Some Jaw Dropping ICC Cricket Records that are hard to believe, but they exist


Cricket is a game of records. Every single match played on ground witnesses a new record that collects itself in the history. Some records are well known, while some others are fascinating. Here, we have some ICC Cricket Records that might blow your mind.

ODI Cricket Records:

  • Sanath Jayasurya has more wickets than Shane Warne in One Day Internationals. You might be surprised to know that star Australian spinner Shane Warne has taken 293 wickets in ODI’s, while Srilankan left handed opening batsman Sanath Jayasurya, being a part time spinner, has 323 wickets.

Test Cricket Records:

  • SriLanka have beaten Australia only once in test series. Out of 11 test series held between Australia and SriLanka, Australia have won 10 and SriLanka have won only one(1999).
  • Adam Gilchrist had played 96 continue test matches right after his debut. Gilchrist owns a record of playing most number of consecutive test matches. He had played all the matches for Australia from 5 nov 1999 to 24 jan 2008, without being dropped.
  • Vinod Kambli has better test average than Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin has an average of 53.78 after his 200 tests, while his childhood friend Vinod Kambli has an average of 54.20. But he had played only 17 test matches. Well, Kambli wins this round.

Cricket Records for India:

  • Indian spinner Bapu Nadkarni had 21 successive maiden overs in one test inning. Bapu had done this on 12 jan 1964 against England. He had excellent figures of 32-27-5-0 in that match. He owns a record of consecutive 131 dot balls.
  • The top three highest scorers against India in 21st century had one thing in common. Alastair Cook – 294 runs (Edgbaston 2011), Michael Clarke – 329 runs (Sydney 2012), Brendon Mccullum – 302 runs (Wellington 2014), all three of them were dropped early in their innings by ‘Ishant Sharma’.

Cricket Fastest Records

  • Cricket records fastest hundred by South African wicket keeper batsman AB De Villiers against West Indies. De Villiers scored 149* in just 31 deliveries. In test cricket, Brendon McCullum scored 100 runs from 54 balls against Australia at Christchurch.
  • Cricket records fastest 50 by AB De Villiers in the same inning taking just 16 balls to reach his 50.
  • Cricket records fastest ball by the undisputed speed star Shoaib Akhtar with a speed of 161.3km/h (100.2mph). The record has stood for over 17 years.

And lastly, you would be glad to know that India is the only country to win the all three 60 overs, 50 overs, and 20 overs World Cup.

Description: In International Cricket, records are craked and rebuilt everyday. Here, we have brought you some fascinating ICC Cricket Records that are rare of the rarest.


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