6th May, 2019
Most Cricket World Cup wins: Australia – 5
Australia has an exceptional Cricket World Cup history.
They have won the tournament on five occasions in the 11 World Cups held so far–including three consecutive wins between 1999-2007. They also hold the record for most match wins in the World Cup (62) and the highest 75% win.
Despite the recent controversy surrounding the reigning champions, they will enter the tournament next year with confidence in the knowledge that history is on their side.
Highest successful run chase: Ireland v England (2011) – 329-7
England’s game against Ireland went down as one of the all-time classic games at the 2011 Cricket World Cup. Kevin O’Brien struck the fastest century in the history of the Cricket World Cup as Ireland pulled off an amazing victory in Bangalore over England.
His 113 off 63 balls helped Ireland recover from 111-5 to overhaul its 328 target with five spare balls, making it the highest successful World Cup run chase ever!
Highest team score: Australia v Afghanistan (2015) – 417-6
Australia produced an amazing performance to thrash Afghanistan in a record-breaking game at the 2015 Cricket World Cup. From 45 balls, Maxwell smashed 88 to propel Australia to 417-6.
Other records were falling as Australia went on to bowl Afghanistan in response for just 142. The winning margin was 275 runs–the highest in a World Cup ever recorded.
Most runs scored at the Cricket World Cup: Sachin Tendulkar – 2,278
No player scored more runs than Sachin Tendulkar at the Cricket World Cup; or even come close to it. He scored 2,278 runs in the tournament at an average of 56.95–over 500 more than his closest rival.
His highest World Cup score came in 2003 when he hit 152 against Namibia, but it was his World Cup 2011 runs that inspired India to be glorified.
India will hope to emulate the Little Master in 2019 by Rohit Sharma, ShikharDhawan, ViratKohli and co.
Highest Runs Scored in any Single Match in a world cup: Its none other than Martin Guptill who smashed his way into the record books, his 237 not out off 163 balls is the highest score in World Cup cricket history.
Fastest double century: Chris Gayle v Zimbabwe (2015) – 138 balls
In their 2015 victory over Zimbabwe, West Indies opener Chris Gayle struck the fastest double century in the history of the World Cup. Gayle hit a total of 16 sixes in 147 balls before going out for 215 off the final delivery of the innings of his side.
Also, he holds a record partnership for any ODI wicket was the stand of 372 with Marlon Samuels.
West Indies beat Zimbabwe by 73 runs (D / L) and amassed 372-2 out of their 50 overs.
Most sixes scored at the Cricket World Cup: AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle – 37
AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle share the record for the most six hits at a World Cup.
In the last World Cup in 2015, Chris Gayle scored 26 of these six in his record-breaking innings against Zimbabwe.
It provided Chris Gayle with the opportunity to break the record for himself in the 2019 Cricket World Cup with AB de Villiers announcing his retirement.
Individual Bowling Records
Most wickets taken at the Cricket World Cup: Glenn McGrath – 71
He lifted the trophy three times and took more wickets in the tournament history than anyone else; it’s fair to say that at the ICC Cricket World Cup Glenn McGrath had a huge impact.
McGrath claimed 71 wickets in 39 games between his debut at the tournament in 1996 and his final appearance in 2007.
He may have come close to the end of his career, but in 2007 came his most prolific World Cup. His 26 wickets in a single edition of the World Cup were the best tournament for most wickets.
Most wickets in consecutive balls: Lasith Malinga v South Africa (2007) – 4
Sri Lanka v South Africa came down at the 2007 Cricket World Cup as one of the all-time classic World Cup games.
South Africa looked to be cruising to victory, only needing 4 more runs at 206-5, before Lasith Malinga from Sri Lanka set a new record for the World Cup with 4 wickets from 4 balls! South Africa, however, held its nerve to scrape one wicket home.