ICC World Cup Betting
The Cricket World Cup is the premier international championship of One Day International (ODI) cricket.
The event is the pinnacle of most players’ careers and with only five teams ever having lifted the trophy, it is by far the most sought after winners medal.
The event is organised by the sport's governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), with preliminary qualification rounds leading up to a finals tournament which is held every four years.
The tournament is the world's third largest and is televised in over 200 countries to over 2.2 billion television viewers.
With the World Cup taking place every four years, this year see’s the tournament being co-hosted by Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka.
The current format, approved by ICC to be used in the 2011 World Cup, features 14 teams. Within each group, the teams will play in a round-robin format. The top four teams from each group will proceed to the knock out stage playing quarter-finals. Winners of the quarter-finals will play semi-finals, and the winning semi-finalists will play in the final.
The Cricket World Cup is contested by all ten Test-playing and ODI-playing nations, together with other nations that qualify through the World Cup Qualifier.
Australia has been the most successful of the five teams to have won the tournament, taking four titles. The West Indies have won twice, while India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka have each won once.