Cricket World Cup 2015

Cricket World Cup 2015



Jack, Mack, Jill,



Australia, New Zealand,


One Day International,

First Tournament: 1975

Tournament Winner: Australia

How Many Runs: 49263 (MJ Guptill (NZ) 547, KC Sangakkara (SL) 541, AB de Villiers (SA) 482)

How Many Wickets: 905 (MA Starc (AUS) 22, TA Boult (NZ) 22, UT Yadav (IND) 18) tournament country: Australia, New Zealand

The highly anticipated 2015 Cricket World Cup, jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand, proved to be a captivating event that enthralled fans across the globe. In its return to the Southern Hemisphere after a 28-year hiatus, the tournament showcased the continued development of the sport against the backdrop of technological advancements and an era characterized by analytical rigor. This edition embodied a captivating blend of conventional elements and contemporary features, seamlessly combining fundamental cricketing abilities with the meticulous precision of the 21st century analytical methods. The depicted scenario served not only as a platform for conflict but also as a demonstration of the modernization, adaptation, and preservation of the sport’s intrinsic nature.

The tournament bore witness to notable displays of skill and unforeseen developments. The captivating journey of New Zealand in reaching the finals resonated with many, while Australia’s decisive triumph in the finals solidified their standing as one of the enduring powerhouses in the world of sports. The contemporary landscape of international cricket was exemplified by the simultaneous recognition of both emerging stars and established legends. The 2015 World Cup was a remarkable event that witnessed numerous significant moments embellishing the already illustrious history of the sport. Martin Guptill’s double century and Mitchell Starc’s formidable bowling performance were particularly noteworthy instances that will be forever engraved in the annals of cricket. In the midst of a broader global framework grappling with intricate issues pertaining to individual and collective identity, international migration dynamics, and profound technological transformations, the tournament functioned as a poignant reflection of the multifaceted intricacies and diverse nature characterizing the contemporary world. The 2015 Cricket World Cup exemplified the multifaceted character of modern cricket through its diverse narratives, encompassing both sporting and non-sporting aspects. This tournament embraced the rich heritage of the game while confidently venturing towards its future.

Cricket World Cup 2015 Venues

Venue City Country Capacity Matches
Sydney Cricket Ground Sydney Australia 48,000 5 (quarter-final, semi-final)
Melbourne Cricket Ground Melbourne Australia 100,000 5 (quarter-final, final)
The ‘Gabba Brisbane Australia 42,000 3
Adelaide Oval Adelaide Australia 53,500 4 (quarter-final)
WACA Ground Perth Australia 24,500 3
Bellerive Oval Hobart Australia 20,000 3
Manuka Oval Canberra Australia 13,550 3
Eden Park Auckland New Zealand 50,000 4 (semi-final)
Hagley Oval Christchurch New Zealand 20,000 3
Seddon Park Hamilton New Zealand 12,000 3
McLean Park Napier New Zealand 22,500 3
Wellington Regional Stadium Wellington New Zealand 37,000 4 (quarter-final)
Saxton Oval Nelson New Zealand 5,000 3
University Oval Dunedin New Zealand 6,000 3

Every participating stadium was home to three initial round matches. The quarter-final games were spread across Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Wellington. The semi-final showdowns took place in Auckland and Sydney, culminating in the grand finale in Melbourne. In total, the tournament saw 49 matches played across 14 venues. Australia hosted the majority with 26 matches, while New Zealand accommodated 23 games.

Cricket World Cup 2015 Team List

Team Captain
Afghanistan Mohammad Nabi
Australia Michael Clarke
Bangladesh Mashrafe Mortaza
England Eoin Morgan
India MS Dhoni
Ireland William Porterfield
New Zealand Brendon McCullum
Pakistan Misbah-ul-Haq
Scotland Preston Mommsen
South Africa AB de Villiers
Sri Lanka Angelo Mathews
United Arab Emirates Mohammad Tauqir
West Indies Jason Holder
Zimbabwe Elton Chigumbura

The 2015 Cricket World Cup was characterized by a heterogeneous assemblage of teams hailing from various global regions, each guided by a captain who epitomized the team’s ethos and tactical approach. In this particular iteration of the esteemed competition, a collective of 14 teams partook, epitomizing a symbiotic amalgamation of seasoned proficiency and burgeoning aptitude.

The Australian team, under the leadership of Michael Clarke, assumed the role of hosts in conjunction with New Zealand, headed by the dynamic Brendon McCullum. India, helmed by the astute leadership of MS Dhoni, were the reigning champions, whereas South Africa, led by the charismatic AB de Villiers, stood among the prominent frontrunners. Among the noteworthy assemblages, it is imperative to mention the presence of the esteemed England squad captained by Eoin Morgan, alongside the West Indies contingent expertly helmed by Jason Holder. The inclusion of cricketing nations such as Afghanistan, Ireland, Scotland, the United Arab Emirates, and Zimbabwe accentuated the diversity of the tournament, where smaller countries also competed. These teams, under the leadership of Mohammad Nabi, William Porterfield, Preston Mommsen, Mohammad Tauqir, and Elton Chigumbura, were anticipated to establish their prominence on the international platform. Regardless of varying levels of expertise and anticipations, each team bore the hopes and ambitions of its nation, thereby contributing to the gripping spectacle of the World Cup.

Cricket World Cup 2015

Pool A

Date Match Details Results Venue
14 February New Zealand vs Sri Lanka New Zealand won by 98 runs Hagley Oval, Christchurch
14 February Australia vs England Australia won by 111 runs Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
17 February Scotland vs New Zealand New Zealand won by 3 wickets University Oval, Dunedin
18 February Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Bangladesh won by 105 runs Manuka Oval, Canberra
20 February England vs New Zealand New Zealand won by 8 wickets Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington
21 February Australia vs Bangladesh Match abandoned without a ball bowled Brisbane Cricket Ground
22 February Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets University Oval, Dunedin
23 February England vs Scotland England won by 119 runs Hagley Oval, Christchurch
26 February Scotland vs Afghanistan Afghanistan won by 1 wicket University Oval, Dunedin
26 February Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Sri Lanka won by 92 runs Melbourne Cricket Ground
28 February Australia vs New Zealand New Zealand won by 1 wicket Eden Park, Auckland
1 March England vs Sri Lanka Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets Wellington Regional Stadium
4 March Australia vs Afghanistan Australia won by 275 runs WACA Ground, Perth
5 March Scotland vs Bangladesh Bangladesh won by 6 wickets Saxton Oval, Nelson
8 March Afghanistan vs New Zealand New Zealand won by 6 wickets McLean Park, Napier
8 March Australia vs Sri Lanka Australia won by 64 runs Sydney Cricket Ground
Pool B
Date Match Details Results Venue
14 February New Zealand vs Sri Lanka New Zealand won by 98 runs Hagley Oval, Christchurch
14 February Australia vs England Australia won by 111 runs Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
15 February South Africa vs Zimbabwe South Africa won by 62 runs Seddon Park, Hamilton
15 February India vs Pakistan India won by 76 runs Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
16 February West Indies vs Ireland Ireland won by 4 wickets Saxton Oval, Nelson
19 February United Arab Emirates vs Zimbabwe Zimbabwe won by 4 wickets Saxton Oval, Nelson
21 February West Indies vs Pakistan West Indies won by 150 runs Hagley Oval, Christchurch
22 February India vs South Africa India won by 130 runs Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
24 February West Indies vs Zimbabwe West Indies won by 73 runs Manuka Oval, Canberra
25 February United Arab Emirates vs Ireland Ireland won by 2 wickets Brisbane Cricket Ground
27 February South Africa vs West Indies South Africa won by 257 runs Sydney Cricket Ground
28 February United Arab Emirates vs India India won by 9 wickets WACA Ground, Perth
1 March Pakistan vs Zimbabwe Pakistan won by 20 runs Brisbane Cricket Ground
3 March South Africa vs Ireland South Africa won by 201 runs Manuka Oval, Canberra
4 March Pakistan vs United Arab Emirates Pakistan won by 129 runs McLean Park, Napier
6 March West Indies vs India India won by 4 wickets WACA Ground, Perth
7 March Pakistan vs South Africa Pakistan won by 29 runs (D/L) Eden Park, Auckland
7 March Ireland vs Zimbabwe Ireland won by 5 runs Bellerive Oval, Hobart
10 March Ireland vs India India won by 8 wickets Seddon Park, Hamilton
12 March South Africa vs United Arab Emirates South Africa won by 146 runs Wellington Regional Stadium
14 March Zimbabwe vs India India won by 6 wickets Eden Park, Auckland
15 March United Arab Emirates vs West Indies West Indies won by 6 wickets McLean Park, Napier
15 March Ireland vs Pakistan Pakistan won by 7 wickets Adelaide Oval, Adelaide


Date Match Details Results Venue
18 March Sri Lanka vs South Africa South Africa won by 9 wickets Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
19 March India vs Bangladesh India won by 109 runs Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
20 March Pakistan vs Australia Australia won by 6 wickets Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
21 March New Zealand vs West Indies New Zealand won by 143 runs Wellington Regional Stadium


Date Match Details Results Venue
24 March South Africa vs New Zealand New Zealand won by 4 wickets (D/L) Eden Park, Auckland
26 March Australia vs India Australia won by 95 runs Sydney Cricket Ground


Date Match Details Results Venue
29 March New Zealand vs Australia Australia won by 7 wickets Melbourne Cricket Ground


The 2015 Cricket World Cup took place from 14th February to 29th March 2015. It was co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand.
A total of 14 teams participated in the 2015 Cricket World Cup.
Australia won the 2015 Cricket World Cup, beating New Zealand in the final.
Each team was led by a captain, including Michael Clarke for Australia, Brendon McCullum for New Zealand, MS Dhoni for India, AB de Villiers for South Africa, Eoin Morgan for England, and Jason Holder for West Indies among others.
There were 49 matches played in total during the 2015 Cricket World Cup.
Martin Guptill of New Zealand was the top scorer in the 2015 Cricket World Cup.
Mitchell Starc of Australia was the leading wicket-taker in the 2015 Cricket World Cup.
The tournament consisted of a pool stage, followed by quarter-finals, semi-finals, and a final.
Yes, there were many notable performances. For instance, Martin Guptill scored a double century, the highest individual score in World Cup history, and Mitchell Starc's performance with the ball was instrumental in Australia's victory.
The 2015 Cricket World Cup had a significant impact on the participating countries. It sparked a surge of interest in cricket, especially in countries where cricket is not the primary sport. It also contributed to the development of cricket infrastructure in both host countries.


The 2015 Cricket World Cup, which was jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand, signified a significant milestone in the annals of cricket. The tournament, comprising a total of fourteen formidable teams, demonstrated indelible displays of athleticism, captivating encounters, and a revitalization of global enthusiasm for the sport. Australia, led by Michael Clarke, claimed the championship title, contributing to their already prestigious record.

The competence exhibited by Martin Guptill as the top run-scorer and Mitchell Starc as the foremost wicket-taker substantiated the exceptional skills possessed by these players and highlighted the exceedingly competitive nature of the event. Moreover, the format of the tournament and its proficient management were commended, resulting in riveting and fervent matches that captivated cricket enthusiasts across the globe.

The 2015 Cricket World Cup not only delivered a captivating display of sport, but also generated substantial advancements in the proliferation and reception of cricket across the diverse nations involved. The impact of cricket extended beyond the boundaries of its playing field, serving to strengthen and consolidate its revered status as a beloved sport. In retrospect, one is prompted to recollect the ardor, excitement, and instances of success that delineated this remarkable occurrence in the annals of cricket.