DATA: #CWC19 generated 31 mn tweets


Conversations around #CWC19 generated over 31 million tweets, says Twitter; #ViratKohli was the most tweeted about captain.

After six weeks of action-packed cricket, England emerged as the world champions after beating New Zealand in a close game ending with a Super Over. Sundayโ€™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 letโ€™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. 

Global conversations on 14th July โ€” CWC Final 

This Cricket World Cup, 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, reaffirming the power of video on Twitter. 

The Golden Tweet from #CWC19

The Tweet by the captain of Team India Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) thanking the fans and his heart-warming gesture towards 87-year-old die-hard India fan Charulata Patel took all users on an endearing trip, making it the most Retweeted Tweet of #CWC19

Highlights of the #CWC19 conversation

To illustrate just how engaging the cricket-related conversations on Twitter have been, below is a compiled list of numbers and visualizations for #CWC19#INDvPAK cricket match is always a highlight on Twitter and this tradition continued for #CWC19. India, which finished at the top of the table in the league stage, and lost to New Zealand in the first semi-final, was the most Tweeted about team in #CWC19, with its Wicket-Keeper and former captain, MS Dhoni being the most Tweeted about player, though Virat Kohli was the most Tweeted about captain. 

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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.

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Most mentioned team emojis

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Most mentioned captain emojis 

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With an upcoming Ashes series and lots of other exciting cricket being played across the world from India to the West Indies, cricket fans can expect to see a lot more action in their Twitter timelines.


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