India World Cup records – The 2019 Cricket World Cup has already started in England and Wales. World Cup 2019 season has been very good for the Indian Cricket Fans. India and New Zealand are the only two teams who are unbeaten in this mega tournament. Both the teams have a strong chance to make a spot in the top 4. India has been the favourites to win the World Cup in 2019. Let see the records of men in blue in the world cups so far.
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Most Runs by an Indian Player in World Cup History
This record is held by none other than the Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar. He has made the maximum number of runs for India in the world cup matches. Sachin has made 45 world cup appearances for India. In those matches, he has amassed 2278 runs. The second and the third best for India are Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid. Ganguly scored 1006 runs while Dravid scored 860 in World Cup tournaments for India.
Most Sixes and Fours by an Indian Player
This record also is held by none other than The God of Cricket who has most fours and the most sixes in world cup by an Indian player to his credit. Sachin Tendulkar has hit 27 sixes and scored 241 boundaries.
Most Fifties by an Indian Player
India has not produced a batting legend like Sachin Tendulkar. He holds the records for scoring 15 fifties in the world cup for India.
Most Runs in a Single Edition of the World Cup
The World Cup 2003 was a good one for India, they reached the finals of that Cricket WC. Sachin Tendulkar was the main hero for India in that tournament. In the World Cup 2003, Sachin scored a total of 673 runs, which is the most by any Indian player in world cup match to date.
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Highest scorer for India in World Cup
This time the record is in the name of Former Indian captain, Sourav Ganguly. His 183 not out against Sri Lanka is the best and highest score for India in World Cups.
Highest Partnerships for India in Cricket World Cups
The 318-run stand between two Indian former captains hold this record as ODI partnership for India in the World Cup. Thus, mammoth stand came against Sri Lanka at Taunton. This is the match where Ganguly scored his career-best 183 not out.
Best Average for India in World Cups
India’s veteran batsman, Sunil Gavaskar, holds this record. He has the best average of 113. He had it in the 1975 world cup.
Most Wickets for India
India’s two best pace bowlers hold the joint record for most wickets in world cup matches. Zaheer Khan was India’s trump card in the 2011 world cup. He had 44 wickets from 23 matches and Javagal Srinath took the same number of wickets in 34 matches.
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Best Figures for India in the World Cup
Ashish Nehra’s 6 wickets for 23 runs is the best figure for India in the world cup matches till now. He took it against England in 2003 at Kingsmead in South Africa. The other bowlers who own 5 wicket hauls in the world cup are Venkatesh Prasad, Robin Singh, Kapil Dev and Yuvraj Singh.
Other Stats related to World cup
MS Dhoni took the most catches behind the stumps for India. He has taken 27 catches and also stumped 5 batsmen. As non-wicket-keeper Anil Kumble has taken the most catches. He has 14 catches in world cups. India’s 50th ODI win in world cup came against Afghanistan yesterday at Rose Bowl in Southampton.