#CWC15 on Facebook: 36 Million People with 341 Million Interactions




For cricket fans, the Cricket World Cup is a moment that comes only every four years, and this year millions of people are taking to Facebook to discuss the matches and connect with friends, players and teams. Globally, 36 million people have generated 341 million interactions between January 1 and February 28. In India, 19 million people have had 169 million interactions about the Cricket World Cup.  In Australia, 1.4 million people have had 5.4 million interactions about the Cricket World Cup.

#CWC15 on Facebook: 36 Million People with 341 Million Interactions

#CWC15 on Facebook: 36 Million People with 341 Million Interactions

Facebook’s data team looked at the volume of global conversation around the world, along with the most talked about players and top countries by unique people talking about cricket on Facebook.

Top Countries (by unique people):

  1. India
  2. Pakistan
  3. Bangladesh
  4. Australia
  5. United States

Top Countries (by unique people as a percent of monthly actives):

  1. Bangladesh
  2. Pakistan
  3. Afghanistan
  4. Sri Lanka
  5. India

We also measured the 11 most buzzed about players. They are:

  1. AB de Villiers
  2. Virat Kohli
  3. Rohit Sharma
  4. Chris Gayle
  5. MS Dhoni
  6. Shahid Afridi
  7. Sohail Khan
  8. Shakib al Hasan
  9. Younis Khan
  10. Suresh Raina
  11. Shikhar Dhawan

Throughout the tournament, players, teams and public figures are using Facebook to update their fans, react to matches and more. This year, Facebook will be the place where cricket fans go to discover content, connect with their favorite players and teams, and discuss matches with friends. With over 100 million people interested in cricket on the platform, Facebook is truly the world’s largest cricket stadium. Stay tuned for more data around the biggest matches of the tournament, and follow all of the action at https://www.facebook.com/cricket.

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