Everything you should know about ICC cricket world cup

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ICC cricket world facts one must know.

ICC cricket world cup is the biggest cricket festival in the world. Almost 16(sixteen) countries take part in this beautiful cricket world cup. And while looking at a cricket player's profile, you might notice that statisticians categorize player statistics in accordance with the kind of matches played. International matches are recorded separately from games played on national circuits. Currently, there is a maximum of six match types on a player profile. Cricket statisticians extrapolate international records from all of these 3 basic forms of cricket to supply additional player statistics.

To prevent confusion, cricket fans must consider that while internationals are specific types of cricket matches, they fall under the 3 basic forms of cricket. Cricket experts consider Tests as the pinnacle of all forms of cricket. Icc world cup trophy is indeed the biggest prize in the game of cricket, the team winning the cricket world-cup is to be the finest among other teams. And today in this post we are gonna learn some facts about ICC world cup but before that let's know some basic format of the game cricket.

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Test matches cricket.

Test match cricket is First class matches which are played by international teams. In modern cricket, Tests are five-day matches that require a minimum of 90 overs per day. A team's innings is over once they declare their innings or are bowled out. Throughout cricket history, Tests have been played without time restrictions - in what were Timeless Tests.

The ICC sanctions Tests - a match between Test sides can be stripped of Test status and reduced to First class status by the ICC. First class fixtures include Tests and domestic matches played in Test-playing countries. Matches on the English County circuit and all other domestic circuits fall under this category.

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ODI Cricket matches.

ODI cricket matches or One-dayer is limited overs matches that cricket teams play in the course of one day. One-dayer typically requires 50 overs but could be played over 40 overs as well. One day matches require a minimum number of overs in each innings to constitute a match. Matches of this type typically last no longer than 8 hours. ODIs are one-dayer, which teams that have ODI status play. The International Cricket Council also accords ODI status to ODIs played between teams at the ICC Cricket World Cup and in special circumstances as well.

T-20 cricket matches.

T20s require teams to play a maximum of 20 overs per innings. Rain affected T20 matches are further abbreviated. T20 matches are played in the course of approximately 3 hours. T20 Internationals are T20 matches played between teams that have ODI status. Matches by teams without ODI status which are played in the ICC World T20 Championship. Not all forms of cricket played are First class, one day or T20 games. Cricket is also played at club level under the auspices of territorial bodies. Cricket boards don't recognize as official cricket matches, but they're frequently parallels of official cricket matches. From there, a cricketer can hope to gain selection to the West Indies to play Tests, ODIs and Twenty20 Internationals.

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Facts of ICC cricket world cup.

Steve Waugh punished South Africa 

Australia captain Steve Waugh must have feared the worst after clipping a ball to Herschelle Gibbs at square leg during the world cup match but was let off the hook by the South Africa fielder. As the South African team must have expected, he went on to take full advantage. 

Herschelle Gibbs attempted to throw the ball up in the air in celebration before he had full control of it. Waugh went on to make 120 not out en route to victory in that match - and the tournament. It was claimed at the time that Waugh sledded Gibbs in the immediate aftermath by saying: "You've just dropped the World Cup, mate", although Gibbs denied this in his autobiography.

England's Mike Gatting dismissed by Australia team.

England had looked to be cruising to 1987 World Cup victory in Kolkata until captain Mike Gatting handed the initiative back to Australia in bizarre fashion. Chasing 254, England seemed well placed at 135-2, with Gatting and Bill Athey at the crease. Australia team captain Allan Border brought himself on to test the England pair with his left-arms. 

Inexplicably, Gatting - not known as a risk-taker - attempted to reverse-sweep the first delivery he faced from his opposite number, which pitched around off stump. The ball hit the shoulder of his bat and flew behind to wicketkeeper Greg Dyer. Gatting's exit slowed the pursuit and resulted in a rise in the required run-rate which left England needing 17 from the final over. They fell short and Australia won by seven runs.

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Sachin Tendulkar received amazing aviation in Mumbai.

Sachin Tendulkar was not able to claim his 100th international century in the 2011 World Cup final – that would come in March 2012 during an ODI with Bangladesh – but he was treated like a king by his team-mates after they conquered Sri Lanka in The Little Master’s native Mumbai. As Virat Kohli eloquently put it: “He [Sahcin] carried the burden of the Indian team for 21 years, so it is time we carried him on our shoulders." Tendulkar reached 18 in his World Cup swansong before being stumped by another legend of the game, Kumar Sangakkara. That left Gautam Gambhir (97) and MS Dhoni (91) to lead India’s victory charge on home soil after some economical bowling, primarily from a man of the tournament, Yuvraj Singh, had restricted Sri Lanka to 274-6.

Peter Handscomb of Australia.

A few months ago, Peter Handscomb looked certain to be selected for the ICC World Cup. The right-handed batsman had become an integral part of the Australian ODI set-up in the absence of David Warner and Steve Smith. The 27-year-old had played every match of the series against both India and Pakistan.

His omission might have come as a surprise but his record in ODIs might have forced selectors to take that call. He has an average of less than 35 in his short ODI career which is really poor in the modern game.

With the return of the two stalwarts of Australian cricket, some heads had to roll to make way for them. Due to his indifferent form, Peter Handscomb was not able to retain his spot in the squad. When there is a cut-throat competition for places a few bad performances can result in someone losing their place in the team.

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First hit-wicket in ICC world cup. 

There are so many ways a cricket batsman could get out. One of the unluckiest one is the hit-wickets. We don't often see a batsman hitting the stumps with the bat or any part of the body. Nonetheless, it does happen every once in a while, but the first time this happened in an ODI game was in a clash of the highest magnitude.

Playing in the final match of the 1975 cricket World Cup, Roy Fredericks was facing the speedster Dennis Lillee. The Australian banged in a short ball, which the West Indian hooked with force, so much that the ball went for a six while he lost his balance and his flailing leg touched the stumps, making him the first ever hit-wicket victim in ODIs.


Icc cricket world may not be alike and popular as the FIFA world cup but the rapid growth of this beautiful world cup match has been making many spots lover fall in love with this game. The tournament has witnessed so many mind-blowing memories since its invention, and we will probably see more in the coming future. So, get ready to engage with this beautiful game called cricket and most importantly the cricket world cup.

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