With India finishing its commitments at the 2019 World Cup, we look at individual performances in all the World Cups from 1975 to 2019.
Most runs (500+):
While Kohli is second, he still has less than half the runs scored by Tendulkar. RG Sharma and Dhoni are next among current players.
Tendulkar and RG Sharma each have 6 centuries. Tendulkar also has the most 50+ scores (21), followed by Sharma with 9. Note Sharma’s conversion rate; he scored a century on 6 of the 9 occasions when he crossed 50. And Dhawan did the same on 3 of the 4 occasions!
Highest innings (95+):
This lists all the centuries and near-centuries. No one had scored an ODI century for India until Kapil did so in 1983. Note Gambhir’s 97 in the 2011 final. No one from either India or WI crossed 40 in the 1983 final.
Batting averages (Minimum 20 innings, all instances):
Some like RG Sharma, Gavaskar and Dhawan miss out as they did not play enough WC matches. Dhoni is in the middle of this table.
Strike rates (Minimum 500 balls faced, all instances):
The names at the top are predictable. And that Dhoni and Kohli (?) are in the middle, with Gavaskar and M Amarnath bringing up the rear.
Most wickets (10+):
The top position of 44 wickets is shared by Zaheer Khan and Srinath, with the former bowling significantly less overs. M Shami has the highest among current players.
No one has more than one fiver. M Shami is the only one with 4 four-fors, followed by Srinath and UT Yadav with 2 each.
Best innings bowling (including all instances of 4+ wickets):
The best figures here are by A Nehra (the only 6-for). The highest among current players is 4-16 by M Shami. His 4-40 including a hat-trick is further down.
Bowling averages (Minimum 1000 balls bowled, all instances):
Zaheer Khan has the best average and best strike-rate, while Kapil Dev has the best economy rate. None of the current bowlers have played enough.
Most dismissals (10+):
Dhoni has more than twice the dismissals of the next man Dravid, while regular keeper KS More has the same number of dismissals.
Dhoni has the most dismissals (42), stumpings (8), and catches by a keeper (34). Kohli and Kumble have the most catches by non-keepers (14).
Most dismissals in an innings (3+):
The most dismissals are by Kirmani and Mongia (5 apiece). M Kaif has the most (4) by a non-keeper. He held this World Cup record from 2003 to 2015, when others also took 4 catches in an innings.
Best dismissal rate (Minimum 20 innings, all instances):
Dhoni is the highest, followed by Dravid who kept in most of his WC matches. Kohli and Sehwag have the most among non-keepers.
Overall (see criteria in table):
Kapil is the only one from India to reach this standard. Imran and Kallis also reached this, although Botham and Hadlee did not.
Match performance (40 runs and 4 wickets):
Yuvraj is here in his purple patch leading to the Man of the Series award in 2011. He and Shakib are the only ones with 50/5 in the World Cup. Next best is Kapil’s in 1983, although it ended in a defeat.