ICC Cricket World Cup Records 1975-2015

Cricket World Cup is a One Day International tournament organized by the International Cricket Council. This Tournament was first held in 1975 in England. Cricket World Cup takes place every four years. Cricket World Cup 2019 is the 12th edition that will be played from 30th May, 2019 to 14th July, 2019 in England and Wales. There are many records hold by teams and players in all the World Cups and some of these are expected to break in Cricket World Cup 2019.
By Team:
  • Highest score is 417-6 by Australia against Afghanistan in World Cup 2015.
  • Lowest score is 36 by Canada against Sri Lanka in World Cup 2003.
  • Highest successful run chase is 329-7 by Ireland against England in Cricket World Cup 2011.
  • Highest winning margin is 275 by Australia against Afghanistan in World Cup 2015.
  • Lowest winning margin is 1 by Australia two times against India in World Cup 1987 and 1992.
  • Australia hold the highest win percentage of 75.30%.
  • Most wins in World Cups are 62 by Australia.
  • Most Losses in World Cups are 42 by Zimbabwe.
  • Most consecutive wins are 27 by Australia from 1999 to 2011.
  • Most consecutive matches without being defeated are 34 by Australia from 1999 to 2011.
  • Most consecutive defeats are 18 by Zimbabwe from 1983 to 1992.

By Batting:
  • Overall most runs in the World Cups are 2278 by Sachin Tendulkar.
  • Most runs in one tournament are 673 by Sachin Tendulkar in World Cup 2003.
  • Highest average in minimum 20 innings is 63.52 by AB de Villiers.
  • Highest strike rate in minimum 20 innings is 120.84 by Brendon McCullum.
  • Fastest double century is scored by Chris Gayle in 138 balls against Zimbabwe in World Cup 2015.
  • Fastest 150 record is by AB de Villiers in 64 balls against West Indies in World Cup 2015.
  • Fastest century is scored by Kevin O’Brien in 50 balls against England in World Cup 2011.
  • Fastest fifty is scored by Brendon McCullum in 18 balls against England in World Cup 2015.
  • Overall most centuries in World Cups are 6 by Sachin Tendulkar.
  • Most centuries in one tournament are 4 by Kumar Sangakkara in World Cup 2015.
  • Most consecutive centuries in one tournament are 4 by Kumar Sangakkara in World Cup 2015.
  • Most consecutive 50+ scores in one tournament are 5 by Steve Smith in World cup 2015.
  • Overall most 50+ scores in World Cups are 21 by Sachin Tendulkar.
  • Most 50+ scores in one tournament are 7 by Sachin Tendulkar in World Cup 2003.
  • Overall most ducks in World Cups are 5 by Nathan Astle.
  • Most consecutive ducks are 3 by Nicholas De Groot in World Cup 2003 and by Shem Ngoche in World Cup 2011.
  • Overall most sixes in World Cups are 37 by both Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers.
  • Most sixes in one tournament are 26 by Chris Gayle in World Cup 2015.
  • Most sixes in an innings are 16 by Chris Gayle against Zimbabwe in World Cup 2015.
  • Highest individual score is 237 by Martin Guptill against West Indies in World Cup 2015.
  • Most runs through boundaries in an innings are 162 by Martin Guptill against West Indies in World Cup 2015.
  • Highest partnership is 372 by Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels Against Zimbabwe in World Cup 2015.

By Bowling:
  • Overall most Wickets in World Cups are 71 by Glenn McGrath.
  • Lowest average (minimum 1000 balls bowled) in World Cups is 18.19 by Glenn McGrath.
  • Best economy rate (minimum 1000 balls bowled) in World Cups is 3.24 by Andy Roberts.
  • Best strike rate (minimum 1000 balls bowled) in World Cups is 23.8 by Lasith Malinga.
  • Best bowling figures are 7-15 by Glenn McGrath against Namibia in World Cup 2003.
  • Most wickets in consecutive balls (4 wickets in 4 balls) is hold by Lasith Malinga against South Africa in World Cup 2007.
  • Most wickets in one tournament are 26 by Glenn McGrath in World Cup 2007.

By Fielding:
  • Overall Most dismissals as a wicket keeper are 54 by Kumar Sangakkara.
  • Most dismissals in one tournament are 21 by Adam Gilchrist in World Cup 2003.
  • Overall most catches as a fielder are 28 by Ricky Ponting.
  • Most catches as a fielder in one tournament are 11 by Ricky Ponting in World Cup 2003.
  • Most dismissals in one match as a wicket keeper are 6 by Adam Gilchrist in World Cup 2003 and by Sarfraz Ahmed in World Cup 2015.
  • Most catches as a fielder in one match are 4 by Mohammed Kaif in 2003, by Soumya Sarkar in 2015 and by Umar Akmal in 2015.

By Extras:
Most extra runs conceded in one innings are 59 (5 b, 6 lb, 33 w, 15 nb) by Scotland against Pakistan in World Cup 1999.

By Grounds:
Most matches hosted by ground are 12 by both Headingley and Leeds.

By Umpires:
  • Most matches as umpire in World Cups are 46 by David Shepherd.
  • Most finals as umpire in World Cups are 5 by Steve Bucknor.

Other Records:
  • Most appearances in World Cups are 46 by Ricky Ponting.
  • Youngest Player (16 years, 283 days) to appear in World Cup 2011 is Nitish Kumar from Canada.
  • Oldest player (47 years, 257 days) to appear in World Cup 1996 is Nolan Clarke from Netherlands.
  • Most matches as Captain are 29 by Ricky Ponting.
  • Youngest Captain (24 years, 5 months, 19 days) to lift the World Cup Trophy is Kapil Dev in 1983.