ICC Cricket World Cup Records

ICC Cricket World Cup All-time Statistics & Records

Man of the Tournament Award

Year Player Performance Details
1992 Martin Crowe 456 runs
1996 Sanath Jayasuriya 221 runs and 7 wickets
1999 Lance Klusener 281 runs and 17 wickets
2003 Sachin Tendulkar 673 runs and 2 wickets
2007 Glenn McGrath 26 wickets
2011 Yuvraj Singh 362 runs and 15 wickets
2015    

Man of the Match Award in the World Cup Final

Year Player Performance Details
1975 Clive Lloyd 102 runs
1979 Viv Richards 138*
1983 Mohinder Amarnath 3/12 and 26
1987 David Boon 75 runs
1992 Wasim Akram 33 and 3/49
1996 Aravinda de Silva 107* and 3/42
1999 Shane Warne 4/33
2003 Ricky Ponting 140*
2007 Adam Gilchrist 149
2011 Mahendra Singh Dhoni 91*
2015    

Leading Run Scorers

Player Matches Runs Average S/R 4s 6s
Sachin Tendulkar 45 2278 56.95 88.98 241 27
Ricky Ponting 46 1743 45.86 79.95 145 31
Brian Lara 34 1225 42.24 86.26 124 17
Sanath Jayasuriya 38 1165 34.26 90.66 120 27
Jacques Kallis 36 1148 74.40 74.40 86 13
Adam Gilchrist 31 1085 36.16 98.01 141 19
Javed Miandad 33 1083 43.32 68.02 72 3
Stephen Fleming 33 1075 35.83 76.89 135 11
Herschelle Gibbs 25 1067 56.15 87.38 106 28
Aravinda De Silva 35 1064 36.68 86.57 107 15
Vivian Richards 23 1013 63.31 85.05 84 22
Sourav Ganguly 21 1006 55.88 77.50 79 25
Mark Waugh 22 1004 52.84 83.73 86 11
Kumar Sangakkara 30 991 45.04 78.71 90 7
Matthew Hayden 22 987 51.94 92.93 106 23
Steve Waugh 33 978 48.9 81.02 73 13
Mahela Jayawardena 33 975 37.5 87.67 90 11
Shivnarine Chanderpaul 31 970 40.41 62.09 82 13
Arjuna Ranatunga 30 969 46.14 80.28 99 7
Saeed Anwar 21 915 53.82 79.08 90 6

Highest Individual Scores

Player Opponent Runs Balls S/R 4s 6s
Gary Kirsten UAE 188* 159 118.23 13 4
Sourav Ganguly SL 183 158 115.82 17 7
Vivian Richards SL 181 125 144.8 16 7
Kapil Dev ZIM 175* 138 126.81 16 6
Virender Sehwag BAN 175 140 125.00 14 5
Craig Wishart NAM 172* 151 113.9 18 3
Glenn Turner EA 171* 201 85.07 16 2
Andrew Hudson NED 161 132 121.97 13 4
Imran Nazir ZIM 160 121 132.23 14 8
Matthew Hayden WI 158 143 110.49 14 4
Andrew Strauss IND 158 145 108.96 18 1
Sachin Tendulkar NAM 152 151 100.66 18 0
Adam Gilchrist SL 149 104 143.26 13 8
AB de Villiers WI 146 130 112.3 12 5
Aravinda De Silva KEN 145 115 126.08 14 5
Rahul Dravid SL 145 129 112.4 17 1
Tillakaratne Dilshan ZIM 144 131 109.92 16 1
Andrew Symonds PAK 143* 125 114.4 18 2
Herschelle Gibbs NZ 143 141 101.41 19 3
David Houghton NZ 142 137 103.65 13 6

Best Bowling

Player Opponent Overs Wickets Runs Maidens E/R
Glenn McGrath NAM 7 7 15 4 2.14
Andrew Bichel ENG 10 7 20 0 2.85
Winston Davis AUS 10.3 7 51 0 7.28
Gary Gilmour ENG 12 6 14 6 2.33
Shane Bond AUS 10 6 23 2 3.83
Ashish Nehra ENG 10 6 23 2 3.83
Chaminda Vaas BAN 9.1 6 25 2 4.16
Kemar Roach NED 8.3 6 27 0 4.5
Lasith Malinga KEN 7.4 6 38 0 6.33
Ken Macleay IND 11.5 6 39 3 6.5
Glenn McGrath WI 8.4 5 14 3 2.8
Shahid Afridi KEN 8 5 16 3 3.2
Andrew Hall ENG 10 5 18 2 3.6
Lance Klusener KEN 8.3 5 21 3 4.2
Paul Strang KEN 9.4 5 21 1 4.2
Alan Hurst CAN 10 5 21 3 4.2
Shahid Afridi CAN 10 5 23 0 4.6
Collins Obuya SL 10 5 24 0 4.8
Richard Hadlee SL 10.1 5 25 4 5
Austin Codrington BAN 9 5 27 3 5.4

Most Wickets

Player Matches Overs Wickets Runs Maidens E/R
Glenn McGrath 39 325.1 71 1292 42 3.97
Muttiah Muralidaran 40 343.3 68 1335 15 3.88
Wasim Akram 38 323.1 55 1311 17 4.05
Chaminda Vaas 31 261.0 49 1040 39 3.98
Zaheer Khan 23 197.2 44 890 12 4.51
Javagal Srinath 34 283.2 44 1224 21 4.32
Allan Donald 25 218.1 38 913 14 4.18
Jacob Oram 23 182.2 36 768 21 4.21
Brett Lee 17 137.2 35 629 15 4.58
Brad Hogg 21 157.5 34 654 10 4.15
Imran Khan 28 169.2 34 655 18 3.87
Shaun Tait 18 136.3 34 731 4 5.36
Shane Warne 17 162.5 32 624 16 3.84
Chris Harris 28 194.2 32 861 10 4.43
Lasith Malinga 15 107.0 31 554 6 5.17
Anil Kumble 18 173.1 31 708 5 4.09
Shaun Pollock 31 269.0 31 970 37 3.60
Shane Bond 16 147.4 30 518 21 3.51
Ian Botham 22 222.0 30 762 33 3.43
Shoaib Akhtar 19 148.5 30 765 9 5.15

Most Catches (Excluding as Wicketkeeper)

Player Matches Catches
Ricky Ponting 46 28
Sanath Jayasuriya 38 18
Chris Cairns 28 16
Brian Lara 34 16
Inzamam-ul-Haq 35 16
Graeme Smith 20 15
Mahela Jayawardena 33 15
Anil Kumble 18 14
Steve Waugh 33 14
Aravinda De Silva 35 14
Paul Collingwood 18 13
Carl Hooper 20 13
Jacob Oram 23 13
Scott Styris 26 13
Jacques Kallis 36 13
Muttiah Muralidaran 40 13
Clive Lloyd 17 12
Brett Lee 17 12
Graeme Hick 20 12
Desmond Haynes 25 12

Most Stumpings

Player Matches Dismissals
Kumar Sangakkara 30 10
Moin Khan 20 7
Adam Gilchrist 31 7
Kamran Akmal 11 6
Kiran More 14 6
MS Dhoni 12 5
Romesh Kaluwitharana 11 4
Wasim Bari 14 4
Nayan Mongia 14 4
Mushfiqur Rahim 15 4
Kennedy Otieno 20 4
Matt Prior 7 3
Devon Thomas 7 3
David Williams 8 3
Morris Ouma 8 3
Rashid Latif 12 3
Tatenda Taibu 14 3
Ian Healy 14 3
Andy Flower 30 3
Courtney Browne 5 2

Main Individual and Team Records

Batting Records

Most runs Sachin Tendulkar 1796 (1992–2007)
Highest average (min. 20 inns.) Viv Richards 63.31 (1975–1987)
Highest score Gary Kirsten v UAE 188* (1996)
Highest partnership Rahul Dravid & Sourav Ganguly
(2nd wicket) v Sri Lanka
318 (1999)
Most runs in a tournament Sachin Tendulkar 673 (2003)

Bowling Records

Most wickets Glenn McGrath 71 (1996–2007)
Lowest average (min. 1000 balls bowled) Glenn McGrath 19.21 (1996–2007)
Best bowling figures Glenn McGrath v Namibia 7/15 (2003)
Most wickets in a tournament Glenn McGrath 26 (2007)

Fielding Records

Most dismissals (wicket-keeper) Adam Gilchrist 39 (1999–2007)
Most catches (fielder) Ricky Ponting 24 (1996–2007)

Team Records

Highest score India v Bermuda 413/5 (2007)
Lowest score Canada v Sri Lanka 36 (2003)
Highest win % Australia 75% (Played 69, Won 51)
Most consecutive wins Australia 23 (1999–2007)
Most consecutive tournament wins Australia 3 (1999–2007)