List of captains of cricket world cup winning teams

Year World cup winner (team) Winning team captain No. of world cups as captain
2015 Australia Michael Clarke 1 (2015*)
2011 India MS Dhoni 2 (2011* and 2015)
2007 Australia Ricky Ponting 3 (2003*, 2007* and 2011)
2003 Australia Ricky Ponting 3 (2003*, 2007* and 2011)
1999 Australia Steve Waugh 1 (1999*)
1996 Srilanka Arjuna Ranatunga 3 (1992, 1996* and 1999)
1992 Pakistan Imran Khan 2 (1987 and 1992*)
1987 Australia Allan Border 2 (1987* and 1992)
1983 India Kapil Dev 2 (1983* and 1987)
1979 West Indies Clive Lloyd 3 (1975*, 1979* and 1983)
1975 West Indies Clive Lloyd 3 (1975*, 1979* and 1983)
* indicates the world cup edition which a captain won for his country

We have had 11 editions of ICC cricket world cup so far and only two captains have achieved the distinction of having won their countries two world cups, consecutive editions of the quadrennial event as well. Let us also not forget that Clive Lloyd and Ricky Ponting were part of world-beating sides for much of their playing careers. Therefore, you can say that Lloyd and Ponting were successful captains and won two world cups because they had great teams.

Lloyd was the first world cup winning captain, lifting the trophy for his country (West Indies) in the year 1975.

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