Exactly ten days from now the ICC World Cup 2011 tournament would start. This is the most important cricket meet in the limited over format. All the cricket playing nations of the world would be participating and the winner of the tournament would be recognized as the World Champion until the next Tournament in 2015. In between, the entire cricket Matches played between any two countries or three countries are insignificant before the World Cup Tournament. I may not be able to watch all the games but I will certainly watch the highlights of the Matches on TV and monitor the results as the Tournament is in progress.
The World Cup Cricket Matches, starting from 19th February will be played in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. In all, 49 Matches will be played, with the Final on 2nd April at Mumbai. There are 14 countries participating in the tournament. In Group “A”, we have Australia, Canada, Kenya, New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe and in Group “B” we have Bangladesh, England, India, Ireland, Netherlands, South Africa and West Indies.
Despite poor performances and disappointing results in the past four years, our cricket commentators, analysts, veteran cricketers, statisticians, the print media and the electronic media are confident of India’s victory and are unanimous in concluding that winning World Cup 2011 will be cakewalk for India. I wish it is true.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Schedule: