Teams and players have made their mark in the Cricket World Cup 2023, setting new records and raising the bar of excellence.
Mitchell Starc: Quickest to 50 CWC Wickets
Mitchell Starc, the top wicket-taker in the 2015 and 2019 tournaments, has started his third Cricket World Cup on a high note. He surpassed Lasith Malinga’s record by claiming his 50th wicket in fewer innings, setting a new benchmark in the tournament.
Aiden Markram: Fastest CWC Century
Aiden Markram outshone his peers by breaking Kevin O’Brien’s 2011 record for the fastest century in the Cricket World Cup. His performance against Sri Lanka was a masterclass in precision and power, setting a new record by a single ball.
South Africa: Highest CWC Team Total
South Africa set a new record for the highest team total in the history of the Cricket World Cup. The team’s powerful batting lineup, including centurions Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, and Quinton de Kock, posted an unprecedented 428 runs.
Pakistan: Largest CWC Chase
Pakistan set a new record for the highest successful chase in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. Mohammad Rizwan and Abdullah Shafique’s centuries led the team to a historic victory over Sri Lanka.
Rohit Sharma: Most CWC Hundreds and International Sixes
Rohit Sharma set two new records in the tournament. He surpassed Sachin Tendulkar’s record for the most centuries in the Cricket World Cup and also became the player with the most sixes across all formats of international cricket.
Additional Records Set in CWC 2023
The Cricket World Cup 2023 has been a tournament of record-breaking performances. Here are some additional records that have been set:
- First time all 11 batters scored double-digit runs: England v New Zealand, match 1.
- Most wickets by a left-arm spinner: Shakib Al Hasan
- First time three batters scored centuries in the same innings: South Africa v Sri Lanka, match 4.
- Most runs scored in a match: South Africa v Sri Lanka: 754
- Fastest to reach 1000 runs: Rohit Sharma and David Warner (19 innings)
- Most wickets taken by spin in a match: Australia (6) v India, match 5.
- First time three of India’s top four were dismissed for zero
- Most runs in successful ODI run chases: Virat Kohli
- Most runs for England at a CWC (917 runs): Joe Root
- Fastest to six hundreds: Dawid Malan (23 innings)
- Fastest Sri Lankan hundred at a CWC (65 balls): Kusal Mendis
- Fastest to reach 3000 ODI runs: Imam-ul-Haq (67 innings)
- Fastest century by an Indian batter at a CWC: Rohit Sharma (63 balls)
- Most centuries while chasing totals: Rohit Sharma (3)