Australia on 29 March 2015 won the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. In the final match of ICC world cup Australia defeated New Zealand by seven wickets at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Australia. Australia celebrated the glorious victory over New Zealand. Australia dismissed New Zealand for 183 in 45 overs before Australian crowd of 93,013 spectators at Melbourne Cricket Ground and cruised to their fifth World Cup. Clarke scored 74 runs and the team scored total 186 runs for three wickets from 33.1 overs.
Sachin Tendulkar, who was the brand ambassador of the International Cricket Council's (ICC), presented the ‘Player of the Match’ and ‘Player of the Series’ awards at the closing ceremony of ICC World Cup 2015 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
James Faulkner, who took two wickets in the first over of the batting powerplay, was named ‘man of the match’ and Mitchell Starc was ‘player of the tournament’ after taking 22 wickets at 10.18 runs each.
Australia has previously won the World Cup in 1987, 1999, 2003 and 2007. No other country has won the tournament more than twice.
An online petition has been submitted to International Cricket Council (ICC) by Cricket fans to change the idea of limiting the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 to 10 teams. The ICC President N Srinivasan meanwhile has confirmed on the eve of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 final, that the next World Cup will be an affair of 10 teams. The decision will definitely discourage the Associate members of ICC, who will now have to fight against the full members to get a chance to play in the biggest cricketing event of the World.