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The men's Cricket World Cup has seen some of the most iconic and memorable moments during its 48-year history, with each of the 12 editions so far providing a platform for the very best of the sport to shine. Beyond just the famous finals and tense knockout matches, certain statistics littered throughout the history of the tournament have held a particular appeal for all cricket fans.


The tournament has been thoroughly dominated by Australia, who have lifted the famous trophy 5 times, and remain the only team to have completed a hat-trick of tournament victories. They also possess a remarkable unbeaten streak of 34 matches between the 1999 and 2011 World Cups, and possess the only 3 cricketers to have won 3 World Cup titles — Adam Gilchrist, Glenn McGrath, and the man with the most World Cup appearances, Ricky Ponting.


McGrath is also the all-time leading wicket-taker in the tournament with 71 wickets and the best-ever figures of 7/15 against Namibia in 2003. McGrath is one of 7 bowlers to have taken multiple 5-fers in World Cup cricket, but Mitchell Starc sits alone at the top with 3 in his career. The first ever 5-wicket-haul in World Cup history was also taken by an Aussie – Dennis Lillee against Pakistan in 1975. Astonishingly, his teammate Gary Gilmour took consecutive 5-fers in the semifinals and finals of that inaugural edition, but the second one would be in a losing cause as West Indies and Clive Lloyd lifted the trophy.


The World Cup would have to wait until 1987 to witness the first of nine hat-tricks, with Chetan Sharma clean-bowling three New Zealand batters in succession in Nagpur. However, only one cricketer has taken 4 wickets in a row in World Cup cricket, and the same player is the only bowler with two World Cup hat-tricks. Lasith Malinga of Sri Lanka dismissed 4 South African batters in 2007 when the Proteas were 5-down and needed only 5 runs. The feat nearly earned Sri Lanka a famous win from the jaws of defeat, but it wasn’t to be. Malinga would enjoy another hat-trick against African opposition with Kenya in 2011.


On the batting front, the first ever World Cup century was scored by Dennis Amiss at the Home of Cricket against India. It would be the first of 196 World Cup centuries, 6 of which belong to Sachin Tendulkar and another 6 to Rohit Sharma, the two players tied for the most in World Cup history. Tendulkar also holds the record for most runs in World Cup history, the only man with over 2000. There have been only two double centuries, both coming in the 2015 edition, when Chris Gayle finally broke that barrier, only for his West Indies to be on the receiving end as Martin Guptill hammered 237 not out a few weeks later.


There are certainly some more impressive batting feats. Lloyd led from the front with the first ever century in a World Cup final in 1975, while Kapil Dev's famous 175 not out was the first 150+ score in the tournament. Kumar Sangakkara set the standard with 4 consecutive centuries in 2015, but Rohit overtook him with 5 in 2019.


Herschelle Gibbs owns the only ODI World Cup innings with 6 sixes in a single over, taking down Netherlands' Daan van Bunge during a group stage match at Sabina Park in 2007. Although Yuvraj Singh's takedown of Stuart Broad in a different World Cup later that year remains more famous, Gibbs will always be the first player to accomplish the feat in international cricket.


The history of the World Cup has only seen 5 tied matches, first with the infamous 1999 semifinal between South Africa and Australia, followed by the huge D/L error made by the Proteas four years later against Sri Lanka. India and England would combine for 676 runs in Nagpur in 2011, but the most famous occasion is certainly the 2019 World Cup final, which is the only World Cup match decided by a Super Over, and further by a boundary countback.


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  • Highest Score
  • Best Strike Rate
  • Most Fifties
  • Most Hundreds
  • Most 4s
  • Most 6s
  • Most Thirties
  • Best Bowling Strike Rate
  • Most Expensive Bowler
  • Highest Team Total
  • Lowest Team Total

World Cup Highest Score

  PlayerTeamHSVSBFSRTSMatch date
1AUS201*AFG128157293Nov 07, 2023
2AUS177*BAN132134307Nov 11, 2023
3SA174BAN140124382Oct 24, 2023
4AUS163PAK124131367Oct 20, 2023
5NZ152*ENG121125283Oct 05, 2023
6ENG140BAN107130364Oct 10, 2023
7AUS137IND120114241Nov 19, 2023
8NZ134IND119112327Nov 15, 2023
9SA133NZ118112357Nov 01, 2023
10IND131AFG84155273Oct 11, 2023
11PAK131*SL121108345Oct 10, 2023
12NZ130IND127102273Oct 22, 2023
13AFG129*AUS14390291Nov 07, 2023
14IND128*NED94136410Nov 12, 2023
15PAK126*NZ81155200Nov 04, 2023

SR: Strike Rate, Mat: Matches, Inn: Innings, NO: Not Out, HS: Highest Score, Avg: Average, RS: Run Scored, VS: Vs Team, BF: Ball faced, TS: Team Score, BBF: Best Bowling Figures, Wkts: Wickets, RG: Runs Given, Ovr: Overs, Mdns: Maidens, EC: Economy, T-SC: Team Score, Vnu: Venue.

Best Strike Rate

  PlayerTeamMatSRRuns4s6sAvgInn30s50s100s
1ENG31771630163000
2ENG31603770183100
3AUS91504004022669202
4IND41371101-1000
5SA1013337328194110211
6ENG71308575287100
7AUS61273293713546012
8AFG91275162125000
9NZ1012710365257100
10IND1112559766315411531
11NZ31235833292010
12PAK41222201418734011
13NZ811884101166100
14PAK91175354175100
15ENG61167876196000

SR: Strike Rate, Mat: Matches, Inn: Innings, NO: Not Out, HS: Highest Score, Avg: Average, RS: Run Scored, VS: Vs Team, BF: Ball faced, TS: Team Score, BBF: Best Bowling Figures, Wkts: Wickets, RG: Runs Given, Ovr: Overs, Mdns: Maidens, EC: Economy, T-SC: Team Score, Vnu: Venue.

Most Fifties

  PlayerTeam50sMatAvgSRRS4s6sInn30s100s
1IND61195907656891103
2IND49441063544112900
3SL494189332443920
4PAK494082320324910
5NZ348593256284400
6AFG3970973532613810
7PAK384293336369801
8AFG394076320282920
9AFG395173310252910
10ENG393088276212900
11SA310451104064491011
12AUS31140703623121020
13IND3115412559766311151
14IND3116611353037241112
15ENG2650893042611611

SR: Strike Rate, Mat: Matches, Inn: Innings, NO: Not Out, HS: Highest Score, Avg: Average, RS: Run Scored, VS: Vs Team, BF: Ball faced, TS: Team Score, BBF: Best Bowling Figures, Wkts: Wickets, RG: Runs Given, Ovr: Overs, Mdns: Maidens, EC: Economy, T-SC: Team Score, Vnu: Venue.

Most Hundreds

  PlayerTeam100sMatAvgSRRS4s6sInn30s50s
1SA4105910759457211010
2NZ3106410657855171022
3IND31195907656891106
4AUS26541273293713601
5NZ210691115524822922
6AUS29661504004022920
7SA21049844483981002
8AUS2104910744143211011
9AUS2114810853550241112
10IND2116611353037241113
11PAK14731222201418401
12ENG1650893042611612
13BAN1854913282814731
14PAK196595395385841
15PAK184293336369803

SR: Strike Rate, Mat: Matches, Inn: Innings, NO: Not Out, HS: Highest Score, Avg: Average, RS: Run Scored, VS: Vs Team, BF: Ball faced, TS: Team Score, BBF: Best Bowling Figures, Wkts: Wickets, RG: Runs Given, Ovr: Overs, Mdns: Maidens, EC: Economy, T-SC: Team Score, Vnu: Venue.

Most 4s

  PlayerTeam4sMat6sAvgSRRSInn30s50s100s
1IND68119959076511063
2IND6611315412559711531
3SA5710215910759410104
4NZ5510176410657810223
5NZ541044110137210401
6ENG5099441014049221
7AUS5011244810853511122
8NZ481022691115529222
9SL449341893329240
10SA441094511040610131
11AUS4310214910744110112
12IND41912441063549040
13AUS40922661504009202
14AFG399547763769111
15SA39108498444810022

SR: Strike Rate, Mat: Matches, Inn: Innings, NO: Not Out, HS: Highest Score, Avg: Average, RS: Run Scored, VS: Vs Team, BF: Ball faced, TS: Team Score, BBF: Best Bowling Figures, Wkts: Wickets, RG: Runs Given, Ovr: Overs, Mdns: Maidens, EC: Economy, T-SC: Team Score, Vnu: Venue.

Most 6s

  PlayerTeam6sMat4sAvgSRRSInn30s50s100s
1IND3111665412559711531
2AUS2411504810853511122
3IND2411376611353011132
4NZ221048691115529222
5AUS22940661504009202
6SA2110575910759410104
7AUS2110434910744110112
8SA2010254410735610311
9SA1910284113337310211
10PAK18414731222204011
11NZ1710556410657810223
12SL15927321132949111
13BAN1482854913287311
14NZ141022401112859220
15AUS13637541273296012

SR: Strike Rate, Mat: Matches, Inn: Innings, NO: Not Out, HS: Highest Score, Avg: Average, RS: Run Scored, VS: Vs Team, BF: Ball faced, TS: Team Score, BBF: Best Bowling Figures, Wkts: Wickets, RG: Runs Given, Ovr: Overs, Mdns: Maidens, EC: Economy, T-SC: Team Score, Vnu: Venue.

Most Thirties

  PlayerTeam30sMatAvgSRRS4s6sInn50s100s
1IND5115412559766311131
2PAK496595395385811
3NZ410411013725441001
4PAK362410012174500
5BAN3854913282814711
6NED383766300253820
7IND31175904523891021
8SA3104410735625201011
9AUS31033803023021020
10NED24207483111400
11IND2114010112073500
12NZ263483206236620
13PAK293497241301720
14BAN272682186214710
15SL282076140134700

SR: Strike Rate, Mat: Matches, Inn: Innings, NO: Not Out, HS: Highest Score, Avg: Average, RS: Run Scored, VS: Vs Team, BF: Ball faced, TS: Team Score, BBF: Best Bowling Figures, Wkts: Wickets, RG: Runs Given, Ovr: Overs, Mdns: Maidens, EC: Economy, T-SC: Team Score, Vnu: Venue.

Best Bowling Strike Rate

  PlayerTeamMatSRBBFWktsRGOVREC
1IND11571708
2IND7121024257485
3SA8191920396636
4IND419225113166
5BAN12026380108
6ENG320228183276
7IND11211511534
8SL22227382117
9SL522176107224
10SL9222521525786
11PAK4222110215385
12BAN324246149246
13SA9242617450696
14AUS11252223515965
15NED9253016487677

SR: Strike Rate, Mat: Matches, Inn: Innings, NO: Not Out, HS: Highest Score, Avg: Average, RS: Run Scored, VS: Vs Team, BF: Ball faced, TS: Team Score, BBF: Best Bowling Figures, Wkts: Wickets, RG: Runs Given, Ovr: Overs, Mdns: Maidens, EC: Economy, T-SC: Team Score, Vnu: Venue.

Most Expensive Bowler

  PlayerTeamRunOVRECWktsVS
1AFG12112012
2NZ44411011
3NZ1571410210
4SL10110010
5SL18519929
6BAN13214939
7PAK465909
8IND172808
9IND70818
10ENG14017828
11NZ121808
12NED405818
13BAN8010838
14NZ25633777
15AUS14319747

SR: Strike Rate, Mat: Matches, Inn: Innings, NO: Not Out, HS: Highest Score, Avg: Average, RS: Run Scored, VS: Vs Team, BF: Ball faced, TS: Team Score, BBF: Best Bowling Figures, Wkts: Wickets, RG: Runs Given, Ovr: Overs, Mdns: Maidens, EC: Economy, T-SC: Team Score, Vnu: Venue.

Highest Team Total

 TeamT-SCVSDateVnu
1428/5SLOct 07, 2023Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
2410/4NEDNov 12, 2023M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
3401/6PAKNov 04, 2023M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
4399/7ENGOct 21, 2023Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
5399/8NEDOct 25, 2023Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
6397/4NZNov 15, 2023Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
7388/10NZOct 28, 2023Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
8383/9AUSOct 28, 2023Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
9382/5BANOct 24, 2023Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
10367/9PAKOct 20, 2023M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
11364/9BANOct 10, 2023Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
12357/4NZNov 01, 2023Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
13357/8SLNov 02, 2023Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
14345/4SLOct 10, 2023Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
15344/9PAKOct 10, 2023Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad

SR: Strike Rate, Mat: Matches, Inn: Innings, NO: Not Out, HS: Highest Score, Avg: Average, RS: Run Scored, VS: Vs Team, BF: Ball faced, TS: Team Score, BBF: Best Bowling Figures, Wkts: Wickets, RG: Runs Given, Ovr: Overs, Mdns: Maidens, EC: Economy, T-SC: Team Score, Vnu: Venue.

Lowest Team Total

 TeamScoreVSDateVenue
155/10INDNov 02, 2023Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
283/10INDNov 05, 2023Eden Gardens, Kolkata
390/10AUSOct 25, 2023Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
4129/10INDOct 29, 2023Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
5139/10NZOct 18, 2023MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
6142/10NEDOct 28, 2023Eden Gardens, Kolkata
7156/10BANOct 07, 2023Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
8156/10SLOct 26, 2023M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
9167/10SANov 01, 2023Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
10170/10SAOct 21, 2023Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
11171/10NZNov 09, 2023M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
12177/10SAOct 12, 2023Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
13179/10AFGNov 03, 2023Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
14179/10ENGNov 08, 2023Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
15191/10INDOct 14, 2023Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

SR: Strike Rate, Mat: Matches, Inn: Innings, NO: Not Out, HS: Highest Score, Avg: Average, RS: Run Scored, VS: Vs Team, BF: Ball faced, TS: Team Score, BBF: Best Bowling Figures, Wkts: Wickets, RG: Runs Given, Ovr: Overs, Mdns: Maidens, EC: Economy, T-SC: Team Score, Vnu: Venue.

World Cup Player FAQ

  • Which is the most successful team in World Cup history?

    Australia is the most successful team in the history of the ODI World Cup having clinched the title five times – 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015

  • How many consecutive matches have Australia won at the World Cup?

    Australia were so dominant from 1999 that they went on to win 34 matches in a row across the next three editions. Their streak was put to an end by India, who defeated the mighty Aussies in the quarterfinal of the 2011 World Cup

  • Who is the leading run scorer in World Cup history?

    Sachin Tendulkar, the only batter with over 2000 runs, holds the record for the most runs in the history of World Cup amassing 2278 runs from 45 matches

  • Who has hit the most centuries in World Cups?

    The record for the most centuries in the World Cup is held jointly by Sachin Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma with 6 hundreds each. Tendulkar went century-less in only the 1992 and 2007 World Cups, while scoring 2 tons each in the 1996 and 2011 editions. Rohit, meanwhile smashed 5 of his 6 centuries in the 2019 edition alone

  • Who is the highest wicket-taker in World Cups?

    Glenn McGrath of Australia, with 71 wickets, leads the pack

  • Why is Lasith Malinga's hat-trick special?

    Lasith Malinga is one of the nine hat-trick takers in World Cups but what makes him a cut above the rest is that the Sri Lanka great is the only bowler to get 4 wickets in 4 balls and also pick 2 World Cup hat-tricks

  • How many Indian bowlers have taken a World Cup hat-trick?

    Chetan Sharma against New Zealand in 1987 and Mohammed Shami against Afghanistan in 2019 are the only two Indian bowlers with a World Cup hat-trick

  • Who smashed 6 sixes in an over at the ODI World Cup?

    Herschelle Gibbs of South Africa is the only batter to hit 6 sixes in an over in an ODI World Cup match. He achieved the feat against Netherlands bowlers Daan van Bunge in the 2007 World Cup

  • What is the most intimidating statistic of the ODI World Cup?

    While there are many mind-blowing stats emerging from World Cup's 48-year-long history, Australia's one-sided domination, which saw them win 34 matches in a row, easily remains the most daunting trivia surrounding the 50 over World Cups