After the breath-taking wait of 4 years, world cup fantasy cricket is at full swing. All the nations are fighting hard for the ultimate glory in the cricket world. England and Wales are hosting the 12th edition of the tournament for the first time since 1999.
This time the teams are playing the matches over a span of 46 days. The final of the world cup fantasy game will be played at the “Home of Cricket” Lords Cricket Ground in London.
The previous editions of mega-event featured many record-breaking performances from some of the best in the world. Let us look at the 7 best CWC fantasy records which created history for the fans of cricket and also for fans of 11Wickets.com, India’s most trusted fantasy sports platform.
Most consecutive centuries
The Sri Lankan legend and former skipper of the team, Kumar Sangakkara created history on March 11, 2015. He became the first batsman to score 4 centuries in a world cup. In fact, this was the first time ever when a player hit four centuries consecutively in ODI history. The left-handed batsman scored the four centuries against Bangladesh (105*), England (117*), Australia (104*) and Scotland (124).
The Irish right-handed all-rounder, Kevin O’Brien holds the World Cup record for hitting the fastest century. He pulled this off in 50 balls playing against England on 2 March 2011. With the help of Kevin’s innings, Ireland managed to chase 328 runs with 5 balls left.
Fastest 150 runs
The former South African skipper, AB de Villiers, and the right-handed batsman hold the record of fastest 150 in the world cup against West Indies. They defeated West Indies by 257* runs.
Highest individual run scored
The opening batsman of New Zealand, Martin Guptill broke Chris Gayle record on 21 March 2015. Guptill scored 237 runs and surpassed Gayle’s record of 215 runs. He registered this score against West Indies in Wellington.
Fastest ball bowled
“Rawalpindi Express” or Shoaib Akhtar had been known for his terrific pace in bowling. This right-arm pacer bowled fastest delivery ever bowled crossing the 100 miles mark on 22 February 2003 against England at Newlands. The last ball of his second over of the match was recorded at 161.3km/h or 100.2mph.
Youngest captain to win the world cup
KapilDev of India is the legendary all-rounder. He has the record of being the youngest skipper to lead a team to win the world cup trophy. Under his leadership, Indian cricket team won their first-ever world cup cricket 2019 game.
Longest streak without defeat
Team Australia has dominated the ODIs and performed outstandingly during the World Cups. Australia holds the record streak of 34 consecutive matches without defeat. The streak started in the 1999 World Cup against Scotland and ended in the 2011 World Cup against Pakistan. In the 34 matches, Australia had 32 wins, 1 tie and 1 no result game. IT was the period when the Australian team was completely invincible.
*Records have been compiled as on June 10, 2019
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