ICC World Cup 2019 conversation generated 31m tweets

MUMBAI: After six weeks of action-packed cricket, England emerged world champions after beating New Zealand in a close game ending with a Super Over.

Twitter CWC 2019 final conversations map
Global conversations on 14th July - CWC Final

Sunday’s final was one of the most nail-biting games this cricket World Cup has seen, with everything coming down to the last ball.

This #CWC19 season, cricket fans from all over the world came to Twitter to talk about winning moments, shocking upsets, classic catches, and let’s not forget all the memes about the rain. The #CWC19 conversation generated 31 million Tweets from 20th May to 15th July. Comparing the hashtag #CWC19 to the last Cricket World Cup hashtag #CWC15, there was more than a 100% growth in tweet volume containing the official hashtag.

Fans across the world were able to catch the video highlight clips from each game on Twitter through official handles @ICC and @cricketworldcup. These handles also tweeted unique videos, behind the scenes content and interviews with captains, which enabled fans to connect with players and experts. These two handles clocked a collective of more than 60 million video views.

The tweet by Team India captain Virat Kohli thanking the fans and his heart-warming gesture towards 87-year-old die-hard India fan Charulata Patel was the most retweeted tweet of #CWC19.  

Most tweeted about matches
With 2.9 million tweets, the most-tweeted about match was #INDvPAK, making it the biggest One Day International (ODI) match ever on Twitter! The second most-tweeted was the final between #ENGvNZ followed by the first semi-final #INDvNZ.

Most mentioned team emojis
1.     #TeamIndia - India
2.     #WeHaveWeWill - Pakistan
3.     #WeAreEngland - England
4.     #BackTheBlackCaps - New Zealand
5.     #ProteaFire - South Africa

Most mentioned captain emojis
1.     #ViratKohli - India
2.     #SarfarazAhmed - Pakistan
3.     #KaneWilliamson - New Zealand
4.     #EoinMorgan - England
5.     #AaronFinch - Australia