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1.

Up until 2019, which cricketers have the record for the highest-run partnership in the ODI World Cup for India?

Answer: Saurav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid
Explanation:
The highest-run partnership in the ICC Cricket World Cup for India was between Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid. They had a partnership of 318 runs for the second wicket during the 1999 Cricket World Cup. This partnership was against Sri Lanka in a group-stage match.
2.

Which country did India score their lowest total against in the history of the ODI World Cup?

Answer: Australia
Explanation:
India recorded their lowest total in the history of the ODI World Cup against Australia. This occurred during the 1983 World Cup when India was bowled out for just 183 runs in the final match. Despite this low score, India went on to win the match and secured their first World Cup title. This game is particularly famous for India's unexpected victory against the heavily favored Australian team.
3.

Who was the wicket-keeper of the Indian Cricket Team during the World Cup 2003 tournament?

Answer: Rahul Dravid
Explanation:
Rahul Dravid was the wicket-keeper of the Indian Cricket Team during the World Cup 2003 tournament. During that time, Dravid took up the role of wicket-keeper in addition to being a top-order batsman. This decision was made to strengthen the team's batting lineup and provide more flexibility in team selection. 
4.

Which cricketer had scored the most runs at the ODI World Cup until 2019?

Answer: Sachin Tendulkar
Explanation:
Sachin Tendulkar is the correct answer because he has scored the most runs at the World Cup. Throughout his career, Tendulkar displayed exceptional batting skills and consistency, making him one of the greatest cricketers of all time. He participated in six World Cup tournaments and accumulated a total of 2,278 runs, including six centuries and 15 half-centuries.
5.

In which year were the World Cup matches reduced to 50 overs from the previous 60 overs?

Answer: 1987
Explanation:
The ICC Cricket World Cup matches were reduced from 60 overs to 50 overs per side in the year 1987. This change was made to make the format of One Day International (ODI) matches more appealing and manageable for both players and spectators. It was during the 1987 Cricket World Cup, held in India and Pakistan, that the 50-over format was first introduced.
6.

As of 2019, which cricketer has the best bowling figures in an innings at the ODI World Cup for India?

Answer: Ashish Nehra
Explanation:
Ashish Nehra has the best bowling figures in an innings at the World Cup. He achieved this feat during the 2003 World Cup match against England, where he took 6 wickets for just 23 runs. This exceptional performance by Nehra helped India restrict England to a low total and ultimately win the match. 
7.

How many runs did India make in its historic World Cup win over West Indies in 1983?

Answer: 183
Explanation:
In the historic World Cup final of 1983, India made a total of 183 runs against the West Indies. India's bowling attack performed exceptionally well, and they managed to bowl out the West Indies for 140 runs, securing India's first-ever Cricket World Cup victory.
8.

Against which country did India score their highest total at the ODI World Cup in 2007?

Answer: Bermuda
Explanation:
India's highest total in the ICC Cricket World Cup was scored against Bermuda. India scored 413 runs for the loss of five wickets in a group-stage match during the 2007 Cricket World Cup. The best batsman in the match between India and Bermuda in the 2007 World Cup was Virender Sehwag from India. He scored 114 runs off 87 balls, including 17 fours and 3 sixes.
9.

Which cricketer has scored the most ducks at the ODI World Cup for India as of 2023?

Answer: Krishnamachari Srikkanth
Explanation:
Krishnamachari Srikkanth, the former Indian cricketer, holds the record for the most ducks in ODI World Cup matches for India. He scored a total of 4 ducks in ODI World Cup matches during his career.
10.

Who was the highest wicket-taker for India during the historic 1983 Prudential World Cup held in England?

Answer: Roger Binny
Explanation:
Roger Binny was the highest wicket-taker for India during the historic 1983 Prudential World Cup held in England. His accurate and disciplined bowling played a significant role in India's victory in the 1983 World Cup. He took a total of 18 wickets from 8 matches.
11.

India's first win in a World Cup match was against?

Answer: East Africa
Explanation:
India's first win in a Cricket World Cup match was against East Africa. This victory occurred in the 1975 Cricket World Cup, which was the inaugural edition of the tournament. East Africa was a combined team representing several African countries. India won that match by a significant margin.
12.

Who was the captain of the Indian team during the first World Cup in England in 1975?

Answer: Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan
Explanation:
Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan was the captain of the Indian team during the first World Cup in England in 1975. He was a renowned off-spin bowler and a reliable middle-order batsman. Venkataraghavan led the Indian team with his experience and leadership skills, guiding them through their first-ever World Cup campaign. 
13.

During the 'Wills World Cup' of 1996, India was eliminated at the stage of?

Answer: Semi-Finals
Explanation:
In the 1996 Wills World Cup, India was eliminated at the semi-final stage by Sri Lanka, chasing a target of 252 runs. The match was against Sri Lanka and took place at Eden Gardens. This was a significant event in the history of Indian cricket.
14.

How much did Sunil Gavaskar score for India in its very first World Cup match played against England in 1975?

Answer: 36 off 174 balls
Explanation:
Sunil Gavaskar scored 36 off 174 balls in India's first World Cup match against England in 1975, chasing a target of 335 runs. In response, India could only manage 132/3 in 60 overs.
15.

Who was the Indian player who never represented India in any international game but still got selected for the 1983 World Cup?

Answer: Sunil Valson
Explanation:
Sunil Valsan was an Indian player who never represented India in any international game but still got selected for the World Cup. He was the 12th man during the famous knock of 175 by Kapil Dev.
16.

Kapil Dev did not play for India during the World Cup tournament held in:

Answer: 1975
Explanation:
Kapil Dev did not play for India during the Cricket World Cup tournament held in 1975. He made his World Cup debut in 1979 and played a key role in India's journey to the final of the 1983 Cricket World Cup, which India won.
17.

Which cricketer has made the highest individual score at the World Cup for India as of 2019?

Answer: Sourav Ganguly
Explanation:
Sourav Ganguly holds the record for the highest individual score at the World Cup. He achieved this feat during the 1999 World Cup match against Sri Lanka, where he scored an impressive 183 runs off just 158 balls. Ganguly's innings included 17 fours and 7 sixes, showcasing his exceptional batting skills and ability to dominate the opposition.
18.

Who was the highest wicket-taker for India at the 2015 ODI World Cup?

Answer: Umesh Yadav
Explanation:
The highest wicket-taker for India at the 2015 ODI World Cup was Umesh Yadav. He picked 18 wickets in eight matches in the tournament. Umesh Yadav’s best bowling figures in the 2015 ODI World Cup were 4/31. 
19.

Which cricketer hit the most number of centuries in a single ODI World Cup up until 2019?

Answer: Rohit Sharma
Explanation:
Rohit Sharma holds the record for the most number of centuries in a single edition of the World Cup. He scored 5 centuries in the 2019 edition of the World Cup. He scored 648 runs in the tournament.
20.

Against which country did India win with the most significant margin by runs in a World Cup as of 2023?

Answer: Sri Lanka
Explanation:
India registered its biggest win, by a margin of runs, at the ODI World Cup when it thrashed Sri Lanka by 302 runs at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday. The best bowler in the match was Mohammed Shami from India12. He took 5 wickets and conceded only 18 runs in 5 overs.
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