ICC Cricket World Cup, Team Stats: India – Sportskeeda

India have won the World Cup twice
India have won the World Cup twice

India is the only team apart from Australia & West Indies to win the World Cup more than once. The have won the World Cup twice – 1983 and 2011. They are also a one-time runners-up, in 2003, when they lost out to Australia.

The Men in Blue have played a total of 75 matches in the World Cup, winning 46, losing 27, drawing one and a ‘no result.’ They have a win percentage of 62.83%. India was the first team to defeat the mighty West Indies in the history of the tournament.

Let us now take a look at their past performances & key stats ahead of the 2019 World Cup.

Past Performances:

1975 – Third in Group A in the league stage.

1979 – Last in Group B in the league stage.

1983 – Champions

1987 – Semi-finalist

1992 – 7th in the League Stage

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1996 – Semi-finalist

1999 – Last in the Super Six stage

2003 – Runner-up

2007 – Third in Group B in the league stage.

2011 – Champions

2015 – Semi-finalist

Batting Performances:

413/5 scored by India against Bermuda in 2007 is their highest team total in the World Cup.

125 scored by India against Australia in 2003 is their lowest team total in the World Cup.

2278 runs scored by Sachin Tendulkar is the most number of runs scored by an Indian player in the World Cup.

183 scored by Sourav Ganguly against Sri Lanka in 1999 is the highest individual score by an Indian player in the World Cup.

24 centuries have been scored by Indian players in the World Cup.

6 centuries scored by Sachin Tendulkar is the most number of centuries scored by an Indian player in the World Cup.

15 half-centuries scored by Sachin Tendulkar is the most number of half-centuries scored by an Indian player in the World Cup.

673 runs scored by Sachin Tendulkar in the 2003 World Cup is the most number of runs scored by an Indian player in a single edition of the World Cup.

Bowling Performances:

44 wickets taken by Javagal Srinath & Zaheer Khan each is the most number of wickets taken by an Indian player in the World Cup.

6/23 taken by Ashish Nehra against England in 2003 is the best bowling performance by an Indian player in the World Cup.

5 five-wicket hauls have been taken by Indian players in the World Cup. These were taken by Ashish Nehra (6/23), Venkatesh Prasad (5/27), Robin Singh (5/31), Yuvraj Singh (5/31) & Kapil Dev (5/43).

21 wickets taken by Zaheer Khan in the 2011 World Cup is the most number of wickets taken by an Indian player in a single edition of the World Cup.

Wicket-keeping Performances:

32 dismissals by MS Dhoni is the most number of dismissals by an Indian wicket-keeper in the World Cup.

5 dismissals by Syed Kirmani against Zimbabwe in 1983 & by Nayan Mongia against Zimbabwe in 1999 is the most number of dismissals by an Indian wicket-keeper in an innings in the World Cup.

16 dismissals by Rahul Dravid in the 2003 World Cup is the most number of dismissals by an Indian wicket-keeper in a single edition of the World Cup.

Fielding Performances:

14 catches taken by Anil Kumble is the most number of catches taken by an Indian player in the World Cup.

4 catches taken by Mohammad Kaif against Sri Lanka in 2003 is the most number of catches taken by an Indian player in an innings in the World Cup.

8 catches taken by Anil Kumble in 1996, Dinesh Mongia in 2003, Virender Sehwag in 2003 & Umesh Yadav in 2015 is the most number of catches taken by an Indian player in a single edition of the World Cup.

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
Indian Cricket Team
Sachin Tendulkar
Zaheer Khan
Indian Cricket Team Under Kohli

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