World Cup 2015 is the best edition for batsmen. Only 42 matches have been completed and 7 more games are to be played till final now. But any record credited to batsmen have already been re-created in this World Cup. World Record Individual score in a match, world record of team total and world record of 100+ partnership for any wicket, highest number of sixes aggregated (20 by AB de Villiers). This World Cup has provided new world cup record for all of them, whether it has been about centuries, 50s, 100+ partnerships, centuries and team totals.
Besides the new world records, there have been multiple instances of two 100+ partnerships in the same innings.
- 42 100+ partnerships in 42 matches.
6 of the partnerships were 200+ including one world record 371 run partnership by West Indies.
ODI Record twice for 7th wicket partnerships.
Except Afghanistan every team had at least one such partnership. Except New Zealand every team conceded at least one such partnership.
7 is the maximum partnership scored (Sri Lanka) and maximum conceded (Ireland) by a team.
2nd wicket partnerships have provided maximum 14 of such partnerships, followed by 5th and 1st wickets.
Dilshan have been involved in maximum such partnerships.
The expectation of favorable pitches in Australia and New Zealand from the beginning of the tournament. With knockouts yet to start, the World Cup has already beaten the previous record of 16 300+ scores in one edition.
- 25 such scores that includes 3 400+ scores too, including World Cup record 417/6 of Australia.
2 times it was chased, 2 teams lost despite crossing 300 runs while chasing.
4 300+ scores (Sri Lanka & South Africa) are maximum by any team.
100s & 50s
Number of centuries is almost double than any other edition and half-centuries is set to complete a century of its own. Sangakkara with 4 centuries and Misbah with 4 50s lead the respective groups. Bangladesh finally finished its lack of World Cup centuries, while Pakistan scored after 2 editions.
- 34 centuries, a record in one edition of World Cup.
World Record 4 consecutive centuries by Sangakkara.
2 centuries: Mahumudullah, Dhawan, Dilshan, AB de Villiers,
96 50s scored in 42 matches.
8 batsmen got out on 90s with AB de Villiers becoming the third batsman to be out on 99.
4 50s by Misbah is the maximum number of 50s by a batsman.
- 3 batsmen scored 400+ runs in 6 matches.
Batsmen from teams with no wins or just one win also reached in the top 10. Brendan Taylor (433) and Sean Williams (339), Shaiman Anwar (311), Porterfield (275), Ian Bell, Samiulllah Shenwari (254) and Coetzer (253) also made merry in batsmen-friendly environment.