Top 10  Unknown Facts About ICC World Cup

The first ICC Cricket World Cup was held in 1975 in England, and only Test-playing nations participated in the tournament.

First Match


The highest team total in an ICC World Cup match is 481/6, achieved by England against Australia in 2018.

Highest Team Total


The lowest team total in an ICC World Cup match is 36, scored by Canada against Sri Lanka in 2003.

Lowest Team Total


The leading run-scorer in the history of the ICC World Cup is Sachin Tendulkar of India, with 2,278 runs in 45 matches.

Leading run-scorer


Glenn McGrath of Australia holds the record for the most wickets in the ICC World Cup, with 71 wickets in 39 matches.

Most Wickets


The most successful team in ICC World Cup history is Australia, who have won the tournament a record five times (1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015).

Successful Team


The ICC Cricket World Cup has been won by the host nation on four occasions: England (2019), India (2011), Australia (1987 and 1999).

Won By The Host


The only player to score a double century in an ICC World Cup match is Chris Gayle of the West Indies, who scored 215 runs against Zimbabwe in 2015.

Double Century


Ireland holds the record for the highest successful run chase in ICC World Cup history. They chased down a target of 329 runs against England in 2011.

Highest Run Chase


The ICC World Cup has seen several hat-tricks. The first hat-trick in World Cup history was taken by Chetan Sharma of India against New Zealand in 1987.