The month of May is the season of rejoice for the world cup fantasy cricket players. The ICC Cricket World Cup is one of the major international cricket tournaments. It was first organized on June 1975 in England by the International Cricket Council. This tournament occurs every four years and thus it becomes one of the most exciting and watched tournaments in the world in the field of cricket.
England was the first country to hold the first 3 World Cup until 1987. It was after 1987 other nations had a share to host the Cricket World Cup under an unofficial rotation system. The ICC permits all members to play in the World Cup but only top 10 teams in the ranking are chosen for it and leftover teams to have to compete in ICC World Cup Qualifier to participate in Cricket World Cup. We all know that this year is trick-n-treat for those who play ODI fantasy world cup. So are you not excited that the teams have started their practice for the tournament in full swing?
Let us know about all the notable records set by cricketers and teams:
Most Cricket World Cup wins: Australia – 5
Australia has an amazing history in the Cricket World Cup! So far, 11 World Cups has been held and the Australian cricket team has won the tournament on 5 occasions. This includes three consecutive wins between 1999-2007.
Highest successful run chase: Ireland vs. England (2011) – 329-7
At World Cup 2011, the game between England and Ireland has been classic. The cricket team of Ireland had pulled off an amazing victory after their pitiful score of 111 runs and 5 wickets down. Kevin O’Brien had hit the fastest century in the history of the world cup, 113 of 63 balls. The team reached their target of 328 runs with 5 balls remaining. The highest successful run chase ever at a World Cup!
Highest team score: Australia vs. Afghanistan (2015) – 417-6
During World Cup 2015, Australia not only defeated Afghanistan but also became the team to score highest runs in the World Cup. They set an amazing huge score of 417/6. In reply, Afghanistan could just score 142 runs as they were all out. The margin of victory was 275 runs, which is again the highest recorded in World Cup.
Most runs scored at the Cricket World Cup: Sachin Tendulkar – 2,278
Who can make the most runs record other than our very own, little master? Sachin Tendulkar has scored 2278 runs in the tournament.
Fastest double century: Chris Gayle vs. Zimbabwe (2015) – 215
West Indies terrific opener Chris Gayle hit the fastest double century in World Cup 2015 against Zimbabwe. Gayle went on to hit a total of 16 sixes in 147 balls and made 215 runs.
Most sixes scored at the Cricket World Cup: AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle – 37
Skilled batsmen AB de Villiers from South African cricket team and Chris Gayle from West Indies hold the record of hitting 37 sixes till date in all the 11 World Cups.
Most wickets were taken at the Cricket World Cup: Glenn McGrath – 71
Australian pacer, Glenn McGrath lifted the trophy three times. Between his debut at the World Cup in 1996 and his final appearance in 2007, McGrath has taken 71 wickets in 39 games.
Most wickets in consecutive balls: Lasith Malinga v South Africa (2007) – 4
Lasith Malinga had set a new World Cup record by dismissing 4 players in consecutive 4 balls. The opponent team, South Africa, had just 4 runs left to reach their target and victory. But with one wicket left, victory came to the South African team.
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