#CricketInNumbers: Key statistics, records of Pakistan in the World Cup
The ICC World Cup 2019 will start from May 30 onwards, in England and Wales. Notably, Pakistan had crashed out of the quarter-final in the 2015 edition of the event. They were beaten by eventual winners Australia. Pakistan go into this year's World Cup as the dark horses. We look at the Pakistan cricket team's statistics and records in this coveted event.
Pakistan crashed out of the group stage on three occasions (1975, 2003 and 2007). They made an exit from the quarters on two occasions (1996, 2015). In 1999, Pakistan ended as the runners-up. Pakistan have been semi-finalists in four editions (1979, 1983, 1987 and 2011). Pakistan's best moment came in 1992, when Men in Green won the trophy under Imran Khan's leadership.
Pakistan's highest ever innings score in the World Cup came in 2007, when they amassed 349 against Zimbabwe. Their lowest total came against England at the Adelaide Oval in 1992 (74).
Imran Nazir (160 versus Zimbabwe) has the highest individual score by a Pakistani batsman. He achieved the feat in the 2007 World Cup. Shahid Afridi holds the record for the best bowling figures by a Pakistani in the World Cup. He picked up 5/16 against Kenya at Hambantota in 2011. He also delivered the second best performance (5/23).
Legend Javed Miandad has scored 1,083 aggregate runs for Pakistan in the World Cup. He tops the list for his side. Miandad sits on 11th position in the all-time list. He hit one hundred and eight fifties. Wasim Akram has picked 55 wickets for Pakistan in the World Cup. He is the third highest wicket-taker behind Glenn McGrath (71) and Muttiah Muralitharan (68).
Rameez Raja and Saeed Anwar have slammed the joint-most centuries for Pakistan in the World Cup (3). Javed Miandad has scored the most half-centuries for Pakistan in the World Cup (9). Rameez averaged a staggering 53.84 for Pakistan in the World Cup, which is the best by a Pakistani. Afridi holds the record for the most number of four-wicket hauls in an innings (4).