Recently, Indian Cricket Squad for World Cup 2019 tournament has been announced and right after that, it has become the talk of the town. It worth all the hype as it is the biggest cricket tournament. This year 10 teams will battle it out for the championship. Let us take a look at some of the interesting facts about the Cricket World cup.
1. Zimbabwe Will Miss The Tournament First Time In 36 Years
Zimbabwe was never a winner of the tournament but it was a tough competitor in the old days. However, now the team does not play that much of great cricket so they failed to qualify this time. This is the first time since 1983 in 36 years that Zimbabwe will miss the Cricket World Cup tournament
2. West Indies Had To Win The Qualifiers
The World Cup tournament hosts England and World’s top seven other cricket team automatically qualified for the World Cup. However, the rest of the teams had to go through qualifiers to get a place in the world cup. This year, West Indies was not in top 7 so they have to go through the qualifiers for Cricket World Cup tournament.
3. First Cricket World Cup Tournament
The very first Cricket World cup tournament was played back in 1975. Each innings has an over limit of 60 back then. The rules were revised after three World cups and the limit was set to 50 overs per innings from 1987.
4. Toss Happened Twice In 2011 World Cup Final
During the world cup 2011 final between India and Sri Lanka, the umpire did not hear Kumara Sangakkara’s call during the toss. So he flipped the coin once again. It is stated that the crowd was bursting out loud cheers and that caused it all.
5. Highest Run Scorer In World Cups
Sachin Tendulkar is the highest run scorer in ODI’s and tests and also he the highest run scorer in world cup tournament. He has 2278 runs on his name which he scored during World cups.