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Cricket World Cup History: 7 all-time World Cup records which might not be broken

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23.40K   //    17 Jun 2019, 11:32 IST

Sachin's tally of 673 in 2003 still holds the record for most runs in a WC
Sachin's tally of 673 in 2003 still holds the record for most runs in a WC

The 2019 World Cup has got off to a mixed start with many one-sided games and a number of tight games while some have been marred by rain. With the overcast conditions casting a cloud over most matches, teams have been pushed even further to win big in each of their games.

Looking into the positives, there have been some impressive batting and bowling performances in the first two weeks of the tournament. Rohit Sharma and Joe Root have looked a class apart with the bat while West Indies' short ball strategy brought back the memories of the old Caribbean 'chin music'.

The tournament has also seen few records being broken with India becoming the first team to score an excess of 350 against Australia in World Cup history. Mitchell Starc became the joint fastest to 150 ODI wickets when he reached the landmark in 77 games during his game against West Indies.

Although records are meant to be broken and the all-round show in this tournament is a testament to that, here are seven World Cup records which might not be broken.


#1 Youngest captain to win a World Cup - Kapil Dev (24)

Kapil Dev led from the front in India's 1983 WC triumph
Kapil Dev led from the front in India's 1983 WC triumph

Kapil Dev was just 24 years and 176 days old when he lifted the coveted trophy at the Lord's balcony. A raw talent from Haryana called the shots in batting and bowling from the day he debuted as a 19-year old and went on to lead India to a title triumph.

India went into the 1983 World Cup with no big hopes having won a solitary game in the previous two World Cups. However, captain Kapil Dev had his sight on the trophy. Considered as India's greatest fast bowler ever, the opposition batsmen were wary of his deadly out swingers courtesy of his open-chested action.

Although he claimed 12 wickets, it was his batting that got India crucial points. His whirlwind knock of 175* off 138 balls when India was struggling at 17/5 is still regarded as the greatest counter-attacking knock. A special mention to his fielding with his running catch to dismiss Sir Vivian Richards turned the 1983 final on its head.

The record is unlikely to be broken as it is a rarity to see a player leading their team at such a young age in the current scene of international cricket.

Also read – Cricket World cup winners

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