. Pakistan won the first World Cup final by 22 runs.

The MCG Ground Australia hosted 2015 between co-hosted Australia and New Zealand. Australia won the World Cup by 7 wickets for the 5th time. Sydney Cricket Ground Australia hosted 2nd semi-final between England and Australia. England won the semi-final by 20 runs and qualified for the World Cup final. The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Australia hosted the 2nd semi-final of 2015 between Australia and India. Australia won the World Cup final by 95 runs.

Hosted by New Zealand

Eden Park Cricket Ground Auckland New Zealand hosted the 1st semi-final between Pakistan and New Zealand. Pakistan won the World Cup semi-final by 4 wickets and qualified for World Cup final. Auckland Cricket Stadium New Zealand hosted the 1st semi-final of Cricket World Cup 2015 between New Zealand and South Africa. New Zealand won the semi-final for the very first time with the D/L method after 7 times semi-finals appearances.

Hosted by India

Kolkata Eden Garden Cricket Ground, India hosted 1983 World Cup final for the between India and Australia. India won the World Cup for the first time by defeating Australia by 7 runs. Eden Garden Cricket Ground Kolkata, India hosted the 1st 1996 Cricket World Cup semi-final between Sri Lanka and India. Sri Lanka won the semi-final by 131 runs and qualified for the World Cup final.

The Punjab Cricket Association Inderjit Singh Bindra Stadium Mohali, India hosted World Cup 1996 between Australia and West Indies. Australia won the World Cup semi-final by 5 runs and qualified for WC final. Punjab Cricket Association Inderjit Singh Bindra Stadium Mohali hosted the 2nd semi-final of World Cup 2011 between India and Pakistan. India won the semi-final by 29 runs and qualified for the World Cup final.

Mumbai Wankhede Stadium, India hosted 2nd semi-final between India and England. India won the semi-final by 35 runs. The Wankhede Stadium Mumbai, India hosted the 2011 Cricket World Cup final between co-hosts India and Sri Lanka. India won the World Cup final by 6 wickets and it was their 2nd World Cup win.

Hosted by Pakistan

Gaddafi Stadium Lahore, Pakistan hosted the first semi-final of World Cup 1983 between Australia and Pakistan. Pakistan won the World Cup semi-final by 18 runs. Lahore Gaddafi Stadium, Pakistan hosted World Cup 1996 final between Sri Lanka and Australia. Sri Lanka won the first World Cup title by 7 wickets.

Hosted by Sri Lanka

Premadasa International Cricket Stadium Colombo, Sri Lanka hosted the 1st semi-final of Cricket World Cup 2011 between the host team Sri Lanka and New Zealand. Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets and 3rd time qualified for World Cup final.

Hosted by South Africa

The Wanderers Stadium Johannesburg, South Africa hosted the 2007 World Cup final between Australia and India. Australia won the title by 125 runs for the 4th times and 3rd-time consecutive. St George’s Park Cricket Ground, Port Elizabeth, South Africa hosted the 1st semi-final of Cricket World Cup 2003 between Australia and Sri Lanka.

Australia won by 48 runs with D/L method due to bad weather the semi-final for the 6th time and qualified for the finals. Kingsmead is a cricket ground in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Durban Cricket Ground hosted the 2nd semi-final of the Cricket World Cup 2003 between India and Kenya. India won semi-final by 91 runs for the 2nd time and qualified for the final.

Hosted by West Indies

The Kensington Oval Bridgetown, Barbados hosted the 2007 World Cup final of between Australia and Sri Lanka. Australia won the by 53 runs with the D/L method. With this Australia claimed their 3rd consecutive World Cup win. The stadium. The Darren Sammy Cricket Ground, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia hosted 2nd semi-final of World Cup 2007 between Australia and South Africa. Australia won the World the semi-final for the 6th time and qualified to WC final.

Sabina Park is a cricket ground and the home of the Kingston Cricket Jamaica, West Indies. The Sabina Park Cricket Ground hosted the 1st semi-final of 2007 Cricket World Cup between Sri Lanka and New Zealand. Sri Lanka won the semi-final for the 2nd time by 81 runs and qualified to WC final for the 2nd time.  

Venues Hosted WC Final

Semi-Final & Final-VenueCountrySemi-FinalsFinalsCricket World Cup
Lord’s Cricket GroundEngland41975, 1979, 1983, 1999
The Oval Cricket GroundEngland31975, 1979, 1983
Old Trafford ManchesterEngland31975, 1979, 1983
Headingley Cricket GroundEngland11975
Edgbaston Cricket GroundEngland11975
Sydney Cricket GroundAustralia21992, 2015
Melbourne Cricket GroundAustralia21992, 2015
Eden Park, AucklandNew Zealand21992, 2015
Mohali Cricket Ground, MohaliIndia21996, 2011
Eden Garden Cricket GroundIndia111996, 1983
Wankhede Stadium MumbaiIndia111983, 2011
Gaddafi Stadium LahorePakistan111983, 1996
Premadasa, ColomboSri Lanka12011
The Wanderers StadiumSouth Africa12003
St George’s Park GroundSouth Africa12003
Kingsmead Cricket GroundSouth Africa12003
The Kensington OvalWest Indies12007
DJG Sammy Cricket GroundWest Indies12007
Sabina Park, KingstonWest Indies12007

Semi-Final/Finals Venues

World CupSemi-Final 1Semi-Final 2Final
1975 World CupHeadingley, LeedsThe Oval, LondonLord’s, London, England
1979 World CupThe Oval, LondonOld Trafford, ManchesterLord’s, London, England
1983 World CupOld Trafford, ManchesterThe Oval, LondonLord’s, London, England
1987 World CupGaddafi Stadium, LahoreWankhede Stadium, MumbaiEden Gardens, Kolkata
1992 World CupAuckland, New ZealandSydney, AustraliaMelbourne, Australia
1996 World CupKolkata, IndiaMohali, IndiaLahore, Pakistan
1999 World CupOld Trafford, ManchesterEdgbaston, Birmingham, EnglandLord’s, London, England
2003 World CupPort Elizabeth, South AfricaDurban, South AfricaJohannesburg, South Africa
2007 World CupKingston, JamaicaGros Islet, Saint LuciaBridgetown, Barbados
2011 World CupColombo, Sri LankaMohali, IndiaMumbai, India
2015 World CupAuckland, New ZealandSydney AustraliaMelbourne, Australia
Updated: 08/11/2019 — 3:13 pm