WORLD CUP RECORDS AND STATS – CRICKET

HOWDY!

Are you excited for ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2019?

If you are a cricket enthusiast then I am damn sure you would be very much excited for the world cup.

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DO YOU KNOW, till date 11 world cups have been played and the first edition was in the year 1975 hosted by England which WEST INDIES won.

Including 2019, a total of 12 world cups will be completed this year. And each world cup has been quite interesting because of the battle within these teams for the trophy. Those aggressions, sledding and those small fights between the players of the teams make the world cup quite entertaining.

But within this entire journey, in each tournament, few new records have been created and a few have been broken.

As the world cup knocks the door, each individual might be very much eager to know the records which have been set in those 11 world cups, so that you can access the newer records.

And being a cricket blog, this is our job to make you guys reach the best content on your regarding the topic. So here is the list of records which has been set till date in ICC CRICKET WORLD CUPs.

RECORDS

HIGHEST SCORE BY A TEAM IN WORLD CUP – Australia (417-6) vs Afghanistan [2015]

LOWEST SCORE BY A TEAM IN WORLD CUP – CANADA (36-10) vs SRI LANKA [2003]

HIGHEST SUCCESSFUL RUN CHASE – 329 (Ireland vs England) [2011]

HIGHEST WINNING MARGIN (in runs) – 275 ( Australia vs Afghanistan) [2015]

LOWEST WINNING MARGIN (in runs) – 1 (Australia vs India) [1987 & 1992]

MOST NO. OF WINS IN WORLD CUP MATCHES – 62 (Australia)

MOST NO. OF LOSSES IN WORLD CUP MATCHES – 42 (Zimbabwe)

MOST CONSECUTIVE WINS IN WORLD CUP MATCHES – 27 (Australia)

MOST CONSECUTIVE DEFEATS – 18 ( Zimbabwe)

MOST RUNS IN WORLD CUP – 2278 (Sachin Tendulkar)

HIGHEST AVERAGE IN WORLD CUP (in min. 20 innings) – 63.52 [ AB deVilliers]

HIGHEST STRIKE RATE IN WC (min. 20 innings) – 120.84 [ Brendon McCullum]

FASTEST DOUBLE CENTURY IN WC – CHRIS GAYLE in 138 balls vs Zimbabwe, [2015]

FASTEST 150 IN WC – AB de Villiers in 64 balls vs West Indies, [2015]

FASTEST CENTURY IN WC – Kevin O’Brien (50 balls) vs England, [2011]

FASTEST 50 IN WC – Brendon McCullum (18 balls) vs England, [2015]

MOST CENTURIES IN WC – 6 (Sachin Tendulkar)

MOST 50+ SCORES IN WC – 21 (Sachin Tendulkar)

MOST DUCKS IN WC – 5 out of 20 innings (Nathan Astle)

HIGHEST WICKETS IN A SINGLE TOURNAMENT – 26 (Glenn McGrath), [2007]

BEST ECONOMY RATE IN A SINGLE TOURNAMENT – 3.76 (Chaminda Vaas), [2003]

MOST MAIDENS IN A SINGLE TOURNAMENT – 14 of 88 overs (Chaminda Vaas), [2003]

MOST DISMISSALS AS A WICKET KEEPER IN WC – 54 (Kumar Sangakara)

MOST CATCHES AS A FIELDER IN WC – 28 (Ricky Ponting)

MOST DISMISSALS BY A WICKET KEEPER IN A SINGLE TOURNAMENT – 21 (Adam Gilchrist), [2003]

MOST CATCHES BY A FIELDER IN A SINGLE TOURNAMENT – 11 (Ricky Ponting) [2003]

MOST DISMISSALS BY A WICKET KEEPER IN A SINGLE MATCH – 6 (Adam Gilchrist) [2003] & (Sarfaraz Ahmed), [2015]

MOST CATCHES AS A FIELDER INA SINGLE MATCH – 4 (Mohammed Kaif, Soumya Sarkar & Umar Akmal)

MOST SIXES IN WORLD CUP – 37 ( AB de Villiers & Chris Gayle)

MOST SIXES IN AN INNINGS – 16 (Chris Gayle) vs Zimbabwe, [2015]

HIGHEST INDIVIDUAL SCORE IN WC – 237 (Martin Guptill) vs WI, [2015]

HIGHEST PARTNERSHIP IN WC – 372 (Marlon Samuels & Chris Gayle)

MOST CENTURIES IN A SINGLE WC – 4 (Kumar Sangakara), [2015]

MOST MAN OF THE MATCHES IN WC – 9 (SACHIN TENDULKAR)

MOST RUNS IN A SINGLE WC – 673 in 11 innings (Sachin Tendulkar), [2003]

MOST SIXES IN A TOURNAMENT – 26 (Chris Gayle), [2015]

MOST CONSECUTIVE 50+ SCORES – 5 (Steve Smith), [2015]

MOST CONSECUTIVE CENTURIES – 4 (Kumar Sangakara), [2015]

MOST CONSECUTIVE DUCKS IN WC – 3 (Nicolas De Groot & Shem Ngoche)

MOST WICKETS IN WORLD CUP – 71 (Glenn McGrath)

LOWEST AVERAGE (min. 1000 balls) – 18.19 (Glenn McGrath)

LOWEST ECONOMY RATE (min. 1000 balls) – 3.25 (Andy Roberts)

BEST STRIKE RATE IN WC (min 1000 balls) – 23.8 (Lasith Malinga)

BEST BOWLING FIGURE IN WC – 7/15 (Glenn McGrath) vs Namibia, [2003]

MOST WICKETS IN CONSECUTIVE BALLS – 4 (Lasith Malinga) vs SA, [2007]

MOST EXTRAS CONCEDED IN AN INNINGS – 59 [5b, 6lb, 33w & 15nb], (Scotland vs Pakistan), [1999]

MOST MATCHES HOSTED BY A GROUND – Headingley Leeds [England]

MOST MATCHES AS UMPIRE IN WC – David Shepherd [England]

MOST WC FINALS AS A UMPIRE – Steve Bucknor [West Indies]

MOST NUMBERS OF WC PLAYED – 6 (Javed Miandad & Sachin Tendulkar)

MOST NUMBER OF APPEARANCES IN WORLD CUP – 46 (Ricky Ponting)

YOUNGEST PLAYER TO PLAY A WORLD CUP MATCH – 16 years, 283 days (Nitish Kumar), [Canada]

OLDEST PLAYER TO PLAY A WC – 47 years, 257 days (Nolan Clarke),[Netherlands]

MOST NO. OF MATCHES AS A CAPTAIN – 29 (Ricky Ponting)

BEST WIN % AS A CAPTAIN IN WC (min 10 matches) – 92.85 (Ricky Ponting)

YOUNGEST EVER CAPTAIN TO LIFT A WORLD CUP – 24 years, 5 months, 9 days ( KAPIL DEV), [1983]

CHINMAY NANDA

About the author

Chinmay Nanda is a engineering student and also a big cricket enthusiast who follows and covers cricket very closely .Because of the love and passion he has for the game he started to write articles about different aspects of cricket. He is the founder of CRICK ACADEMY and also one of the contributors for the blog.

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