Each Season in Cricket World Cup we witness some great performances and unbelievable team efforts. All the emotions, effort and hard work for one cup. In this process there are always some new records made or previous records broken. Here are some world cup records from 1975 to 2015.
Cricket World Cup Records- Batting
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 :
With Chris Gayle and de Villiers holding the Most Sixes in World Cup Record together by smashing 37 sixes each and de Villiers not playing this season, its highly possible for Gayle to clinch this record.
World Cup Record for Most Runs :
Sachin Tendulkar of India remains as the Highest Run Scorer in World Cup History so far with a total of 2278 runs scored in 44 innings. Ricky Ponting of Australia stands second in the table, scoring 1743 runs in 42 innings.
World Cup Record for Most Ducks :
Nathan Astle stands on the top of the Most Ducks in World Cup list with 5 ducks. Surprisingly we have de Villiers and Eoin Morgan in the list having 4 ducks each.
World Cup Record for Most Centuries :
Sachin Tendulkar stands on the top of Most Centuries in World Cup list by scoring 6 centuries in 44 innings. Sri Lanka's legend Sangakkara and Australian Ricky Ponting shares second position by scoring 5 centuries each.
Highest Batting Average in World Cup :
Lance Klusener holds the record for Highest Batting Average in World Cup with a whooping average of 124 in just 11 innings he played. Indian Hitman Rohit Sharma takes third position in the list with an average of 63.62
Highest Strike Rate in World Cup :
Lance Klusener also holds the record for Highest Strike Rate in World Cup with a brilliant strike rate of 121.17. Brendon McCullum of New Zealand seizes the second position.
Cricket World Cup Records- Bowling
The Mighty Australian Legend Glenn McGrath, holds almost all the Bowling Records in World Cup. He holds the record for Most Wickets in World Cup, Most Maidens in World Cup and also Best Bowling Figures in World Cup which are highly impossible to be broken any sooner. Lasith Malinga holds the Most Hat Tricks in World Cup. He is also the bowler to take highest consecutive wickets in World Cup. He reached this feat after dismissing 4 batsmen of South Africa in World Cup 2007.
Cricket World Cup Records- Teams
World Cup Record for Most World Cup Wins :
The Mighty Australians grab most of the team records being the champions for 5 times in World Cup they also bag the record of Most World Cup Wins. Also they having Ricky Ponting who has records for Most Catches in World Cup and also Most Matches Played in World Cup.
World Cup Record for Highest Total Chased :
It's interesting to see Ireland standing on the top of Highest Total Chased in World Cup list. They also stand three times in that list which is quite surprising. They recorded the highest total chased after chasing a mammoth of 329 against England in World Cup 2011. With some great batting surfaces in England, it wont be surprising if this record is broken this year.
World Cup Record for Lowest Total Defended :
Surprisingly Zimbabwe holds this record of Lowest Total Defended in World Cup by restricting England while the English were chasing a simple total of 132. This occurred in World Cup 1992 where Zimbabwe shocked the world with this feat.
World Cup Record for Biggest Win :
Australia tops the table for Biggest World Cup Win by runs by defeating Afghanistan by a huge margin of 275 runs in World Cup 2015. The second position is occupied by India and South Africa together after winning by 257 runs against Bermuda and West Indies respectively.
World Cup Record for Highest Team Total :
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.
World Cup Record for Lowest Team Total :
Canada stands top of the table for Lowest Team Totals in World Cup after registering a very low total of 36 against Sri Lanka in World Cup 2003. Interestingly they also bag the second position by scoring 45 against England in World Cup 1979