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Build-up to ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Trivia from past editions

Did you know that Steve Bucknor is the only umpire to have officiated in five World Cup finals?

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1975 World Cup | Legendary batsman Javed Miandad made his ODI debut against West Indies in Birmingham in a league match. The other debutant was Parvez Mir. (Image: Reuters)
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1975 World Cup | Legendary batsman Javed Miandad made his ODI debut against West Indies in Birmingham in a league match. The other debutant was Parvez Mir. (Image: Reuters)

<strong>1979 World Cup</strong> | The Oval in London holds the dubious distinction of hosting the first- ever World Cup match that was washed out without a ball being bowled. (Image: Reuters)
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1979 World Cup | The Oval in London holds the dubious distinction of hosting the first- ever World Cup match that was washed out without a ball being bowled. (Image: Reuters)

<strong>1983 World Cup</strong> | Harold 'Dickie' Bird became the first umpire to complete a 'hat-trick' of appearances in a World Cup final. He officiated with Tom Spencer in 1975 and with Barrie Meyer in 1979 and 1983. (Image: Reuters)
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1983 World Cup | Harold 'Dickie' Bird became the first umpire to complete a 'hat-trick' of appearances in a World Cup final. He officiated with Tom Spencer in 1975 and with Barrie Meyer in 1979 and 1983. (Image: Reuters)

1987 World Cup | Sunil Gavaskar featured in first four World Cups and scored his only ODI hundred in the 1987 edition in what turned out to be the penultimate match of his international career. (Image: Reuters)
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1987 World Cup | Sunil Gavaskar featured in first four World Cups and scored his only ODI hundred in the 1987 edition in what turned out to be the penultimate match of his international career. (Image: Reuters)

<strong>1992 World Cup</strong> | Graham Gooch of England became the first-and till date, the only-cricketer to appear in three World Cup finals and feature in the losing side. (Image: Reuters)
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1992 World Cup | Graham Gooch of England became the first-and till date, the only-cricketer to appear in three World Cup finals and feature in the losing side. (Image: Reuters)

1996 World Cup | Mark Waugh became the first batsman in the history of the World Cup to score centuries in consecutive World Cup matches. The junior Waugh scored hundreds against Kenya and India in the group stages. (Image: Reuters)
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1996 World Cup | Mark Waugh became the first batsman in the history of the World Cup to score centuries in consecutive World Cup matches. The junior Waugh scored hundreds against Kenya and India in the group stages. (Image: Reuters)

1999 World Cup | Rahul Dravid 's hundred against Sri Lanka in Taunton in 1999 made him the first wicket-keeper batsman after Zimbabweans Dave Houghton and Andy Flower to score a hundred in a World Cup match. (Image: Reuters)
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1999 World Cup | Rahul Dravid 's hundred against Sri Lanka in Taunton in 1999 made him the first wicket-keeper batsman after Zimbabweans Dave Houghton and Andy Flower to score a hundred in a World Cup match. (Image: Reuters)

<strong>2003 World Cup</strong> | Chris Cairns represented New Zealand in four World Cups. The all-rounder featured in 1992, 1996, 1999 and 2003 editions of the World Cup. His father Lance represented New Zealand in the first three World Cups (Image: Reuters)
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2003 World Cup | Chris Cairns represented New Zealand in four World Cups. The all-rounder featured in 1992, 1996, 1999 and 2003 editions of the World Cup. His father Lance represented New Zealand in the first three World Cups (Image: Reuters)

<strong>2007 World Cup</strong> | By officiating in the final of 2007 World Cup, Steve Bucknor became the first umpire to officiate in five World Cup finals - from 1992 to 2007. (Image: Reuters)
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2007 World Cup | By officiating in the final of 2007 World Cup, Steve Bucknor became the first umpire to officiate in five World Cup finals - from 1992 to 2007. (Image: Reuters)

<strong>2011 World Cup</strong> | Kemar Roach of West Indies bowled a devastating spell of 6/27 against the Netherlands in Delhi. It was the best bowling performance of the tournament. (Image: Reuters)
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2011 World Cup | Kemar Roach of West Indies bowled a devastating spell of 6/27 against the Netherlands in Delhi. It was the best bowling performance of the tournament. (Image: Reuters)

2015 World Cup |
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2015 World Cup | Tim Southee of New Zealand played an U-19 World Cup in 2008 and was the second highest wicket taker in 2011 World Cup. He took 7/33 in a group match of the 2015 World Cup. (Image: Reuters)

First Published on May 17, 2019 04:42 pm
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