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Overview of ICC Men’s World Cup 2019

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The ICC Men’s World Cup 2019 was the 12th Cricket World Cup held in England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July 2019. It was administered by International Cricket Council (ICC). The cricket format was One Day Internationals (ODIs). 10 teams participated in the cricket tournament with a total of 48 matches played between the teams.ICC Men’s World Cup 2019

The match was held at the following stadiums:

Edgbaston Cricket GroundBirminghamEngland
Bristol County Ground/ Nevil RoadBristolEngland
Sophia Gardens Cardiff/ Cardiff Wales StadiumCardiffWales
Riverside GroundChester-le-StreetEngland
Headingley Cricket GroundLeedsEngland
Lord’s Cricket GroundLondonEngland
The OvalKenningtonEngland
Old Trafford Cricket GroundGreater ManchesterEngland
Trent BridgeNottinghamshireEngland
Rose Bowl  Cricket GroundHampshireEngland
The Cooper Associates County GroundTauntonEngland

The Finals were held at the Lord’s Cricket Ground between New Zealand and England. England lifted the first World Cup title beating New Zealand on boundary count after both the match and the subsequent Super Over finished as ties.

Eoin Morgan :  World Cup-winning captain
Kane Williamson : Runners-up captain


  • Kane Stuart Williamson of New Zealand was named as the Player of the Tournament with 578 runs who received the award from Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar.
  • Ben Stokes of England was awarded the Man of the Match.

Prize money

The International Cricket Council declared a total prize money pool of US $10 million for the tournament, the same as the 2015 edition. The prize money will be distributed according to the performance of the team as follows:

StagePrize money (US$)Total (US$)
Losing semi-finalists$800,000$1,600,000
Winner of each league stage match$40,000$1,800,000
Teams that do not pass the league stage$100,000$600,000

Most wickets

With record-shattering 27 wickets, Australian left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc topped the table of wicket-takers. He also bagged two four-wicket and two five-wicket hauls in just 10 games.

Most runs

Rohit Sharma scored 648 runs from the nine games at an average of 81 including 67 fours and 14 sixes. David Warner followed Sharma in the second position with 647 runs and Shakib Al Hasan stood third in the list of tournament’s leading run scorers.

Highlights of ICC Men’s World Cup 2019
Anti-corruption officer for each team

For the first time, the 10 teams of the tournament had Anti-Corruption Officers starting from warm-up matches till the end of the tournament. It was a part of ICC Anti-Corruption Unit’s effort to deliver a fixing and corruption-free World Cup.

Official World Cup 2019 Song
ICC had released its official song ‘Stand By’ which was a collaboration between new artist Loryn and United Kingdom’s most successful & influential acts, Rudimental.

Criio campaign before World Cup
The ICC launched the Criio Campaign on the eve of the Men’s World Cup 2019. It brought together 460 million people who play cricket globally to celebrate the magnificent diversity of cricket.

ICC announced content partnerships with Facebook, YouTube & Twitter
ICC entered into content partnerships with global social media platforms Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to cater to the huge interest from fans. ICC’s website and mobile App provided a host of content in 4 languages – English, Hindi, Bengali and Urdu. Tournament website provided in-game clips, fastest live scores, previews, live blogs, press conferences and in-depth reports from all matches. A special feature ‘At the Nets’ provided snippets into teams’ training sessions across all ICC digital and social media platforms.

Records created at ICC Men’s World Cup 2019
MS Dhoni

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni of India became the first wicket-keeper to keep wickets in 600 international innings during the opening match against South Africa.
  • He held another record of Most Dismissals (33) in World Cup behind Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka (54) and Adam Gilchrist of Australia(52). He has 139 list A stumpings to his name equaling the record of Pakistan’s Moin Khan during the same match.
  • He became the second Indian cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar to play 350 ODIs.

Virat Kohli

  • Virat Kohli of India became the fastest Asian to win 50 ODIs as captain in 69 matches.
  • He became the fastest batsman to score 11,000 ODI runs breaking the record of Sachin Tendulkar of India. Kohli took 222 innings whereas Tendulkar had taken 276 innings to achieve it.
  • He broke the record of Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara of the West Indies to become the fastest batsman to score 20,000 International runs.
  • He became the first captain to score five straight fifties in the history of World Cup.
  • He went past Rahul Dravid to become the highest run-scorer in England in ODIs, amongst the Indian batsmen. Rahul Dravid had scored 1238 runs in England.
  • He became the third Indian to score 1,000 runs in World Cup history after Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly.

Rohit Sharma

  • Rohit Sharma of India became the highest scorer in World Cup 2019 with 648 runs.
  • He became the only batsman in the 12th edition of the Cricket World Cup who scored 5 centuries. Rohit also broke the record of Kumar Sangakkara who registered a record of 4 centuries in a single WC tournament in the last edition of World Cup 2015.
  • He became the fastest Indian to score 2000 runs against Australia in ODIs in 37 innings.
  • He broke the record held by MS Dhoni to hit most International sixes by an Indian with 358 sixes. MS Dhoni held the record with 355 sixes.
  • He became the second fastest Indian World Cup hundred scorer against Pakistan in 85 balls. Virendra Shewag was the first Indian who scored the fastest World Cup hundred with 80 balls in 2008 & 84 balls in 2005 against Pakistan.
  • He became the Second Indian in history to smash 3 hundreds in a World Cup after Sourav Ganguly.
  • He became the third fastest batsman to score 25 ODI hundreds after South Africa’s Hashim Amla and India’s Virat Kohli.
  • He became the first Indian to cross 1000 runs in World Cup 2019. He hit highest sixes and scored 4 centuries which equaled the record of Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara of hitting four centuries in a World Cup.
  • Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul scored the highest opening partnership with 180 runs in the World Cup 2019 against Bangladesh.
  • He set the World Record of maximum hundreds in single World Cup which was equaled to Sachin Tendulkar’s record accounting to six hundreds.

David Warner

  • David Warner of Australia became the second fastest batsman to reach 16 ODI hundred (110 innings) equaling Virat Kohli’s record. The record is held by Hashim Amla (16 ODI century in 94 innings).
  • He became the first batsman to smash two 150+ scores in World Cup history.
  • He became the first batsman to score 500 runs in 2019 World Cup.

Mitchell Starc

  • Mitchell Starc of Australia broke all-time World Cup record as he held the most number of wickets i.e 27 in a single edition of a World Cup.

Other Records

  • Shikhar Dhawan became the third Indian batsman after Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly to smash at least three hundreds in World Cup.
  • Aaron Finch of Australia smashed 153 runs off 132 balls against Sri Lanka to record the highest ever score by an Australian captain in a World Cup match breaking the record of Ricky Ponting.
  • Rashid Khan of Afghanistan became the most expensive bowler in World Cup history accounting 110 runs in nine overs without a single wicket, breaking the record held by New Zealand’s Martin Snedden (2/105 off 12 overs).
  • Mohammed Shami of India became the second Indian bowler to take a hat-trick in World Cup history after Chetan Sharma.
  • Jasprit Bumrah became the second fastest Indian to take 100 wickets in ODI cricket in his 57th ODI match with 18 wickets after Mohammed Shami.
  • India rose to the top of the ICC ODI rankings with 123 points, followed by England (122) and New Zealand (114).
  • Babar Azam of Pakistan became the second-fastest batsman to reach 3,000 ODI runs in 68 innings after Hashim Amla, who had reached the milestone in 57 innings.
  • Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh became the third cricketer in history to score 600+ runs in a World Cup Sachin Tendulkar and Mathew Hayden of Australia.
  • Afghanistan’s Ikram Ali Khil (86 runs off 92 balls) brook Sachin Tendulkar’s 27-year-old World Cup record (84 runs) for the highest score by an 18-year-old at an ICC World Cup.

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