No batsman has dominated a single edition of the World Cup as Aravinda de Silva did in 1996. Although at number three on runs aggregate he scored the maximum proportion of his team’s runs, displayed the best ability to absorb pressure, was the most prolific chaser and didn't fail even once in the tournament. More here.
Between 1995 and 1998, Arjuna Ranatunga was the third-highest impact Test batsman in the world, after Steve Waugh and Nasser Hussain. More here.
The decision to leave out Matt Henry from the New Zealand World Cup squad is a strange one. He is the highest impact Kiwi bowler in ODIs in the last one year and hasn't failed in any of his five outings so far. He also produced a series-defining performance against Pakistan in UAE.
Amongst the 10 highest impact players in ODI history, four are Australians. Three are Indians. And one each from West Indies, England and Pakistan. The only current players are Shane Watson, MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja.
Kapil Dev has the highest Strike Rate Impact amongst Indian batsmen in ODI cricket history. He is followed by Virender Sehwag and Suresh Raina.
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WHY NAVJOT SIDHU AND MANINDER SINGH WERE IRONICALLY INDIA'S HIGHEST IMPACT BATSMAN AND BOWLER IN THE 1987 WORLD CUP.
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