2015 Cricket World Cup

The 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup was a One Day International cricket tournament to decide the 11th Cricket World Cup. It was jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand from 14 February to 29 March 2015, and was won by Australia. This was the second time the tournament was held in Australia and New Zealand, the first having been the 1992 Cricket World Cup.

2015 Cricket World Cup
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Dates14 February 2015 (2015-02-14) – 29 March 2015 (2015-03-29)
Administrator(s)International Cricket Council
Cricket formatOne Day International
Tournament format(s)Round-robin and Knockout
Host(s)
Champions Australia (5th title)
Runners-up New Zealand
Participants14
Matches49
Attendance1,016,420 (20,743 per match)
Player of the series Mitchell Starc
Most runs Martin Guptill (547)
Most wickets Mitchell Starc (22)
Trent Boult (22)
Official websiteOfficial website
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The tournament consisted of 14 teams, which were split into two pools of seven, with each team playing every other team in their pool once. The top four teams from each pool progressed to the knockout stage, which consisted of quarter-finals, semi-finals and a final.

The final was between the co-hosts Australia and New Zealand. Australia won by seven wickets, to win their fifth Cricket World Cup.[1]

The total attendance was 1,016,420, with an average of 21,175 per game.[2][3] The final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground had a crowd of 93,013, a record one day cricket crowd for Australia[4] The tournament is estimated to have been watched by over 1.5 billion people;[5] and the most widely watched match during the tournament was India vs. Pakistan, which is estimated to have drawn over 1 billion viewers.[6][7] Tickets for this match reportedly sold out within 12 minutes of going on sale.[8]