ICC Cricket World Cup Records: Bowling and Fielding

The 11th ICC cricket world cup is scheduled to play in Australia and New Zealand. In previous 10 editions Australia has been the dominating team, winning the mega cricketing event 4 times. Here is another list of ICC Cricket World Cup Records: Bowling and Fielding.These world cup records are clear evidence of Aussie domination in ICC cricket World Cup.

Leading Wicket Taker:

Glenn McGrath World Cup RecordsOne of the many world cup records of Glenn McGrath is most wickets in world cup.  Australian pacer  is the leading wicket taker in world cup history. He has taken 71 wickets in the 39 matches which he played in the world cups.

Best Bowling Figures in an Innings:

Glenn McGrath World Cup RecordsGlenn McGrath of Australia holds the record for the best bowling figure in an inning in the World Cup. He took 7/15 against Namibia at the 2003 World Cup in South Africa.

Best Bowling Average:

Glenn McGrath World Cup RecordsGlenn McGrath has the best bowling average in the world cup history with the ball. He has an exceptional bowling average of 18.19 runs per wicket.

Best Economy Rate:

Andy Roberts World Cup RecordsAndy Roberts has the lowest economy rate at the World Cup. His 170.1 overs has cost him 552 runs at an economy rate of 3.24 per over.

Best Strike Rate:

Zaheer Khan World Cup RecordsIndian left arm pacer Zaheer Khan grasps the record of best bowling strike rate in world cup career. In world cup matches, he takes a wicket after every 27.1 balls.

Most Five-Wicket Hauls:

Gary Gilmour World Cup RecordsGary Gilmour of Australia grips the record for most five wicket hauls in the world cup. He has taken five wickets in an inning twice. Although few other bowlers have also taken five wickets twice but his average and economy are better than others.

Most Wickets in a Single World Cup:

Glenn McGrath World Cup RecordsGlenn McGrath has taken the maximum wickets in a single edition of World Cup. He took 26 wickets from 11 matches during 2007 World Cup.

Most Runs Conceded in an Innings:

Martin Snedden World Cup RecordsThe record of conceding most runs in an innings belongs to Martin Snedden of New Zealand. During 1983 world cup he gave away 105 runs in his 12 overs against England.

Hat-Tricks Record:

Chetan Sharma World Cup RecordsIndian medium pacer Chetan Sharma was the first bowler to take a hat-trick in World Cup Cricket. He achieved this fate against New Zealand in 1987’s world cup. Spearhead Lasith Malinga is 1st bowler in the world who took two Hat-tricks in the world cups.

Most Wickets on Consecutive Balls:

Lasith Malinga World Cup RecordsSri Lanka’s premium bowler Lasith Malinga has taken most number of wickets on consecutive deliveries in world cup cricket. He took 4 wickets on 4 consecutive balls against South Africa in 2007 world cup.

Most Catches:

Ricky Ponting World Cup RecordsRicky Ponting has taken the most number of catches as fielder in world cup history. He has taken 28 catches in the all world cup matches he played.

Most Stumpings by a Wicket keeper:

Kumar Sangakkara World Cup RecordsKumar Sangakkara shattered the stumps 10 times in 30 ICC Cricket World matches most by any wicket keeper.

Most Catches in an Innings:

Mohammed Kaif World Cup RecordsIndian fielder Mohammed Kaif has picked-up maximum catches in one innings in ICC Cricket world cup career. In world cup 2003, he seized 4 catches against Sri Lanka.

Most Catches in a Single World Cup:

Ricky Ponting World Cup RecordsAustralian batting legend and an exceptional fielder Ricky Ponting holds the record for most catches in a single world cup edition. He took 11 catches in 11 matches of 2003 world cup.

Most Dismissals by a Wicket Keeper:

Adam Gilchrist World Cup RecordsAlmost all the wicket keeping world cup records belongs to Adam Gilchrist. The most successful wicket keeper in the world cup history  holds the record of most dismissals in the world cup with 52 dismissals.

Most Dismissals in an Innings:

Adam Gilchrist World Cup RecordsAdam Gilchrist has the record of most dismissals in an innings during a world cup when he dismissed 6 Namibian batters in 2003 world cup.

Most Dismissals in a Single World Cup:

Adam Gilchrist World Cup RecordsIt’s again Adam Gilchrist who has picked up maximum dismissals in a single ICC Cricket world cup. He removed 21 players behind the wickets in 2003’s edition of the mega event.

See Also:

ICC Cricket World Cup Batting Records