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World Cup stats package

Last updated on: February 23, 2007 18:35 IST

Defending champions Australia head to the 2007 World Cup as title favourites, having won the last two editions and because of their supreme run in one-dayers in the last few years.

But the shock loss to England in the tri-series final at home has forced the Australians to do some serious soul-searching and not just rest on their laurels.

Statistically speaking, Sachin Tendulkar is the most successful batsman in the history of the World Cup. He had a dream run in the 2003 World Cup, scoring 673 runs to bring his tally in all World Cups to 1732 with four centuries.

Pakistan's legendary all-rounder Wasim Akram is the most successful bowler, having claimed 55 wickets in 38 World Cup games.

Rediff.com presents a detailed statistical analysis of the World Cup records:

Results for each Country:

Team

Mts

Won

Lost

Tied

NR

Win %

Australia

58

40

17

1

0

68.96

West Indies

48

31

16

0

1

65.95

South Africa

30

19

9

2

0

63.33

England

50

31

18

0

1

63.26

India

55

31

23

0

1

57.40

Pakistan

53

29

22

0

2

56.86

New Zealand

52

28

23

0

1

54.90

Sri Lanka

46

17

27

1

1

37.77

Kenya

20

5

14

0

1

26.31

Zimbabwe

42

8

31

0

3

20.51

Bangladesh

11

2

8

0

1

20.00

United Arab Emirates

5

1

4

0

0

20.00

Canada

9

1

8

0

0

11.11

Netherlands

11

1

10

0

0

9.09

East Africa

3

0

3

0

0

0.00

Namibia

6

0

6

0

0

0.00

Scotland

5

0

5

0

0

0.00

Total matches

252

244

244

2

6

-

Highest Margins of Victory:
(By runs)

256 runs

Australia (301-6) bt Namibia (45)

Potchefstroom

2002/03

202 runs

England (334-4) bt India (132-3)

Lord's

1975

196 runs

England (290-5) bt East Africa (94)

Birmingham

1975

192 runs

Pakistan (330-6) bt Sri Lanka (138)

Nottingham

1975

191 runs

West Indies (360-4) bt Sri Lanka (169-4)

Karachi

1987/88

183 runs

India (292-6) bt Sri Lanka (109)

Johannesburg

2002/03

181 runs

New Zealand (309-5) bt East Africa (128-8)

Birmingham

1975

181 runs

India (311-2) bt Namibia (130)

Pietermaritzburg

2002/03

171 runs

Pakistan (255-9) bt Namibia (84)

Kimberley

2002/03

169 runs

South Africa (321-2) bt UAE (152-8)

Rawalpindi

1995/96

162 runs

Australia (320-9) bt India (158)

Nottingham

1983

160 runs

South Africa (328-3) bt Netherlands (168-8)

Rawalpindi

1995/96

157 runs

India (373-6) bt Sri Lanka (216)

Taunton

1999

(By wickets)

10 wickets

India (123-0) bt East Africa (120)

Leeds

1975

10 wickets

West Indies (172-0) bt Zimbabwe (171)

Birmingham

1983

10 wickets

West Indies (221-0) bt Pakistan (220-2)

Melbourne

1991/92

10 wickets

South Africa (142-0) bt Kenya (140)

Potchefstroom

2002/03

10 wickets

Sri Lanka (126-0) bt Bangladesh (124)

Pietermaritzburg

2002/03

10 wickets

South Africa (109-0) bt Bangladesh (108)

Bloemfontein

2002/03

World Cup - Most runs scored:

Batsman

Team

Mat

I

NO

Runs

HS

Avg

SR

100

50

Ct

S Tendulkar

Ind

33

32

3

1732

152

59.72

87.56

4

12

10

J Miandad

Pak

33

30

5

1083

103

43.32

67.89

1

8

10

A de Silva

SL

35

32

3

1064

145

36.68

86.57

2

6

14

V Richards

WI

23

21

5

1013

181

63.31

85.05

3

5

9

M Waugh

Aus

22

22

3

1004

130

52.84

83.04

4

4

11

R Ponting

Aus

28

27

3

998

140*

41.58

74.98

3

2

18

S Waugh

Aus

33

30

10

978

120*

48.9

81.02

1

6

14

A Ranatunga

SL

30

29

8

969

88*

46.14

80.95

-

7

7

B Lara

WI

25

25

3

956

116

43.45

87.7

2

6

11

Saeed Anwar

Pak

21

21

4

915

113*

53.82

79.08

3

3

3

G Gooch

Eng

21

21

1

897

115

44.85

63.21

1

8

3

M Crowe

NZ

21

21

5

880

100*

55

83.49

1

8

8

D Haynes

WI

25

25

2

854

105

37.13

57.5

1

3

12

S Ganguly

Ind

18

18

3

844

183

56.26

81.78

4

1

1

M Azharuddin

Ind

30

25

4

826

93

39.33

77.19

-

8

11

D Boon

Aus

16

16

1

815

100

54.33

73.75

2

5

2

A Flower

Zim

30

29

4

815

115*

32.6

68.25

1

4

12

G Kirsten

SA

21

21

4

806

188*

47.41

75.46

1

5

9

R Dravid

Ind

19

18

6

779

145

64.91

75.26

2

5

17

H Gibbs

SA

15

15

2

725

143

55.76

85.49

2

4

3

Most runs in a tournament:

Batsman

Team

Year

M

I

NO

Runs

HS

Avg

100s

S Tendulkar

Ind

2003

11

11

0

673

152

61.18

1

S Tendulkar

Ind

1996

7

7

1

523

137

87.16

2

M Waugh

Aus

1996

7

7

1

484

130

80.66

3

G Gooch

Eng

1987

8

8

0

471

115

58.87

1

S Ganguly

Ind

2003

11

11

3

465

112*

58.12

3

R Dravid

Ind

1999

8

8

1

461

145

65.85

2

M Crowe

NZ

1992

9

9

5

456

100*

114.00

1

A de Silva

SL

1996

6

6

1

448

145

89.60

2

D Boon

Aus

1987

8

8

0

447

93

55.87

0

J Miandad

Pak

1992

9

9

2

437

89

62.42

0

World Cup - Most wickets

Bowler

For

M

Ovs

Mdn

Runs

Wkts

Avg

Best

4w

5w

SR

Ecn

Wasim Akram Pak 38 324.3 17 1311 55 23.83 5-28 2 1 35.4 4.04
G McGrath Aus 28 245 37 935 45 20.77 7-15 - 2 32.6 3.81
J Srinath Ind 34 283.2 21 1224 44 27.81 4-30 2 - 38.6 4.32
A Donald SA 25 218.5 14 913 38 24.02 4-17 2 - 34.5 4.17
C Vaas SL 21 184 24 754 36 20.94 6-25 1 1 30.6 4.09
Imran Khan Pak 28 169.3 18 655 34 19.26 4-37 2 - 29.9 3.86
S Warne Aus 17 162.5 16 624 32 19.50 4-29 4 - 30.5 3.83
C Harris NZ 28 194.2 10 861 32 26.90 4-7 1 - 36.4 4.43
M Muralitharan SL 21 187.5 13 693 30 23.10 4-28 1 - 37.5 3.68
I Botham Eng 22 222 33 762 30 25.40 4-31 1 - 44.4 3.43
P DeFreitas Eng 22 187.5 30 742 29 25.58 3-28 - - 38.8 3.95
A Kumble Ind 17 164 5 670 28 23.92 4-32 1 - 35.1 4.08
Kapil Dev Ind 26 237 27 892 28 31.85 5-43 - 1 50.7 3.76
Shoaib Akhtar Pak 16 124.5 8 643 27 23.81 4-46 1 - 27.7 5.15
C McDermott Aus 17 149 8 599 27 22.18 5-44 1 1 33.1 4.02
C Walsh WI 17 158 23 547 27 20.25 4-25 2 - 35.1 3.46
S Waugh Aus 33 173.1 7 814 27 30.14 3-36 - - 38.4 4.70
D Fleming Aus 16 133.2 12 583 26 22.42 5-36 - 1 30.7 4.37
Mushtaq Ahmed Pak 15 135 5 549 26 21.11 3-16 - - 31.1 4.06
A Roberts WI 16 170.1 29 552 26 21.23 3-32 - - 39.2 3.24

Most wickets in a tournament

Bowler

Year

M

Balls

Mdns

Runs

Wkts

Avg

C Vaas (SL)

2003

10

528

14

331

23

14.39

B Lee (Aus)

2003

10

499

9

394

22

17.90

G McGrath (Aus)

2003

11

522

18

310

21

14.76

G Allott (NZ)

1999

9

526

7

325

20

16.25

S Warne (Aus)

1999

10

566

13

361

20

18.05

R Binny (Ind)

1983

8

528

9

336

18

18.66

Z Khan (Ind)

2003

11

530

5

374

18

20.77

C McDermott (Aus)

1987

8

438

3

341

18

18.94

G McGrath (Aus)

1999

10

574

9

367

18

20.38

Wasim Akram (Pak)

1992

10

538

3

338

18

18.77

Most Man of the Match awards

Name

Matches

Awards

Team

S Tendulkar

33

8

India

L Klusener

14

5

South Africa

G Gooch

21

5

England

V Richards

23

5

West Indies

D Boon

16

4

Australia

S Warne

17

4

Australia

S Ganguly

18

4

India

M Waugh

22

4

Australia

B Lara

25

4

West Indies

A de Silva

35

4

Sri Lanka