Cricket is full of record-breaking statistics and the ICC Cricket World Cup is no exception. A lot of records have been made during the previous 10 editions of the mega event. The 11th edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup is around the corner but before that have a look at the ICC cricket world cup batting records. Following are some batting records in all cricket world cups so far.
Leading Run Scorer in World Cup:
Sachin Tendulkar of India holds the record for the leading run scorer in the World Cup. He has scored 2278 runs from 45 matches at an average of 56.95.
Highest Individual Score in World Cup:
On 24 February 2015 West Indian power hitter Chris Gayle piled up the highest individual score of world cups. He notched 215 off 147 against Zimbabwe in a group match of the ICC cricket world cup 2015. He smashed 16 sixes in the match, most by any in world cup match
Highest Century Maker in World Cup:
Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for the maximum number of centuries in the World Cup. He has scored six centuries in the world cup history. Here is the complete list of top century makers in ICC cricket world cups.
Most Centuries in a Single World Cup:
The record of most centuries in a single world cup belongs to Mark Waugh, Sourav Ganguly and Matthew Hayden jointly. All these have scored 3 centuries each during the world cups 1996, 2003, 2007 respectively.
Most Runs in a Single World Cup:
Fastest Hundred in World Cup:
Irish Kevin O’Brien holds the record for the fastest hundred at the World Cup. He reached his hundred from 50 balls against the England at the 2011 World Cup.For detailed list of fastest hundreds in world cups you can click here.
Fastest Fifty in World Cup:
Brendon McCullum holds the fastest fifty record at the World Cup. He achieved this feat against England from 18 balls during 2015 world cup. For detailed list of fastest fifties in world cups you can visit here.
Most Fifties in World Cup:
Most Fifties in a Single World Cup:
Most Ducks in World Cup:
Most Sixes in World Cup:
Most Sixes in an Innings:
The record of most sixes in a single innings of the world cup belongs to West Indian big fella Chris Gayle. He nailed 16 massive sixes against Zimbabwe in 2015’s world cup match.
Highest Batting Average:
South African left handed batsman Lance Klusener has the record of highest batting average in the world cups. The Protease player averages 124.00 in the 11 innings of 14 world cup matches which he played.