The 1975 World Cup featured a total of 8 teams: England, Australia, West Indies, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka (then known as Ceylon), and East Africa (a composite team representing Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia).
The tournament was hosted by England.
The final of the 1975 World Cup was held at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London, England.
Final Team Members:
- West Indies: Clive Lloyd (c), Roy Fredericks, Gordon Greenidge, Alvin Kallicharran, Rohan Kanhai, Bernard Julien, Viv Richards, Keith Boyce, Andy Roberts, Deryck Murray (wk), Michael Holding.
- Australia: Ian Chappell (c), Greg Chappell, Dennis Lillee, Jeff Thomson, Rod Marsh (wk), Alan Turner, Ross Edwards, Doug Walters, Gary Gilmour, Ashley Mallett.
- Australia scored 291/8 in their 60 overs.
- West Indies chased down the target, scoring 294/5 in 58.2 overs.
- The highest score in the final was achieved by Clive Lloyd from the West Indies, who scored 102 not out.
- Gary Gilmour from Australia was the most successful bowler of the tournament, taking 11 wickets.
- The record for the most sixes in the tournament is not available for the 1975 World Cup.
- Glenn Turner from New Zealand was the leading run-scorer of the tournament, scoring 333 runs.
- The record for the most fours in the tournament is not available for the 1975 World Cup.
Highest Score in the Tournament:
- The highest score in the tournament is not available for the 1975 World Cup.
Man of the Match:
- The man of the match for the final match is not available for the 1975 World Cup.
Man of the Tournament:
- The man of the tournament award was not introduced until later editions of the World Cup, so it was not awarded in the 1975 World Cup.
Key Highlights of the Final Match:
- Clive Lloyd’s unbeaten century (102 runs) played a crucial role in the West Indies’ successful chase of the target.
- Viv Richards’ attacking innings of 138 runs in the semifinal against England showcased his talent and set the tone for the West Indies’ campaign.
- Gary Gilmour’s exceptional bowling performances, especially his 6-wicket haul against England in the semifinal, were a standout feature of the tournament.