The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 has experienced many records © Getty Images
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 has experienced many records © Getty Images

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, was been won by the Australians at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Bharath Seervi lists a few statistics from the 11th edition of World Cup cricket.

Fans would say ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 was a batsman’s World Cup, but bowlers did an excellent job as well. New Zealand bowlers dismissed their opponents in all their first five matches while Indian bowlers did in all their first seven. Man of the Tournament Mitchell Starc had the best bowling strike rate by any bowlers in a single World Cup picking up 15 or more wickets, and so on. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Top 10 innings

Who were the champions? Who were the unsung heroes? Let us summarize the statistics and numbers of the tournament. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: The CricketCountry XI

Batting:

Most runs in the tournament (400 and above)

Player Inns Runs Ave SR 100s 50s HS
Martin Guptill 9 547 68.37 104.6 2 1 237*
Kumar Sangakkara 7 541 108.2 105.9 4 0 124
AB de Villiers 7 482 96.4 144.3 1 3 162*
Brendan Taylor 6 433 72.16 106.9 2 1 138
Shikhar Dhawan 8 412 51.5 91.8 2 1 137
Steve Smith 7 402 67 91.6 1 4 105

Most runs for each team

Team Batsman Runs Ave
Afghanistan Samiullah Shenwari 254 42.33
Australia Steve Smith 402 67.00
Bangladesh Mahmudullah 365 73.00
England Ian Bell 262 52.40
India Shikhar Dhawan 412 51.50
Ireland William Porterfield 275 45.83
New Zealand Martin Guptill 547 68.37
Pakistan Misbah-ul-Haq 350 50.00
Scotland Kyle Coetzer 253 42.16
South Africa AB de Villiers 482 96.40
Sri Lanka Kumar Sangakkara 541 108.20
UAE Shaiman Anwar 311 51.83
West Indies Chris Gayle 340 56.66
Zimbabwe Brendan Taylor 433 72.16

 –          Ian Bell, the highest run-getter for England had a lower aggregate than highest-run getter for Bangladesh, Ireland, UAE and Zimbabwe. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Top 10 spells

Highest individual scores in the tournament (150+ scores)

Batsman Score 4s/6s SR For Against Ground Date
Martin Guptill 237* (163) 24/11 145.4 New Zealand West Indies Wellington 21-Mar-15
Chris Gayle 215 (147) 10/16 146.3 West Indies Zimbabwe Canberra 24-Feb-15
David Warner 17 (133) 19/5 133.8 Australia Afghanistan WACA 04-Mar-15
AB de Villiers 162* (66) 17/8 245.5 South Africa West Indies SCG 27-Feb-15
Tillakaratne Dilshan 161* (146) 22/0 110.3 Sri Lanka Bangladesh MCG 26-Feb-15
Hashim Amla 159 (128) 16/4 124.2 South Africa Ireland Canberra 03-Mar-15
Kyle Coetzer 156 (134) 17/4 116.4 Scotland Bangladesh Nelson 05-Mar-15

Highest individual scores for each team

Team Batsman Runs (Balls) Against
Afghanistan Samiullah Shenwari 96 (147) Scotland
Australia David Warner 178 (133) Afghanistan
Bangladesh Mahmudullah 128* (123) New Zealand
England Moeen Ali 128 (107) Scotland
India Rohit Sharma 137 (126) Bangladesh
Shikhar Dhawan 137 (146) South Africa
Ireland Ed Joyce 112 (103) Zimbabwe
New Zealand Martin Guptill 237* (163) West Indies
Pakistan Sarfraz Ahmed 101* (124) Ireland
Scotland Kyle Coetzer 156 (134) Bangladesh
South Africa AB de Villiers 162* (66) West Indies
Sri Lanka Tillakaratne Dilshan 161* (146) Bangladesh
UAE Shaiman Anwar 106 (83) Ireland
West Indies Chris Gayle 215 (147) Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe Brendan Taylor 138 (110) India

–          Afghanistan were the only team for which no batsman scored a century. Samiullah Shenwari’s 96 against Scotland remained the highest.

–          UAE remained the only team not to concede a century. AB de Villiers’ 99 was the highest against them. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Top 10 most memorable moments

Most sixes (10 or more) and fours (40 or more)

Batsman Sixes Batsman Fours
Chris Gayle 26 Martin Guptill 59
AB de Villiers 21 Kumar Sangakkara 57
Brendon McCullum 17 Shikhar Dhawan 48
Martin Guptill 16 Tillakaratne Dilshan 46
Glenn Maxwell 14 Brendon McCullum 44
David Miller 14 AB de Villiers 43
Brendan Taylor 12 Brendan Taylor 43

Bowling:

Most wickets in the tournament (17 or more wickets)

Bowler Inns W Ave Econ SR 4WIs 5WIs BBI
Mitchell Starc 8 22 10.18 3.5 17.4 1 1 6/28
Trent Boult 9 22 16.86 4.36 23.1 1 1 5/27
Umesh Yadav 8 18 17.83 4.98 21.4 2 0 4/31
Mohammed Shami 7 17 17.29 4.81 21.5 1 0 4/35
Morne Morkel 8 17 17.58 4.38 24.0 0 0 3/34
Jerome Taylor 7 17 19.29 5.70 20.2 0 0 3/15

Most wickets for each team

Team Bowler Wickets S/R
Afghanistan Shapoor Zadran 10 30.60
Australia Mitchell Starc 22 17.40
Bangladesh Taskin Ahmed 9 34.00
England Steven Finn 8 21.70
India Umesh Yadav 18 21.40
Ireland Alex Cusack 7 32.10
New Zealand Trent Boult 22 23.10
Pakistan Wahab Riaz 16 24.80
Scotland Josh Davey 15 20.00
South Africa Morne Morkel 17 24.00
Sri Lanka Lasith Malinga 12 31.80
UAE Mohammad Naveed 8 37.70
West Indies Jerome Taylor 17 20.20
Zimbabwe Tendai Chatara 10 35.80

Among Test-playing teams, England’s highest wicket-taker (Steven Finn) had the least number of wickets. In fact, Ireland’s highest wicket taker was the only one with a lower wicket count than Finn’s.

Best bowling figures (5 or more wickets in an innings)

Bowler Figures Inns For Against Ground Date
Tim Southee 7/33 1 New Zealand England Wellington 20-Feb-15
Mitchell Starc 6/28 2 Australia New Zealand Eden Park 28-Feb-15
Trent Boult 5/27 1 New Zealand Australia Eden Park 28-Feb-15
Mitchell Marsh 5/33 2 Australia England MCG 14-Feb-15
Imran Tahir 5/45 2 South Africa West Indies SCG 27-Feb-15
Sohail Khan 5/55 1 Pakistan India Adelaide 15-Feb-15
Steven Finn 5/71 1 England Australia MCG 14-Feb-15

–          There were two five-wicket hauls from each of from Australia and New Zealand, and one from each of England, Pakistan and South Africa.

Best bowling figures for each team

Team Bowler Figures Against
Afghanistan Shapoor Zadran 4/38 Scotland
Australia Mitchell Starc 6/28 New Zealand
Bangladesh Rubel Hossain 4/53 England
England Steven Finn 5/71 Australia
India Ravichandran Ashwin 4/25 UAE
Ireland Alex Cusack 4/32 Zimbabwe
New Zealand Tim Southee 7/33 England
Pakistan Sohail Khan 5/55 India
Scotland Richie Berrington 4/40 Afghanistan
South Africa Imran Tahir 5/45 West Indies
Sri Lanka Nuwan Kulasekara 3/20 Scotland
UAE Manjula Guruge 4/56 Pakistan
West Indies Jason Holder 4/27 UAE
Zimbabwe Tendai Chatara 3/35 Pakistan

–          Sri Lanka is the only team for which no bowler took more than three wickets in an innings. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Top 5 catches

Team:

Highest Team Totals in the tournament (350 or more)

Team Total Against Venue Date
Australia 417/6 Afghanistan WACA 04-Mar-15
South Africa 411/4 Ireland Canberra 03-Mar-15
South Africa 408/5 West Indies SCG 27-Feb-15
New Zealand 393/6 West Indies Wellington 21-Mar-15
Australia 376/9 Sri Lanka SCG 08-Mar-15
West Indies 372/2 Zimbabwe Canberra 24-Feb-15
Sri Lanka 363/9 Scotland Hobart 11-Mar-15

Lowest Team Totals in the tournament (Less than 150)

Team Total Overs Inns Against Venue Date
UAE 102 31.3 1 India WACA 28-Feb-15
England 123 33.2 1 New Zealand Wellington 20-Feb-15
Scotland 130 25.4 1 Australia Hobart 14-Mar-15
Sri Lanka 133 37.2 1 South Africa SCG 18-Mar-15
Scotland 142 36.2 1 New Zealand Dunedin 17-Feb-15
Afghanistan 142 37.3 2 Australia WACA 04-Mar-15

Highest & Lowest Totals for each team

Team Highest Lowest
Afghanistan 232 (49.4) vs Sri Lanka 142 (37.3) vs Australia
Australia 417/6 (50) vs Afghanistan 151 (32.2) vs New Zealand
Bangladesh 322/4 (48.1) vs Scotland 193 (45) vs India
England 309/6 (50) vs Sri Lanka 123 (33.2) vs New Zealand
India 307/7 (50) vs South Africa 233 (46.5) vs Australia
Ireland 331/8 (50) vs Zimbabwe 210 (45) vs South Africa
New Zealand 393/6 (50) vs West Indies 183 (45) vs Australia
Pakistan 339/6 (50) vs UAE 160 (39) vs West Indies
Scotland 318/8 (50) vs Bangladesh 130 (25.4) vs Australia
South Africa 411/4 (50) vs Ireland 177 (40.2) vs India
Sri Lanka 363/9 (50) vs Scotland 133 (37.2) vs South Africa
UAE 285/7 (50) vs Zimbabwe 102 (31.3) vs India
West Indies 372/2 (50) vs Zimbabwe 151 (33.1) vs South Africa
Zimbabwe 326 (49.3) vs Ireland 215 (49.4) vs Pakistan

–          12 out of 14 teams crossed 300 in an innings at least once. Afghanistan and UAE were the only teams not to have scored 300.

–          India, Ireland and Zimbabwe were the only teams not to have dismissed for less than 200 runs throughout the tournament.

Partnerships:

Highest partnerships in the tournament (200 or more)

Partners Wicket Runs For Against Venue Date
Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels 2 372 West Indies Zimbabwe Canberra 24-Feb-15
Steve Smith, David Warner 2 260 Australia Afghanistan WACA 04-Mar-15
JP Duminy, David Miller 5 256* South Africa Zimbabwe Hamilton 15-Feb-15
Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis 2 247 South Africa Ireland Canberra 03-Mar-15
Kumar Sangakkara, Lahiru Thirimanne 2 212* Sri Lanka England Wellington 01-Mar-15
Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara 2 210* Sri Lanka Bangladesh MCG 26-Feb-15

Highest partnerships for each team

Team Partners Runs Wicket Against
Afghanistan Asghar Stanikzai, Samiullah Shenwari 88 3 Sri Lanka
Australia Steve Smith, David Warner 260 2 Afghanistan
Bangladesh Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim 141 5 England
England Moeen Ali, Ian Bell 172 1 Scotland
India MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina 196* 5 Zimbabwe
Ireland Andy Balbirnie, Ed Joyce 138 3 Zimbabwe
New Zealand Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor 143 3 West Indies
Pakistan Ahmed Shehzad, Haris Sohail 160 2 UAE
Scotland Kyle Coetzer, Preston Mommsen 141 4 Bangladesh
South Africa JP Duminy, David Miller 256* 5 Zimbabwe
Sri Lanka Kumar Sangakkara, Lahiru Thirimanne 210* 2 England
UAE Amjad Javed, Shaiman Anwar 107 7 Ireland
Amjad Javed, Nasir Aziz 107 7 West Indies
West Indies Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels 372 2 Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams 149 5 Ireland

–          Afghanistan are the only team that did not have a single century partnership.

–          There were two century partnerships for UAE; both were for the seventh wicket. In both cases Amjad Javed was one of the partners.

–          Pakistan conceded two century partnerships in their first match of the tournament and none in the next six.

–          Kumar Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan added 538 runs as a pair in the tournament. They are the only ones to score 500 runs as a pair. They also shared the most century stands — three.

–          Ireland had the most partnerships in the range of 50 to 99 — 11.

Ireland also conceded most century partnerships — 7. Scotland conceded least fifty-plus stands — 7. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: The Associate XI

(Bharath Seervi is a cricket statistician who is obsessed with digging numbers, facts and records related to the game. An active member of Society of Cricket Statisticians of India, he blogs at www.cricketseervistats.blogspot.com. He can be followed on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SeerviBharath and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SeerviCricket)