The International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup 2011 features some of the biggest nations in Cricket. The thrills, excitement and of every game will add the momentum to the tournament with its final in April 2011.
The are 14 teams taking part
The 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup starts with its first match on 19th February 2011. There will be 14 national teams taking part in this exciting cricketing tournament.
This will be the tenth Cricket World Cup and is being hosted by three South Asian Test cricket playing countries: India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. For Bangladesh this will be the first time ever the nation will be co-hosting a Cricket World Cup.
The opening ceremony was held on 17th February 2011, two days before the start of the tournament. It will be held in Bangladesh. The venue for the ceremony Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh, hosted music performances by Sonu Niigaam, Shankar Ehsaan and Loy, and rock star Bryan Adams as part of the build up to the tournament.
The are 14 teams taking part, which are as follows:
Australia – Ricky Ponting (captain), Michael Clarke (vice-captain), Doug Bollinger, Brad Haddin (wk), Brett Lee, Tim Paine (wk), David Hussey, Mike Hussey, John Hastings, Nathan Hauritz, Mitchell Johnson, Steve Smith, Shaun Tait, Shane Watson and Cameron White.
Pakistan – Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Kamran Akmal, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, Asad Shafiq, Abdur Rehman, Saeed Ajmal, Umar Akmal, Abdul Razzaq, Shoaib Akhtar, Umar Gul, Wahab Riaz, and Sohail Tanvir.
New Zealand – Daniel Vettori (captain), Hamish Bennett, James Franklin, Martin Guptill, Jamie How, Brendon McCullum, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Jacob Oram, Jesse Ryder, Tim Southee, Scott Styris, Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson and Luke Woodcock.
Sri Lanka – Kumar Sangakkara (captain), Mahela Jayawardene (vice-captain), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Thilan Samaraweera, Chamara Silva, Chamara Kapugedera, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Dilhara Fernando, Muttiah Muralitharan, Ajantha Mendis and Rangana Herath.
Zimbabwe – Elton Chigumbura (captain), Charles Coventry, Graeme Cremer, Regis Chakabva, Sean Ervine, Craig Ervine, Gregory Lamb, Shingirai Masakadza, Edward Rainsford, Christopher Mpofu, Raymond Price, Tatenda Taibu, Brendan Taylor, Prosper Utseya and Sean Williams.
Canada – Ashish Bagai (captain and wicketkeeper), Rizwan Cheema (vice-captain), Nitish Kumar, Jimmy Hansra, Tyson Gordon, John Davison, Harvir Baidwan, Hiral Patel, Henry Osinde, Parth Desai, Ruvindu Gunasekera, Balaji Rao, Karl Whatham, Khurram Chohan, Zubin Surkari and Hamza Tariq (stand-by).
Kenya – Jimmy Kamande (captain), Seren Waters, Alex Obanda, Elijah Otieno, Rakep Patel, David Obuya, Collins Obuya, Steve Tikolo, Tamnay Mishra, Maurice Ouma, Nehemiah Odhiambo, Thomas Odoyo, Shem Ngoche, James Ngoche and Peter Ongondo.
India – Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Yusuf Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin, Piyush Chawla, Zaheer Khan, Munaf Patel, Ashish Nehra and Praveen Kumar.
South Africa – Graeme Smith (captain), Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers (wk), JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Morne van Wyk (wk), Colin Ingram, Johan Botha, Imran Tahir, Robin Peterson, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Dale Steyn and Lonwabo Tsotsobe.
England – Graeme Smith (captain), Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers (wk), JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Morne van Wyk (wk), Colin Ingram, Johan Botha, Imran Tahir, Robin Peterson, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Dale Steyn and Lonwabo Tsotsobe.
West Indies – Darren Sammy (captain), Darren Bravo, Carlton Baugh (wicketkeeper), Sulieman Benn, Nikita Miller, Adrian Barath, Dwayne Bravo, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Kieron Pollard, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Devon Smith, Ravi Rampaul and Chris Gayle.
Bangladesh – Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Tamim Iqbal (vice-captain), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Md Ashraful, Imrul Kayes, Shahriar Nafees, Juaneed Siddiqui, Roquibul Hasan, Mahmudullah Riyad, Naeem Islam, Abdur Razzak, Suhrawardi Shuvo, Shafiul Islam, Nazmul Hossain and Rubel Hossain.
Ireland – William Porterfield (captain), Andre Botha, Alex Cusack, Niall O’Brien (wk), Kevin O’Brien, George Dockrell, Trent Johnston, Nigel Jones, John Mooney, Boyd Rankin, Paul Stirling, Albert van der Merwe, Gary Wilson (wk), Andrew White, and Ed Joyce.
Netherlands – Peter Borren, Wesley Barresi, Adeel Raja, Mudassar Bukhari, Atse Buurman, Tom Cooper, Tom De Crooth, Alexie Kervezee, Bradley Kruger, Bernard Loots, Pieter Seelar, Eric Szwarczynski, Ryan Ten Doeschate, Berend Westdijk and Bas Zuiderent.
There are 42 matches to be played in the Group Stages. Then, the top four winners from each group will go forward to the Knockout Stage.The Semi Finals will be played on the 29th and 30th March 2011 and the Final on Saturday April 2nd 2011.
Here is a complete schedule of the matches and results for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.
|GROUP STAGE MATCHES|
|Day||Time||Venue||Stage||Team 1||Team 2||Result|
|Saturday, 19 February|
|14:30||Mirpur, Bangladesh||Group B||India||Bangladesh||India (370-4) beat Bangladesh (283-9) by 87 runs|
|Sunday, 20 February||09:30||Chennai, India||Group A||Kenya||New Zealand||New Zealand (72-0) beat Kenya (69-10) by 10 wickets|
|14:30||Hambantota, Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka||Canada||Sri Lanka (332-7) beat Canada (122 all out) by 210 runs|
|Monday, 21 February||14:30||Ahmedabad, India||Group A||Australia||Zimbabwe||Australia (262-6) beat Zimbabe (171-10) by 91 runs|
|Tuesday, 22 February||14:30||Nagpur, India||Group B||England||Netherlands||England (296-4) beat Netherlands (292-6) by 6 wickets|
|Wednesday, 23 February||14:30||Hambantota, Sri Lanka||Group A||Kenya||Pakistan||Pakistan 317-7 beat Kenya 112-10 by 205 runs|
|Thursday, 24 February||14:30||Delhi, India||Group B||South Africa||West Indies||South Africa (223-3) won West Indies (222-10) by 7 wickets|
|Friday, 25 February||14:30||Nagpur, India||Group A||Australia||New Zealand||Match 8|
|14:30||Mirpur, Bangladesh||Group B||Bangladesh||Ireland||Bangladesh (205-10) beat Ireland (178-10) by 27 runs|
|Saturday, 26 February||14:30||Colombo, Sri Lanka||Group A||Sri Lanka||Pakistan||Pakistan (277-7) beat Sri Lanka (266-9) by 11 runs|
|Sunday, 27 February||14:30||Bangalore, India||Group B||India||England||India (338-8) tied with England (338-8)|
|Monday, 28 February||09:30||Nagpur, India||Group A||Canada||Zimbabwe||Zimbabwe (298-9) beat Canada (123-9) by 175 runs|
|14:30||Delhi, India||Netherlands||West Indies||West Indies (330-8) beat Netherlands (115-10) by 215 runs|
|Tuesday, 1 March||14:30||Colombo, Sri Lanka||Group B||Sri Lanka||Kenya||Sri Lanka (146-1) beat Kenya (142-10) 9 wickets|
|Wednesday, 2 March||14:30||Bangalore, India||Group B||England||Ireland||Ireland (329-7) beat England (327-8) by 3 wickets|
|Thursday, 3 March||09:30||Mohali, India||Group B||Netherlands||South Africa||South Africa (351-5) beat Netherlands (120-10) by 231 runs|
|14:30||Colombo, Sri Lanka||Group A||Canada||Pakistan||Pakistan (184-10) beat Canada (138-10) by 46 runs|
|Friday, 4 March||09:30||Ahmedabad, India||Group A||New Zealand||Zimbabwe||New Zealand (166-0) beat Zimbabwe (162-10) by 10 wickets|
|14:30||Mirpur, Bangladesh||Group B||Bangladesh||West Indies||West Indies (59-1) beat Bangladesh (58-10) by 9 wickets|
|Saturday, 5 March||14:30||Colombo, Sri Lanka||Group A||Sri Lanka||Australia||Sri Lanka (146-3) and Australia did not bat due to bad rain.|
|Sunday, 6 March||09:30||Chennai, India||Group B||England||South Africa||England (171-10) beat South Africa (165-10) by 6 runs|
|14:30||Bangalore, India||Group B||India||Ireland||India (210/5) won Ireland (207/10) by 5 wickets|
|Monday, 7 March||14:30||Delhi, India||Group A||Canada||Kenya||Canada (199/5) won Kenya (198/10) by 5 wickets|
|Tuesday, 8 March||14:30||Kandy, Sri Lanka||Group A||New Zealand||Pakistan||New Zealand (302-7) beat Pakistan: (192-10) by 110 runs|
|Wednesday, 9 March||14:30||Delhi, India||Group B||India||Netherlands||India (191-5) beat Netherlands (189-10) by 5 wickets|
|Thursday, 10 March||14:30||Kandy, Sri Lanka||Group A||Sri Lanka||Zimbabwe||Sri Lanka (327-6) beat Zimbabwe (188-10) by 139 runs|
|Friday, 11 March||09:30||Mohali, India||Group B||Ireland||West Indies||West Indies (275) beat Ireland (231-10) by 44 runs|
|14:30||Chittagong, Bangladesh||Group B||Bangladesh||England||Bangladesh (227-8) beat England (225-10) by 2 wickets|
|Saturday, 12 March||14:30||Nagpur, India||Group B||India||South Africa||South Africa (300-7) beat India (296-10) by 3 wickets|
|Sunday, 13 March||09:30||Mumbai, India||Group A||Canada||New Zealand||New Zealand (358-6) beat Canada (261-9) by 97 runs|
|14:30||Bangalore, India||Australia||Kenya||Australia (324-6) beat Kenya (264-6) by 60 runs|
|Monday, 14 March||09:30||Chittagong, Bangladesh||Group B||Bangladesh||Netherlands||Bangladesh (166-4) beat Netherlands (160-10) by 6 wickets|
|14:30||Kandy, Sri Lanka||Group A||Pakistan||Zimbabwe||Pakistan (164-3) beat Zimbabwe (151-7) by 7 wickets (D/L)|
|Tuesday, 15 March||14:30||Kolkata, India||Group B||Ireland||South Africa||South Africa (272-7) beat Ireland (141-10) by 131 runs|
|Wednesday, 16 March||14:30||Bangalore, India||Group A||Australia||Canada||Australia (212-3) beat Canada (211-10) by 7 wickets|
|Thursday, 17 March||14:30||Chennai, India||Group B||England||West Indies||England (243-10) beat West Indies (225-10) by 18 runs|
|Friday, 18 March||09:30||Kolkata, India||Group B||Ireland||Netherlands||Ireland (307-4) beat Netherlands (306-10) by 6 wickets|
|14:30||Mumbai, India||Group A||New Zealand||Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka (265-9) beat New Zealand (153-10) by 112 runs|
|Saturday, 19 March||09:30||Mirpur, Bangladesh||Group B||Bangladesh||South Africa||South Africa (284-8) beat Bangladesh (78-10) by 206 runs|
|14:30||Colombo, Sri Lanka||Group A||Australia||Pakistan||Pakistan (178-6) beat Australia (176-10) by 4 wickets|
|Sunday, 20 March||09:30||Kolkata, India||Group A||Kenya||Zimbabwe||Zimbabwe (308-6) beat Kenya (147-10) by 161 runs|
|14:30||Chennai, India||Group B||India||West Indies||India (268-10) beat West Indies (188-10) by 80 runs|
|KNOCKOUT STAGE MATCHES|
|Day||Time||Venue||Stage||Team 1||Team 2||Result|
|Wednesday 23 March||14:30||Mirpur, Bangladesh||Quarter-Finals||Pakistan||West Indies||Pakistan (113-0) beat West Indies (112-10) by 10 wickets|
|Thursday, 24 March||14:30||Ahmedabad, India||Quarter-Finals||India||Australia||India (261-5) beat Australia (260-6) by 5 wickets|
|Friday, 25 March||14:30||Mirpur, Bangladesh||Quarter-Finals||New Zealand||South Africa||New Zealand (221-8) beat South Africa (172-10) by 49 runs|
|Saturday, 26 March||14:30||Colombo, Sri Lanka||Quarter-Finals||Sri Lanka||England||Sri Lanka (231-0) beat England (229-6) by 10 wickets|
|Tuesday, 29 March||14:30||Colombo, Sri Lanka||Semi-Finals||New Zealand||Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka (220-5) beat New Zealand (217-10) by 5 wickets|
|Wednesday, 30 March||14:30||Mohali, India||Semi-Finals||India||Pakistan||India beat Pakistan by 29 runs|
|Saturday, 2 April||14:30||Mumbai, India||Final||Sri Lanka||India||India beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets to win the 2011 ICC World Cup|
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