Australia is the most successful team in cricket, whether it is men’s or women’s cricket. This team has won numerous ICC tournaments. In fact, Australia has won the most ICC titles in history. Australia is known as the “Men in Yellow,” and Aussies have won a total of eight ICC events so far.
They are the only team to win five ODI World Cups in this game, which includes three consecutive ODI WC titles. Apart from that, they have also won the Champions Trophy and the T20 World Cup. Here, we will talk about all the ICC trophies won by the Australian men’s cricket team in history.
List of ICC Trophies Won by Australia
|1||1987||ODI World Cup||England|
|2||1999||ODI World Cup||Pakistan|
|3||2003||ODI World Cup||India|
|4||2006||Champions Trophy||West Indies|
|5||2007||ODI World Cup||Sri Lanka|
|6||2009||Champions Trophy||New Zealand|
|7||2015||ODI World Cup||New Zealand|
|8||2021||T20 World Cup||New Zealand|
1. 1987 ODI World Cup
Australia won their first ODI World Cup in 1987, which was hosted in India and Pakistan. They faced England in the final at the Eden Garden. Australia made 253/5 and restricted England to 246/8 to win by 7 runs. The Men in Yellow became only the fourth team to win the ODI WC.
2. 1999 ODI World Cup
This team won their second ICC title in 1999. It was Steve Waugh who led this team, and they met Pakistan in the final. Australia bowled well to restrict Pakistan to just 132 runs in 39 overs. They chased down the target in 20.1 overs and made 133/2 to win by 8 wickets.
3. 2003 ODI World Cup
Australia won their second successive ODI World Cup in 2003, which took place in South Africa. They faced India in the final in Johannesburg. Batting first, Australia posted a massive score of 359/2, with Ricky Ponting scoring 140 not out. India only managed a 234 all-out and lost by 125 runs. It was the first ICC title under Ponting.
4. 2006 Champions Trophy
Australia played their first Champions Trophy final in 2006 and won it right away. They faced West Indies in the final in Brabourne. Batting first, West Indies got dismissed for 138 runs in 30.4 overs. As per the D/L method, India got a target of 116 from 35 overs. They made 116/2 in 28.1 overs and won their maiden title.3
5. 2007 ODI World Cup
Australia played their third straight final of the ODI World Cup in 2007, which took place in the West Indies. Sri Lanka was the other finalist. It was a 38-over game due to rain. Australia made 281/4, with Adam Gilchrist scoring 149 runs. In reply, Sri Lanka reached 215/8 and lost the game by 53 runs, and Australia won their fourth ODI WC.
6. 2009 Champions Trophy
The Men in Yellow made the final of the 2009 Champion Trophy in Centurion as well. It was New Zealand that also made the final. Batting first, the Black Caps managed only 200-9 in 50 overs. Chasing the target, Shane Watson provided a brilliant start and made 105 not out. Australia made 206/4 and won their second Champions Trophy title.
7. 2015 ODI World Cup
Since 2009, it took six years for Australia to reach the final of the next ICC event. They made it to the finals of the 2015 ODI World Cup under the captaincy of Michael Clarke. New Zealand was the other team to qualify. The Black Caps batted first and got 183 all out in 45 overs. Australia made 186/3 in 33.1 overs and won the game by seven wickets.
8. 2021 T20 World Cup
Australia won their maiden T20 World Cup title in 2021 in the UAE. Aaron Finch was the captain, and they faced New Zealand in the final in Dubai. Batting first, New Zealand posted a challenging total of 172/4 in 20 overs. But Australia made 173/2 in 18.5 overs and won it by 8 wickets.