This is the second part of ICC Cricket World Cup Fact File series. which covers the Individual Player statistics. The first published Part 1 covered the Team Statistics.
ICC Cricket World Cup is the International Championship of One Day International (ODI) cricket. The 45 year old Flagship cricket event is held every four years.
Part Two – Individual Statistics
|3||Mahela Jayawardene||Sri Lanka||40|
|4||Muttiah Muralitharan||Sri Lanka||40|
|6||Sanath Jayasuriya||Sri Lanka||38|
|8||Kumar Sangakkara||Sri Lanka||37|
|9||Jacques Kallis||South Africa||36|
|10||Aravinda de Silva||Sri Lanka||35|
- Ricky Ponting, Sachin Tendulkar are only players to make more than 40 appearances.
- Sri Lankan legends Mahela Jayawardene and Muttiah Muralitharan are the only two other players to feature in 40 or more World Cup matches.
- Ricky Ponting has won 3 World cups with Australia.
- Wasim Akram has the most appearances for Pakistan.
Most Runs in Career
|Rank||Career Runs||Player Name||Matches||Innings||Highest Score||Average|
|5||1,207||AB de Villiers||23||23||162*||63.52|
- Sachin Tendulkars holds the record of most runs and most innings player.
- Ab de Villiers has the highest average in World cup.
- Ricky Pontings has played the most matches as a batsmen.
- Ricky Pontings hold the record of most runs scored by a wicket keeper.
Highest Individual Total
- Martin Guptil (New Zealand) scored 237 runs against West Indies in 2015 world cup.
- In 2015 World cup Chris Gayle (West Indies) scored 215 runs from 147 balls versus Zimbabwe.
- Gary Kirsten (South Africa) thrashed UAE by scoring 188 runs in the 1996 world cup.
- Sourav Ganguly (India) scored 183 runs against Sri Lanka in 1999 World cup.
- In 1996 World cup Viv Richard (West Indies) scored 181 runs against Sri Lanka.
Golden Bat Winners
Golden Bat is awarded to player with the most runs scored in a single tournament. While every World Cup had a ranking of the top run scorers, the first time an award was given was in 1975.
|3||Ab De Villiers||4|
- Sachin Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma hold the record of most centuries(6) in World cup.
- Kumar Sangakara and Ricky Pontings are the other cricketers to score 5 centuries in World cup.
Cricket Batting Records
Most Career Wickets
- Glenn McGrath and Muttiah Muralitharan are the only bowlers in World cup history to have more than 60 wickets.
- Latish Malinga and Wasim Akram are oher bowlers to have more than 50 wickets.
- Wasim Akram has taken most wickets for Pakistan.
- Mitchels Starc has the lowest run average in World cup.
Best Bowling Results
- 7/15- Glenn McGrath took 7 wickets and only conceded 25 runs against Nambia in 2003 World cup.
- 7/20- In 2003 World cup Andy Bichel took 7 wickets against England by only conceding 20 runs.
- 7/33- Tim Southee had 7 wickets against England in the 2015 World cup by only conceding 33 runs.
- 7/51- Winston Davis had an 7 wicket haul against Australia in 1983 World cup with conceding 51 runs.
- 6/14- Gary Gilmour took 6 wickets against England in the 1975 World cup with conceding 14 runs.
Golden Ball Winners
The Golden Ball Award goes to the top wicket taker of the world cup. While every World Cup had a ranking of the wicket takers, the first time an award was given was in 1975.
Cricket Bowling Records
|Most five-wicket hauls||Mitchell Starc (3).|
|Most four-wicket hauls (and over)||Mitchell Starc(6).|
|Most wickets in consecutive balls||Lasith Malinga took 4 consecutive wickets against South Africa in 2007 World cup.|
|Fastest Ball||Shoaib Akhtar holds the record of fastest ball ever bowled at speed of 161.30km/h against England in 2003 world cup.|
|Most Wickets in a single World cup||Michel Starc (27) in 2019 world cup.|
|Most Catches||Ricky Ponting (28).|
|Most Dismissals by wicket keeper||Kumar Sangakara (54).|
Man of the Tournament
- In 1992 ICC started giving the Man of the Tournament award.
- Sanath Jayasuriya was the first all-rounder to claim the award in 1996 World cup.
- In 2007 Glenn McGrath became the first bowler to win the award.
- Kane Williamson is the current holder of the award.
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