Unique records from ICC World Cup

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16 May 2019

Here are some unique records scripted in ICC World Cup

The ICC World Cup is undoubtedly the most awaited event in cricket.

Fans enjoy the tournament, as they get to witness the top cricketing stars play against each other.

Over the editions, there are a few unique records which have been scripted in the tournament.

In the same light, we take a look at such records in the tournament's history to date.

Most appearances

Sachin Tendulkar and Javed Miandad have played six World Cups

Sachin Tendulkar and Javed Miandad have played six World Cups

Playing the World Cup is a big honor for any player, even if it is for only a single edition.

Interestingly, India's Sachin Tendulkar and Pakistan's Javed Miandad have represented their country in six consecutive editions of the tournament.

Notably, both only won it once. While Miandad won it in 1992, his fifth edition, Tendulkar won it in his sixth and final appearance (2011).

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Twin title

India only team to win 60 and 50 overs title

If one remembers, ODIs used to have a 60-over inning initially, before being switched to 50 in 1987.

While India won the World Cup in 1983, which was the 60-over format, their win in 2011 was in the 50-over format.

This made them the first and only team to do so.

The initial two editions, prior to 1983, were won by West Indies.

Youngest captain

Kapil Dev: Youngest captain to win World Cup

Kapil Dev: Youngest captain to win World Cup

The World Cup 1983 win for India scripted several records, which are yet to be broken.

One of the unique records that it produced belongs to the winning captain Kapil Dev.

At that time of the title, Kapil was just 24 years, 5 months and 19 days old, thus making him the youngest captain to win the World Cup to date.

Consecutive tons

Kumar Sangakkara has scored four consecutive centuries

Sri Lanka have been only one-time lucky to win the World Cup, in 1996.

However, that edition did not feature their legendary player Kumar Sangakkara, who produced a special record in the 2015 edition.

He became the first batsman to score four consecutive centuries in a World Cup, but Lanka failed to capitalize on his form and were knocked out in quarters.

Double Hat-trick

Lasith Malinga has double hat-trick

Lasith Malinga has double hat-trick

Hat-trick is a rare phenomenon in the World Cup. However, Sri Lanka's fast bowler Lasith Malinga has an unusual love for them.

He claimed his first hat-trick of the tournament in 2007 against South Africa, followed it up against Kenya in the 2011 edition, thus making him the only one to do so.

He has a chance to make it three, come this edition.

Unbeaten Kangaroos

Australia's unbeaten streak

Australia, being the most successful country to date, have this astonishing record of the longest unbeaten streak in the tournament.

It started in 1999, with a win against Bangladesh, and ended in 2011 with a loss to Pakistan in the group stage.

With an unbeaten streak of 34 matches, it would certainly be a monumental task for any team to repeat the feat.

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World Cup gets underway from May 31.

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India beat West Indies in the 1983 final.

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Australia were led by Ricky Ponting in 2007 World Cup.

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Pakistan have won the World Cup only once, in 1992.

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