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%.
England is the only country that has hosted highest numbers of World Cup tournaments - 4 times, followed by the Sub-continent - 2 times.
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.
Clive Lloyd of West Indies and Ricky Ponting of Australia are the only captains to win the trophy twice. Lloyd clinched the cup in 1975 and 1979 while the legendary Australian batsman won in 2003 and 2007.
The highest score of World Cups is 433-5 in India vs Bermuda match in 2007 and the lowest is 36between Canada and SriLanka in 2003.
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.
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.
In 1996, Nolan Clarke of the Netherlands became the oldest player (47 years, 257 days) to play in a World Cup.