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07 February 201514:20


With just six days to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, it’s time to take a look back at the previous 10 World Cups in numbers and look at how the tournament has evolved over the years


David Boon was the second highest run scorer of the 1987 World Cup with 447 runs just behind Graham Gooch (471 runs).

The fourth edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup was held between October 8 and November 8 in 1987. This was the first World Cup that was held outside England, with India and Pakistan jointly hosting the event. It was also the first one in which the West Indies didn’t make it to the final, or even past the group stages.

A total of eight teams played across 21 venues in India and Pakistan, and Australia beat England by seven runs at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata in the final.

Matches: 27

​Total Runs Scored: 12522 runs

Total Wickets Taken: 385 wickets

Highest Run Scorers
    • Graham Gooch (England) (471 runs in eight matches)
    • David Boon (Australia) (447 runs in eight matches)
    • Geoff Marsh (Australia) (428 runs in eight matches)
    • Vivian Richards (West Indies) (391 runs in six matches)
    • Mike Gatting (England) (354 runs in eight matches)

Highest Wicket Takers
    • Craig McDermott (Australia) (18 wickets in eight matches)
    • Imran Khan (Pakistan) (17 wickets in seven matches)
    • Patrick Patterson (West Indies) (14 wickets in six matches)
    • Maninder Singh (India) (14 wickets in seven matches)
    • Eddie Hemmings (England) (13 wickets in six matches)

Highest Scores
    • Vivian Richards (181 for West Indies against Sri Lanka in Karachi)
    • Dave Houghton (142 for Zimbabwe against New Zealand in Hyderabad, India)
    • Geoff Marsh (126 not out for Australia against New Zealand in Chandigarh)
    • Graham Gooch (115 for England against India in Mumbai)
    • Rameez Raza (113 for Pakistan against England in Karachi)

Best Bowling Figures
    • Craig McDermott (5 for 44 for Australia against Pakistan in Lahore)
    • Manoj Prabhakar (4 for 19 for India against Zimbabwe in Mumbai)
    • Abdul Qadir (4 for 31 for Pakistan against England in Rawalpindi)
    • Imran Khan (4 for 37 for Pakistan against West Indies in Lahore)
    • Imran Khan (4 for 37 for Pakistan against England in Karachi)