Cricket World Cup: Final Match Hosting Country has never won it! Can India break the trend this time?
From the past records of World Cup Cricket, we find that the hosting team has never won the World Cup.
In 1996, the World Cup was hosted jointly by India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The final match was played in Pakistan. And, Sri Lanka had won the World Cup.
Hence, more precisely saying, the Final Match Hosting Country has never won the World Cup.
This time (World Cup Cricket 2011), it is being hosted by three South Asian countries: India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. And, the final match is being played in India.
Can India break this trend? Can India win the World Cup Cricket for the 2nd time? Will India be able to keep the World Cup Trophy at home this time?
It seems so by seeing the current form and the player capacity of Indian Cricket Team. India is playing tremendously in recent times. Can they continue this form till the end of World Cup? It’s something to watch.
Below is the statistical summary of hosting country and winner of the world cup cricket:-
|Year||Host Nation(s)||Final Venue||Winner||Runner-up|
|1975||England||Lord’s, London||West Indies||Australia|
|1979||England||Lord’s, London||West Indies||England|
|1983||England||Lord’s, London||India||West Indies|
|1987||India, Pakistan||Eden Gardens, Kolkata||Australia||England|
|1992||Australia, New Zealand||MCG, Melbourne||Pakistan||England|
|1996||India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore||Sri Lanka||Australia|
|1999||England, Wales, Ireland, Netherlands, Scotland||Lord’s, London||Australia||Pakistan|
|2003||South Africa, Kenya, Zimbabwe||Wanderers, Johannesburg||Australia||India|
|2007||West Indies||Kensington Oval, Bridgetown||Australia||Sri Lanka|
|2011||India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai||India||Sri Lanka|
Update: India has really broken this trend. India has won the Cricket World Cup 2011. A big congratulation to The Indian Cricket Team. You guys were simply awesome and the strongest side for the whole tournament.