Monday, February 28, 2011

Cricket World cup 2011, Biggest Tournament of Cricket World, Facts-3 !!

Hello Everyone,
Here is the final list of facts which I'll be sharing before the finish of 10th Cricket world cup 2011, the biggest tournament of cricket world. I'm naming these facts as fact-3 !
You can see the previous facts which I've already shared from below links,
Cricket World cup 2011, Biggest Tournament of Cricket World, Facts !!
Cricket World cup 2011, Biggest Tournament of Cricket World, Facts-2 !!

Glenn McGrath (Australia) has dismissed highest number of batsmen in world cup matches, that is he has dismissed 71 batsmen in all the world cup matches he played. The others in the list are Wasim Akram, who took 55 wickets and then it is Muttiah Muralitharan, dismissing 53 batsmen. These 3 are the only bowlers who took more than 50 wickets in all world cup matches. Also, these are the top 3 bowlers in terms of number of wickets they took in world cup tournament.

Number of All rounders who scored more than 500 runs and took more than 25 wickets in world cup tournament: 4
And the Top 3 players in this category are,
  1. Imran Khan of Pakistan, scored 666 runs and dismissed 34 batsmen
  2. Kapil Dev of India, scored 669 runs and dismissed 28 batsmen
  3. Sanath Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka, scored 1165 runs and dismissed 27 batsmen
Another allrounder who achieved this feat is, Steve Waugh of Australia, scored 978 runs and dismissed 27 batsmen

Only Sanath Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka scored more than 1000 runs and took more than 25 wickets in above list of allrounders.

Note: Here I gave more importance to wickets, that is number of batsmen allrounder dismissed and then runs, in giving the rank.

The only pair of batsmen who has aggregated more than 1000 runs in partnership are Adam Gilchrist and Mathew Hayden of Asutralia. Together they scored 1220 runs in 20 innings, that is 20 times they played together in all the world cups. They scored 521 runs in 2003 world cup, that is 8th world cup, and 699 runs in 2007 world cup, that 9th (last) world cup tournament, both the world cup tournaments Australia won.

Note: Adam Gilchrist and Mathew Hayden are also considered as one of the best opening batsmen pair world has ever seen. Also, Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly of India are one among the best, I would say THE BEST opening pair, opening pairs World has ever seen.

The record for the highest runs scored by a pair of batsmen in one inning in world cup matches is held by Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid. They scored 318 runs for second wicket against Sri Lanka in the year 1999, 7th world cup tournament. This record is also the highest runs scored by pair of batsmen for any wicket.

Only two players has appeared in 6 world cup tournaments (including this (10th) world cup tournament). They are Javed Miandad of Pakistan and Sachin Tendulkar of India. Javed Miandad represented Pakistan in 1975, 1979, 1983, 1987, 1992 and 1996 world cup tournaments and Sachin Tendulkar represented India in 1992, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011 world cup tournaments. Also, these are the only two players who played more than 5 cricket world cup, the biggest tournament of cricket world, in there career.

Hope you liked the facts which I shared in this post. I'll be sharing the other list of facts after the end of 10th cricket world cup tournament. So keep surfing and learn new things which are shared on web !

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