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World Cup 2019 Is Near; Check Out The Interesting Facts About Cricket World Cup

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6. Highest Wicket Taker

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The former Aussie pacer, Glenn Mcgrath is the highest wicket-taker in the world cups. A total of 71 batsmen has become the victim of his bowling during the world cup tournaments.

 

7. First Ever Hat-trick In World Cup

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The former Indian bowler, Chetan Sharma is hailed as the first hat-trick hero of the world cup. He bowled three English batsmen in the back to back deliveries during the 1987 world cup.

 

8. Fastest Bowl During The World Cup

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The Rawalpindi Express, Shoaib Akhtar is best known for his superfast pace bowling.  During the 2003 world cup, he bowled a 160 KMPH delivery to English batsman, Nick Knight.

 

9. Weight Of The Trophy

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The trophy is as majestic as it looks. It weighs 11 kgs with a length of 650 MM.

 

10. First World Cup Match Abandoned

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It was way back in 1996 World Cup Semi-Final which was played between India and Sri Lanka at Calcutta. India was about to lose this Semi-Final when angry crowds have thrown bottles inside the stadium and even put fire during sitting areas. This forced match officials to officially abandoned the game and gave victory to Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka went on to win the World Cup 1996 defeating Australia at the Final.

 

11. New Tournament Style

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This year the tournament will be played in a similar style as IPL is played. The teams will have league matches and the top 4 will qualifies for the playoffs.

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