The world cup is the most celebrated event in the cricketing world. International Cricket Council (ICC) organise the ODI championship every four years. This is the time in the cricket world when our fans are also crazily involved in the fantasy world cup games.
Many records have been made and broken by many cricketers in the World Cup. World Cup season is equally exciting for the cricketers and the cricket fans. The cricket fans can watch the games and play ODI fantasy world cup games.
Let’s take a look at some of the world breaking records made in the fantasy world cup cricket game.
1st World Cup century
England opener Denis Aamis has scored 137 against India in 1975. In world cup history, it was the first century.
No recording of Kapil Dev’s 175
In 1983 world cup India had lost 5 wickets for 17 runs against Zimbabwe. Following that, Indian skipperKapilDev came to batting and scored 175 not out after all over. But sadly, due to the strike of broadcasters, there was no recording of this match.
Man of the Tournament award
In 1992 NewZealand Captain Martin Crowe has got the man of the tournament award and till now he is the only captain who has got the man of the tournament award in world cup history.
Double fastest fifties
New Zealand cricketer, Brendon McCullum has the record of two fastest fifties in the world cup, 18 balls and 20 balls.
Nathan Astle has maximum no of ducks in world cup history, 5 ducks.
Dismissed in 99 runs
Ab de Villiers, Adam Gilchrist and JP Duminy are the players who got out in 99 in the world cup. Sachin got out in 98 and 97 both in 2003 world cup.
Highest runs in losing cause
Herschelle Gibbs scored 143 runs against New Zealand. But they lost the match. This was the highest no of runs by batsmen in losing cause in the world cup.
Heaviest player in the world cup
In 2007 World Cup the weight of Bermuda player named Dwen Liverkok was 130 kg. He got the title of the heaviest player in the world cup.
3 world cups but no title
Graham Gooch, England’s batsman, is the only player to play 3 World Cup finals but doesn’t lift the title even once.
Highest partnership record in the world cup
Windies players, Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels at 2nd wicket had a partnership of 372 runs against Zimbabwe at Canberra, Australia in World Cup 2015.
Most number of wickets
Glenn McGrath holds the record of most number of wickets which is 71 in a span of 1996 – 2007 and that is not going to break anytime soon.
*Records have been compiled as on April 26, 2019
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