Hyderabad, India: Jayasuriya ruled 1996 with bat and ball and bagged the Man of the Series award. Tendulkar and Kumble emerged as the best batsman and bowler of the tournament.
Archive for the ‘1996 World Cup’ Category
Also called the Wills World Cup, 1996 saw first time a Host nation lifting the trophy when one of the three hosts, Sri Lanka defeated Australia.
Hyderabad, India: Sri Lanka hosted 4 of the 37 matches. While India and Pakistan hosted 17 matches, the Sri Lankan led by Jayasuriya massacre and supported by senior members of the likes of Aravinda de Silva emerged winner defeating the tournament favorites, Australia.