List of Records Broken at the World Cup 2023

Australia won their sixth World Cup, showing that they are the best team in cricket history. The Cricket World Cup 2023 ended with a spectacular finish. Australia beat India by six wickets in an exciting final at the Narendra Modi Stadium. This made Australia even more famous as one of the best cricket teams ever. Australia easily beat the hosts thanks to Travis Head’s great effort, which included a great 137-run knock. As a look back, this article shows the amazing list of records broken at the World Cup 2023.

There were many record-breaking performances by both players and teams at the 2023 Cricket World Cup, which made it one of the most memorable in the tournament’s history. From Rohit Sharma’s amazing batting records to Mohammed Shami’s amazing bowling feats, the event saw a lot of amazing performances that set new records in the history of cricket. 

Here is the List of Records Broken at the World Cup 2023

Most Watched Cricket World Cup in Stadiums in History

The 2023 Cricket World Cup achieved a historic milestone in terms of attendance, drawing an extraordinary number of 1,250,407 spectators in stadiums. This remarkable figure set a new record for the most-watched Cricket World Cup in stadiums, surpassing the previous record of 1,016,420 spectators set during the 2015 World Cup​.

Most Sixes in International Cricket – Rohit Sharma (582*)

Rohit Sharma, India’s opener, broke many records in the 2023 World Cup. Sharma became the clear king of hitting sixes during the World Cup. He passed the legendary Chris Gayle to become the player in international cricket history with the most sixes. Sharma proved that he was one of the most dangerous batsmen in the game by hitting 582 sixes in all forms, surpassing Chris Gayle’s previous record of 553 sixes.

Most Centuries in World Cup History – Rohit Sharma (7*)

Rohit Sharma scored his 7th century in the World Cup during a match against Afghanistan, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 6 centuries​​.

Most Runs as Captain in a World Cup Edition – Rohit Sharma (597*)

Rohit Sharma accumulated 597 runs in the 2023 World Cup, becoming the highest-scoring captain in a single edition of the ODI World Cup. This surpassed New Zealand’s Kane Williamson’s 578 runs in the 2019 World Cup​​.

Most Sixes in a Single World Cup Edition – Rohit Sharma (31*)

Rohit Sharma also broke the record for the most sixes hit in a single World Cup edition. He surpassed Chris Gayle’s previous record of 26 sixes set during the 2015 World Cup. Rohit’s achievement of 31 sixes in the 2023 World Cup edition further underscores his prowess as a dominant force in limited-overs cricket​

Most Sixes in ODI World Cup History – Rohit Sharma (54*)

Rohit Sharma set a new record for the most sixes hit (54) in ODI World Cup history. He surpassed Chris Gayle’s previous record of 49 sixes. This milestone was reached during the 2023 ODI World Cup, marking a significant achievement in his career as one of the leading batters in international cricket​.

Most ODI Centuries – Virat Kohli (50*)

Virat Kohli set a new record for the most centuries in One Day Internationals (ODIs) during the World Cup 2023. He achieved his 50th ODI century in the semi-final against New Zealand, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s previous record of 49 centuries​​​​.

Most Runs in a Single World Cup Edition – Virat Kohli (765*)

Kohli scored a record-breaking 765 runs in the 2023 World Cup, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s previous record of 673 runs set in the 2003 World Cup. This achievement made him the highest run-scorer in a single World Cup edition​​. Kohli’s performance earned him the Player of the Tournament title​.

Most 50+ Scores in a Single World Cup Edition – Virat Kohli (9*)

In the 2023 World Cup, Kohli achieved an extraordinary nine fifty-plus scores. This surpassed the previous record held by Sachin Tendulkar and Shakib Al Hasan, who each had seven 50+ scores in a single World Cup edition​

Glen Maxwell – Fastest ever Century in the Cricket World Cup (40 balls)

Glenn Maxwell set a record with the fastest century in the history of the Men’s ODI World Cup, taking only 40 balls to reach his hundred. This feat was accomplished in a match against the Netherlands during the Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. Maxwell broke the previous record held by Aiden Markram, who had scored a century in 49 balls against Sri Lanka earlier in the tournament​

Best ODI Bowling Figures by an Indian – Mohammed Shami 7/57

Mohammed Shami achieved the best bowling figures by an Indian in ODIs with 7/57 against New Zealand during the ODI World Cup 2023 semifinal. This performance surpassed Stuart Binny’s previous record of 6/4 against Bangladesh and Ajit Agarkar’s 42/6.

Glen Maxwell – First Ever Double Century in ODI Chase (201* against Afghanistan)

Glenn Maxwell scored an unbeaten 201* against Afghanistan, becoming the first batter to score a double-century for Australia in men’s ODIs and the first ever in an ODI chase. His performance was part of the 2023 World Cup and is considered one of the finest ODI knocks of all time​. 

Read about the Fastest Double Centuries in ODI Cricket History

South Africa – Highest total by a side in a World Cup game (428/5 against Sri Lanka)

South Africa set a new record for the highest team total in a Men’s ODI World Cup match, scoring 428/5 against Sri Lanka. This monumental total was achieved during the Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi​

Mohammed Shami – Fastest-ever to 50 wickets in World Cup (17 innings)

Mohammed Shami became the fastest player to reach 50 wickets in the ODI World Cup, achieving this in just 17 innings. He broke the previous record held by Australian Mitchell Starc, who took 19 innings to reach this milestone

Quinton de Kock: Highest runs by a wicketkeeper batter in a single World Cup edition (594 runs)

Quinton de Kock scored a total of 594 runs in the 2023 World Cup, the highest runs tally by a wicketkeeper batter in a single World Cup edition. This surpassed the previous record held by Kumar Sangakkara, who scored 541 runs in the 2015 World Cup​.

Adam Zampa: Most Wickets Taken by a Spinner in a World Cup

Australian bowler Adam Zampa ended the 2023 ODI World Cup with 23 wickets. He equalled the record for the most wickets taken by a spinner in a single World Cup edition. The legendary Muttiah Muralitharan, who also took 23 wickets during the 2007 World Cup, previously held this record.

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