Think you know your cricket? Take a look at the ICC Cricket World Cup facts below – they might just leave you stumped!


• The best result by a non-test nation is the semi-final by Kenya (2003)

• Australia have the most consecutive CWC wins with 25 (1999-2011)

• The lowest score at a CWC is 36 all out by Canada v Sri Lanka (2003)

• England have been World Cup runners-up three times

• Sri Lanka became the first host to win a World Cup in 1996


• Pakistan’s Shaoib Akhtar bowled the first 100 mph delivery in 2003

• Eoin Morgan has scored four ducks so far in CWC matches

• Malinga has the all-time best CWC strike rate of 24.8

• Ricky Ponting has played in the most World Cup matches (46)

• Sachin Tendulkar has won 8 man of the match awards in World Cups


• ODI’s were 60 overs each side until the 1987 CWC

• The 1992 World Cup was the first ever where white balls were used

• Coloured kit with player names was introduced in 1992

• 2011 was the first CWC to use DRS (Decision Review System)

• 2019 was the fifth time England hosted a CWC