Cricket World Cup 2015:Preview:
The biggest tournament of the cricket has just started. Yes, cricket world cup has started a few days ago. Very few matches had been played and most of the results of matches remained unpredictable. This world cup is being organized and host by Australia and New Zealand. Some of the starting matches will be played in Australia. As Australia have the quite good, famous and big cricket stadiums. Then remaining all the later matches will be played in different grounds and cities of New Zealand. New Zealand is organizing the world cup for the first time. Many different teams have qualified for the world cup. Some teams are kept at better position in the ICC ODI ranking as compared to other teams. But we can see from the last matches of world cup that some big mishaps have already happened like Ireland beat the West Indies in the last world cup match. This is hilarious. Now world cup has started normally. Next match is in between New Zealand and Scotland. World cup is played after every 4 years and each time, different country use to host and organize it. There are certain rules that are generally followed in every world cup. Firstly all the teams play the matches in the pool. Then some of the teams qualify for the quarter finals. 4 quarter finals are played and 4 teams, one from each quarter final, qualify for the semi-finals. Every year, semi-finalists are different depending on the conditions of world cup like where it is being organized, squads of different teams. This time, predictions for the world cup semi-finalists are quite different from the last world cup. This time, world cup is in Australia, while last time, it was in Asia. Asian teams had quite good chance last time to come up with good records.
Some teams are way better than other teams. Let analyze the major teams. Australia is the hot favorite according to each analyst. Australia has the advantage of its home ground. Australia also has the best squad relating to batting and bowling both. New Zealand is the second favorite team because it is also organizing the world cup. New Zealand has very good bowlers who are superb for those fast pitches. Pitches of New Zealand are not that flat. Some experienced players like Southee are important for the team. South Africa is also expected to qualify for the semi-final because it has the best batsman AB De Villiers. It has the best bowler in the form of Dale Steyn. But South Africa usually doesnt perform very well in important matches. The only team who is expected to be in semi-final is Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka can play better outside Asia also as compared to Pakistan and India. Although India is the current champion but in the last tri-series, it didnt win any match. Pakistan always has the support of prayers. These prayers only can get it through the semi-final. However, it needs to win next matches to be on safe sound.
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