Cricket World Cup 2015 Statistics

Published by MBA Skool Team, Published on March 25, 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.


14Number 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:

Tournament Stage

Prize money (US$)








Losing semi-finalists



Losing quarter-finalists



Winner of each group match



Teams eliminated in group stage






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)

$500 million: Sponsorship amount by Commercial Partners Reliance, LG, Pepsi, MRF Tyres, Emirates, Reebok, Castrol, Moneygram, Hyundai


5.7 million: Facebook Page Likes

340K: Followers on Twitter Page

>1 million : App downloads on Android & iOS

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!



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