#CricketInNumbers: Key statistics, records of India in the World Cup
The ICC World Cup 2019 will start from May 30 onwards. India go in as one of the favorites. Notably, India had crashed out of the semi-final in the 2015 edition of the event. We had earlier reported about issues which Team India need to fix before the World Cup. And now we look at the Indian cricket team's statistics in this coveted event.
India have crashed out of the group stage on three occasions (1975, 1979 and 2007). They made an exit from the round-robin stage in 1992. In 1999, India crashed out after reaching the Super Six. India have been a three-time semi-finalists (1987, 1996 and 2015). In 2003, India were the runners-up. India won the trophy in 1983 and 2011.
India's highest ever World Cup team score came in 2007, when they amassed 413/5 against Bermuda. Their lowest total came against Australia at Centurion in 2003 (125).
Sourav Ganguly (183 versus Sri Lanka) has the highest individual score by an Indian batsman. He achieved the feat in the 1999 World Cup. Ashish Nehra holds the record for the best bowling figures by an Indian in the World Cup. He picked up 6/23 against England at Durban in 2003.
Legend Sachin Tendulkar has scored the most runs for India in the World Cup. He amassed 2,278 runs from 45 matches. His average stands at a whopping 56.95. Tendulkar has also amassed the most centuries in the World Cup (6). Australia's Ricky Ponting and Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara (both 5) come next in the list.
Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid hold the record for the highest partnership amassed by any Indian batting pair. They stitched a solid 318 runs for the second wicket against Sri Lanka in 2003. Zaheer Khan and Javagal Srinath have picked up the joint-most wickets for India at the World Cup (44). Anil Kumble is the most successful spinner for India (31 wickets).