The world of cricket has seen many remarkable moments. Those moments are kept as records in the history of cricket. However, since the beginning, we have seen a number of ICC Cricket World Cup records with utmost excitement among millions of enthusiasts. Here, we are going to discuss such unforgettable records that made history and still are very special to us.
Remarkable Cricket World Cup Records:
There are several records in the Cricket World Cup levels. Cricketers make those from several countries like England, Australia, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Zimbabwe, etc. Some of them have made the most runs, some picked up maximum wickets, some of them have taken most of the catches, and some of them have made records in other ways in cricket World Cup matches. So, let us see which are the best-made Cricket World Cup records.
- Only Sachin Tendulkar from team India has amassed more than 2000 runs in the CWC as a batsman. On March 9, 2011, after his 28-run knock during the CWC match in Delhi against the Netherlands, he reached this historic milestone.
At that time, he was 37 years and 319 days old. It was his fortieth career CWC match. Tendulkar leads all run scorers in CWC history with 2278 runs scored in 45 games! With just 1743 runs, Ricky Ponting of Australia has the second-highest aggregate.
- Tamim Iqbal, who opened for Bangladesh against India on March 17, 2007, at Port of Spain, became the youngest player to reach fifty in the CWC at the age of 17 years, 367 days.
- The first batsman to reach the 1000-run mark in the Cricket World Cup (CWC) is West Indian Viv Richards. On October 30, 1987, during his 67-run innings during the Reliance World Cup match in Karachi against Pakistan, he made this historic Cricket World Cup record. At that time, he was 35 years and 237 days old! Since then, 20 other hitters have succeeded in surpassing 1000 runs in the CWC, following in Richards’ footsteps.
- Flavian Aponso, a Sri Lankan by birth, became the oldest batter to score a fifty in the CWC on February 26, 1996. He made 58 for the Netherlands against Pakistan in Lahore. He was 43 years old and 121 days old.
- In the Champions Trophy, South Africa’s AB de Villiers and India’s Sachin Tendulkar are the fastest to reach a thousand runs combined. In their twentieth innings, which were in 1999 and 2015, respectively, they reached the milestone. At the 1999 CWC, Tendulkar was the youngest player ever at 26 years and 45 days (Virat Kohli was the second youngest with 30 years and 243 days).
- When Tillakaratne Dilshan from Sri Lanka scored 104 against Scotland in Hobart on March 11, 2015, he became the oldest player to make a Cricket World Cup record of a three-figure score in the CWC at the age of 38 years and 148 days.
- On October 31, 1987, at Nagpur, Sunil Gavaskar, then 38 years and 113 days old, became the oldest player in CWC history to score a century in just 85 balls, with his 103* against New Zealand.
- Paul Stirling of Ireland became the youngest player to record a three-figure score in the CWC on March 18, 2011, in Kolkata, when he scored 101 against the Netherlands when he was 20 years 196 days old.
- At 17 years, 362 days, Bangladeshi opener Tamim Iqbal became the youngest player to reach fifty in the CWC after scoring 51 against India in Port of Spain on March 17, 2007.
- The only batter to reach the 2000 run mark in the CWC is Sachin Tendulkar of India. On March 9, 2011, after his 28-run knock during the CWC match in Delhi against the Netherlands, he reached this historic milestone. At that time, he was 37 years and 319 days old. It was his fortieth career CWC match. Tendulkar leads all run scorers in CWC history with 2278 runs scored in 45 games. With just 1743 runs, Ricky Ponting from Australia has the second-highest aggregate.
- Only two players have participated in all four CWC finals: Australians Ricky Ponting and Glenn McGrath in 1996, 1999, 2003, and 2007. They took part in the three successful CWC title-winning playing XIs (in 1999, 2003, and 2007) together with Adam Gilchrist.
There are a few other records, too, regarding several aspects, different cricketers from different countries. However, the Cricket World Cup records let us know about the glorious history of the sport.