According to the numbers: Record-breaking performances by Starc, Warner, and Kohli

According to the numbers: Record-breaking performances by Starc, Warner, and Kohli

Mitchell Starc broke a Cricket World Cup bowling record, while David Warner and Virat Kohli also reached significant milestones during the Australia-India match.
Left-arm quickness Mitchell Starc became the quickest bowler in ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup history with 50 wickets in Australia’s match against India.

The quickest bowler to 50 wickets
Starc broke Lasith Malinga’s previous record of 50 wickets in 19 innings at the Cricket World Cups when he dismissed India opener Ishan Kishan for a golden duck with six innings to spare.

The Sri Lanka speedster needed 25 innings to reach 50 wickets in Cricket World Cups, with Glenn McGrath of Australia and Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka coming in second and third, respectively, with 30 innings.

Starc also holds the record for most wickets in a single Cricket World Cup edition, with 27 in 10 matches in 2019.

Mohammed Shami is the best-positioned current bowler to challenge Starc’s record, with 31 wickets from 11 Cricket World Cup matches.

The 33-year-old was left out of India’s line-up for their opening match against Australia in the Cricket World Cup 2023, but will hope for more opportunities as the tournament progresses.

The quickest batter to 1000 runs
Australia set another record when Warner became the fastest player in Cricket World Cup history to reach 1,000 runs in only 19 innings.

The left-hander scored 41 runs in Australia’s opening match of the 2023 Cricket World Cup but was unable to prevent their loss to India.

Warner, on the other hand, broke the run-scoring record held by India legend Tendulkar and former South African captain de Villiers, who both took 20 innings to reach 1,000 runs in Cricket World Cups.

Tendulkar still holds the record for most runs in the showpiece event, having scored 2,278 runs in 45 matches across six Cricket World Cups from 1992 to 2011.

Warner now has 1,033 runs after participating in three Cricket World Cups since 2015.

Rohit Sharma, who is currently 22 runs short of 1,000 runs from 18 innings at Cricket World Cups, could equal Warner’s record when India plays Afghanistan on 11 October.

After being trapped in front for a duck off the bowling of Josh Hazlewood, India captain Virat Kohli failed to add to his career tally in the victory over Australia.

Virat Kohli (85) combined with KL Rahul (97*) to guide India to a modest target of 200 against Australia, moving the superstar into the top-10 for most runs at Cricket World Cups.

The 34-year-old now has 1,115 runs in 50-over tournaments and could finish fourth in this year’s event with 111 runs needed to pass West Indies legend Brian Lara.

Kohli’s innings against Australia also saw him pass Tendulkar for the most runs in successful ODI chases, with a total of 5,517.

The Kohli-Rahul stand sets new standards.
Australia claimed three early ducks to leave India on 2/3, the first time in all 1,042 ODIs that India has lost three of its top four batters without scoring.

Kohli and Rahul then came to India’s rescue with a 165-run partnership, which is now the second-highest India partnership for the fourth or lower wicket at Cricket World Cups.

The crucial stand also established India’s highest partnership against Australia in 50-over tournaments.

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