It is fun to assemble facts together and draw conclusions about the game. During the decades of its progress as a sport, cricket too has amassed plenty of shocking, funny, hidden and intriguing facts. So, here we are with cricket world cup facts you might now be knowing before. Here is the List of Top 10 Cricket World Cup Facts:
10. First Ever Hit-Wicket
It was in the cricket world cup of 1975 that cricket got its first ever hit-wicket victim in the person of Roy Fredericks. He was facing the West Indian fast-bowler Dennis Lillee. This stays at number 10 on our Top 10 Cricket World Cup Facts.
9. Highest Number of Cricket World Cups Hosted by any Nation
The record number of times any cricketing nation has hosted the cricket world cup is four, and the nation is England. This stays at number 9 on our Top 10 Cricket World Cup Facts
8. Coin Flipped Twice in Cricket World Cup
Only time in the game of cricket where the coin was flipped twice was in cricket world cup final in 2011.
It was Kumar Sangakkara who had called heads and heads did it come, but since the match referee didn’t hear the call, had to flip it again and guess what, he called heads again and heads did it come, hence evading a big controversy. This stays at number 8 on our Top 10 Cricket World Cup Facts
7. First Ever White Ball Cricket World Cup
The first ever world cup where the white cricket ball was used was in the cricket world cup 1992.
It was also the same world cup where colored uniforms were donned by the teams for the first time. This stays at number 7 on our Top 10 Cricket World Cup Facts
6. Only Team that Did Not Participate in World Cups until 5th Edition
South Africa could not participate in the world cup until its 1992 edition.
It was due to the racial policy which prevented their entry into the world cup. This stays at number 6 on our Top 10 Cricket World Cup Facts
5. First Hat-trick in Cricket World Cup
The first bowler to take hat-trick in the cricket world cup was Indian bowler Chetan Sharma. He did it in 1987 cricket world cup. This stays at number 5 on our Top 10 Cricket World Cup Facts
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Only team to win three consecutive world cups is Australia. They did it in 1997, 2003, 2007 editions of the cricket world cup. This stays at number 4 on our Top 10 Cricket World Cup Facts
Only captains in the history of the cricket world cup to have won it twice in a row are Clive Lloyd and Ricky Ponting, West Indian and Australian, respectively. This stays at number 3 on our Top 10 Cricket World Cup Facts
Sachin Tendulkar has the most runs by any player in the cricket world cups. He has amassed 2,278 runs from 6 world cups. This stays at number 2 on our Top 10 Cricket World Cup Facts
Highest number of cricket world cup wickets taken by any bowler stands at 72 and the bowler is Glenn McGrath. This stays at the top of our Top 10 Cricket World Cup Facts