David Houghton of Zimbabwe is the first cricketer from ICC Associate country to score a century in World Cup history (Zimbabwe became full member only from July 1992) while UAE's Shoukat Dhukanwala is the first to take 5 wickets – Houghton's feat came in the 1987 World Cup and Dhukanwala's in the 1996 edition.

Anil Kumble in 1996 and Shane Warne in 1999 (jointly with Geoff Allott) are the only spinners to have topped the list of ‘Most wicket takers' in a single World Cup tournament. While Kumble took 15 wickets, Warne took 20

Nathan Astle (New Zealand) and Ijaz Ahmed (Pakistan) share the ignominious record of scoring most ducks (5 ducks each) in World Cup history

Virat Kohli is the only Indian to score a century on World Cup Debut