Indian opener Rohit Sharma scored 648 runs in nine innings of the World Cup in England in June-July. It had five centuries and a half-century. For the first time in history, a player has scored five centuries in the World Cup. Earlier Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara scored four centuries in 2015.
Australian left-arm paceman Mitchell Starc equalled 13 years ago’s the record for most wickets in a World Cup with 27 wickets. He also took five wickets twice. Before that, Australia’s Glenn McGrath took 27 wickets in 2007.
England batsman Joe Root impressed everyone with his fielding. He caught 13 catches, the most catches by a player in a World Cup. Prior to Root, Australian captain Ricky Ponting caught 11 catches in 2003.
The father of cricket, England won the World Cup trophy for the first time in 44 years. Although this victory was controversial, their dream of becoming a world champion was fulfilled. England defeated New Zealand on a boundary basis in the final held on 14 July at the Mecca of cricket, Lords Cricket Ground in England. Both teams scored 241–241 first. After that, both teams were able to score 15–15 in the super over as well. The match was a tie. Result was decided on the basis of fours and sixes scored by both the teams in which England won. They lifted the 2019 World Cup trophy.
New Zealand’s skipper Kane Williamson scored a total of 578 runs during the World Cup. This is the highest run scored by any captain in a World Cup. He also became the highest run-scorer in a World Cup for New Zealand.
Captain Eoin Morgan, who made England the world champion for the first time, also made a big bang with his batting. He single-handedly hit 17 skyscraper sixes in the match against Afghanistan. During this, he broke Chris Gayle’s record of hitting the most sixes (16) in an innings of the World Cup. The total number of 25 sixes were scored against Afghanistan in this match.
Although Team India captain Virat Kohli could not score a single century in the entire World Cup, despite this, he made a special record in his name. Virat became the first captain in the world to score five half-centuries in five consecutive innings of the World Cup.
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan became the first player to score more than 500 runs in a single World Cup as well as taking 10 wickets. He became the only player to score more than 1,000 runs and take more than 30 wickets in the World Cup. He scored 606 runs with the bat in the World Cup.