Cricket World Cup Records 2019 (Including Previous Years)
With the cricket world cup and its full on excitement already in progress, it would be highly surprising if there is no change of records in the current Cricket World Cup. Every World Cup brings with it a set of records that are generally broken one way or the other. Therefore, in this article we shall take a look at the different World Cup records and their status in the current world cup, and also we shall take a flashback at the World Cup records from 1975 to 2019.
With ICC World Cup 2019 going on and the pitch conditions available in England, we expect this world cup to be a batsmen game. Also we can expect some records to be broken.
World Cup Record for Most Sixes :
At present, the Most Sixes in World Cup record is with Chris Gayle who has smashed 49 sixes in total. However, before this world cup, the record was jointly held by Gayle and de Villiers with both the players having 37 sixes each. But with AB de Villiers not playing this world cup, Gayle had a free hand to this World Cup Record.
When it comes to the World Cup Record of Highest Run Scorer in World Cup, there is not a single challenger to the God of Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar. Even after retirement, Sachin Tendulkar continues to hold the record of having the most runs in the World Cup. He has 2278 runs in 44 World Cup innings, and there is no chance that he would be losing his place in this section anytime soon.
World Cup Record for Most Ducks :
Nathan Astle still stands tall on the list of the Most Ducks in World Cup, with 5 ducks to his name from 1996 to 2003. Also, Eoin Morgan is very close to reaching this point as he too has 4 ducks in world cup. If this cricket world cup record takes a new player this time, it won't be a surprise at all.
World Cup Record for Most Centuries :
Batting records and Sachin Tendulkar go together, and that's the reason why Sachin, even after retirement hold this record of having the Most World Cup Centuries. Also, his record at 6 centuries is only close to Rohit Sharma to be broken.
Ireland, an underdog team in the world cup holds this record for Highest Total Chased in World Cup after it successfully managed to chase down 329 runs against England in the 2011 World Cup. Despite of many high scoring games this year, no team was able to break this record.
The Aussies once again tops the table of Record for Highest Team Totals in World Cup by scoring a mighty total of 417/6 against Afghanistan in World Cup Cricket 2015. They listed their name 3 times in that table. The second highest score in cricket world cup is registered by India against Bermuda in World Cup 2007 when they scored a total of 413/5.