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How much do you know about World Cup batting records?

May 29, 2019 09:23 IST

In a three part series, Rajneesh Gupta highlights all the important numbers from cricket World Cups held between 1975 to 2015.

 

Most Consecutive Wins

IMAGE: Team Australia takes the field. Photograph: CA/Twitter
MatchesTeamFrom VenueVsYearTo VenueVsYear
25 Australia Lord's Pakistan 20-06-1999 Nagpur New Zealand 25-02-2011
11 India Chennai West Indies 20-03-2011 MCG Bangladesh 19-03-2015
9 West Indies Manchester Sri Lanka 07-06-1975 Lord's England 23-06-1979
8 India Harare Zimbabwe 19-02-2003 Durban Kenya 20-03-2003
8 New Zealand Christchurch Sri Lanka 14-02-2015 Auckland South Africa 24-03-2015
7 New Zealand Auckland Australia 22-02-1992 Wellington England 15-03-1992
7 Pakistan Perth Sri Lanka 15-03-1992 Lahore Netherlands 26-02-1996

 

Most Consecutive Losses

IMAGE: Zimbabwe's Brendan Taylor leads his team off the ground at the end of the game against India during the 2015 World Cup at Eden Park in Auckland. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images
MatchesTeamFrom VenueVsYearTo VenueVsYear
18 Zimbabwe Leicester India 11-06-1983 Hobart Australia 14-03-1992
14 Scotland Worcester Australia 16-05-1999 Hobart Australia 14-03-2015
11 Canada Cape Town Kenya 15-02-2003 Colombo RPS Pakistan 03-03-2011
10 Netherlands Baroda New Zealand 17-02-1996 Bulawayo Zimbabwe 28-02-2003
8 Canada Cape Town Kenya 15-02-2003 Gros Islet New Zealand 22-03-2007

 

Batting Records

Leading Batsman in each World Cup

YearBatsmanForMINORunsHsAve100s50s0s
1975 Glenn Turner NZ 4 4 2 333 171* 166.50 2 0 0
1979 Gordon Greenidge WI 4 4 1 253 106* 84.33 1 2 0
1983 David Gower Eng 7 7 2 384 130 76.80 1 1 0
1987 Graham Gooch Eng 8 8 0 471 115 58.88 1 3 0
1992 Martin Crowe NZ 9 9 5 456 100* 114.00 1 4 0
1996 Sachin Tendulkar Ind 7 7 1 523 137 87.17 2 3 0
1999 Rahul Dravid Ind 8 8 1 461 145 65.86 2 3 0
2003 Sachin Tendulkar Ind 11 11 0 673 152 61.18 1 6 0
2007 Matthew Hayden Aus 11 10 1 659 158 73.22 3 1 0
2011 Tilakratne Dilshan SL 9 9 1 500 144 62.50 2 2 0
2015 Martin Guptill NZ 9 9 1 547 237* 68.38 2 1 0

 

Highest Individual Innings

IMAGE: New Zealand's Martin Guptill celebrates his double century during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match against the West Indies at Wellington. Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images
RunsPlayerFor/AgainstVenueYear
237* Martin Guptill NZ v WI Wellington 2015
215 Chris Gayle WI v Zim Canberra 2015
188* Gary Kirsten SA v UAE Rawalpindi 1996
183 Sourav Ganguly Ind v SL Taunton 1999
181 Vivian Richards WI v SL Karachi 1987
178* David Warner Aus v Afg Perth 2015
175* Kapil Dev Ind v Zim Tunbridge Wells 1983
175 Virender Sehwag Ind v Ban Mirpur 2011
172* Craig Wishart Zim v Nam Harare 2003
171* Glenn Turner NZ v EA Birmingham 1975
162* A B de Villiers SA v WI Sydney 2015
161* Tilakratne Dilshan SL v Ban Melbourne 2015
161 Andrew Hudson SA v Net Rawalpindi 1996
160 Imran Nazir Pak v Zim Kingston 2007
159 Hashim Amla SA v Ire Canberra 2015
158 Matthew Hayden Aus v WI North Sound 2007
158 Andrew Strauss Eng v Ind Bangalore 2011
156 Kyle Coetzer Scot v Ban Nelson 2015
152 Sachin Tendulkar Ind v Nam Pietermaritzburg 2003

 

Highest Individual score at each Batting position

IMAGE: Martin Guptill in action. Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty Images
#ScoreBatsmanForVsVenueYear
1 237* Martin Guptill NZ WI Wellington 2015
2 215 Chris Gayle WI Zim Canberra 2015
3 145 Rahul Dravid Ind SL Taunton 1999
4 181 Vivian Richards WI SL Karachi 1987
5 162* A B de Villers SA WI Sydney 2015
6 175* Kapil Dev Ind Zim Tunbridge Wells 1983
7 89 Darren Sammy WI Ire Nelson 2015
8 72* Heath Streak Zim NZ Bloemfontein 2003
9 64 Andy Bichel Aus NZ Port Elizabeth 2003
10 48* Daren Powell WI SA St George's 2007
11 43 Shoaib Akhtar Pak Eng Cape Town 2003

 

Fastest 50s

BallsPlayerFor/AgainstVenueYear
off 18 balls Brendon McCullum (77) NZ v Eng Wellington 2015
off 20 balls Brendon McCullum (52*) NZ v Can Gros Islet 2007
off 20 balls Angelo Mathews (51) SL v Scot Hobart 2015
off 21 balls Mark Boucher (75*) SA v Net St Kitts 2007
off 21 balls Brendon McCullum (50) NZ v Aus Auckland 2015
off 21 balls Glenn Maxwell (88) Aus v Afg Perth 2015

 

Fastest 100s

IMAGE: Kevin O'Brien of Ireland celebrates scoring a century against England in the World Cup 2011 game in Bengaluru. Photograph: Graham Crouch/Getty Images
BallsPlayerFor/AgainstVenueYear
off 50 balls Kevin O'Brien (113) Ire v Eng Bangalore 2011
off 51 balls Glenn Maxwell (102) Aus v SL Sydney 2015
off 52 balls A B de Villiers (162*) SA v WI Sydney 2015
off 66 balls Matthew Hayden (101) Aus v SA St.Kitts 2007
off 67 balls John Davison (111) Can v WI Centurion 2003
off 70 balls Paul Stirling (101) Ire v Net Kolkata 2011
off 70 balls Kumar Sangakkara (117*) SL v Ban Melbourne 2015

 

Fastest 200s

IMAGE: Chris Gayle celebrates his double century during the 2015 World Cup game against Zimbabwe in Canberra. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images
BallsPlayerFor/AgainstVenueYear
off 138 balls Chris Gayle (215) WI v Zim Canberra 2015
off 152 balls Martin Guptill (237*) NZ v WI Wellington 2015

 

Leading Batsmen

IMAGE: The Incomparable Sachin Tendulkar. Photograph: Graham Crouch/Getty Images
PlayerSpanMatchesRunsHighest ScoreAverageStrike Rate10050
Sachin Tendulkar 1992-2011 45 2,278 152 56.95 88.98 6 15
Ricky Ponting 1996-2011 46 1,743 140* 45.86 79.95 5 6
Kumar Sangakkara 2003-2015 37 1,532 124 56.74 86.55 5 7
Brian Lara 1992-2007 34 1,225 116 42.24 86.26 2 7
A B de Villiers 2007-2015 23 1,207 162* 63.52 117.29 4 6
Sanath Jayasuriya 1992-2007 38 1,165 120 34.26 90.66 3 6
Jacques Kallis 1996-2011 36 1,148 128* 45.92 74.40 1 9
Tilakratne Dilshan 2007-2015 27 1,112 161* 52.95 92.97 4 4
Mahela Jayawardene 1999-2015 40 1,100 115* 35.48 85.93 4 5
Adam Gilchrist 1999-2007 31 1,085 149 36.16 98.01 1 8
Javed Miandad 1975-1996 33 1,083 103 43.32 68.02 1 8
Stephen Fleming 1996-2007 33 1,075 134* 35.83 76.89 2 5
Herschelle Gibbs 1999-2007 25 1,067 143 56.15 87.38 2 8
Aravinda de Silva 1987-2003 35 1,064 145 36.68 86.57 2 6
Vivian Richards 1975-1987 23 1,013 181 63.31 85.05 3 5
Sourav Ganguly 1999-2007 21 1,006 183 55.88 77.50 4 3
Mark Waugh 1992-1999 22 1,004 130 52.84 83.73 4 4

 

Highest Strike-rate (minimum 100 balls faced)

SRPlayerSpanMatchesRunsHighest ScoreAverage10050
182.02 Glenn Maxwell 2015-2015 8 324 102 64.80 1 2
139.05 David Miller 2015-2015 8 324 138* 64.80 1 0
138.68 Kieron Pollard 2007-2011 8 190 94 27.14 0 2
136.84 Andrew Russell 2011-2015 10 156 49 22.28 0 0
135.57 Jos Buttler 2015-2015 6 141 65 35.25 0 1
132.69 Ian Smith 1983-1992 17 138 29 13.80 0 0

 

Record Partnership for each Wicket

WktRunsBetweenTeamsVenueYear
1 282 Upul Tharanga and Tilakratne Dilshan SL v Zim Pallekele 2011
2 372 Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels WI v Zim Canberra 2015
3 237* Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar Ind v Ken Bristol 1999
4 204 Michael Clarke and Brad Hodge Aus v Net Basseterre 2007
5 256* David Miller and J-P Duminy SA v Zim Hamilton 2015
6 162 Kevin O'Brien and Alex Cusack Ire v Eng Bangalore 2011
7 107 Shaiman Anwar and Amjad Javed UAE v Ire Brisbane 2015
7 107 Amjad Javed and Nasir Aziz UAE v WI Napier 2015
8 117 Dave Houghton and Iain Butchart Zim v NZ Hyderabad 1987
9 126* Kapil Dev and S MH Kirmani Ind v Zim Tunbridge Wells 1983
10 71 Andy Roberts and Joel Garner WI v Ind Manchester 1983

 

Highest Partnerships

RunsWicketBetweenTeamVenueYear
372 2 Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels WI v Zim Canberra 2015
318 2 Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid Ind v SL Taunton 1999
282 1 Upul Tharanga and Tilakratne Dilshan SL v Zim Pallekele 2011
260 2 David Warner and Steve Smith Aus v Afg Perth 2015
256* 5 David Miller and J-P Duminy SA v Zim Hamilton 2015
247 2 Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis SA v Ire Canberra 2015
244 2 Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly Ind v Nam Pietermaritzburg 2003
237* 3 Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar Ind v Ken Bristol 1999
234* 3 Ricky Ponting and Damien Martyn Aus v Ind Johannesburg 2003
231* 1 Upul Tharanga and Tilakratne Dilshan SL v Eng Colombo RPS 2011
228 2 Feiko Kloppenburg and Klaas-Jan van Noortwijk Net v Nam Bloemfontein 2003
221 3 Hashim Amla and A B de Villiers SA v Net Mohali 2011
212* 2 Lahiru Thirimanne and Kumar Sangakkara SL v Eng Wellington 2015
210* 2 Tilakratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara SL v Ban Melbourne 2015
207 3 Mark Waugh and Steve Waugh Aus v Ken Visakhapatnam 1996
204 4 Michael Clarke and Brad Hodge Aus v Net Basseterre 2007
203 3 Virender Sehwag and Virat Kohli Ind v Ban Mirpur 2011
202 2 Sourav Ganguly and Virender Sehwag Ind v Ber Port-of-Spain 2007

 

RAJNEESH GUPTA
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