World Cup Facts

  • World Cup Changed to a 50 Over event in 1987.
  • White Ball was first Used In 1992.
  • Australia Defeated West Indies For The First Time In A World Cup In 1992.
  • In 1975 World Cup Final West Indian Roy Fredricks became the first player to get out by Hit Wicket. 
  • Shoaib Akhtar became the first bowler to cross the 100 Mph mark in cricket during the 2003 World Cup. He bowled the delivery to Nick knight
  • India is the only country to have won the 60 Over World Cup,  50 Over World Cup and 20 Over World Cup. No other team achieved this.
  • 2019 World Cup would be the first time that would be played without an associate nation.
  • 2019 Will be the first time when England Will host a day-night match in a cricket World Cup. They never hosted a day-night match in CWC before this.
  • Kapil Dev was the youngest captain to win a World Cup at the age of 24.
  • India was the first team to win the World Cup as hosts.
  • The highest score in the World Cup for India is by Saurav Ganguly. He scored 183.
  • No India has ever scored a 100 in a World Cup Final.  Gambhir’s 97 is the highest.
  • Clive Lloyd and Ricky Ponting are the only captains to have won the World Cup twice.
  • Nolan Clarke of Netherlands at the age of 47 years and 257 days was the oldest player to play a World Cup.
  • Lord’s has hosted the final match of CWC 5 times.
  • Glenn Mcgrath has taken the maximum number of Wickets in CWC at 71.
  • Sachin Tendulkar has scored the highest number of runs in World Cup (2278).
  • Martin Guptill has the highest individual score in a World Cup at 237 runs.
  • 1987 was the first time when the CWC was held outside England.
  • Sri Lanka in 1996 was the first team to have the World Cup second also the first co-host to won a world cup, but as the final was held in Karachi, they are not considered as the first host winners.
  • The lowest margin of victory in the World Cup is 1 run and the feat has been achieved between games from the same team, India vs Australia. Once in 1987 and again in 1992.
  • Ricky Ponting played the most number of World Cup matches at 46, Sachin Tendulkar is second at 45.
  • The first World Cup match to be abandoned was between India vs Sri Lanka in 1996.
  • India and Pakistan played for the first time in a World Cup in 1992.
  • India and Pakistan played a common team against a full-fledged Sri Lankan team in 1996 before World Cup, this was probably the first and last time both fielded a common team.
  • After the first World Cup game in 1999, Sachin Tendulkar lost his father and had to return to India, this was a tough time for him, till he returned back for the third match and scored a century. He dedicated the century to his father.

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