The Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 saw Australia taking back the trophy. The tournament, however, was full of surprises with players and teams breaking records. Here is a list of all the records broken and achievements secured by the players and teams of the tournament, as shared by the ICC. Take a look.
Australia- The winning team
Australia became the team that proved to be the most successful in wins and final appearances. The team won the first World Cup in the year 1987.
Then, they won another one in the year 1999. Victory became their second name when they won the World Cup for the third time in the year 2003 and for the fourth time in 2007. Now, in 2023 too, the team won the World Cup standing at the Narendra Modi Stadium, India. This means Australia is the most winning team.
Additionally, the team has achieved appearances in 13 finals.
Travis Head- Second centurion in the final chase
What made Australia take back the winning trophy could be largely contributed to the stupendous score of 137 that Travis Head scored in the World Cup finals this time. In a World Cup final, the man stands as a seventh centurion, and the second one in a final chase after Aravinda de Silva from Sri Lanka.
Virat Kohli- Becoming the man with the most runs in a single edition of the Cricket World Cup (Men)
India was sad after the World Cup final defeat but was happy seeing Virat Kohli's success in this tournament. Kohli stood as one of the finest players in the tournament. He became the highest run-getter scoring 765 runs with an average of 95.62.
Not to miss, this aided the player in overtaking the record of Sachin Tendulkar of 673 runs. The record by Sachin was set in the year 2003 in the World Cup.
Virat Kohli- The man with the most centuries in ODIs
The achievements of Kohli do not end here. The man also became the batter who scored the most centuries in ODIs. He has scored a total of 50 centuries till now in ODIs. In this way too, the man became successful in breaking Sachin Tendulkar's record of the most centuries in ODIs.
South Africa- The team with the most centuries in a single edition and the highest total by a side in a World Cup match
The team of South Africa proved their mark in the World Cup by scoring 428/5 in the match against Sri Lanka.
It also became the team to score 4 scores that were more than 350 in one World Cup edition. The team scored 99 sixes in the World Cup this time, which proves to be the most sixes scored by any team in a single edition.
Mohammed Shami- Making India proud for the fastest-ever to 50 wickets in World Cup
An injury to Hardik Pandya gave Mohammed Shami an opportunity to fight for the country, and he did not let the country down. The man took 17 innings to hit the haul of 50 wickets in the World Cup. This made Shami the fastest bowler ever to secure 3 five-fours in one World Cup edition.
Rohit Sharma- Making India proud with the most centuries at the World Cup
Rohit Sharma was seen scoring 597 runs at an average of 54.27. He secured the most centuries at the Cricket World Cup. A total of 7 centuries were scored by the man.
Glenn Maxwell- Fastest ever century in Cricket World Cup
Maxwell from Australia became the man who secured the fastest century ever in a Cricket World Cup. He managed to secure a century in just 40 balls. This achievement is Markam's record for the fastest Cricket World Cup century. In his batting, Maxwell hit 8 sixes and 9 fours.
Mohammed Shami- The man with the best ODI bowling figures by any Indian player
Mohammed Shami had a great tournament, and his performance gained admiration in the man against New Zealand in the World Cup semi-final. The man managed a seven-wicket haul.
These prove to be the best-ever figures secured by an Indian bowler in ODI matches.
Glenn Maxwell- First-ever double century in ODI chases
Australia had a successful tournament with the team winning the World Cup trophy and its players breaking records. For instance, Maxwell managed to secure the first-ever double century in any ODI chase in the match against Afghanistan.