Posted in Marketing & Strategy Articles, Total Reads: 1177
, Published on 25 March 2015
Double-centuries were scored, hat-tricks were taken, Super-man-style catches were plucked out of thin air, colorful fans roared in the stands, winners cherished, tears-rolled when there were heart-breaks but most importantly the game of cricket triumphed!
With the majestic Cricketing spectacle coming to an end, the ICC Cricket World Cup held in Australia & New Zealand was a staggering success. It was an awe-inspiring global event which took the sporting experience to a new level all-together. And with the effect of 20-20 taking into effect in the 50-over format, there were numerous records which tumbled!
Australia won the World Cup for the record fifth time beating New Zealand in the final!
Here are a few significant and superlative statistics & highlights of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
14: Number of participating Teams
49: Matches Played
210: Total number of players
463: Total Sixes in the Tournament
2164: Total Fours in the Tournament
Highest Team Score: 417/6 (Australia)
Lowest Team Score: 102 (U.A.E.)
Highest Partnership: 372 Chris Gayle & Marlon Samuels (West Indies)
Best Batman score: 237 Martin Guptil (New Zealand)
Best Bowling Figures: 7/33 Tim Southee (New Zealand)
Maximum Runs in Tournament:547 Martin Guptil (New Zealand)
Maximum Wickets in Tournament: 22 Mitchell Starc (Australia)
The matches were played across 14 stadiums in Australia & New Zealand, with Melbourne Cricket Ground alone having a capacity of 100,024.
The total prize money for the tournament is over $10 million. The break-up is shown below:
Prize money (US$)
Winner of each group match
Teams eliminated in group stage
BROADCASTING & MARKETING
2.2 billion : Number of people watching the event on TV
200 : Number of countries where match was telecasted
$2 billion : Broadcasting Rights for (ESPN Star Sports & Star Sports)
Star batsman Sachin Tendulkar from India was named as the Brand Ambassador for the 2015 Cricket World Cup, after his phenomenal success both as a batsman & a world cup player.
Cricket is known as a game of statistics. With such staggering numbers, billions of dollars of transactions, millions of fan-frenzy across the world, it can be clearly said that the Cricket World Cup 2015 was an astounding and dazzling success!
If you are interested in writing articles for us, Submit Here