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WORLD CUPS & FACTS


1975

Venue: England

Finalists : West Indies vs Australia

Winners : West Indies

Captain : Clive Llyod

1979

Venue: England

Finalists : West Indies vs England

Winners : West Indies

Captain : Clive Llyod

1983

Venue: England

Finalists : India vs West Indies

Winners : India

Captain : Kapil Dev

1987

Venue: Indian Sub-Continent

Finalists : Australia vs England

Winners : Australia

Captain : Allan Border

1992

Venue: Australia

Finalists : Pakistan vs England

Winners : Pakistan

Captain : Imran Khan

1996

Venue : Indian Sub-Continent

Finalists : Sri Lanka vs Australia

Winners : Sri Lanka

Captain : Arjuna Ranatunga

1999

Venue : England

Finalists : Australia vs Pakistan

Winners : Australia

Captain : Stephen Waugh

2003

Venue : South Africa

Finalists : Australia vs India

Winners : Australia

Captain : Ricky Ponting

Some Records & Facts (before this Wcup):

Highest Individual Score : Gary Kirsten (RSA) 188* vs UAE

Highest Partnership : Sourav Ganguly & Rahul Dravid (Ind) 316 vs SL

Hattrick : Saqlain Mushtaq (PAK) vs Zimbabwe;

Chetan Sharma (IND) vs New Zealand

Most Finals without winning: England 3

Highest Run Scorer in 1999 W.Cup : Rahul Dravid (India)

Highest Wicket Taker(s) in 1999 W.Cup : Geoff Allot (NZ) & Shane Warne (AUS) 20 each

Highest Team Score : 398 by SL vs Kenya

Some Facts :

(i)Javed Miandad Played in 6 of the 7 World Cups!

(ii)The Semi Final between RSA & AUS in the 1999 world cup was a thrilling tie!

(iii)Lance Klusener was the Man of the Series in the 1999 World Cup!!

(iv)In the World cups so far no team has won on home soil!!

 



Some Nicknames


CRICKETERS

1.Sachin Tendulkar - The Master Blaster

2.Glenn Mcgrath - Pigeon

3.Ricky Ponting - Punter

4.Rahul Dravid- The 'Wall',Jammy

5.Saurav Ganguly - Dada, The Maharaja, The prince of Kolkatta , The Bengal Tiger, The man with the golden arm

6.Jason Gillespie - Dizzy

7.Shoaib Akhtar - The Rawalpindi Express

8.Andrew Flintoff - Freddy

9.Wasim Akram - The Sultan Of Swing

10.Micheal Bevan - The Terminator

11.Harbhajan Singh - The Turbanator

12.Navjot Singh Sidhu - Sherry

13.Brian Lara - The Prince

14.Sir Vivian Richards - The King

15.Micheal Holding - The Whispering Death

16.Sunil Gavaskar - Sunny,The Little Master

17. Aravinda De Silva - Mad Max

18. Sir Gary Sobers - The Little Master

19. Yuvraj Singh - The Pied Piper Of Punjab

20. Allan Donald- White Lightning

21. Lance Klusener- The 'ZULU'

22.Stephen Fleming- Capt. Cool, Capt. Ice

 

The Teams

1. Australia - The Wizards Of Oz

2. India - The Men In Blue

3. New Zealand - The Kiwis, The Black caps

4. South Africa - The Proteas

5. England - The Poms

 

 

    

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