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ICC Cricket World Cup, Team Stats: West Indies

Nilanjan Sen
ANALYST
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329   //    13 Jan 2019, 12:14 IST

The mighty West Indies
The mighty West Indies

West Indies were the original powerhouses of ODI cricket. They won the first two editions of the World Cup - 1975 & 1979. In fact, they remained undefeated in the competition till they when they were defeated by India in 1983. They were the runners-up of the 1983 World Cup. Post-1983 World Cup, the Windies could never reach the same heights again.

Their best performance after 1983 came in the 1996 World Cup where they reached the semi-finals. Of the 71 matches played by West Indies in the World Cup, they won 41 & lost 29 matches and 1 match ended in a No Result. They have a win percentage of 58.57%.

Let us now take a look at their past performances & key stats ahead of the 2019 World Cup.


Past Performances:

1975 - Champions

1979 - Champions

1983 - Runner-up

1987 - 3rd in Group B in the League Stage

1992 - 6th in the League Stage

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1996 - Semi-finalist

1999 - 4th in Group B in the League Stage

2003 - 5th in Group B in the League Stage

2007 - 6th in the Super Eight stage

2011 - Quarter-finalist

2015 - Quarter-finalist


Batting Performances:

372/2 - scored by West Indies against Zimbabwe in 2015 is their highest team total in the World Cup.

93 - scored by West Indies against Kenya in 1996 is their lowest team total in the World Cup.

1225 runs scored by Brian Lara is the most number of runs scored by a West Indies player in the World Cup.

215 scored by Chris Gayle against Zimbabwe in 2015 is the highest individual score by a West Indies player in the World Cup.

17 centuries have been scored by West Indies players in the World Cup.

3 centuries scored by Vivian Richards is the most number of centuries scored by a West Indies player in the World Cup.

7 half-centuries scored by Brian Lara & Shivnarine Chanderpaul each is the most number of half-centuries scored by a West Indies player in the World Cup.

391 runs scored by Viv Richards in the 1987 World Cup is the most number of runs scored by a West Indies player in a single edition of the World Cup.


Bowling Performances:

27 wickets taken by Courtney Walsh is the most number of wickets taken by a West Indies player in the World Cup.

7/51 taken by Winston Davies against Australia in 1983 is the best bowling performance by a West Indies player in the World Cup.

5 five-wicket hauls have been taken by West Indies players in the World Cup.

2 five-wicket hauls taken by Vasbert Drakes is the most number of five-wicket hauls taken by a West Indies player in the World Cup.

17 wickets taken by Jerome Taylor in the 2015 World Cup is the most number of wickets taken by a West Indies player in a single edition of the World Cup.


Wicket-keeping Performances:

26 dismissals by Denesh Ramdin is the most number of dismissals by a West Indies wicket-keeper in the World Cup.

5 dismissals by Jimmy Adams against Kenya in 1996 & by Ridley Jacobs against New Zealand in 1999 is the most number of dismissals by a West Indies wicket-keeper in an innings in the World Cup.

16 dismissals by Jeff Dujon in the 1983 World Cup is the most number of dismissals by a West Indies wicket-keeper in a single edition of the World Cup.


Fielding Performances:

16 catches taken by Brian Lara is the most number of catches taken by a West Indies player in the World Cup.

3 catches taken by Clive Lloyd against Sri Lanka in 1975 & by Stuart Williams against Scotland in 1999 is the most number of catches taken by a West Indies player in an innings in the World Cup.

6 catches taken by Kieron Pollard in the 2011 World Cup is the most number of catches taken by a West Indies player in a single edition of the World Cup.




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