Here, I’m going to tell you about 8 records made during ICC Cricket World Cup that may never be broken
Record 1: Unbeaten Streak of Australia
- The term ‘Invincible’ was synonymous with the Australian cricket team between 1999-2007.
- 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.
Record 2: Most World Cup appearances – Sachin Tendulkar and Javed Miandad
- Javed Miandad is the first player to have played in six World Cups, the first six, from 1975 to 1996.
- Similary, Sachin has also played in six World Cups, from 1992 to 2011
Record 3: Youngest captain to win a World Cup – Kapil Dev
- 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.
Record 4: Most Consecutive Centuries – Kumar Sangakkara
- Kumar Sangakkara had his best World Cup campaign in 2015.
- Sangakkara scored those 4 centuries in 4 consecutive matches against Bangladesh, England, Australia, Scotland.
Record 5: Most runs and most 50+ scores – Sachin Tendulkar
- 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.
Record 6: Most wickets off consecutive balls- Lasith Malinga
- 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.
Record 7: Winners in both 60 overs and 50 overs editions of World Cup – India
- 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.
Record 8: Most World Cup Titles
- Ricky Ponting, Glenn McGrath
andAdam 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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