ICC World Cup is undoubtedly the elite most championship across the cricket space. The Inter Superior ODI men’s championship is organized after every 4 years since 1975. The coming years would mark the 12th anniversary of this mega tournament. It’s needless to mention that the ICC World Cup has been the stage of enormous power plays which have led to the introduction of mind blowing records. Here is a brief on the World Cup Cricket records.
Past Records With Bowl and Bat
West Indies holds the World Cup record of being the first team to win two World Cup championships on a row. Not only the Windies were unbeatable in the inaugural World Cup in 1975 but they repeated the same glorious feat in 2nd season in 1978.
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar is undoubtedly one of the finest cricketers ever produced and it’s only natural that he would have phenomenal achievements at the Worlds. Yes, the God of Cricket is honored as the record holder of maximum scores beyond 50 runs, maximum centuries & the little man has scored more number of runs than any cricketer in the history of ICC world. He also holds the record of being “world’s highest followed cricketer.”
Then Glen McGrath of Australia holds the best individual records in bowling in World Cup. He has played for his nation in 4 Worlds and holds the record of maximum wickets at higher strike-rate & economy rate- in comparison to any bowler in history of World Cup.
Adam Gilchrist & Ricky Ponting lead in fielding records. Ricky is leading fielder when it comes to catches while Gilchrist (wicketkeeper) has made maximum dismissals in single match, individual tournament & history of World Cup.
Australia holds the team record of being the most consecutive winning squad and maximum winning percentage.
Canada holds the record of being the lowest scorer in World Cup history.
World cup 2019 Records
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