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World Cup 2019: 5 interesting records that might surprise you 

Modified 07 Jun 2019, 11:50 IST
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#2 India - the only team to win 60-over, 50-over & 20-over World Cup

India's WC winning captains (Image Courtesy: BCCI)

India is the only team in the history of cricket to win a 60-over, 50-over, and a 20-over World Cup.

The first three editions of the WC held in 1975, 1979, & 1983 had 60 overs per side matches. Kapil Dev led India stunned the two-time defending champions, West Indies in the final to win the 1983 World Cup. Going into the tournament India had only registered a solitary win in the first two editions. Hence the performance of the team surprised everyone.

After opposing the T20 format, India sent a team without big stars under MS Dhoni to South Africa, in 2007. Beating all the odds, India became the inaugural T20 World Champions.

In 2011, performances from the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, and Zaheer Khan took the team to the final. Gautam Gambhir's 97 in the final steered India to lift the trophy after 28 years. This record could be matched only by Windies who are the ones who have won a 60-over WC other than India.

Published 06 Jun 2019, 14:13 IST
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