ICC Cricket World Cup All Records | History, Winners, Stats & Facts

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Check ICC Cricket World Cup Records for Most runs, Most Hundreds, Most Fifties and Highest average in World Cup matches. Cricket World Cup 2019 is the mega cricket tournament that is scheduled to be held from 30 May in England and Wales. Before we head to this grand cricket event, lets have a look on the Team, Batting and bowling records in ICC Cricket World Cup history. You can check Most wickets, best bowling figures and most five wickets in Cricket World Cup match history, here on this page.

ICC Cricket World Cup Winners List

West Indies won the initial two competitions, and India have additionally won it multiple times. Pakistan and Sri Lanka have won one competition each. Sri Lanka (1996) and India (2011) are the main hosts to win, when they co-facilitated the competition.

year winner runner-up
2015 Australia New Zealand
2011 India Sri Lanka
2007 Australia Sri Lanka
2003 Australia India
1999 Australia Pakistan
1996 Sri Lanka Australia
1992 Pakistan England
1987 Australia England
1983 India West Indies
1979 West Indies England
1975 West Indies Australia

ICC Cricket World Cup Records

ICC Cricket World Cup is grand cricket event, in which all the best teams around the world take part to battle for the Champion’s Title. So far, eleven seasons of Cricket World Cup have been held and we have seen some fantastic records in these years. Lets have a look at some of the fascinating ICC Cricket World Cup Records.

Most Runs in ICC Cricket World Cup Matches

Player Name Seasons Mat Inns Runs HS Ave SR
SR Tendulkar (India) 1992-2011 45 44 2278 152 56.95 88.98
RT Ponting (Australia) 1996-2011 46 42 1743 140* 45.86 79.95
KC Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) 2003-2015 37 35 1532 124 56.74 86.55
BC Lara (West Indies) 1992-2007 34 33 1225 116 42.24 86.26
AB de Villiers (South Africa) 2007-2015 23 22 1207 162* 63.52 117.29
ST Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka) 1992-2007 38 37 1165 120 34.26 90.66
JH Kallis (South Africa) 1996-2011 36 32 1148 128* 45.92 74.40
TM Dilshan (Sri Lanka) 2007-2015 27 25 1112 161* 52.95 92.97
DPMD Jayawardene (Sri Lanka) 1999-2015 40 34 1100 115* 35.48 85.93
AC Gilchrist (Autralia) 1999-2007 31 31 1085 149 36.16 98.01

Highest Scores by a Batsman in ICC Cricket World Cup Match

Player Name Runs Balls 4 6 SR Team Opponent Venue  Date
MJ Guptill 237* 163 24 11 145.39 New Zealand v West Indies Wellington 21 Mar 2015
CH Gayle 215 147 10 16 146.25 West Indies v Zimbabwe Canberra 24 Feb 2015
G Kirsten 188* 159 13 4 118.23 South Africa v U.A.E. Rawalpindi 16 Feb 1996
SC Ganguly 183 158 17 7 115.82 India v Sri Lanka Taunton 26 May 1999
IVA Richards 181 125 16 7 144.80 West Indies v Sri Lanka Karachi 13 Oct 1987
DA Warner 178 133 19 5 133.83 Australia v Afghanistan Perth 4 Mar 2015
N Kapil Dev 175* 138 16 6 126.81 India v Zimbabwe Tunbridge Wells 18 Jun 1983
V Sehwag 175 140 14 5 125.00 India v Bangladesh Dhaka 19 Feb 2011
CB Wishart 172* 151 18 3 113.90 Zimbabwe v Namibia Harare 10 Feb 2003

Most Hundreds in ICC Cricket World Cup Matches

Player Name Seasons Mat Inns Runs HS Ave SR 100
SR Tendulkar (INDIA) 1992-2011 45 44 2278 152 56.95 88.98 6
KC Sangakkara (SL) 2003-2015 37 35 1532 124 56.74 86.55 5
RT Ponting (AUS) 1996-2011 46 42 1743 140* 45.86 79.95 5
SC Ganguly (INDIA) 1999-2007 21 21 1006 183 55.88 77.50 4
AB de Villiers (SA) 2007-2015 23 22 1207 162* 63.52 117.29 4
ME Waugh (AUS) 1992-1999 22 22 1004 130 52.84 83.73 4
TM Dilshan (SL) 2007-2015 27 25 1112 161* 52.95 92.97 4
DPMD Jayawardene (SL) 1999-2015 40 34 1100 115* 35.48 85.93 4
Rameez Raja (PAK) 1987-1996 16 16 700 119* 53.84 64.10 3
ML Hayden (AUS) 2003-2007 22 21 987 158 51.94 92.93 3

Most Fifties in ICC Cricket World Cup Matches

Player Name Seasons Mat Inns Runs Ave SR 50s
SR Tendulkar (INDIA) 1992-2011 45 44 2278 56.95 88.98 21
KC Sangakkara (SL) 2003-2015 37 35 1532 56.74 86.55 12
RT Ponting (AUS) 1996-2011 46 42 1743 45.86 79.95 11
AB de Villiers (SA) 2007-2015 23 22 1207 63.52 117.29 10
HH Gibbs (SA) 1999-2007 25 23 1067 56.15 87.38 10
JH Kallis (SA) 1996-2011 36 32 1148 45.92 74.40 10
MD Crowe (NZ) 1983-1992 21 21 880 55.00 83.57 9
GA Gooch (ENG) 1979-1992 21 21 897 44.85 63.25 9
Javed Miandad (PAK) 1975-1996 33 30 1083 43.32 68.02 9
AC Gilchrist (AUS) 1999-2007 31 31 1085 36.16 98.01 9

Most Wickets in ICC Cricket World Cup Matches

Player Name Seasons Mat Inns Overs Mdn Runs Wkts Avg Econ
GD McGrath (AUS) 1996-2007 39 39 325.5 42 1292 71 18.19 3.96
M Muralitharan (SL) 1996-2011 40 39 343.3 15 1335 68 19.63 3.88
Wasim Akram (PAK) 1987-2003 38 36 324.3 17 1311 55 23.83 4.04
WPUJC Vaas (SL) 1996-2007 31 31 261.4 39 1040 49 21.22 3.97
Z Khan (INDIA) 2003-2011 23 23 198.5 12 890 44 20.22 4.47
J Srinath (INDIA) 1992-2003 34 33 283.2 21 1224 44 27.81 4.32
SL Malinga (SL) 2007-2015 22 21 170.4 7 908 43 21.11 5.32
AA Donald (SA) 1992-2003 25 25 218.5 14 913 38 24.02 4.17
JDP Oram (NZ) 2003-2011 23 23 182.2 21 768 36 21.33 4.21
DL Vettori (NZ) 2003-2015 32 31 281.3 12 1168 36 32.44 4.14

Best Bowling Figures in ICC Cricket World Cup Match

Player Name Overs Mdn Runs Wkts Econ Team Opponent Team Venue Match Date
GD McGrath 7.0 4 15 7 2.14 Australia v Namibia Potchefstroom 27 Feb 2003
AJ Bichel 10.0 0 20 7 2.00 Australia v England Port Elizabeth 2 Mar 2003
TG Southee 9.0 0 33 7 3.66 New Zealand v England Wellington 20 Feb 2015
WW Davis 10.3 0 51 7 4.85 West Indies v Australia Leeds 11 Jun 1983
GJ Gilmour 12.0 6 14 6 1.16 Australia v England Leeds 18 Jun 1975
A Nehra 10.0 2 23 6 2.30 India v England Durban 26 Feb 2003
SE Bond 10.0 2 23 6 2.30 New Zealand v Australia Port Elizabeth 11 Mar 2003
WPUJC Vaas 9.1 2 25 6 2.72 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Pietermaritzburg 14 Feb 2003
KAJ Roach 8.3 0 27 6 3.17 West Indies v Netherlands Delhi 28 Feb 2011
MA Starc 9.0 0 28 6 3.11 Australia v New Zealand Auckland 28 Feb 2015

Most Five Wickets in ICC Cricket World Cup Matches

Player Name Seasons Mat Inns Overs Mdn Runs Wkts BBF Ave Econ SR 5
GJ Gilmour (AUS) 1975-1975 2 2 24.0 8 62 11 6/14 5.63 2.58 13.0 2
VC Drakes (WI) 2003-2003 6 6 51.5 7 208 16 5/33 13.00 4.01 19.4 2
ALF de Mel (SL) 1983-1987 9 9 90.2 13 449 18 5/32 24.94 4.97 30.1 2
Shahid Afridi (PAK) 1999-2015 27 24 184.0 7 831 30 5/16 27.70 4.51 36.8 2
GD McGrath (AUS) 1996-2007 39 39 325.5 42 1292 71 7/15 18.19 3.96 27.5 2
MR Marsh (AUS) 2015-2015 3 3 13.0 0 69 5 5/33 13.80 5.30 15.6 1
R Rampaul (WI) 2011-2011 2 2 15.0 1 79 5 5/51 15.80 5.26 18.0 1
A Codrington (CAN) 2003-2003 5 4 25.0 4 129 6 5/27 21.50 5.16 25.0 1
ST Finn (ENG) 2015-2015 4 4 29.0 3 200 8 5/71 25.00 6.89 21.7 1
AG Hurst (AUS) 1979-1979 3 3 32.0 6 119 7 5/21 17.00 3.71 27.4 1