ODI World Cup is, no doubt, the biggest event in the game of cricket. Every cricketer aspires to win this competition. With a long history, the tournament does have a few records, which may fail to be broken in the future. On that note, here, we take a look at the list of 5 ODI World Cup records that might never be broken in the future of the competition.
1) Most runs in ODI World Cup history – Sachin Tendulkar (2278 Runs)
Scoring the most runs in the ODI World Cup history is one of the ODI World Cup records that might never be broken in the future of the competition. The Master Blaster currently has 2278 runs in the history of the event.
It would be a monumental task for anyone to get close to the task. Sachin was a part of six editions and his brilliant form in all of them helped him get to this number. In the current era, with three formats to deal with, players may not achieve this number.
2) Youngest to win the ODI World Cup as a captain – Kapil Dev (24 years old)
Kapil Dev captained India to a famous World Cup win way back in 1983. India became the second nation to lift the coveted trophy.
It needs to be noted that Kapil was just 24 years then. Not only did he lead the squad exceptionally well, but he also performed brilliantly with the bat and the ball. Captaining a team at the World Cup at 24 years of age may not be possible for many players. Hence, going on to win it is also a tough task.
3) Most consecutive matches without a loss – Australia (34 Matches)
Australia‘s record for a defeat-less streak is also one of the ODI World Cup records that might never be broken in the future of the competition. Between 1999 and 2011, Australia remained unbeaten for 34 games before Pakistan defeated them in the 2011 WC.
The next best on the list is India with 11 games without a loss. This difference itself shows that the record by Australia’s super-team is hard to topple.
4) Most centuries in a single edition – Rohit Sharma (5 Centuries)
In the 2019 ODI World Cup, Rohit Sharma stunned all with remarkable consistency. He scored five centuries in that tournament.
Now, the format of the ODI World Cup gives a good opportunity for batters to claim such records. However, it would be still hard to replicate Rohit Sharma’s feat in 2019. The law of averages will catch up and the current dependency of teams on numbers and matchups will eventually get the batter.
5) Most World Cups played – Sachin Tendulkar and Javed Miandad (6 World Cups)
The record to play six World Cups is also one of the ODI World Cup records on this list. ODI, as a format, is slowly losing relevance. The careers of cricketers are not reaching the forties like they used to in the past.
Hence, it is almost impossible for anyone to replicate Sachin and Miandad’s record of being part of six ODI WC competitions. Unless a generational talent comes through with top-class longevity, this record is hard to break.