Cricket a game of emotions and hope reaches its ultimate when the biggest tournament of cricketing world comes i.e. the World Cup. There has been a total of 10 world cup tournaments since 1975 till 2011. Australia is the only team that has won the world cup more than two times. They have claimed the cup a record 4 times and have emerged as the best cricketing nation especially in One Day International Cricket World Cups. This article aims at reviewing different teams records in ICC World Cups.
Different Teams Records in ICC World Cups
Highest Total by any team
Starting with the highest Total by any team. This record is with Team India when they scored 413-5 in 50 overs against Bermuda 2007 edition of world cup held in The West Indies. previously this record was with Sri Lanka when they scored 398-5 in 50 overs against Kenya in 1996 world cup which was held in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka and it is also interesting to know that Sri Lanka emerged as Champions in that edition of World Cup.
Lowest ever World Cup score in an Inning
Next of Teams Records in ICC World Cups to be discussed is of the lowest ever World Cup score in an innings. The holder of this record is Canada when the got bowled out for just 36 runs against Sri Lanka in 2003 edition of the World Cup which was held in South Africa. Previously this record was also with Canada when they scored just 45 runs in their complete innings against England in the 1979 edition of the World Cup.
Highest successful run chase in world cup
Highest successful run chase in world cup will now be discussed. This record is currently with Team Ireland who chased 329 run target given to them by England in 2011 in the last edition of cricket world cup that took place in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Previously this record was with Sri Lanka who chased 313 runs with the lost of only 7 wickets against Zimbabwe in 1992 edition of Cricket World Cup which was held in Australia and New Zealand.
Highest Winning margin record
Highest Winning margin Teams Records in ICC World Cups is with Team India when they defeated Bermuda in 2007 with a margin of about 257 runs in 2007 edition of the world cup. Previously this record was with Australia when they defeated Namibia with a margin of 256 runs in 2003 edition of Cricket World Cup which was held in South Africa.
By far Australia have been the most successful team of all the world cups played. Australia have won 74 percent of all the world cup matches they played in all they world cups they played since 1975. Next most successful team of the world cup is South Africa who have won almost 67 percent of all the matches they have played in world cups.
Australia is also the team who have won most matches in world cup. They have won a total of 55 matches followed by New Zealand who have won a total of 40 matches in Cricket World Cup editions. Whereas, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka are the least successful teams who have lost 37 and 32 matches respectively.