The 2027 ICC Cricket World Cup is will be held in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia. The competition will be held across the months of October and November. As of yet, the dates aren’t finalised. But there is already one significant change confirmed, with the tournament expanding to become a 14 team competition, as a opposed to the 10 ten format used in India (2023) and England (2019).
2027 ICC World Cup Winner Betting
Cricket World Cup Betting
Cricket World Cup 2023 Teams
The ten teams competing in the 2023 cricket world cup are as follows:-
- South Africa
- New Zealand
- Sri Lanka
2027 World Cup Format
The 202 Cricket World Cup format will see two groups of seven play round-robin matches. The top four sides from both groups will advance to the quarter-final stage, where the tournment becomes a straight knock-out.
Cricket World Cup 2027 Venues
Popular World Cup Cricket Betting Markets
There are plenty of different betting markets in a cricket world cup. Firstly, you can bet on outright markets, such as outright tournament winner. Or who will be the top batsman in the tournament, or top bowler.
Secondly, you can bet on individual matches. Like who will be the winner of England V Australia, or who will be the top run scorer in the match, etc. A selection of these markets follows…..
Top Batsman Betting – Which batsman will score most world cup runs.
Top Bowler Betting – Which bowler will take the most world cup wickets.
First Time Winner Betting – Will there be a new first time winner of the world cup.
Group Winner Betting – Who will win their respective group.
Winning Group Betting – Which group will the world cup winners come from.
Continent Of The Winner – Which continent will the winner come from, Asia, Europe, Australasia, etc.
To Reach The Semi Final Betting – Will a particular team reach the semi finals.
To Reach The Final Betting – Will a particular team reach the final.
As well as these markets, you will also find plenty of team individual markets. Take Australia for example, you can have a bet on their stage of elimination, who will be their top run scorer, their top wicket taker, etc. Likewise, these markets will be available on every individual country.
ICC Cricket World Cup History
The cricket world cup was first held in England back in 1975, with just 8 teams involved. They were England, Australia, West Indies, Indian, Pakistan and New Zealand. In order to get up to 8 teams, Sri Lanka and East Africa were invited to join the competition.
It has since grown into the major force it is today. It is a commercial giant generating untold wealth for the ICC. Cricket has grown world wide, and there is a major qualifying process to get into the finals these days. A far cry from the first ever world cup, made up of players from the nations of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia.
1975 – Won by West Indies
The first World Cup was held in England, and was won by the brilliant West Indian side (at Lord’s) captained by Clive Lloyd. They beat Ian Chappell’s Australia by 17 runs, in (what was then) a 60 Over a side match.
1979 – Won by West Indies
Same again, West Indies were the dominant side in world cricket in the late 70s. This time they thrashed England at Lord’s by a massive 92 runs. An unbeaten 138 from the legendary Viv Richards proved to be the difference between the two teams.
1983 – Won by India
Again the tournament was held in England, the only difference this time is that India broke the dominance of West Indies, as Madam Lal ripped out West Indies top order to seal a low scoring win for Kapil Dev’s team.
1987 – Won by Australia
The tournament moved away from England for the first time this year, as India and Pakistan jointly hosted the 1987 World Cup. Australia won it for the first time at Eden Gardens, in a match that will most probably be best remembered for Mike Gatting’s ill advised reverse sweep shot off Allan Border’s part time spin when England were cruising.
1992 – Won by Pakistan
Most probably when the world cup really became a force, the 1992 competition was jointly held between Australia and New Zealand. Pakistan won their first ever world cup when an inspired Wasim Akram led them to victory over England in the final.
This tournament was infamous for the 22 runs off 1 ball recalculation given to first time participants South Africa, after a rain break in their semi-final against England. Ensuring the match ended in farce.
1996 – Won by Sri Lanka
The 1996 version returned the Asian continent with India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka jointly hosting it this time. The final was this time played at the Gaddafi Stadium, in Lahore, Pakistan.
The Sri Lankan’s won by 7 wickets against Australia, thanks to a 97 run partnership between skipper Arjuna Ranatunga, and man of the match, Aravinda de Silva.
1999 – Won by Australia
This tournament seen matches played in Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and the Netherlands. The majority of the competition was held in England though.
Probably best remembered for Allan Donald’s farcical run out at Edgbaston which seen Australia progress to the final. Australia thrashed Pakistan by 8 wickets in the final, in what turned out to be a procession.
Donald’s run out was probably the only thing that overshadowed England’s inability to even get out of the first group stage, in what turned out to be an embarrassing tournament for the main hosts.
2003 – Won by Australia
This was the first time the tournament went to the continent of Africa, with Kenya, and Zimbabwe joining South Africa in hosting the competition.
The Aussies again won, capturing their third world title, with a convincing 125 run victory over India at the Wanderers.
The competition was over shadowed by political tensions involving Zimbabwe and Kenya, with England and New Zealand forfeiting matches, which seen Kenya reach the semi-final. There was further shocks and upsets with Shane Warne failing a drugs test on the eve of the tournament.
Following on from all that was South Africa’s misreading of the Duckworth/Lewis method, resulting in their farcical elimination in the group stages.
2007 – Won by Australia
It was West Indies turn to host the competition this year, in the world cup that seemed to go on forever.
Australia completed their fourth victory, with a 53 run win over Sri Lanka. A result which seen the Aussie get revenge for their 1996 final defeat to the same nation.
This competition will also be remembered for the untimely death of (Pakistan Coach) Bob Woolmer. Then secondly, and on a far lessor scale, small crowds, and bad organisation.
2011 – Won by India
After India’s early elimination from the 2007 World Cup, the BCCI moved to ensure a structure change for the 2011 competition. The change in format, all but guaranteed the top 8 nations would reach the quarter-finals (although England and West Indies did their best to muck that up). A move which I’m the ICC would have been happy to ratify.
Other controversies included the removal of Pakistan as joint hosts, following the Sri Lanka bus attacks. There were nations who clearly wouldn’t have considered entering Pakistan, so the decision was inevitable. This left India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, all co hosting the competition.
India eventually went on to complete their second world cup triumph, with a 6 wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the final. This was thanks in the main to an unbeaten 91 from MS Dhoni.
2015 – Won by Australia
The Aussies completed their 5th world cup victory with a 7 wicket thrashing of New Zealand in the final.
The competition used the same format as the 2011 one, ensuring the top 8 cricketing nations had safe passage to the quarter-finals. This did happen, with New Zealand, West Indies, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Australia, India and Bangladesh, all progressing through the group stages.
What of world minnows England, well they crashed out in the group stages, winning just 2 of their 6 matches. Their most notable defeats were the 111 run lose to Australia, the 9 wicket defeat to Sri Lanka (England did get 309 runs in this match), and the 15 run defeat to Bangladesh that sealed England’s feat.
None of them compared to the 8 wicket thrashing England got at the hands of New Zealand in Wellington though. A match that seen the Kiwi’s knock off the required runs in just 12.2 Overs. England only managed wins over Scotland and Afghanistan in the competition.
2019 – England won in Super Over
2023 – Won by Australia
Australia claimed their sixth title by defeating India in front of a shocked home crowd at the Narendra Modi Stadium. India had swept the group with nine wins from nine. They then defeated New Zealand in the semi-final to go into the final on a ten-match winning streak.
The Aussies hadn’t read the script though. In the field, their experienced pace trio of Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc helped restrict India to 240 all out.
Travis Head then led the way with a fabulous 137 (120 balls), as Australia cruised to a 6 wicket victory with 7 overs remaining. This gave Australia a record sixth title.
Most World Cup Wins
Australia are the most successful team in the history of the competition and now have a record 6 World Cup victories to their name. They first won in 1987, then reeled off three successive victories in 1999, 2003, 2007. The’ve since added wins in 2015, and most recently they won in India in 2023.
India broke the Aussies winning streak in 2011, by lifting the trophy on home soil. This was the second time India has won the competition. However, the Aussies then added the 2015 and 2023 titles to their collection. Bringing their total amount up to six. More information can be found on our list of ICC Cricket World Cup winners page.
List of ICC Cricket World Cup Winners
- 1975 – West Indies
- 1979 – West Indies
- 1983 – India
- 1987 – Australia
- 1992 – Pakistan
- 1996 – Sri Lanka
- 1999 – Australia
- 2003 – Australia
- 2007 – Australia
- 2011 – India
- 2015 – Australia
- 2019 – England
- 2023 – Australia
- 2027 – TBC