8 Interesting facts about cricket World Cup

8 Interesting facts about cricket World Cup



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The World Cup 2015 had two different opening ceremonies, which makes it distinctive from its other seasons. One took place at Christchurch's North Hagley Park in New Zealand and the other at Melbourne, Australia. Now the good news is that prize money of this year's tournament has been increased by 20%. 

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Indian player Chetan Sharma also known as World Cup hat-trick man is the first person to clean bowled three batsmen, including Ken Rutherford, Ian Smith and Ewen Chatfield of New Zealand in 1987, off consecutive balls.

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Kepler Wessels is the first player to represent two countries in ODI history. He played for Australia from 1982 to 1985, before representing South Africa in 1991. Despite local outrage, Wessels was controversially named as South Africa's captain for the 1992 World Cup.

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The coin had to be tossed twice at the 2011 World Cup final. When the coin went up for the first time, match referee Jeff Crowe could not hear the call from Kumar Sangakkara. The coin came down as heads and Sangakkara reckoned he called the right side of the coin and was about to say that his side would bat first. However, MS Dhoni said that he heard a call of 'tails' from Sangakkara. Crowe then said that the coin would go up once more.
 

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