ICC ODI World Cup: The ODI World Cup stands as the pinnacle of cricket, coveted by every player. With a rich history, the tournament boasts several records that could remain unbroken in the future. Here, we explore 5 ODI World Cup records that might endure throughout the competition’s history.
Five unbreakable ICC ODI World Cup records
1. Youngest captain to win the trophy
Kapil Dev’s captaincy led India to a historic World Cup victory in 1983, making them the second nation to claim the coveted title. Remarkably, Kapil achieved this feat at the young age of 24, showcasing exceptional leadership skills and outstanding performances both as a batsman and a bowler.
2. Most consecutive matches without a loss – Australia
Australia’s unbeaten streak is another ODI World Cup record that could prove unbreakable in the competition’s future. From 1999 to 2011, Australia maintained an astounding 34-match unbeaten run until Pakistan finally defeated them in the 2011 World Cup. The next highest on the list is India, with an 11-game undefeated streak.
3. Most World Cups played
The record for participating in six World Cups is another ODI World Cup record featured on this list. As the ODI format gradually loses significance and cricketers’ careers tend to be shorter nowadays, replicating Sachin Tendulkar and Javed Miandad’s feat of being part of six ODI World Cups seems nearly impossible.
4. Most runs – Sachin Tendulkar
The record for the most runs in ODI World Cup history is yet another record that may remain unbroken in the future of the competition. Sachin Tendulkar, the Master Blaster, holds this record with an impressive 2278 runs. Surpassing this milestone would be a monumental challenge for any player.
5. Most centuries in single edition – Rohit Sharma
In the 2019 ODI World Cup, Rohit Sharma amazed everyone with his extraordinary consistency, amassing five centuries in the tournament. While the ODI World Cup format offers opportunities for batsmen to establish records, emulating Rohit Sharma’s 2019 achievement remains a daunting task.