10 Interesting Facts About Cricket World Cup

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

ICC is going to organize the 13th season of One Day International (ODI) Cricket World Cup. This time India is hosting the Cricket World Cup. The Cricket World Cup is considered to be one of the most watched sporting events in the world.

In the last few years, as the level of cricket has increased, many records have also been made. Here are some of the most interesting facts about the ICC World Cup in its glorious years of history-

Here are 10 interesting facts about the ICC Cricket World Cup:

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Cricket World Cup Facts

  • The first Cricket World Cup was held in England in June 1975. Women’s Cricket World Cup started two years before the first men’s tournament, in 1973, and has been held every four years since then.
  • England is the only country that has hosted the highest number of World Cup tournaments – 4 times, followed by the Sub-continent.
  • Oldest cricketer to play in the Cricket World Cup was Nolan Clarke from the Netherlands, who played in the 1996 tournament.
  • The ICC Cricket World Cup trophy is 2 feet in height and is made of gold and silver. It contains a big golden globe that the three.
  • Cricketer Sunil Valson of India is the only player to win a World Cup without even playing an international match.
  • Indian player Chetan Sharma also known as World Cup hat-trick man is the first person to clean bowled three batsmen.
  • Clive Lloyd of West Indies and Ricky Ponting of Australia are the only captains to win the trophy twice. Lloyd clinched the cup in 1975 and 1979 while the legendary Australian batsman won in 2003 and 2007.
Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting
  • Highest score of World Cups is 433 in India vs Bermuda match in 2007 and the lowest is 36 between Canada and Sri Lanka in 2003.
  • Kepler Wessels is the first player to represent two countries in ODI history. He played for Australia from 1982 to 1985, before representing South Africa in 1991. Despite local outrage, Wessels was controversially named as South Africa’s captain for the 1992 World Cup.
  • Coin had to be tossed twice at the 2011 World Cup final. When the coin went up for the first time, match referee Jeff Crowe could not hear the call from Kumar Sangakkara. The coin came down as heads and Sangakkara reckoned he called the right side of the coin and was about to say that his side would bat first. However, MS Dhoni said that he heard a call of ‘tails’ from Sangakkara. Crowe then said that the coin would go up once more.
India vs Sri Lanka
India vs Sri Lanka

These are just a few of the many interesting facts about the ICC Cricket World Cup.

Anay Pareek joined Sports Big News in 2019. He is an avid cricket fan who finds deep joy in the intricacies of the game. Through his keen observation and deep appreciation for cricket, he aims to incorporate the same level of accuracy in his writings. He predominantly covers the IPL, World Cup and cricket leagues.