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Last Updated : May 18, 2019 02:11 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

World Cup 2019: Down memory lane — captains who have won cricket's most prestigious tournament

These champion skippers have led their team to glory and lifted cricket's most iconic trophy.

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Clive Lloyd (1975, 1979) | West Indies won the first two editions of the Cricket World Cup. It was their legendary skipper Sir Clive Llyod who lifted the World Cup trophy on both the occasions. (Image: Reuters)
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Clive Lloyd (1975, 1979) | West Indies won the first two editions of the Cricket World Cup. It was legendary skipper Clive Llyod who lifted the World Cup trophy on both the occasions. (Image: Reuters)

Kapil Dev (1987) | West Indies were dethroned as the champions for the first time when Kapil's Daredevils defeated West Indies in the final of the 1983 World Cup. Kapil Dev became the first Indian captain to lift a Cricket World Cup trophy. (Image: Reuters)
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Kapil Dev (1983) | West Indies were dethroned as the champions for the first time when Kapil Dev's Daredevils defeated the Caribbean side in the final of the 1983 World Cup. (Image: Reuters)

Allan Border 1987
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Allan Border (1987) | It was the first Cricket World Cup played outside England, as India and Pakistan  jointly hosted of the mega event. Australia defeated arch rivals England in the final played at Eden Garden, Kolkata. It was Allan Border who led the Australians to their maiden World Cup title. (Image: Reuters)

Imran Khan 1992
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Imran Khan (1992) | Pakistan have won the Cricket World Cup once and it was under the leadership of Imran Khan. A young Pakistani team boasting of talents like Inzamam-ul-Haq and Wasim Akram defeated England led by Graham Gooch at Melbourne Cricket Ground as the men in Green became the second Asian team to win cricket's most prestigious event. (Image: Reuters)

Arjuna Ranatunga (1996) | World Cup returned to Indian sub-continent in 1996 as India, Pakistan and Sri-Lanka co-hosted the event for the second time.
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Arjuna Ranatunga (1996) | World Cup returned to the Indian sub-continent in 1996 as India, Pakistan and Sri-Lanka co-hosted the event for the second time. Arjuna Ranatunga became the first captain from a host nation to lift the the trophy as he led Sri Lanka to its maiden world title.  (Image: Reuters)

Steve Waugh (1999) | 1999 Cricket World cup saw the beginning of unprecedented dominance by Australia. The team from Down Under won three consecutive World Cups starting 1999. It was Steve Waugh who lifted the ICC Cricket World trophy at Lord's defeating Pakistan in the final.
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Steve Waugh (1999) | In 1999, the cricketing world saw the beginning of an era of unprecedented dominance by Australia. The team from Down Under went on to win three consecutive World Cups. It was Steve Waugh who lifted the trophy at Lord's defeating Pakistan in the final. (Image: Reuters)

Ricky Ponting (2003) | ICC Cricket World Cup reached the South African shores for the first time in 2003. In the final played between Ricky Ponting's Australia thrashed Saurav Ganguly's India as Australia became the first team to be crowned champions three times.
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Ricky Ponting (2003) | The ICC Cricket World Cup reached South African shores for the first time in 2003. In the final played between Australia and India, Ricky Ponting's team crushed Sourav Ganguly's side to lift the trophy again. (Image: Reuters)

Ricky Ponting (2007) | Ricky Ponting became the first captain since Clive Llyod to lift the World Cup trophy on two successive occasions as Australia beat Sri Lanka in the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007. With the win Australia became four-time champions. (Image: Reuters)
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Ricky Ponting (2007) | Ponting became the second captain after Clive Llyod to lift the World Cup trophy on two successive occasions as Australia beat Sri Lanka in the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007. With the win, Australia became four-time champions of Cricket's showpiece event. (Image: Reuters)

MS Dhoni (2011) | Australia's winning spree in the World Cup came to an end when they were eliminated at the hands of India in the QFs of the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. The event was co-hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. In the final India vanquished Sri Lanka at Wankhede and MS Dhoni became the second Indian skipper after Kapil Dev to lift the World Cup trophy.
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MS Dhoni (2011) | Australia's winning spree in the World Cup came to an end when they were eliminated at the hands of India in the QFs of the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. The event was co-hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. In the final, India vanquished Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium and MS Dhoni became the second Indian skipper to lift the World Cup title. (Image: Reuters)

Michael Clarke (2015) | Australia became the World Champions for the fifth time when they overpowered neighbors and rivals New Zealand in the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 played at Melbourne Cricket Ground. On this occasion, Michael Clarke joined the likes of Allan Border, Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting to guide the Kangaroos to World Cup glory.
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Michael Clarke (2015) | Australia became World Champions for the fifth time when they overpowered neighbours and rivals New Zealand in the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at Melbourne Cricket Ground. On this occasion, Clarke joined the likes of Allan Border, Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting to guide the Kangaroos to World Cup glory.  (Image: Reuters)

First Published on May 17, 2019 08:03 am
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