The 1999 Cricket World Cup event returned to England after sixteen years. Some matches also held in Wales, Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands. The 12 tournament teams comprised the nine full ICC members along with three associate members: Kenya, and for the first time, Bangladesh and Scotland. The final was played between Australia and Pakistan at Lords, London. Australia made 133 runs in 20.1 overs for 2 wickets, in reply Pakistan made 132 All out in 39 Overs. Australia won by 8 Wickets.
- This tournament has a similar group stage format to in 1996, though there was a dramatic change in the second stage, where a "Super Six" round replaced the quarter-finals.
- One of the greatest matches in the ICC World Cup history was the Australia and South Africa tied game in their semi-final.