The cricket frenzy fans around the world have been waiting eagerly for this moment. So far 11 world cup fantasy league game has been held. And Australian team has been the most successful winning the trophy for 5 times.
Now, ten leading nations of CWC fantasy cricket world are playing with one another in round-robin format featuring 45 ODIs.
The four with highest points then move to the semi-finals and play knockout for fantasy world cup 2019.
In celebration of this world cup cricket game tournament, we explore some of the prior records made here.
Unbeaten Streak of Australia
The term ‘Invincible’ had been synonymous with the Australian team from 1999 to 2007. During 1999-2011, the Australian team had an unbeaten streak of 34 matches in 4 World Cup campaigns. In those 34 matches, they had won 32 matches with 1 tie and 1 No Result.
The streak which started in 1999 eventually ended in 2011 when the Aussies lost in a group match against Pakistan. Nowadays, with teams being equally competitive, it will be a mammoth task for any international team to surpass such an invincible record.
World Cup appearances
Javed Miandad is the first player to have played in six World Cups, the first six, from 1975 to 1996. Similarly, Sachin has also played in six World Cups, from 1992 to 2011.
Record 3: Youngest captain to win a World Cup
Kapil, at the age of 24, led the Indian team to their first World Cup triumph in 1983. With that, he also became the youngest captain ever to win a World Cup. Since the average age of the captains in the upcoming World Cup is 27+, it is affirmative that the above record will continue to be unbroken for another 5 years.
Most Consecutive Centuries
Kumar Sangakkara had his best World Cup campaign in 2015. Sangakkara scored those 4 centuries in 4 consecutive matches against Bangladesh, England, Australia, Scotland.
Most runs and most 50+ scores
Sachin Tendulkar was one of the prolific run scorers in World Cups. In 44 innings, Sachin has notched up 2278 runs at a staggering average of 56.95, making him one of the consistent performers in big stages. With 6 centuries and 15 fifties, Sachin has the most 50+ scores (21) in World Cup history.
With Martin Guptill being the closest one with most runs (809) in the current players’ list, Sachin’s record is bound to be on top for many more World Cups.
Most wickets off consecutive balls
Lasith Malinga created a unique record of 4 wickets in 4 consecutive deliveries against South Africa in ICC Cricket World Cup, 2007. In the last 2 balls of the 45th over and first 2 balls of the 47th over- Malinga picked up the wickets of Pollock, Hall, Kallis&Ntini making it 4 wickets in 4 consecutive deliveries.
Winners in both 60 overs and 50 overs editions of World Cup
India is the only team to win the World Cup in two different formats (60 and 50 overs format). Back in 1983, India won their first World Cup against the West Indies which was the last 60 overs format in a World Cup. Since 1987, all the other editions have followed the 50-over format.
The Indian team won their 2nd ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011, making them the only team to win it in 2 different formats.
Most World Cup Titles
Ricky Ponting, Glenn McGrath and Adam Gilchrist share the record of Three World Cup Titles. Each was a member of Australia’s winning teams of 1999, 2003 and 2007.
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