With the 2015 World Cup just 34 days away from getting kicked off, here are the list of World Cup records.

Country that has hosted the World Cup for the most number of times: England (4 times in 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999).

Venue that has hosted more number of matches: Lords Cricket Ground(9).

Team that has won the tournaments for the most number of times: Australia (4 times in 1987, 1999, 2003 and 2007).

Team that has played most number of matches: Australia (76).

Team that has won most number of matches: Australia (55).

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Australia are the most successful team in the World Cup history

Team that has won most number of matches on the trot: Australia (25).

Team that has the highest winning percentage: Australia (74%).

Players to have taken part in most number of World Cups:  Sachin Tendulkar (India-1992 to 2011) and Javed Miandad (Pakistan- 1975 to 1996) six times each.

Player to have played most matches in the World Cup history: Ricky Ponting (Australia) with 47 matches.

 

Batting:

Batsman with most runs in World Cup history: Sachin Tendulkar (India) with 2278 runs.

Highest individual score by a batsman: Gary Kirsten (South Africa) 188* vs UAE in 1996.

Highest Batting average (minimum 20 innings): Viv Richards (West Indies) with an average of 63.31.

Highest Strike Rate (minimum 20 innings): Kapil Dev (India) with a SR of 115.14.

Highest Strike Rate in an innings: Brendon McCullum (New Zealand) with a SR of 247.61 against Canada in 2007.

Most hundreds: Sachin Tendulkar (India) with 6 hundreds.

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Ricky Ponting (left) and Sachin Tendulkar holds majority of the World Cup records in batting.

Batsman with the Most fifties in World Cup: Sachin Tendulkar (India) with 21 fifties.

Batsman with the Most sixes in World Cup: Ricky Ponting (Australia) with 31 sixes.

Batsman with the Most fours in World Cup: Sachin Tendulkar (India) with 241 fours.

Batsman with the Most ducks in World Cup: Nathan Astle (New Zealand) and Ijaz Ahmed (Pakistan) with 5 each.

Highest batting Partnerships: 318 Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid (India) 318 runs vs Sri Lanka, Taunton, 1996.

Batsman with most runs in a single tournament: Sachin Tendulkar (India) with 673 runs in 2003 edition.

Batsman with most runs in a single over: Herschelle Gibbs (South Africa) 36 runs vs Netherlands.

Fastest Hundred: Kevin O’Brien (Ireland) off 55 balls vs England at Bangalore, 2011.

Fastest Fifty: Brendon McCullum (New Zealand) off 20 balls vs Canada at St Lucia, 2007.

 

Bowling:

Most wickets by a bowler in World Cup history: Glenn McGrath (Australia) with 71 wickets.

Lowest bowling average (minimum 150 overs bowled): Glenn McGrath (Australia) with 19.21.

Best economy (minimum 150 overs bowled): Andy Roberts (West Indies) with an economy of 3.14.

Best bowling figures: Glenn McGrath (Australia) 7/15 vs Namibia in 2003.

Best economy in an innings (minimum 8 overs bowled): Bishan Singh Bedi (India) with an economy of 0.50 vs East Africa in 1975.

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Best bowler in the World Cups

Most 5-wicket hauls: Gary Gilmour and Glenn McGrath (Australia), Vasbert Drakes (West Indies), Aravinda de Mel (Sri Lanka) and Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) with 2 each.

Most wickets in a single tournament: Glenn McGrath (Australia) with 26 wickets in 2007 edition.

Bowlers with Hat-Tricks in World Cup: Chetan Sharma (India) vs New Zealand in 1987; Saqlain Musthaq (Pakistan) vs Zimbabwe in 1999; Brett Lee (Australia) vs Kenya in 2003; Chaminda Vaas (Sri Lanka) vs Bangladesh in 2003; Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka) vs South Africa in 2007 and Kenya in 2011; Kemar Roach (West Indies) vs Bangladesh in 2011.

 

Fielding:

Most catches by a wicket-keeper in the World Cup History: Adam Gilchrist (Australia) with 39 catches.

Most catches by a wicket-keeper in a single World Cup: Adam Gilchrist (Australia) with 21 catches in 2003.

Most catches by a wicket-keeper in an innings in a World Cup match: Adam Gilchrist (Australia) with 6 catches against Namibia, 2003.

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Adam Gilchrist and Ricky Ponting lead the fielding Charts

 

Most Catches by a fielder in the World Cup: Ricky Ponting (Australia) with 28 catches.

Most catches by a fielder in a single World Cup: Ricky Ponting (Australia) with 11 catches in 2003.

Most catches by a fielder in an innings in a World Cup match: Mohammad Kaif (India) with 4 catches vs Sri Lanka in 2003.

 

General Records:

Highest total scored by a team: India 413-5 vs Bermuda in 2007.

Lowest team total: Canada 36 vs Sri Lanka in 2003.

Highest winning margin: 257, India vs Bermuda in 2007.

Tied matches in World Cup: Australia vs South Africa, 1999; Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 2003; Zimbabwe vs Ireland 2007; India vs England 2011.



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