Cricket World Cup 2019: All Indian cricket records at World Cup – most runs, wickets, catches, wins and more
Record holders: Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Zaheer Khan, MS Dhoni

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 gets underway from May 30, with ten teams vying for the coveted ODI championship. 

For the first time, Virat Kohli will lead India at the World Cup. 

As part our of series looking at the history of each time at the World Cup, today we revisit India’s past performances and key players from 1975 to 2015.

Sachin Tendulkar is India’s all-time leading run-getter of World Cups, amassing 2278 runs in his 45 appearances. He is followed by Sourav Ganguly (1006) and Rahul Dravid (860).

• Tendulkar holds a few other India batting records at the tournament – that of most hundreds (six), sixes (27), fours (241), fifties (15) and most runs in a single edition (673 in 2003).

• Ganguly holds the record for India’s highest score in a World Cup, when he hit 183* against Sri Lanka in 1999.

• It was during this match at Taunton that Ganguly and Dravid put on a then-record ODI partnership of 318 for the second wicket, which still stands as India’s best at any World Cup.

india vs sri lanka 1999 world cup taunton
May 26, 1999 witnessed Ganguly and Dravid put up the first 300-run partnership in ODIs.

Sunil Gavaskar has the highest average of any Indian batsman at a single World Cup. He averaged 113 in 1975, from three matches, courtesy two not outs.

Zaheer Khan and Javagal Srinath are India’s joint leading wicket-taker at the World Cup, with 44 each. Zaheer’s 44 came from 23 matches, Srinath’s from 34.

• Of Zaheer’s 44 wickets, 21 came during the 2011 World Cup which is the most by an Indian bowler in any tournament. Zaheer matched Roger Binny’s record of 18 – taken in 1983 – during India’s run to the final of the 2003 World Cup and in 2011 made the record his own as India won the title.

Ashish Nehra holds the best figures by an Indian at any World Cup – 6/23 versus England at Kingsmead in 2003.

• The other Indian bowlers to claim five-wicket hauls at the tournament are Venkatesh Prasad (1999), Robin Singh (1999), Yuvraj Singh (2011) and Kapil Dev (1983).

• India’s most potent bowler at the World Cup is Umesh Yadav, who in 2015 took 18 wickets at a strike-rate of 21.4.

• With a minimum cut-off of 10 matches played, the Indian bowler with the best economy rate at the World Cup is Madan Lal (3.66).

MS Dhoni run out World Cup 2011
Gotcha: MS Dhoni runs out Jacques Kallis during the 2011 World Cup. © AFP

MS Dhoni, who led India in the 2011 and 2015 World Cup, is the country’s most successful wicketkeeper with 32 dismissals. Dhoni has held 27 catches and effected five stumpings at the tournament.

• For non-wicketkeepers, Anil Kumble has held the most catches -14.

• India’s overall World Cup record is 46 wins, 27 losses, one tie and one no-result from a total of 75 games.

• As a side, India’s biggest World Cup win came over Bermuda in 2007 when they beat them by 257 runs.